Client News: Tubelite adds Dok Stevens-Dehring as EHS manager

Tubelite_DStevens-DehringTubelite Inc. named Dok Stevens-Dehring as its environmental health and safety (EHS) manager for the company’s Michigan and Texas facilities. Reporting to operations director Steve Jaskolski, she is responsible for ensuring occupational safety and environmental compliance, preventing and reducing opportunities for injuries, and leading lean and ergonomic improvement initiatives.

With more than 20 years of EHS experience, Stevens-Dehring initially joined Tubelite as its safety coordinator and was promoted quickly to a management position. Before joining Tubelite, she worked in Fort Dodge, Iowa, as the EHS manager at Cargill, Inc.’s Corn Milling Division. The largest privately held U.S. corporation, Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world.

Prior to this, Stevens-Dehring worked in various EHS management roles at Kraft Foods/Oscar Mayer; ConAgra Foods, Inc.’s facilities for Orville Redenbacher Microwave Popcorn and Louis Kemp Seafood, Viking Fire Protection Inc., as well as at Knoll, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of branded furniture, textiles and fine leathers. Previously located in Michigan, she held environmental and management positions with White Lake Lando, Inc.; Philip Environmental and Wonder Makers Environmental Services, Inc.

Concurrent to her career, Stevens-Dehring volunteered as a member of local emergency planning committees in Wisconsin and Iowa, and as a Muskegon County Hazmat Team member in Michigan. She authored the books, Haven: A Treatise on Asylum Lake and A Concept Plan to Recycle Abandoned, Contaminated Properties in Kalamazoo, MI, while Concurrently Providing Experience to WMU Students. She has published multiple professional articles. She served on the federal committee that established permissible exposure limits for extremely low frequency EMF emissions from Dopplar radar units at airport facilities.

Stevens-Dehring graduated from Western Michigan University (WMU) with a master’s degree in environmental hydrogeology and a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, English and biology. Keeping her credentials current, she is educated and certified in TapRooT® incident investigation and root cause analysis, OSHA general industry rules, incident commander training, ergonomics, chemical security awareness, airborne fiber counting NIOSH 582, and microsopical identification of asbestos. She also is a SafeStart-certified trainer, a NIOSH-approved spirometry technician, formerly a Certified Worker’s Compensation Professional (CWCP) and a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).


Client News: LEED Platinum for 15 years — Wausau’s windows continue adding value to UCSB’s Bren School

CA_BrenHall_PayamRahimian_webThanks in part to Wausau Window and Wall Systems, Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management’s laboratory building at the University of California (UC) Santa Barbara, remains one of the greenest buildings and one of the highest performing, most sustainable buildings constructed in the last 15 years. Bren Hall achieved LEED® Platinum certification in 2002, making it the greenest laboratory building in the country and the first in the UC system to be LEED certified.

Celebrating this milestone, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) selected the project for its “versatility, value and staying power” and featured it as one of 15 LEED-certified projects in the world built in the last 15 years. According to USGBC, “the $26 million, 84,672-square-foot building designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects stands as a physical manifestation of UC Santa Barbara’s efforts in scientific and academic innovation and leadership, and as a pioneer in low-impact facilities.”

The building has three floors of teaching and research laboratories and four floors of offices. Each floor of the building blends disciplinary boundaries to reflect the school’s strong commitment to interdisciplinary study. In this same spirit, ample provision is made for space where faculty, students and visitors can interact and exchange ideas.

To maximize energy efficiency in such an energy-intensive laboratory setting, Wausau manufactured the building’s large daylight-harvesting 2250 Series window system. Facing the ocean, the office wing has no air conditioning, but relies on flow-through ventilation with Wausau’s operable windows and transoms. The windows in the office wing have a mechanical interlock (a small sensor in the frame) so that when the units are open, the office’s heaters automatically turn off.

In addition to ample use of natural ventilation and daylight, energy-efficient lamps and ballasts, including motion and ambient light sensors help control lighting levels and a rooftop solar photovoltaic system generates approximately 10 percent of the building’s power onsite. The building reportedly uses up to 40 percent less electricity than a conventional structure. It surpasses the Title 24 requirements for energy efficiency standards by more than 31 percent.

