Purpose Built with Accessibility in Mind.
Kawneer’s GLASSvent® UT Project-Out Windows Now Feature ADA-Compliant Operators
16 March, 2021
NORCROSS, Georgia – Kawneer Company, Inc., the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum products and systems for commercial construction, introduces an aesthetically pleasing ADA-compliant operating handle option for GLASSvent® UT (Ultra-Thermal) Project-Out Windows. This new option provides a solution to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) recommendation that operable windows require no more than a five-pound operating force* while also providing a coordinating handle for non-ADA applications.
Design Benefits within ADA Guidelines
GLASSvent UT Project-Out Windows are purpose-designed to provide fresh-air ventilation while maintaining thermal performance in curtain wall or storefront applications. With the new operating handle, the indoor air quality benefits of the GLASSvent design do not have to be sacrificed to meet ADA requirements. Laboratory-tested and proven on AW Version (4 3/8”/111.1mm depth), project-out awning GLASSvent UT Windows up to standard AAMA gateway test sizes. The easy-to-operate horizontal handle configuration comes in two sizes: a 12” handle size for ADA compliance and an 8” handle size for other non-ADA applications.
A smooth operator
The new ADA-compliant design option incorporates the Omni Drive™ operator from Caldwell. The easy-to-use horizontal handle movement provides smooth, single-hand operation from the inside, while maintaining sleek, exterior architectural sight lines. The new ADA-complaint GLASSvent UT Project-Out Window design provides an excellent solution for architects, engineers and designers who are required to specify windows with hardware capable of meeting the operating force and limited motion requirements of ICC/ANSI A117.1.
GLASSvent UT Windows are rigorously tested to both AAMA and CSA standards for air, water, structural, thermal and condensation performance. Exceeding the thermal standards of many high-performing framing systems, they’re engineered for seamless integration with the 1600UT System™1 Curtain Wall and can also be inserted into other Kawneer captured curtain walls and front-set framing systems.
To learn more about the new GLASSvent UT Project-Out Window with Omni-Drive handle, visit Kawneer.com
For more than a century, Kawneer has led the façade industry with innovative, high-performing building envelope solutions. Headquartered in Norcross, GA, with locations across North America and Europe, Kawneer manufactures a broad range of architectural aluminum systems from curtain walls and entrances to framings systems and windows. Kawneer’s technical expertise and product capability enhance building performance, protection and productivity to deliver inspiring buildings around the world. Part of Arconic Inc.’s global Building and Construction Systems business unit, Kawneer innovation is advancing building and architectural design. Find us online at www.kawneer.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
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