PREVIEW: Curtain walling design and construction


Overview
This preview is for ATO use. The purpose of this standard is to provide the candidate with knowledge of managing the curtain walling package (building envelopes), from concept to handover.

This standard is available to ATOs to preview before it’s finally published. You should make sure your course matches these details. This standard will eventually supersede the existing standard in development. 

Until then, continue to publicise your courses against the existing title on the Construction Training Directory.

Duration

Minimum four days of 6 learning hours per day.

Purpose/scope

The purpose of this standard is to provide the candidate with knowledge of managing the curtain walling package (building envelopes), from concept to handover.

The scope of this standard covers:

  • History, types, benefits, and uses
  • Stakeholder interfaces: coordination, cooperation, and communication
  • Integrated types, including: design process, integrated structure/facades, integrated services/facades, and interactive facades
  • Glass types, including: performance, safety, overhead, and threat resistant
  • Methods to fix, join, and install curtain walling
  • Design and performance criteria, including: joint design, sealants/gaskets, weather-tightness, movement, testing, thermal transfer, condensation, acoustics, fire-resistance, materials, finishes, and corrosion resistance
  • Compliance with building regulations
  • How to compile a specification for curtain walling, including: standards, codes, performance, and checks
  • Manufacturer’s design/install drawings, warranty, and maintenance
  • Main legislation, codes of practice, and standards, including safety
  • Procurement and quality, including: industry structure, supply chain, role of specification, FMEA (failure modes and effects analysis), workmanship, supervision, and contract control
  • The main processes, including quality controls and safety:
    • Design, specify, and procure
    • Transport, handle, and store
    • Assemble, set out, and install
    • Handover, inspect, and test
    • Clean and maintain

Occupational relevance

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational group(s):

  • supervision
  • management and leadership.

Candidate pre-requisites

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard.

Instruction/supervision

As a minimum, course instructors must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have:

  • a train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate
  • successfully completed training to this standard 
  • at least 2 years relevant industrial experience as a fitter
  • a verifiable CV.

Delivery

Delivery may be in an off the job environment.

All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for candidates to achieve learning outcomes, and must comply with relevant legislation.

The class size and candidate/instructor ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable candidates to achieve the learning outcomes.

The following delivery methods may be used in the delivery of this standard:

  • classroom
  • e-learning
  • a blend of classroom and e-learning

This standard is considered to contain 51 per cent or more theoretical training.

Assessment

For the successful completion of training, the trainer will be required to make a declaration of the learner’s contribution during the course and that they are confident the learner has understood the content of the course.

Quality assurance

Quality assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard. 

CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the training organisation can meet the requirements of the training standard. 

Approved training organisations (ATOs) will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team.

Renewal/refresher

No renewal/refreshment requirements: there are no mandatory renewal or recommended refreshment requirements for this standard.

Approval date

To be confirmed

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 years from approval date.

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to

Additional guidance to support learning outcome

Describe: history, types, benefits, and uses.

 

Describe interfaces between stakeholders: coordination, cooperation, and communication.

 

Describe integrated types, including: design process, integrated structure/facades, integrated services/facades, and interactive facades.

 

Describe glass types, including: performance, safety, overhead, and threat resistant.

 

Describe how to fix, join, and install curtain walling.

 

Describe the design and performance criteria, including: joint design, sealants/gaskets, weather-tightness, movement, testing, thermal transfer, condensation, acoustics, fire-resistance, materials, finishes, and corrosion resistance.

 

Describe compliance with building regulations
Compile a specification for curtain walling, including: standards, codes, performance, and checks. Provide a scenario example to work from
Read manufacturer’s design and installation drawings, warranty, and maintenance information.
Describe the main legislation, codes of practice, and/or standards that apply, including safety.  
Describe procurement and quality, including: industry structure, supply chain, role of specification, FMEA (failure modes and effects analysis), workmanship, supervision, and contract control.  
Describe the processes to design, specify, and procure, including quality controls and safety.  
Describe the processes to transport, handle, and store, including quality controls and safety.  
Describe the processes to assemble, set out, and install, including quality controls and safety.  
Describe the processes to handover, inspect, and test, including quality controls and safety.  
Describe the processes to clean and maintain, including quality controls and safety.  

Additional information about this standard

British Standards Institution (BSI)

The following standards are available to purchase from the BSI website:

  • BS EN 508 Parts 1&2:2014. Roofing and cladding products from metal sheet. Specification for self-supporting of steel, aluminium or stainless steel sheet. Part 1 Steel. Part 2 Aluminium.
  • BS 5427:2016 Code of practice for the use of profiled sheet for roof and wall cladding on buildings.
  • BS 5534:2014+A1:2015. Slating and tiling for pitched roofs and vertical cladding. Code of practice.
  • BS EN 12326-1:2014. Slate and stone for discontinuous roofing and external cladding. Slate and carbonate slate.
  • BS EN 14782:2006. Self-supporting metal sheet for roofing, external cladding and internal lining.
  • BS 8000-6:2013. Workmanship on building sites. Code of practice for slating/tiling of roofs and cladding.
  • BS 8454:2006 Code of practice for delivery of training & education for work at height and rescue
  • CP 143-5:1964. Code of practice for sheet roof and wall coverings. Zinc.
  • CP 143-10:1973. Code of practice for sheet roof and wall coverings. Galvanized, corrugated, Steel.
  • CP 143-12:1970. Code of practice for sheet roof and wall coverings. Copper.
  • CP 143-15:1973. Code of practice for sheet roof and wall coverings. Aluminium.

Building regulations

Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

Legislation

Metal Cladding & Roofing Manufacturers Association (MCRMA)

National House Building Council (NHBC)

Other free resources

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