“It has become a living laboratory for new technologies,” development engineer, Sage Davis, shared with USGBC. “A key feature in the office wing is the ample natural lighting, natural ventilation, and beautiful views, which make the offices a very pleasant place to work.”

Recycled, renewable and durable materials also helped meet the project’s sustainable design and construction objectives. Linetec finished Wausau systems’ recycled aluminum framing using a two-coat 70 percent polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resin-based coating. The gray color was custom-blended in Linetec’s in-house laboratory. As an environmentally responsible finisher, Linetec captures the liquid paints’ volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to eliminate the exhaust of potential pollutants. Tested to meet the stringent AAMA 2605 specifications, the resulting, durable coating ensures a long-lasting finish.

The paints, adhesives, and finishes used in the building meet the requirements of the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s “Volatile Organic Content Rule 1168 for Adhesive and Sealant Applications.” The use of low-VOC paints and finishes also contributed to Bren Hall earning both its credits and its reputation as the highest standard for sustainable buildings and a role model for all of UC’s campus buildings.

“As the first project to receive LEED Platinum certification as both a new and existing building, Bren Hall demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of the USGBC. “The urgency of USGBC’s mission has challenged the industry to move faster and reach further than ever before, and Bren Hall serves as a prime example with just how much we can accomplish.”

In addition to Bren Hall, recently highlighted by the USGBC, Wausau participated in other pioneering sustainable design projects. Early examples include the LEED Platinum-certified Armstrong World Industries’ corporate headquarters and the LEED-Gold certified The Plaza at PPL Center, both in Pennsylvania. “Throughout the last 15 years, we’re proud to have contributed to hundreds of LEED-certified projects, including our own LEED Silver-certified manufacturing facility,” added Wausau’s vice president of technical services, Steve Fronek, P.E., LEED Green Associate. “Our products and our team’s innovative approaches have supported building owners’ energy-efficiency goals for more than 40 years, and will continue to do so for the net-zero/net-positive energy buildings of tomorrow.”


Bren School of Environmental Science & Management; 2400 Bren Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara CA 93106-5131;
* Owner: University of California, Santa Barbara;
* Architect and interior designer: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP; Los Angeles;
* Contractor: Soltek Pacific Construction Company; San Diego, California;
* Glazing contractor: Santa Barbara Glass Company; Carpentaria, California;
* Glazing systems – window manufacturer: Wausau Window and Wall Systems; Wausau, Wisconsin;
* Glazing systems – finishing: Linetec; Wausau, Wisconsin;
* Project photo by: Payam Rahimian

Client News: Tom Mifflin joins Tubelite as product manager

Tubelite_TMifflin_webTubelite Inc. named Tom Mifflin as its product manager supporting its storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems. He works closely with the company’s marketing, sales and engineering teams, and with clients to help anticipate and develop new products and services for the industry’s constantly evolving commercial building needs.

Mifflin joins Tubelite from Wausau Window and Wall Systems where he worked for 20 years in engineering, research and product development, and most recently as the regional architectural service manager helping design professionals select products to achieve building performance goals. He specializes in high-performance designs including net-zero energy, condensation resistance, blast hazard and hurricane mitigation, and building integrated photovoltaics. Prior to Wausau, Mifflin was a design engineer working on classified projects for the military.

Throughout his career, Mifflin has participated in industry associations and events including the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC), the Protective Glazing Council International (PGC) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). He also is a member of Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).


Association News: AAMA and World Vision fill 500 backpacks with supplies for in-need children

2015-Fall-Backpack-PR-webDuring the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2015 National Fall Conference, volunteers filled backpacks with school supplies to benefit children at seven Title I elementary schools in the Cambridge, Maryland area. A total of 500 backpacks were filled and distributed during the event.

After including notes of encouragement for the current academic year, volunteers traveled to the schools to distribute the backpacks in person. This event was coordinated in partnership with World Vision, a humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities to help them reach their full potential. World Vision does this by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice. AAMA and World Vision have been working together since Feb. 2012.

“Education is extremely important to AAMA,” says Rich Walker, AAMA’s president and CEO. “We support World Vision’s mission, and we’re thankful for our volunteers who worked hard to help children in the Cambridge area.”

AAMA member companies collectively donated $11,000 to sponsor 500 backpacks in total. The top donor organizations were Sapa Extrusions, Quanex Building Products and The Vinyl Institute.

