Curtain Wall Design And Selection

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Curtain Wall Design And Selection

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  • 1. 
    The two major categories of all curtain wall systems are:
    • A. 

      A.Storefront Systems and Window Wall Systems

    • B. 

      B.Fabrication Systems and Stick Systems

    • C. 

      C.Stick Systems and Unitized Systems

    • D. 

      D.Thermally Broken Systems and Thermally Improved Systems

  • 2. 
    Stick systems arrive at the project site:
    • A. 

      A. Assembled in pre-built modules

    • B. 

      B. Broken down into individual components

    • C. 

      C. In units on a truck ready to be set in place

    • D. 

      D. Ready to be fabricated and prepped for installation

  • 3. 
    An SSG (Structural Silicon Glazed) curtain wall has which main features:
    • A. 

      A. Concealed sightline operable windows

    • B. 

      B.Can be thermally broken

    • C. 

      C. It is fabricated with screw splines attached to shear blocks

    • D. 

      D. Utilizes silicone to secure the glass and as a weather seal on the exterior instead of a pressure plate and cover

  • 4. 
    A major advantage of a Unitized system over a Stick System is:
    • A. 

      A. Being in modules it requires less space at the project site for staging

    • B. 

      B. Modules erected in close sequence can enclose a building quickly

    • C. 

      C. Most of the labor is conducted in a shop environment where rates are less

    • D. 

      D. All of the above

  • 5. 
    4-Sided SSG curtain wall systems have which main features?
    • A. 

      A. All covers are custom giving it a one-of-a-kind look

    • B. 

      B. Exterior glass surface is flush with no projecting pressure plates of covers from the interior mullions

    • C. 

      C. Glass appears stacked with spider connections between them

    • D. 

      D. Tempered glass units can be secured with tensioned cables behind them

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not a force that can move water?
    • A. 

      A. Pressure Differential

    • B. 

      B. Kinetic

    • C. 

      C. Seismic

    • D. 

      D. Capillary

  • 7. 
    The Design Principle of "Pressure Equalization" is:
    • A. 

      A. Balancing the air around each light of glass with the adjacent outside air pressure so that it can weep

    • B. 

      B. Balancing the air space in the insulated glass unit with the interior air pressure

    • C. 

      C. Balancing air space around each light of glass with the interior to reduce pressure differential

    • D. 

      D. All of the above

  • 8. 
    The covers on a curtain wall function as a "Rain Screen" which provides which benefit:
    • A. 

      A. Diverts cascading water from reaching critical joints by serving as a capillary break

    • B. 

      B. Prevents wind pressure from forcing water back in the weeps and into the system

    • C. 

      C. The baffle effect shields weeps allowing the system to pressure equalize and weep moisture

    • D. 

      D. All the above

  • 9. 
    New "product specific testing" is more likely to be required for which level of curtain wall modification?
    • A. 

      A. Custom project specific system

    • B. 

      B. Standard curtain wall system

    • C. 

      C. Modified curtain wall system

    • D. 

      D. All the above

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is not an example of a typical methof of anchoring a curtain wall system?
    • A. 

      A. Edge Angle

    • B. 

      B. Embed Unistrut

    • C. 

      C. Expansion Sleeve

    • D. 

      D. Top of Slab Angle