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  •  “Performance is critical. The project was tested for air, water, structural, floor displacement and seismic movement with repeated air and water tests between each requirement. This included both static and dynamic water tests on the windows, and on the unitized curtain wall. A full, two-story mock-up of the curtain wall, including the pre-cast, was assembled to match the descriptions...
  • The 240,000-square-foot Sparkling Hill Resort, located on a 188-acre mountaintop site in Vernon, BC, features a three-story glass atrium designed to replicate a crystal.
  • The basics: When the Hot Springs School District, Hot Springs, Ark., needed to alleviate overcrowding in its existing facilities, they decided to build a new, larger intermediate school — a state-of-the-art facility, with sustainability at the forefront. The building envelope of aluminum, glass and brick offers increased daylighting and improved energy efficiency, and an open floor plan...
  • The basics: The newest addition to Denver’s Auraria Higher Education Center, the $120 million Auraria Science Building opened in September 2009 as a premiere teaching facility for students from the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver and the University of Colorado Denver. The existing Science Building was built in the early 1970s and is being renovated for an...
  • The basics: The Schermerhorn, a permanent affordable housing residence in downtown Brooklyn, N.Y., features an innovative horizontal channel glass façade. The building houses 217 units for single adults, with more than 50 percent reserved for formerly homeless and individuals with special needs. According to Bendheim Wall Systems officials, the Schermerhorn is the largest horizontal channel glass...
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    The basics: Completed in 2009, the 58-story, $350-million Millennium Tower in San Francisco is clad in blue glass, resembling a translucent crystal. The residential tower, also known as 301 Mission St., is the fourth-tallest building in San Francisco and features 350,000 square feet of glass. The players: Architect, Handel Architects, San Francisco; owner, Millennium Partners, New York City;...
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    “The ‘egg’ is a true ellipse. And because the ellipse of the building has multiple radii, creating a smooth curvature was challenging. The splay portion of the curtain wall left little room for error.” —  John Schang, architect, Caldwell Associates. The basics: The 95,430-square-foot, four-story Cancer Center of Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, Fla., features a...
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    “The project was designed with a hurricane-resistant, insulating laminated glass that made the pre-glazed window panels heavy. We had to use a engineered mechanical jack/small crane to be as productive as possible with this heavy load window panels. We actually had to run two shifts in our shop -- 24 hours -- for one month to be able to have enough pre-glazed window panels, for how fast our...
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    "Coordination between manufacturer, glazing contractors and consultants and designers was crucial to ensure proper anchorage and installation. We rely on a collaborative approach -- especially with projects like these -- to make it possible to complete construction, while maintaining the day-to-day operations of the facility." — Kevin Robbins, regional sales manager, Wausau Window...
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    The basics: The Research Triangle Park Headquarters, Research Triangle Park, N.C., earned Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, thanks in part to a prominent custom skylight. The majority of LEED points for the 17,000-square-foot building were awarded in the Indoor Environmental Quality category. These design and...
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    Great Glazing: Custom interior officeThis commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels suspended from the ceiling. Created by Tulsa artist May Yang, the mural is based on local Oklahoma themes, transitioning from rural landscape to the Tulsa skyline.   Great Glazing: Joliet Junior College Campus...
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