“AAMA continued their social responsibility outreach during their Fall Conference by sponsoring backpacks filled with school supplies for children at seven Title I elementary schools in Cambridge,” says Mary Garcia, corporate relations director at World Vision. “World Vision’s partnership with AAMA continues to make a significant impact to build hope here at home for children and families in financial distress.”

A Title I school is eligible to become a Title I Schoolwide Program when the poverty level is at or above 40 percent. Children attending Title I schools are generally in homes where incomes are under $23,000 a year. Last year, 83 percent of the students at Maple Elementary, one of the seven schools, qualified for the free lunch program.


Client News: Tubelite hires Tim Salach as vice president of finance

Tubelite Inc. has hired Tim Salach, CPA, as vice president of finance. He joins as part of Tubelite’s management team and assumes responsibilities for the company’s finance and accounting. Salach will replace Gary Potter, who retired in June following 26 years in this role at Tubelite.Tubelite_TimSalach_web

“We are excited to have Tim join us to continue building upon our success in meeting the needs of Tubelite and our customers,” said Amy Cole, president of Tubelite.

Salach most recently worked as the chief financial officer (CFO) at Adam Nutrition, Inc. in California, where he was instrumental in the company’s positive, financial turn-around. Prior to this, he served as CFO at Brandimage-Desgrippes & LAGA in Cincinnati. While there, he participated as a critical member of its merger and acquisition team, which resulted in the company doubling in size.

Managing teams through times of growth and downturn for nearly 30 years, Salach’s previous positions include CFO and vice president of Rapp Collins Worldwide’s Chicago office, director of finance at Howard Publishing Group serving Indiana and the greater Chicago area, financial analyst with The Quaker Oats Company, and auditor with Price Waterhouse.

Salach earned his M.B.A. at the University of Chicago.  He also received a Bachelor of Science in business from Indiana University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).


Client News: Valspar’s Fluropon Effects Nova coatings provide rich color and vivid sparkle

FluroponEffects-Nova-Aquarium_webThe Valspar Corporation’s new Nova color family offers richer, deeper hues with an intense sparkle as part of the recently introduced Fluropon® Effects line of 70 percent PVDF architectural coatings. Bringing new dimension to classic colors, Nova can be matched to nearly any color – including neutrals, bright colors, pastels, whites and black – with a gold or silver sparkle finish.

Available for coil and extrusion applications, Fluropon Effects Nova coatings deliver the same industry-leading performance as Valspar’s trusted family of Fluropon 70 percent PVDF resin-based coatings. These finishes meet the stringent standards of AAMA 620, 621 and 2605-13, providing outstanding color and gloss retention, withstanding extreme weathering, and resisting dirt, stains, chalking and fading.
“In the past, adding sparkle meant sacrificing color intensity. The more of one you wanted, the less you’d get of the other. Not anymore,” explains Nancy Peden, Valspar’s senior project chemist for extrusion coatings. “Using an innovative, patent-pending application process, the Nova family delivers dynamic, eye-catching sparkle in nearly any color you can imagine.”

Architects and design professionals currently are exploring the creative potential of Fluropon Effects Nova coatings on aluminum extrusions, mullions, soffits and fascia; aluminum-framed windows, entrances, skylights and curtainwall; metal roofing systems; as well as composite and insulated metal wall panel systems.

“The best way to experience Nova’s intense sparkle is in person, under natural lighting to see how the intense sparkle gleams under the sun,” adds Peden. Samples of the Nova color family may be ordered directly froFluroponEffects-Nova-Red_webm Valspar’s website. Visitors can preview videos of selected colors to see the vivid sparkle in various lighting scenarios, then click to select one or multiple color swatches. Physical samples can be requested with a simple contact form and users immediately can share digital swatches with clients and colleagues.

“Fluropon Effects delivers brilliant colors and mesmerizing dimensional effects that have never been achieved in 70 percent PVDF coatings,” said Jeff Alexander, vice president of sales for Valspar’s global coil and extrusion businesses. “We’re not only turning heads by taking color in a new direction, we’re matching it with the highest coating performance available. Fluropon Effects offers an experience that truly transforms the concept of color.”

