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Skylights Survive Direct Hit from Hurricane Irma

Glass Skylights Ride Out the Storm The old skylights on top of the eight story building at the Lausanne Condominiums were constructed of acrylic and an old ball and strut designed framework. The Lausanne board  members decided they should replace the system because of signs of wear and tear, such as rusted anchor bolts, crazing … Continue reading Skylights Survive Direct Hit from Hurricane Irma

Fall Protection Skylights

Fall Protection Skylights Fall protection skylights are available for replacements and in many cases retrofitting your existing skylights to bring them up to code. If you are the owner of a building it is important to know the following information about your skylights, especially if you are looking to repair or replace the skylights. Failure … Continue reading Fall Protection Skylights

Scaffolding Solutions Under Skylights

Protecting the People Replacing skylights that are installed over large areas, such as an atrium in an office building or a mall, begins with scaffolding solutions planning on how to protect the public and keep the job site safe for the workers while the replacement is under way. Many times a one story scaffolding “tunnel” that … Continue reading Scaffolding Solutions Under Skylights

Skylight Design/Build for the University of Wyoming

University of Wyoming Project Walkthrough Every design/build project has it’s problems that need to be solved and this project had more than it’s fair share. Skylight Design/Build Problem Solving Every time we evaluate a project we always look at all problems, assess the priority levels of each issue, and then determine which needs to be … Continue reading Skylight Design/Build for the University of Wyoming

Structural Engineering of Skylights Solves Problems

Skylight Structural Engineering Solves Big Problems at the University of Wyoming The original skylights at the American Heritage Center in Laramie, WY, never performed as expected.  The skylights were designed to be flush with the roofing for aesthetic reasons, but the manufacturer’s system failed miserably for many different reasons. In fact, they’re no longer in business.  How … Continue reading Structural Engineering of Skylights Solves Problems

Ickes-Braun Glasshouses Inc

Ickes-Braun Glasshouses or Greenhouses Can be Repaired Ickes-Braun in it’s day built glazed structures – namely, greenhouses, skylights, housing for swimming pools, conservatories, solaria, housings for exhibit and display areas, botanical gardens, laboratories, atria, roof structures and many other glazed structures such as domes, ridges, pyramids and polygon skylights. You probably already know by now … Continue reading Ickes-Braun Glasshouses Inc

Expert Skylight Contractor Works in Your Area

How To Find An Expert Skylight Contractor To Repair Your Skylight A homeowner in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL had a big skylight problem and wanted to find an expert skylight contractor. She built this dream home herself in 1985 on the shores of the Atlantic. The award-winning home has a ridge skylight that highlights the … Continue reading Expert Skylight Contractor Works in Your Area

Kent Denver School Gymnasium

Wall lights at Kent Denver School Gymnasium

Work is progressing nicely on the new structure being built for Kent Denver. It won’t be long and the building will be enclosed and watertight.

The dark areas in this picture will soon be filled with CPI polycarbonate panels which will let soft translucent light into the interior spaces but yet are safe from damage from sports apparatus, etc.

Commercial Skylight Replacement

Skylight Replacement If you know a little about the history of commercial construction for malls and other retail buildings in the United States, you would be aware that in the late 70’s there was a building boom that trickled out in the early 80’s. During that building boom there were malls being built all over … Continue reading Commercial Skylight Replacement