Structural IW / Curtain Wall

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The Structural Ironworker, Curtain Wall crew specializes in the erection of a building facade which does not carry any dead loads from the building other than its own.  And one which transfers the horizontal loads (wind loads) that are incident upon it. Loads are transferred to the main building structure through connections at floors or columns of the building.  Curtain walls are typically designed with extruded aluminum members. The aluminum frame is typically in filled with glass, other items include: stone veneer, metal panels, louvers, operable windows or vents, etc.  Work involves the layout and placement of weld clips (where required), rigging to a crane and erection of the panels for placement to the building's skeletal structure, where it will be bolted or welded in place to steel clips, also laid out and installed, the layout and installation of the steel clips, attachment of an aluminum framing to the "wall" for horizontal and vertical attachment and alignment and then the installation of any fixed windows, pre-glazed louvers, etc. are installed.   This is a brief description of the work process and is not intended to be all inclusive, as work items will vary with each manufacturer and type of curtain wall.

Personal Hand tools:  include but are not limited to, spud wrenches, adjustable crescent, sleever bar, bull pin, beater, rule, bolt bag, welding hood, goggles and personal protection equipment.