LEED-certified, Passavant hospital expansion’s curtainwall matches style, performance, reliability of existing facility’s glazing system

Monday, February 6, 2012

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) relied on Wausau Window and Wall Systems to create a unified, visual exterior for its new $100 million, seven-story tower. The new UPMC Passavant Pavilion is certified to meet U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Rating System™.

When planning the 220,000-square-foot addition, architect Burt Hill and general contractor P.J. Dick Incorporated called on Wausau and D-M Products, Inc. Ten years earlier, the manufacturer and glazing contractor provided a curtainwall system for the adjoining UPMC Passavant Hospital. The team reunited to offer the same, dependable performance and familiar aesthetic, while adhering to strict construction timelines.

D-M Products installed 37,565 square feet of Wausau’s 8250 Series aluminum-framed curtainwall system. Highlighting the metallic tones and low-maintenance durability, the aluminum was finished by Linetec in clear anodize. The curtainwall helps maximize daylighting and views for the hospital’s visitors, patients and staff, which contribute to a healing environment.

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