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Aaron Blom

Aaron Blom is the technical training specialist for the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance. The FGIA FenestrationMasters program offers training and certification covering the full breadth of fenestration products, components and materials, including performance standards and test methods. Achieving certification also earns continuing education credits with the International Code Council. Learn more at

Curtain Wall Basics

Regardless of the installation methods used, curtain wall systems must address five primary design considerations: structural integrity, movement capability, weathertightness, energy efficiency and sound control.