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New curtain wall design guidelines released

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New curtain wall design guidelines released

AAMA document includes mandatory language, optional language, and detailed technical commentary.

By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | August 12, 2019

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American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released AAMA CWM-19, the “Curtain Wall Manual.”

The document provides guidelines for the design of curtain walls. It includes mandatory language, optional language, and detailed technical commentary.

Guide specifications allow architects and specifiers to address project-specific performance and testing requirements consistently. The document is a product of efforts by volunteers from AAMA Curtain Wall/Storefront Council member companies to update and enhance the former AAMA MCWM1-89, the “Metal Curtain Wall Manual.”

It also includes content from other related AAMA publications for ease of access, according to an AAMA news release. New content includes detailed fabrication and installation tolerances, as well as air barrier interface guidelines.

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