Kawneer’s Clearwall™ Curtain Wall Recognized by Glass Magazine with Crystal Achievement Award

This fall, Glass Magazine awarded Kawneer’s Clearwall™ Curtain Wall with its 2011 “Most Innovative Curtain Wall Product” Crystal Achievement Award. This is the fifth time we have been recognized with a Crystal Achievement Award.

Designed to honor innovation in the commercial, retail and fabrication markets, the Crystal Achievement Awards recognize significant accomplishments in architectural glass technology, manufacturing and marketing. Kawneer’s previous awards were received for “Most Innovative Print Media,” “Most Innovative Comprehensive Marketing Program,” “Most Innovative Door Application” and “Most Innovative Web Site, Large Company.”

Our Clearwall™ Curtain Wall was developed to meet a growing demand for an admired monolithic look for low-rise applications. As a unique addition to our range of high-performance curtain wall products, Clearwall™ Curtain Wall is an innovative 4-sided toggle glazed (TG) system¹ with a breakthrough glass retaining mechanism. And, as a cost-effective alternative to four-sided structural silicone glazed (SSG) systems, Clearwall™ Curtain Wall’s unique toggle mechanism reduces installation labor, simplifies on-site logistics and enhances safety while providing superior aesthetics. The curtain wall is also offered in two other glazing options. Each option accommodates one-inch insulating glass and also uses the unique toggle system. The additional options incorporate an attached interface to the glass with structural silicone or 3M™ VHB™² structural glazing tape. The curtain wall also features a shear block fabrication option, which uses deep mullions and is available for all three glazing methods.

This year’s Crystal Achievement Award winners were featured in the September issue of Glass Magazine and recognized at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Atlanta.

To learn more about our unique Clearwall™ Curtain Wall, visit Kawneer.com.

¹ Multiple patents pending
² 3M & VHB are trademarks of 3M Company

KawneerDirect - Submittal Package Wizard Updated With New Features

Building on our dedication to providing customers with tools and resources that can help grow their business, Kawneer has added more flexibility to KawneerDirect’s Submittal Package Wizard. The latest update includes several enhancements as outlined below.

Two new features have been added to the “Finish Samples/Color Charts Request” page.

1. The default shipping address for Finish Samples/Color Charts Request can now be edited. The system will default to your company’s current address, but you can now override the default and ship directly to a different address. If you need to reset the address and samples requested, simply click on the “Clear Selections” link/button.

2. A “Transmit Request” link/button has been added. This isolates the Finish Samples/Color Charts Request process from the “Download Submittal Package” process.

We have also added an editable “Company Contact Name shown on Submittal Documents” field on the “Generate Submittal Package” page. This name will be shown on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®*) pre-submittal & Test Report Transmittal letters. Please note that unless overridden, it will default to the contact name on your KawneerDirect account.

If you do not have a KawneerDirect user ID, simply go to KawneerDirect.com and click the “New User!” link on the landing page.

Training in the New Year

As we come to the end of the year, we find ourselves in the midst of planning for the next – creating goals, developing strategies and outlining priorities that can help grow our businesses in 2012. Kawneer is dedicated to offering customers products, tools and educational programs that can help achieve business goals. As a part of this commitment, we offer year-round Training Schools to provide information and knowledge that will help you achieve your business goals. We believe training is the key to fast, efficient and proper installation of Kawneer architectural aluminum products, and trained personnel enable your organization to achieve cost effectiveness, boost productivity and increase profit margins. 

In the coming year we will offer several kinds of Modular programs - Module I: Basics of Framing and Entrances, and Module II: Basics of Curtain Wall. We also offer a Mechanics School, which details the “nuts and bolts” of our systems to benefit both the beginner and seasoned veteran. Schools are held throughout the year at locations across the United States and also in Canada. Special Kawneer Contract Schools can be arranged at customer locations.

At left is the schedule for the upcoming year.

Receive a $25 discount when you register online. Log on to KawneerDirect.com, click on the Resource Center and select the Modules Schools from the Training drop-down menu. From there you can register and find out more details about each session. If you don’t have a user ID and want to register, click here to request a user ID.

For more information of if you have questions, call the Kawneer Training Department at 770.248.2789 or contact us via email.