Window wall systems have evolved for more than three decades to become one of the most efficient and effective fenestration systems for mid- and high-rise residential buildings across Canada and the United States. This presentation will help to dispel some of the myths about fenestration systems and help architects and developers make clearly informed decisions about window wall system designs and specifications. The seminar will include insights into the features, advantages and disadvantages of window walls as compared to other fenestration systems. The presentation will include comparisons between window wall and curtainwall systems in terms of thermal performance, water penetration, air leakage and moisture control as well as constructability, cost and maintenance issues.
Speaker: Frank Zechner, an engineer by training and head of the Canadian National Window Wall Association since its inception in 2014 and one senior technical expert from one of the five CNWWA members (State Window Corporation, BV Glazing Systems, Toro Aluminum, Quest Window Systems, Inc. or Sky-Window Technologies Inc.)