A “curtail wall transom detail” typically refers to the area where a curtain wall system meets a transom, which is a horizontal structural member or window above a door or window. In this area, the curtain wall system and transom are joined together to create a weathertight seal.
The detail typically will have some sort of aluminum or steel frame and glazing infill, that is fixed to the structure of the building and sealed to prevent air or water infiltration.
The glazing can also be some sort of glass, polycarbonate or other materials as per the design. It is important for the design of the detail to be structurally sound and for the materials used to be durable and able to withstand the forces exerted on the curtain wall system.
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Typical curtail wall transom detail drawing – 1
A typical curtail wall transom detail drawing would be a technical illustration that shows how the curtain wall system and transom are joined together to create a weathertight seal. The drawing would include details such as dimensions, materials, fastening methods, and any other information necessary for the proper installation and construction of the detail.
The drawing would include a side elevations and section views of the connection point as well as any additional details required.
This may include:
- Dimensions and clearances of the curtain wall with the transome
- Connection details of curtain wall frame with transome frame
- Sealing details to prevent air or water infiltration
- Fastening and attachment details
- Any additional structural reinforcements required
It is important that the details in the drawing are accurate and complete, so that the installation can be done correctly and safely. These drawings would typically be created by a professional engineer or architect, who will also review and approve the design before it is used in construction.
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