Design, Fabrication, & Installation of Curtain Walls in the Philippines
Stick system is to assemble everything, from aluminum frames to glass and panel, on site. The long pieces of aluminum (hence the name stick) are installed between floors vertically and horizontally between vertical members to receive glass and panels. Scaffolding is required for stick systems installation.
Stick-built systems are economic for facades that have lower required volumes and many complicated conditions.
The lead times for stick systems are often much shorter for fabricated materials to be delivered to the site. However, the installation takes longer to complete on-site. Weather condition may interrupt the installation from time to time, therefor, the schedule may be further jeopardized. A significant amount of space for installation and storage of material on the site is also required, which can be difficult in many high-traffic cities with tight job sites.