Curtain Wall Systems | Series 168

Curtain Wall Systems | Series 168

Thermally broken and thermally improved curtain wall solutions

Curtain Wall Systems
Maximum Panel Height* 3600mm
Maximum Panel Width* 1800mm
Maximum Glass Thickness 32mm
SHGC Range 0.22 - 0.33
Uw Range 1.7 - 2.5

* Subject to individual site conditions and wind loads. Contact AWS Technical Support for more information, e-mail techsupport@awsaustralia.com.au

Key Features / Performance Characteristics

  • Series 168 Curtain Wall can be fabricated as a full aluminium system with thermal shielding or thermally broken mullions and transoms to achieve excellent energy efficiency and thermal performance values.
  • Thermally broken system includes a 20mm wide true thermal break to maximise energy efficiency, achieving Uw values of 1.7
  • An aluminium cap protects the thermal break from UV degradation caused by the aggressive Australian sun. The anodised aluminium cap is also an ideal adhesion surface for the silicone weather seal between glass and frame and provides protection from potential hail damage.
  • The system has been designed with minimal machining to reduce labour times and improve efficiency.
  • Male soaker transom has a slight fall on top face to reduce the chance of water ponding. The underside is horizontal, this allows us to square cut the mullions.
  • The female stack sill member has external tubular section for added strength.
  • Mullion is reinforced (thickened) at structural fixing bolt locations.
  • Will accept Sun fin brackets, sun fin brackets don't puncture the mullion weather legs. The mullion thickened at Sun fin bracket fixing locations. 
  • The sun fin bracket is thermally isolated from the mullion. 
  • Mullion members extruded in T6 alloy for added strength - offering improved Ultimate strength numbers.
  • Co-extruded Santoprene seals thermally shield the frame members to improve overall U values.
  • Will accept insulating glass units (IGU's) up to 32mm thick or use a custom spandrel adaptor reduces glass back to 6mm thick.
  • High Water Resistance. These curtain wall systems have been tested for compliance with relevant Australian Standards achieving a water resistance 1124Pa.
  • Low Air Infiltration.  0.15 litres / sec / sqm at 600Pa static pressure.
  • Low Thermal Transmission Numbers on both Systems. Thermally Shielded has a Uw of 2.4, Thermally Broken has a Uw of 1.7.
  • 100% Australian designed, extruded and manufactured.

 

Resources & Downloads

  • FEATURES OVERVIEW

    • Rear mount structural fixing bracket

      Engineered fixing brackets screwed to frames and bolted to unistrut channel in slab

      Rear mount structural fixing bracket
    • Aluminium Retention Bracket

      200mm Long extruded aluminium retention brackets at mid span and 200mm up from the bottom reduces the risk of mullions seperating.

       

      Aluminium Retention Bracket
    • Expansion Mullion

      Extruded in T6 aluminium and thickened at fixing locations offers improved ultimate strength numbers.

      Expansion Mullion
    • Thermally Broken Mullion

      Incorproates a 20mm Thermal break to improve thermal performance - Acheives Uw Values as low as 1.7

      Thermally Broken Mullion
    • Splice Plate

      Secures seals and adjoining panels

      Splice Plate
    • Spandrel Adaptor

      Custom spandrel adaptor reduces glass back to 6mm thick

      Spandrel Adaptor
    • Sun Fin starter bracket

      The sun fin bracket is thermally isolated from the mullion, bracket will vary depending on sun fin design

      Sun Fin starter bracket
    • Aluminium Cap

      Aluminium cap protects the thermal break from UV degradation caused by the aggressive Australian sun.

      Aluminium Cap
    • Transom adaptor

      Thermally improved Transom adaptor significantly improves the thermal performance, acheives Uw Values of 2.4.

      Transom adaptor
    • Thermally Broken Transom

      Thermally broken transom for maximum energy efficiency - 20mm true wide thermal break.

      Thermally Broken Transom
    • Thermally Shielded Stack Transom

      Thermally shielded stack transom with santoprene seal offers imrpoved thermal performance over traditional systems.

      Thermally Shielded Stack Transom
    • Thermally Broken

      Thermally broken glass support fins protected with anodised aluminium cap to protect from intensive UV degredation.

      Thermally Broken
    • Seals

      Stack joint seal in conjunction with thermal break improved WERS energy ratings

      Seals
    • Transom Glazing

      Glass support block with silicone pads

      Transom Glazing
    • Transom Thermally Shielded

      Thermally shielded standard transom with santoprene seal offers imrpoved thermal performance over traditional systems.

      Transom Thermally Shielded