Curtain Systems

BIM for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Curriculum

Key Terms

The following key terms were used in this lesson:

Curtain Wall

A system of panels, grids, and mullions, typically architectural and non\u2013load bearing, used to separate spaces.


Individual curtain wall sections, often made of glass, but a wide variety of materials can be used.


Horizontal and vertical divisions that subdivide the wall into panels.


Members that frame the panels and provide support for the weight of the panels as well as resistance to wind and other lateral loads.