July 15, 2008 | Vol 3, Num 28
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Project news Illinois police building features distinctive entrance
“The inverted radius curtain wall was a good challenge for us. It took great precision by Brad Ravell, project manager, in measuring this project. Because this wall flips inward, cutting and segmenting were the opposite of what we do most of the time.”
—David Chipalla, general manager, Cardinal Mirror and Glass

The basics: The municipal campus in the City of Streamwood, Ill., now includes a $12 million, 51,000-square-foot police facility. Completed in November 2007, the building’s visual impact comes from clean lines of curtain wall, column covers and beam wraps, and a polycarbonate translucent entryway canopy. Glazing for the facility cost $200,000.
The players: Architect, Sente Rubel Bosman Lee Architects, Deerfield, Ill.; general contractor, Lamp Inc., Elgin, Ill.; glazing contractor, Cardinal Mirror and Glass, Elgin, Ill., 815/633-4474; glass fabricator, Oldcastle Glass, Santa Monica, Calif.; curtain wall fabricator, Kawneer Co., Norcross, Ga.; column cover and beam wrap fabricator, Petersen Aluminum Corp., Elk Grove Village, Ill.; column cover and beam wrap installer, All American Exterior Solutions, Lake Zurich, Ill.
The glass and systems: Curtain wall contains a combination of ¼-inch-thick, low-E PPG Solarban 60 and 1-inch-thick units made of gray-tinted heat strengthened glass. Punched-opening windows consist of the gray annealed glass only. Tempered glass is used where required. Kawneer supplied its 1600 wall system with 2 ½-inch profile and 7 ½-inch overall frame depth, thermally broken and stickbuilt, and its 451T thermally broken framing with 2-inch-by-4 ½-inch profile. The design used Petersen’s PAC 1000C Series column covers and beam wraps finished in clear anodized.

Photos courtesy of Petersen Aluminum

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