More than ever, it has become the responsibility of specification writers to ensure curtain wall products’ performance, testing, and installations are defined IN ORDER to meet project requirements. A properly installed, field-assembled stock length curtain wall can meet industry leading performance standards, and support continued construction challenges with regard to availability of qualified labor, as well as fast-track project schedules.
The intersection of the exterior wall and the floor assembly provides a number of different paths for vertical fire spread in buildings, says Tony Crimi in “The Leap-frog Effect,” one of four articles in the “Fire Safety Strategies” e-book.
Jade Signature, a luxury condominium in South Florida, is a parallelogram-shaped tower on the beach. Each unit in the 57-story building is designed to offer spectacular views and provide protection from sun, heat and, at times, hurricanes.
Recent high-rise fires around the world have shown professionals must be vigilant against potential fire hazards. The Construction Specifier’s series of sponsored e-books continues with a multifaceted look at fire behavior in buildings and designing for occupant safety.