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Aluminium Curtain Wall Design: A Technical Guide

Aluminium Curtain Wall Design: A Technical Guide

Thursday, April 4, 2024
AluK Design Studio, London

Everything you need to know to successfully design, detail and specify Aluminium Curtain Walling, and associated products.

This CPD covers the specification essentials as outlined in the RIBA guidance with particular focus on the regulatory and standards frameworks.

We will cover the essentials and explore the full range of activities involved from conceptual design, important technical considerations, specification essentials guide including regulatory framework and on site/installation processes. We will give a brief overview of the latest legislation and how it reflects building safety and climate change.

This includes the necessary information needed in the correct choice of aluminium glazing system type, possibilities available, their pros and cons and what this means for sizing, span, deflection, drainage, loading and ventilation.

What you’ll learn:

  • Factors to consider when choosing curtain wall
  • An overview of aluminium curtain walling systems
  • The various pros and cons of the different curtain walling system types: which to use and when
  • The system design decision tree – a guide for designers
  • Consideration of design with reference to structure, movement, standards, legislation, glazing
  • The impact of the changes to Part L of the Building Regulations
  • The sustainable properties of aluminium and glass

Approved Document L 2021

Approved Document L 2021

Thursday, August 8, 2024
AluK Design Studio, London

Impact and Actions for Aluminium Window and Door Performance. Everything you need to know about Part L

As architects and specifiers get to grips with the latest round of updates in the 2022 Building Regs, AluK has produced a useful new CPD which simplifies the changes in the new Approved Document L as they apply to windows and doors. Our new CPD sets out clearly the new notional and limiting U-Values set for installations in both new build and replacement dwellings and for buildings other than dwellings. What we think is particularly useful is the clear explanation of how these lower U-Values can be assessed and reported by suppliers, using either actual sizes and configurations for commercial applications or standard sizes and configurations for domestic projects.

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