Structural Silicone Sealant Curtain Walls: Field or Factory Glazing?

    Published: Jan 1989

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    Silicone sealant structural glazing, whether conducted in the field or the factory, requires good workmanship and quality materials. While the same basic construction steps are followed for both methods, the details of how the work is done vary. This paper discusses joint design, sealant selection, surface preparation, and quality testing for structural silicone glazing, comparing shop and field glazing at each step.


    silicone sealant, structural silicone, structural silicone glazing, field glazing, shop glazing

    Author Information:

    Takish, MS
    Dow Corning Corporation, Midland, MI

    Haugsby, MH
    Dow Corning Corporation, Midland, MI

    Schmidt, CM
    Dow Corning Corporation, Midland, MI

    Schoenherr, WJ
    Dow Corning Corporation, Midland, MI

    Paper ID: STP22989S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C24.35

    DOI: 10.1520/STP22989S

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