Steel Curtain Wall Systems - Rp Technik Australia & New Zealand
RP Technik Curtain wall systems: Functionality meets Transparency
Why choose steel?
Three times the wind load capacity of a standard aluminum curtain wall
Three times the modulus of elasticity of aluminum, allowing for smaller profiles
Superior thermal performance and reduced thermal expansion than aluminum
Significantly larger spans of glazing than traditional aluminum systems
Water-tight curtain wall framing joints with no visible weld bead
Low maintenance system
Given steel’s strength, it seems like the natural material of choice to support glazed curtain walls. However, aluminium has been dominant since the mid-1900s outperforming steel with its lightweight, versatile and corrosion-resistant properties.
Today, due to developments in manufacturing processes, steel framing is reemerging as a high-performance material in glazed curtain walls. It surpasses traditional aluminum framing systems in terms of free span size, narrow sightlines and design flexibility