Company News

Safe use of curtain wall building glass


Curtain wall glazing systems are an integral part of modern architectural design, providing aesthetic appeal and functionality to commercial and high-rise buildings. Safety considerations related to the use of glass curtain wall are of critical importance to architects, engineers and building users. This article explores the safe use of curtain wall glass, addressing key aspects such as material selection, installation practices, maintenance protocols and safety features.


1. Material selection and processing:

High quality glass: Choosing high-quality tempered hollow glass or laminated glass is crucial for the structural integrity and safety of curtain wall systems. These glasses have enhanced strength, durability, and impact resistance, reducing the risk of damage and potential harm to passengers. Due to the risk of self explosion of tempered glass, single tempered glass should be avoided as much as possible. Generally, composite laminated glass or composite insulated glass should be selected.

curtain wall glass

Safety glass standards: KXG holds multiple safety glass standard certificates and strictly follows safety glass standards such as ANSI Z97.1 and EN12150 to ensure that curtains walls meets specific impact resistance and strength requirements, helping to create a safer building environment.

Secondary preheating treatment: The glass is subjected to secondary preheating treatment, that is, heat soaking treatment, to detonate the glass containing impurities in advance, leaving behind glass with a low self-explosion rate.

curtain wall detail

2. Installation practice:

Qualified installation personnel: Hiring experienced and certified glass installation professionals is crucial for ensuring the correct assembly and installation of curtain wall glass systems. Adhering to industry installation standards can minimize the possibility of glass detachment or structural vulnerabilities.

Sealing and anchoring: Effective sealing and anchoring techniques are crucial for preventing water ingress, air leakage, and glass displacement, thereby improving the overall safety and performance of curtain wall components.

glass curtain wall

3. Maintenance Agreement:

Regular inspections: Routine inspections of curtain wall glass and its supporting elements can help identify any signs of deterioration, damage or holes. Timely maintenance intervention can reduce safety risks and extend the life of the system.

Cleaning Procedures: Using safe and appropriate cleaning methods for curtain wall glass maintains its clarity and visual appeal while ensuring that maintenance activities do not compromise the structural integrity of the glass panels.

grey curtains and grey walls

4. Security features:

Impact Resistance: Integrating impact-resistant glass or protective film into a curtain wall system can enhance the safety of building occupants by increasing its ability to withstand extreme weather conditions, accidental impacts and potential hazards.

Fall prevention measures: In high-rise buildings, installing safety features such as barriers, screens or guardrails near areas of curtain wall glass can reduce the risk of falls and improve occupant safety.

curtains for white walls

5. Building Codes and Regulations:

Comply with standards: Compliance with local building codes, regulations and standards related to curtain wall glass applications is fundamental to ensuring that construction practices meet safety requirements and structural integrity requirements.

Performance Testing: Curtain wall systems are subjected to rigorous performance testing, including resistance to wind loads, water penetration and seismic considerations, to verify their safety and suitability for the intended built environment.


6. Sustainability and safety:

Energy-efficient glass: Integrating energy-efficient and sustainable glass technology into curtain wall systems not only increases environmental awareness, but also improves occupant comfort and safety through thermal insulation and daylight optimization.

Green Building Certification: The pursuit of green building certification, which often includes safety standards, encourages a holistic approach to curtain wall glass design, construction and maintenance.

curtain wall construction

The safe use of curtain wall glass building involves a multifaceted approach that includes careful material selection, precise installation practices, vigilant maintenance procedures, and compliance with safety standards. By integrating safety features, adhering to regulations and embracing sustainability principles, the architecture community can create a built environment that blends the aesthetic appeal of curtain wall glass with uncompromising safety standards, ensuring the well-being of building occupants and the longevity of architectural masterpieces.

We value your privacy

We use cookies to enhance your browsing experience.serve personalized ads or content, and analyze our traffic.By clicking "Accept All".you consent to our use ofcookies Cookie Policy.