Summit Orthopedic
Empirehouse is proud to have been the Architectural Glass, Metal and Glazing Contractor for the Summit Orthopedics project in Eagan, MN and work with RJM Construction and Architect Welsh Companies.

Installing glass lites under flight pathGlazing Beneath an Flight Path
Glazing beneath the roaring jets taking off and landing from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, the Empirehouse Glaziers wondered if this project’s location had been planned. Sure enough Summit Orthopedics made a strategic decision to build their third location just minutes from the airport to cater to out-state patients.

The Empirehouse glazing team safely installed nearly a thousand square feet of heavy-duty, triple-glazed glass lites that will help buffer the air traffic sound.

In addition, the glazing team installed nine aluminum curtainwall systems, a storefront system, punched windows and entrance doors.

Summit Orthopedic

The glass and glazing scope for this three-story orthopedic surgical facility includes:

  • Aluminum storefront thermal clip framing system with 977 square feet of heavy-duty, triple-glazed tinted, insulated vision glass lites with high-performance low ‘e’ coating installed on the third floor to buffer the roaring decibel level of departing and landing airplanes
  • Nine fully captured aluminum curtainwall systems with pressure-wall framing glazed with over 5,200 square feet of tinted, high-performance insulated vision and spandrel glass
  • Aluminum storefront thermal clip framing system glazed with over 2,700 square feet of tinted, insulated vision glass lites with high-performance low ‘e’ coating
  • Punched windows
  • Fire safing areas
  • Exterior aluminum doors

Summit Orthopedic
Owner: MSP Commercial
General Contractor: RJM Construction – Minneapolis Office
Architect: Welsh Companies
Glazing Contractor: Empirehouse, Inc.
Total Glass Area: Approx. 9,000 square feet
Completed: Spring 2017

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Empirehouse is a certified NACC Architectural Glass & Metal Contractor for demonstrating consistency, quality and safety excellence. Empirehouse has met the NACC program requirements which have been established by a Certification Board of AG&M contractors, industry experts, and end user stakeholders and formally accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to the globally-recognized ISO/IEC17065:2012 standard.

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