The Valspar Corporation supports architects and designers with its high-performance coatings, industry-leading technical expertise, color-matching and sustainability resources, responsive customer service and high-priority lead times.


Client News: Tubelite’s new 400TU Series thermal curtainwall meets today’s stringent energy codes

Tubelite_400TU-DwebDesigned for today’s stringent energy codes, Tubelite Inc. introduces 400TU Series high-performance thermal curtainwall system for medium- and low-rise commercial buildings. Combining aluminum framing, dual thermal strut and high-performance insulated glass, 400TU Series dual-glazed achieves industry-leading U-Factors of 0.30 for thermal transmittance and a frame condensation resistance factor (CRFf) of 81.

Thoroughly tested by an independent laboratory, Tubelite’s 400TU Series curtainwall demonstrated that it meets or exceeds ASTM and AAMA industry standards for air, water, structural, thermal, acoustical and seismic performance. The 400TU Series curtainwall’s enhanced thermal break is located in the tongue area of the back member, and the insulated glass is positioned to the system’s exterior for enhanced resistance to rainwater. In addition to thermal performance, this curtainwall system is tested to meet acoustical performance ratings for Sound Transmission Class (STC) 38 and Outdoor-Indoor Transmission Class (OITC) 32.

Assembled using screw spline or clip joinery, 400TU Series can be specified with either an aluminum or polyamide pressure plate, and as a stick-built system or shop-assembled into “ladders” for field glazing. Verticals can be steel-reinforced for strong windloads. The system’s 6-, 7.5- and 10-inch system depths can accommodate glass or panels of 1- to 1.75-inches thick, and easily integrates with Tubelite’s Therml=Block® entrance systems.

Tubelite’s 400TU Series can be extruded using EcoLuminum™, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition with eco-friendly, durable finishes. Seven anodized finishes and 20 standard paint colors are available, and upon request, blended and custom colors may be specified.

Durable finishes reduce buildings’ maintenance costs and enhance long lifecycles. Coupled with 400TU Series’ recycled aluminum content, daylight, views, energy-efficient thermal performance and condensation resistance, these attributes also may support projects seeking LEED® certification or other green building criteria.


Client News: ROCKFON Medical ceiling panels offer cleanliness, aesthetics, performance and sustainability

ROCKFON_Medical_Plastikkirurgi21_webEnhancing the patient experience, ROCKFON® Medical stone wool ceiling panels are easy to clean and disinfect, while meeting health care facilities’ attractive design goals, sustainability objectives and stringent performance requirements.

ROCKFON stone wool ceiling products are made from basalt rock, which naturally provides acoustic performance up to 0.90 Noise Reduction Coefficients (NRC), fire protection with UL/ULC certification for Flame Spread and Smoke Development, and dimensional stability at up to 100 percent relative humidity. Stone wool has no nutritional value and therefore it provides no sustenance to harmful microorganisms. All ROCKFON Medical ceiling panels also are Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) resistant.

Knowing that different areas in health care facilities have different performance needs, ROCKFON presents three types of ROCKFON Medical ceiling panels:
* For areas with essential hygiene and cleaning requirements, such as corridors, administration, waiting areas and nursing offices, ROCKFON Medical Standard is classified to Bacteriological Class B5 and B10. It has a low particle emission resulting in Clean Room Classification ISO Class 5.
* As hygiene and disinfection requirements increase – for instance in emergency rooms, delivery rooms, small surgery, radiology, laboratories and patient rooms – ROCKFON suggests Medical Plus (Bacteriological Class B1) for these applications. It has a low particle emission resulting in Clean Room Classification ISO Class 4.
* ROCKFON Medical Air (Bacteriological Class B1 and B5) has an airtight backing membrane and sealed edges suitable for high-risk areas, such as operating rooms, recovery rooms and intensive care, where air pressure is controlled to prevent the spread of infections. It has a low particle emission resulting in Clean Room Classification ISO Class 3.

ROCKFON_Medical_Derby55_webAll ROCKFON Medical ceiling panels are available in 2-by-2 foot or 2-by-4 foot modular sizes with a square lay-in edge. ROCKFON Medical Standard and ROCKFON Medical Plus panels also offer a tegular edge, plus ROCKFON Medical Plus panels may be specified with a concealed X edge.

