Summit Orthopedics recently opened their third location in Eagan, MN just minutes from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for the convenience of out-state patients.
Empirehouse teamed with RJM Construction and Architect Welsh Companies as the architectural glass and metal contractor for the Summit Orthopedics project in Eagan, MN.
Glazing beneath an flight path
Glazing beneath the continuous stream of 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 near the airport to cater to out-state patients.
To buffer the jet engines flying overhead, the Empirehouse glazing team safely installed nearly a thousand square feet of heavy-duty, triple-glazed glass lites.
In addition, the glazing team installed nine aluminum curtainwall systems, a storefront system, punched windows and entrance doors totally a glass area of approximately 9,000 square feet.
The glass and glazing scope for this three-story orthopedic surgical facility includes:
- Aluminum storefront thermal clip framing system with approx. 1,000 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
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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