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CWS Completes Phase 3 of Jacksonville Medical Center Window Protection Project

August 09, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Commercial Window Shield has completed the third and final phase of a project to protect the windows at the University of Florida & Shands Medical Center.

Phase 3 involved installing nearly 7,000 square feet of 11-mil fragment retention film on windows that rose 65 feet above the medical center’s front and back entrances. The film was attached to the window frames using a DOW 995 wet glaze attachment system.

The height of the upper work area required the use of two articulating arm booms in conjunction with a scaffolding rig, an effective system devised by Commercial Window Shield engineers that complied with OSHA safety standards.

The company also was selected to protect the windows at one of the Southeast’s most important health care facilities during the project’s first two phases.  In Phase 1, in 2011, about 10,000 square feet of fragment retention film was installed on the building. In 2012, the company installed 4,500 square feet of similar film on another part of the medical center.

All three phases were the result of Homeland Security grants received by the city for window protection at the medical center. Window protection is considered crucial at Shands for potential security and weather-related issues. The medical center is located in one of the country’s largest hurricane belts.

As with the first two phases, Phase 3 had a strict deadline requirement related to funding requirements. Start-to-finish, the project was completed in 13 days. Shands’ disaster preparedness coordinator, who was involved in the first two phases, believes the city once again made the right choice.

“Commercial Window Shield's crew works like a well-oiled machine. They take their craft to the next level,” said Tony Suszcznski. “The work was expertly completed exactly to our specifications.”

Commercial Window Shield is the world’s largest installer of fragment retention and solar reflective window films.  Among the hundreds of projects the company has completed in its 25 years are the U.S. Capitol, all the buildings of the U.S. House of Representatives, Pentagon, FBI headquarters, the Willis Tower [former Sears Tower], Grand Central Terminal, Merrill Lynch headquarters and O’Hare International Airport.
For more information:   George Tanber [419] 410-7913 or Adam Staley [419] 215-9469