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More than Skin Deep

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Offered by McGraw Hill Construction
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This article helps readers understand how double-skin curtain walls can help make better performing and more comfortable glass build ings. The story cites several recently completed projects in different climates to demonstrate how a double-skin facade can be deplo yed as part of a whole-building approach to design that closely coordinates several disciplines, including mechanical and st ructural engineering, thermal analysis, and daylighting.


  • Explain what a double-skin curtain wall is.
  • Identify the components of a double-skin curtain wall.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of double-skin systems.
  • Discuss how double-skin systems can be deployed with otherbuilding systems to improve performance.
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