BEMA Announces 2006-2007 Design Award Winners

The Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association (BEMA) has announced the winners of its 11th Annual Design Awards Competition. Dave Cerne of Advanced Shower Doors in Baptistown, N.J., and Bill Daubmann of Mr. Shower Door in Naples, Fla., received the honors this year. The two will be recognized at BEMA's Annual Membership Meeting on September 11, 2007, in Atlanta, Ga.

Cerne is this year's winner in the Glass Under 3/8-inch category.

"The door was originally designed for -inch glass but stretched into the budget of the homeowners so 5/16-inch clear glass was selected," Cerne says. "The customer did not want a traditional header system to keep shower stable, so we clamped a fixed transom over the door and uv-welded the three stationary panels together to perform just like a header while providing excellent stability."

Daubmann won the award in the Glass 3/8-inch and Over category. He says, "The owners of this beachfront condominium wanted to achieve a feeling of openness, as well as the convenience of his and her entryways. To accomplish this, we enclosed almost the entire shower area in -inch clear glass, with the exception of one small area that housed the shower fixtures. To maintain a clean look, we used the CHMI mini clip system, as well as the Pivot 1 hinge system. These were key elements on honoring the customer's wishes."

"It is exciting to see this tradition continue and showcase the creative work being done in this industry," says BEMA president Doug Powell. "Creativity and design is clearly reflected in each entry we received. There is tremendous work being down and all of this year's entries demonstrate how today's dealers are focusing more on consumer needs."

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