A Brief Analysis of the Design and Installation of the Curtain Wall in Embassy Construction Projects in China
This construction project consists of three different main buildings. The striking modernity of this country’s own characteristic features was obviously demonstrated by the curtain walls which were made of the glass and metal components and grown up from the solid homogeneous concrete base. The aluminium alloy sections, steel joist, glass and surface layer materials used for this construction project were calculated, checked and selected attentively, considering the various factors synthetically. The design and installation of the curtain wall is a re-creative process based on the original design conception. Furthermore it is a procedure to perfect the architectural design and then achieve the higher levels of architectural aesthetics requirements. Certain factors were mainly considered during installation such as ?reproo?ng, lightning protection and structural safety to ensure that the construction would meet the requirements of safety, aesthetic appearance and functions.