GlasWeld Glass Restoration Team Saves Windows in
a California Public High School
June 10, 2009
recently completed a glass restoration consulting and contracting
job on the newly constructed Central Los Angeles High School #9.
The comprehensive performing and visual arts high school was designed
by architect HMC Architects/Coop Himmelblau and built by PCL Construction.
The building's unique design utilizes large gable windows that were
damaged during the construction process.
"The windows in the high school were installed before welding
on the architectural beams began," said Shawn Mart of GlasWeld
who consulted and provided contracting on the project. "Welding
slag had fallen onto the glass, and hundreds of scratches were also
visible on the large windows. We used our Gforce scratch removal
system to polish away all the slag and damage for great results."
According to the company's announcement, it took a two-person team
from GlasWeld a week to restore all the building's windows to their
pre-damaged state. The project's contractor estimated a savings
of nearly $70,000 by repairing the glass instead of replacing it.
Also, according to GlasWeld's announcement, repairing the glass
instead of replacing the windows was a sustainable choice; because
the windows contained laminated glass they would have gone into
the local landfill if they had been replaced.
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