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Kennedy Health has maintained Cherry Hill, N.J.’s only hospital since 1961. Today, the campus is undergoing a massive $250 million update, including a new 102,000-sf outpatient medical office building with a dramatically glazed connector atrium linking the existing hospital with the new structure. Guthrie Glass & Mirror, Inc., of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., executed a complicated glazing solution that features five different types of curtain wall.
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Glazing products and assemblies are being used more extensively and creatively throughout the world. To meet the growing demand and associated challenges of glass work, glazing contractors and installers must consider a myriad of factors as they prepare for and approach each project. Devil's Detail 11 describes issues related to elevated work, fall protection, and other hazards and the considerations to ensure success in safety.
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March 21 | 12:00 pm | Center for Architecture + Design
AGI will sponsor the next AIA and Building Enclosure Council presentation: Fly-Bys: Detailing of Extended Planar Elements in Curtain Wall. David Altenhofen, AIA, of The Facade Group, will present the enclosure issues associated with extensions on curtainwall systems.
AGI sponsored Team Glass Gals in the March 2 Giant Jenga tournament to benefit ACE Mentor Program of Eastern Pennsylvania. Stephanie Staub of AGI, Kristie Bergey of the Center for Architecture, Amanda Weko of AGW Communications, and Amanda's daughter Elliotte (a late stand-in for AGMA's Lisa Godlewski) made it to Round 3. Even better - the event raised $9,500 for ACE alumni scholarships. Read the Recap
In February, Graboyes Commercial Window Company announced Ellis Guiles, PE, LEED AP, (pictured) had assumed the role of owner and president. Guiles and his investment partners acquired the company from previous owners Tricia Scott, John Scott, and company founder Terry Graboyes. The new entity is in the process of registering as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). Read the Graboyes News Release
AGI member contractor Glass Magazine Assistant Editor Norah Dick attended the recent Boot Camp presented by AGI and C.R. Laurence. She enjoyed the experience so much, she featured it on the magazine's blog. Check out the positive press.
Paul Rabinowitz Glass Co. Inc. earns NACC Certification
AGI member contractor Paul Rabinowitz Glass Co. Inc. has earned the North American Contractor Certification (NACC). The award recognizes contractors who demonstrate consistency, quality, and safety excellence. President of Paul Rabinowitz Glass Mark Rabinowitz said, "Attaining this certification took time and hard work, but showed that being an industry leader is ongoing." Congratulations!
AIA Philadelphia's Context: Winter 2017:
Read the article online here: Reconstructing the Center for Architecture and Design
Read how AGI partnered with the Center on design and installation of glazing systems and the seven AGI member firms who participated on the project and overcame challenges within the space.
GlassonWeb: January 2017:
Read the article online here: Wausau's curtainwall, windows, and sun shades shape the University of Pennsylvania's New College House
Meet Tanvi Harkare
Tanvi Harkare is a senior at Methacton High School where she participates in the ACE Mentor Program. After graduation, she plans to study architecture at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa. Tanvi was the recipient of a $5,000 scholarship presented by ACE Eastern Pennsylvania on behalf of AGI. Read more about Tanvi here.
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