Featuring a smooth white surface, ROCKFON Medical ceiling panels contribute to health care facilities’ sustainability by reflecting 83-86 percent of available light. Enhancing energy efficiency, the better distribution of light helps lower the lighting load and reduce cooling costs. Further contributing to environmental goals, ROCKFON Medical stone wool ceiling products contain up to 42 percent recycled material and have earned UL® Environment’s GREENGUARD Gold Certification for low-emitting products.

ROCKFON stone wool ceiling products supplied in North America are supported with a 30-year warranty. ROCKFON’s extensive portfolio ranges from suspended and concealed ceilings to clouds and baffles. The new ROCKFON Medical Product Range brochure can be downloaded from Choose the Tools & Documentation section, select “Rockfon Group” and click “Brochures” for a downloadable copy (PDF) of this brochure, as well as ROCKFON’s new catalog, case studies, technical articles and more. For additional information, please email or call 800-323-7164.


Association News: Aaron Smith highlights the importance of transparency with EPDs, LCAs, HPDs during AAMA Fall Conference

2015-Fall-Aaron-Smith-webThe age of transparency is here, and it’s a major focus of green building standards and codes, said Aaron Smith, director of sustainable building solutions for ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions. Smith, LEED® AP BD+C, gave a presentation called Opening the Door to Transparency – LEED v4, EPDs and HPDs at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2015 Fall Conference.

Product transparency has become the new standard for green building rating systems, according to Smith. Customers want to know how a product is made, where it is made and what is in it. LEED is promoting this in the marketplace through Environmental and Health Product Declarations.

“Environmental Product Declarations, or EPDs, are being codified in many places, like California, Europe and more,” said Smith.

He compared an EPD to any label one might find on a food product at the grocery store. Not only can EPDs contribute to a positive environmental impact, but there is incentive for manufacturers to participate. New credits reward openness about a product’s ingredients and environmental footprint, Smith stated.

Smith broke down the life cycle assessment (LCA) of a product, which “identifies the environmental impacts of a product, process or activity over its lifespan.”

The life cycle of a product from cradle to grave includes five stages:
* extraction and processing of raw materials
* manufacturing
* transportation and distribution
* use, reuse and maintenance
* recycling and final disposal

Alternately, a Health Product Declaration (HPD) is a specific format for a manufacturer inventory, Smith explained. To count toward LEED, an HPD must include “full disclosure of known hazards” including any residuals down to 0.1 percent or 1000 parts per million (ppm). HPDs present building product ingredients in a format that is consistent, transparent and in a standard format, said Smith.

“Not long ago, there was little expectation that we’d know what products are made of,” said Smith. “That information was for the manufacturer alone, and any risks were addressed by government regulations. Not anymore. Now, we can ask to see what’s inside, and we’re all safer for it.”


Client News: Rogers Memorial Hospital–Brown Deer renovates with Wausau’s behavioral care windows

Rogers Memorial Hospital–Brown Deer, Wisconsin, celebrated its completed renovation in April of this year. The 50,000-square-foot, 56-bed facility now offers inpatient care for children and adults diagnosed with anxiety, depression, addiction and other behavioral care needs. As part of the total renovation, the facility’s old windows were updated with Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ SEAL™ behavioral care windows. Engineered for high-performance in health care settings, these windows provide a safe, comfortable interior; an attractive appearance; and natural light and outside views that connect the patients with their surroundings.WI_RogersHosp-BrownDeer_12ErickaLee-TWP_web

Brown Deer is the first Rogers facility to incorporate biophilia into its design. Biophilia design recognizes the way humans have an emotional connection to nature and natural forms from Earth, and aids in a patient’s healing process. “We know that environment is an important part of getting well. We wanted to bring the outdoors and elements of nature inside as much as possible,” said Jim Kubicek, vice president of operations for Rogers Memorial Hospital–Brown Deer.

Helping achieve this, TWP Architecture addressed both the hospital’s aesthetic renovation needs and performance upgrades to meet current codes and standards. TWP’s principle-in-charge, John Curran, ALA, explained, “Built in the ’80s, the building was not very inviting. It had these narrow, dark-tinted windows cut into the masonry wall that gave it a prison-ish look. We didn’t have a lot of money to work with, but wanted to completely change that first impression. We added an interior living green wall to bring the biophilia concept indoors, and opened up the entry with lots of natural light to give it a bright, welcoming feeling with views to the nicely landscaped grounds.”

