W&W Glass Projects Win Two National Excellence Awards

W&W Glass Projects Win Two National Excellence Awards

For Immediately Release: Media Contact: Chris Lalonde
800-452-7925 ext. 272
chrisl@wwglass.com

 

W&W Glass Projects Win Two National Excellence Awards

 

(Nanuet, NY – October 22, 2018) Nationally-acclaimed architectural glass design and installation firm, W&W Glass, LLC, shared two distinct national honors for projects the company helped create this past year. The 2018 Bloomberg Center Higher Education Research Award of Merit recognized Cornell Tech’s Bloomberg Center which is a four-story, 150,000 square foot academic building located on the University’s 12-acre campus on Roosevelt Island. The superstructure is steel framed with polished concrete decks, and its facade is a custom-unitized metal panel and glass wall system, featuring a four-story, elliptical, glass-enclosed staircase. W&W Glass worked with designers Morphosis to achieve the goal of becoming a net zero building.

 

 

The Bloomberg Center now forms the heart of the new Cornell Tech campus bridging academia and industry while pioneering new standards in environmental sustainability through state-of-the-art design. W&W Glass worked closely with Barr & Barr Contractors on a unitized curtain wall which is the major feature of the building. The wall is an expansive photovoltaic canopy, with a low and narrow profile that frames views across the island. One of the building’s most distinctive features is its facade, optimized to balance transparency—maximizing daylighting and exterior views, and opacity—maximizing insulation and reducing thermal bridging. Designed as a rain screen system, the outermost layer of the facade is composed of aluminum panels surfaced in an iridescent, PPG polymer coating. The aluminum panels register a continuous image that merges the river-view scenery from Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island location and Cornell University’s idyllic campus in Ithaca, New York.

 

Also being recognized as one of the best architecture projects for 2018 is the Stony Brook Hospital – MART addition which won the Excellence in Safety Award of Merit for 2018. The overall project included construction of Stony Brook Hospital’s 245,000 square foot Medical and Research Translation—or MART—building and a 225,000 square foot hospital pavilion. All totaled, the structure required 3 million hours to complete with an impeccable safety record. W&W Glass was the official installer of the unitized Sotawall® custom curtain wall system with custom vertical line ceramic frit silk-screen patterns on insulating glass units with horizontal metal reveals. The team achieved a culture of safety day-by-day that resulted in an incredible safety record which was even more remarkable considering significant safety exposures daily.

 

 

“We are so gratified at being a part of these 2018 award-winning projects that received national recognition for excellence. We pride ourselves in doing great quality work every time for our clients,” said Michael Haber, Managing Partner. “Both of these projects took an extraordinary amount of time and collaboration to give the owners the projects they envisioned. To be recognized as one of the best for this year is just an added bonus.”

 

The four-story Bloomberg Center, 160,000-square-foot academic building is named in honor of Emma and Georgina Bloomberg in recognition of a $100-million gift from Michael Bloomberg, who was responsible for bringing Cornell Tech to New York City while serving as the city’s 108th Mayor. General contractor EW Howell Construction Group’s Superintendent Harry Hansen was responsible for ensuring safety on the Stony Brook Hospital jobsite at all times. E.W. Howell’s in-house safety committee did a walk-through of the job and made recommendations—an action not required by the owner, but rather a proactive step taken by the firm’s safety director. For a complete review of W&W Glass’s portfolio, you can go to http://www.wwglass.com/portfolio.

 

About W&W Glass, LLC:

W&W Glass LLC is a family-owned business with a 70-year history in the metal and glass industry, one of the largest metal and glass companies in the New York metropolitan area and the largest supplier of structural glass systems in the country. We have over two decades of experience in the design and installation of various building enclosure systems, including stick-built curtain walls, pre-glazed unitized curtain walls, Pilkington Planar™ structural glass facades, and custom metal and glass enclosure systems. We install all of our work with our own dedicated union labor force. W&W Glass is consistently the largest employer of glaziers in the NY metropolitan area. W&W Glass is located at 302 Airport Executive Park, Nanuet, NY 10954-5285

W&W Glass Promotes Michael Awad to Director of Project Management and 10 Veteran Project Managers

 

For Immediate Release: Media Contact:  Chris Lalonde
                                                                                                                                                 800-452-7925 ext. 272
                                                                                                                                                 chrisl@wwglass.com

W&W Glass Promotes Michael Awad to Director of Project Management and 10 Veteran Project Managers

(Nanuet, NY – August 29, 2018)  W&W Glass, LLC is proud to announce the promotion of Michael Awad, P.E. from Project Manager to Director of Project Management. He is now responsible for the efficient completion of projects and reporting on day-to-day progress to the senior management team. Awad is a licensed engineer and has been a project manager with W&W Glass for approximately 14 years.

