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March Monthly Meeting

March 25, 2021
12:00 PM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT
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Ensuring Curtain Wall Quality in Design, Fabrication, and Installation: a case study of NC State University’s Plant Sciences Building

AIA Credit Pending

Curtain wall systems have offered architects and designers opportunities to incorporate large expanses of glazing in projects for over a century. Recent advancements in project documentation allow manufacturers and fabricators new opportunities to provide quality control in fabrication and installation. This course examines these processes, their preliminary requirements, and their outcomes using the 185,000 sf Plant Sciences Building at NC State University as an example.

Learning Objectives

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the basic principles of curtain wall installation;
  2. Identify common potential quality issues in fabrication and installation on site;
  3. Evaluate submittal documents for common curtainwall quality concerns; and
  4. Incorporate design considerations specific to curtain wall systems to avoid quality issues


Trey Taylor

Trey Taylor is the President of Building Envelope Erection Services, Inc. (BEES), a premier fabricator and installer of glazing systems across the southeastern U.S. With over 20 years of industry experience, Trey provides design and construction coordination services with a specific focus on building envelope integrity, including project estimating, market evaluation, overall project management, and directing of field and fabrication operations.  Trey’s career experience in both the public and private sector allows him to consistently track construction market cost structures and to better evaluate the feasibility and demand for various project types. He is a lifelong resident of North Carolina and a proud ECU Pirate.

Andrew Cherry

Andrew is a project architect with over a decade of experience in the planning, design, and delivery of facilities for teaching and research. His experience spans all phases and scales, from programming and design through construction and occupancy, from hundreds of square feet to hundreds of thousands. As a valuable member of the project team, Andrew works collaboratively to incorporate design criteria, building codes, standards, and complex building systems into innovative, functional solutions. He serves as an industry and peer resource for topics related to project delivery, sustainability and building enclosures.


This presentation will be conducted via online meeting. Login information will be distributed to attendees the week of the presentation. Upon registration, please check your inbox for a confirmation email. The address provided during registration will also be used to distribute login information.


$0.00 BEC members

$0.00 BEC Non-members