Early Challenges


The Atrium

One of our early labour contracting projects: This job consisted of laying out, measuring and installing 170 large pieces of glass surrounding an atrium which was seven stories in height.

The job presented many challenges: getting the vertical joints to line up precisely; having to glaze each piece from within the atrium because the handrail had previously been installed; measuring and installing pieces notched around concrete beams; and measuring and installing the curved handrail glass. When it was completed, every piece fit as intended and not one piece was broken.

Atrium Photos

Here are a few photos which were taken during this project.

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We were able to meet these challenges by drawing on our experience with large commercial jobs. We used a transit in order to keep our joints on grid. Because it was necessary to work from within the atrium, we installed a monorail along the ceiling. The monorail allowed us to lift the glass to each level of the structure. Areas with no overhead access were glazed using a rig built from rolling scaffold and a swing stage beam. We also installed storefront, window film and a TVS door. The job was managed by Fairmile Construction.