Withstanding the seismic forces on buildings is one of the major drivers in the construction industry and has recently become part of regular structural engineering practice, even in regions that are not prone to earthquakes.
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As a pioneering manufacturer of curtain wall systems, we invest in the most up-to-date seismic testing to industry standards. The AAMA 501.6 test determines the horizontal racking displacement amplitude of the exterior wall system that would cause glass fallout within a controlled environment.
Our products have also been tested to the AAMA 501.4 standard. AAMA 501.4 provides an evaluation of the serviceability performance of windows, window wall, curtain wall and storefront systems when subjected to a quantified horizontal displacement in the plane of the wall. Kawneer’s products have been tested to both standards and allow architects and building designers to evaluate these products for use in seismic-prone zones. This level of test data creates structures that provide a high level of occupant protection.
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