Date of Award
Master of Science in Civil Engineering - (M.S.)
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Edward G. Dauenheimer
John R. Schuring
Curtain Wall construction has become a familiar and widely used method for enclosing structures. Since the 1950's this type of enclosure has become increasingly the most popular choice of Designers and Builders. During this period of development, however, acceptable and uniform building standards have not evolved to create adequate quality control.
This thesis investigates some of the design requirements of Curtain Walls, in particular the attachment system, and the maintenance costs that are directly related to the attachment system and the consequences of such failures.
Donaghy, Peter S., "Attachment systems for curtain wall construction and maintenance requirements" (1993). Theses. 1749.