Wausau Windows Helps Beaumont Hospital Maximize Daylighting in Expanded South Tower

Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. added a South Tower to meet demands for additional capacity and update the existing building, erected in the 1950s.

Wausau Window and Wall Systems worked closely with Michigan glazing contractor Peterson Glass and general contractor Barton Malow to help make that happen.

Wausau provided curtainwall and windows that met the aesthetic and performance needs of the 629,000-square foot, six-story addition.

Wausau's work allows daylight to enter common areas, patient rooms and surgical waiting rooms. A three-story glass atrium atop an indoor garden provides sunshine to the concourse below. Wausau engineered and fabricated its curtainwall to incorporate its 3250 Series Visuline zero sightline, six-by-six-foot, operable windows to ensuring that all patient rooms receive natural light.

Wausau's Visuline windows were triple-glazed for thermal performance and further enhanced with integral venetian blinds for clean, smooth operating, solar control.

"The hospital was looking for a product that was triple glazed and appreciated the integral blind option," says Jennifer Macks, senior project manager for Barton Malow. "Wausau's windows also provided large openings - bigger than what is typical of patient rooms in other hospitals - maximizing the amount of daylight each room receives."

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