Pressure equalization performance of a metal and glass curtain wall

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ConferenceCanadian Society for Civil Engineering Centennial Conference Proceedings : La Société Canadienne de génie civil conférence centenaire compte rendus: 19 May 1987, Montreal, Que., Canada
Pages127144; # of pages: 18
Subjectrain penetration; rain screens; external walls; pressure differentials; wind loads; Rainscreen walls
AbstractThe open rain screen principle presupposes that if the pressure difference across the vented cladding of an exterior wall system is zero, then one of the factors that drives rain into the building envelope is inhibited. Laboratory measurements of the time taken for pressures to equalize across the glass cladding of a metal and glass curtain wall unit and the subsequent transient load on it are presented and discussed. Aspects needing further consideration are also identified.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number29024
NPARC number20375846
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