Floodproof Window Systems and Glass Flood Walls

Passive systems provide superior design options
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Sponsored by Floodproofing.com
By Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP


Designing buildings to be resilient in the face of flooding has been shown to require an understanding of basic principles as well as regulatory requirements. Several types of passive systems have been explored including floodproof window systems, glass flood walls, and custom solutions. The cost effectiveness of passive systems has been demonstrated as has their performance. Design professionals seeking integrated, coordinated dry floodproofing systems can therefore benefit from learning more about such passive systems for use in their own flood-resistant building projects.

Case Studies

This section will look at two case studies that illustrate the latest technology integrations for extruded aluminum and showcases the way manufacturers worked with designers to execute the projects.


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Originally published in Architectural Record
Originally published in February 2022