Bernie San Diego


Glazed facades are not simple architectural solutions. There are several types of glazed facade systems on the market, from shopfronts and window walls to curtain walls, each with their own respective strengths and limitations. To the naked eye they may look similar, but each has unique properties that are better suited to different architectural applications.

Selecting and specifying the most appropriate Glazed Façade Systems can play a crucial role in the success of your building. Glazed Facades are critical building elements in terms of aesthetics and performance. However, there are many key considerations when selecting materials, including, supply chains, availability and installation methods.

AACA Competency: Design: Schematic Design
Documentation: Detailed Design

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the presentation, attendees shall be able to:1. Recognise the terminology of Façade Design 2. Analyse the Key Considerations of Façade Design 3. Describe the aspects of Façade Performance NSCA 4.2, 4.5 4. Assess the applications of different Façade types NSCA 4.1, 4.6, 5.5