Working closely with general contractor VJS Construction Services, glazing contractor Simmons Building Products installed 70 of Wausau’s SEAL 2187-DT interior accessory windows. SEAL is an acronym for sound, energy, air and light, representing the improved energy efficiency and acoustic comfort they offer.

Wausau_ProductSEALEric Breidel, Wausau’s sales representative for Wisconsin, also describes the SEAL units as “ideal for psychiatric care and treatment areas. Our ‘DT’ windows are drop-tested for interior human impact up to 2,000 foot-pounds. Two thousand foot-pounds of energy, as imparted by the human impact drop test apparatus, simulates the shoulder impact of a 200-pound person moving at 25 feet per second. This means that the windows support patient safety without requiring detention screens or bars, promoting a home-like, healing atmosphere.”

Curran continued, “Around the perimeter of the building, we were able to maintain the glass, light and views. If you eliminate the glass, you create an unpleasant, institutional feel. Using Wausau’s SEAL units, we didn’t have to replace the existing windows. Instead, we added the SEAL unit and upgraded the patient areas to the necessary safety levels. We don’t want anyone to get hurt from breaking a window.”

For Rogers Memorial Hospital–Brown Deer, not only do the SEAL windows meet human impact drop-testing per AAMA 501.8-12, they also use an overlap sash design, rather than a flush sash, to make them more resistant to patient tampering and prying. Integral between-glass blinds minimize maintenance, reduce solar heat gain, and offer privacy, without the potential dangers of exposed cords and slats.

Contributing to health care facilities’ environmental goals, all of Wausau’s SEAL window products are available with high recycled aluminum content. Linetec finished the windows’ frames with a warm Dark Bronze anodize finish. This extremely durable coating is easy to clean and resistant to marring in even the most demanding circumstances.

Meeting the growing needs of the underserved area, Roger Memorial Hospital–Brown Deer’s renovated facility now houses therapy rooms, a gym, training and educational spaces, admitting and registration areas, a kitchen and cafeterias, plus staff and administration offices. “The updated facility not only provides more comfortable care for a larger number of inpatient children and adults, but also does so with a more appealing aesthetic than the original hospital,” observed Wausau’s Breidel.

“It’s like being outdoors,” stated Roger Luhn, M.D., medical director for Rogers Memorial Hospital–Brown Deer. “The welcoming, organic, non-institutional entryway and concept that carries throughout the facility is really integral to our mission.”

“The hospital facility has truly been transformed,” praised Kubicek at Brown Deer’s grand opening.

“We are so proud of the efforts of everyone involved to add to our ability to help meet the great demand for this type of care,” added Pat Hammer, president and CEO of Rogers Behavioral Health System. “After nearly 10 years in the area with a couple of our treatment programs, it was the right time for us to take this next step and broaden access to quality behavioral health for Brown Deer, northeast Milwaukee and the surrounding region.”

Along with the renovated Brown Deer location, Rogers also has specialty outpatient treatment in Madison, Appleton and Kenosha, Wisconsin, and nationally in Tampa, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Skokie, Illinois, as well as hospital campuses in West Allis and Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. When the Oconomowoc facility underwent its renovation in 2014, TWP Architecture, VJS Construction, Simmons Building Products, and Wausau also worked together to provide more than 300 high-performance replacement windows.

“We look forward to the next opportunity to work together,” concluded Breidel.


Rogers Memorial Hospital–Brown Deer; 4600 West Schroeder Dr., Brown Deer, WI 53223;
* Owner: Rogers Memorial Hospital; Wisconsin;
* Architect: TWP Architecture; Elm Grove, Wisconsin;
* General contractor: VJS Construction Services, Inc.; Pewaukee, Wisconsin;
* Glazing contractor: Simmons Building Products, Inc.; Wauwatosa, Wisconsin;
* Glazing systems – window manufacturer: Wausau Window and Wall Systems; Wausau, Wisconsin;
* Glazing systems – finishing: Linetec; Wausau, Wisconsin;
* Patient room photo by: Erika Lee Photography, courtesy of TWP Architecture
* Video of Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ SEAL™ behavioral care windows’ human impact drop test: