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Strong Tower has upheld the highest standards in business for more than 84 years, with ethical standards, experienced crews and knowledgeable leadership.
Not every glass and glazing contractor cares about all the little details, but Strong Tower Construction certainly does! While replacing the 1,292 windows in the West Virginia Capital Complex with new Winco windows, Strong Tower worked hard to allow the normal work schedule in the three state office buildings to be maintained. Each of the three, 11 story buildings had their windows replaced. With the use of wood panel inserts in the window openings during the installation process, along with forty-foot long swing stages on the outside of the building, Strong Tower made it possible for the employees of the State Office Complex to do business as usual. Even though there was asbestos present, protective barriers and procedures were used to ensure the safety of the office tenants. This is just another example of the excellent work and expertise Strong Tower Construction is so well known for.
The images above and below are thermal images of a school at which Strong Tower Construction installed energy efficient window units into the atrium roof. This thermal study validates the energy savings they gained.
Note: Yellow indicates heat loss and blue shows where there is a thermal efficiency gained. Image explanations are from left to right. In image #1, the atrium is still under construction. The heat lost is evident where the old meets new. The new glass shows significantly less heat loss. The single pane doors show the most loss in this photo. The metal frame is also a source of loss. Similar to the atrium image #1, couldn’t frame the entire atrium in the photo as the door was propped open for student arrival and was washing out the scene. There appears to be high heat loss at the upper right of the installation. Atrium image #3 is good clear photo of the entire atrium. We have two areas of heat loss at the upper center and upper right of the installation. The single pane doors are evident in the scene.
The nano-gel seems to be doing its job in image #4. Some loss at the right flashing. The single pane doors are evident in the lower right of the photo. Image #5 shows some loss at the flashing in the center of the atrium. The center is not assembled.
When Koch was asked to replace windows in the Historically Significant Hampton Inn building in Indianapolis, we sent one of our many experienced teams of installers. These installers have a high quality work ethic and they took the task of replacing the windows seriously. In order to keep the disruption of the flow of business to a minimum, our team finished every window completely before moving on to the next one. This attention to detail resulted in virtually no punch list and since we wanted each room to become usable by the end of the day, this is how we did the job. When Koch was done installing the windows, the entire staff at the Hampton Inn gave our installation crew a standing ovation as they left the building. That is excellence that gets noticed!