W&W Glass would also like to announce the promotion of ten of their most seasoned project managers to senior project management roles within the company. Jesse Whitenight, Karl Lown, Owen McCarthy, Damon Mercay, Kevin King, Uwe Umbach, Bruce Hernsdorf, Maria Colucci-Hudgins, and Chuck Beckle have been promoted to the title of Senior Project Manager, effective immediately.

“We are proud of our team’s dedication to excellence and continued growth,” says W&W Glass Managing Partner, Michael Haber. “These promotions are well deserved and help us continue the strategic plan to further capitalize on present economic conditions for the foreseeable future. Quality people with a high degree of industry experience are certainly one of the many reasons top companies choose us as partners time and time again.”

Jesse Whitenight – Jesse has been with W&W Glass for over 15 years.

Karl Lown – Karl has been a project manager with W&W for over 16 years.

Matthew Keefe – Matthew has been with W&W since 2014.

Owen McCarthy – Owen has been with W&W Glass since 2001 and in the construction industry for more than 33 years.  

Damon Mercay – Damon has been a project manager with W&W for almost 12 years.

Kevin King Kevin has been with W&W Glass since 2007.

Uwe Umbach – Uwe is one of the longest standing project managers of the W&W team with over 25 years of service.

Bruce Hernsdorf – Bruce has been with W&W Glass since 2007.  

Maria Colucci-Hudgins – Maria has served her clients at W&W Glass for more than 20 years.

Chuck Beckle – Chuck has been a long-time member of the W&W team working in our Pilkington Planar™ structural glass division for over 19 years.

W&W Glass, LLC is the New York metropolitan area’s largest architectural glass and metal contractor, specializing in curtainwalls, storefronts, entrances, ornamental metal, skylights, and Pilkington Planar structural glass systems. To learn more about the company’s expertise and portfolio of projects, log on to www.wwglass.com

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About W&W Glass, LLC:
W&W Glass LLC is a family-owned business with a 70-year history in the metal and glass industry, one of the largest metal and glass companies in the New York metropolitan area and the largest supplier of structural glass systems in the country. W&W has over two decades of experience in the design and installation of various building enclosure systems, including stick-built curtain walls, pre-glazed unitized curtain walls, Pilkington Planar structural glass facades, and custom metal and glass enclosure systems. W&W installs all of their work with its own dedicated union labor force. W&W Glass is consistently the largest employer of glaziers in the NY metropolitan area. W&W Glass is located at 302 Airport Executive Park, Nanuet, NY 10954-5285.

W&W Glass Launches a New Website!

W&W Glass has recently launched their new website to showcase their contract glazing abilities in the metropolitan New York City market as well as provide a wealth of project inspiration and product design information on the Pilkington Planar™ system that they distribute throughout North America. Now architects can view projects in W&W Glass’ extensive portfolio, learn more about the products utilized, and gain valuable in depth detail information on applications and techniques. Users are given the ability to toggle between a “Grid View” displaying images of projects with project names for selection, or they can use the “Map View” to find projects in their area using a Google Maps functionality. Once a project is selected for viewing, aside from information pertaining to the key players and products used, there is a link to get directions to map door to door to see a project in person if desired. The portfolio area provides the ability in both modes to search for a specific project name, product, architect, or location by typing into the search input box and clicking a the magnifying glass button or hitting the enter key. If the client doesn’t know what they are looking for by name, they can easily sort the projects by product application type or project type. There is a large section of the website devoted strictly to the Pilkington Planar™ system for clients looking for information on point-supported structural glazing. On the Pilkington Planar™ page they will find information on the Pilkington Planar™ Advantage, product charts, technical bulletins, CAD details, fitting images, and a short contact form to request assistance with their project. On the new website is a very informative blog updated regularly by W&W pertaining to interesting project expose’s, new technology, and current industry trends. Customers are encouraged to sign up for the W&W Facades Newsletter (found at the bottom of every page) for monthly updates on the blogs and company news. Officials at W&W Glass hope that this site serves as an inspiration to designers and architects creating cutting edge architecture and a resource tool for everyone in the construction industry to stay informed.

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