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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Seton Pediatrics Center - Part II

Named after patron saint Elizabeth Seton, the first American-born saint, the Seton Pediatric Center sits on more than six acres of wooded land in Yonkers, New York. Impressive features help make life just a bit easier for the 137 long-term residents at the facility.

Following a 2010 ground breaking, construction moved swiftly for the facility, which was designed by the architects at Perkins Eastman in Connecticut. Window installation took place during the first quarter of 2011 with Norandex Building Products supplying multiple orders of Simonton windows to Andron Construction for the progressive installation.

In total, the design plans for the structure required Simonton to produce 493 Picture, 77 Casement and 202 No-Hinge Casement windows. Each custom-made window features ProSolar® Low E glass with an Argon gas fill and crisp white vinyl frames. The Super Spacer® system and tripled glazed, one-inch thick insulated glass units help ensure premium energy efficiency and that every window meets ENERGY STAR® requirements.

“The complexity and scale of this structure required it be built in sections,” says Robert Nalaboff, project manager with Andron Construction Corporation of Goldens Bridge, New York. “This meant we needed specific windows onsite at differing times. This necessitated a timely and efficient sequence of window orders and deliveries. The team at Norandex and our Simonton sales representative worked hard with us to coordinate the multiple window types and shipments.”

Nalaboff relates that the overall height of the structure and the contour of the building’s façade presented unique challenges for this job. “With significant planning the project team was able to overcome these challenges safely and efficiently,” says Nalaboff. “Everyone worked smoothly together because we had the end goal in mind of creating an outstanding facility for the children.”

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