Client News 11/10/09

Wausau is exhibiting at Greenbuild in booth #5048

Online architectural support resources expand with ongoing updates from Wausau

Architects and other visitors to will notice a fresh look, updated online content and expanded selection of downloadable resources. In addition, the revised Web site provides quick links to connect with Wausau’s market expertise in health care, education and government buildings, as well as in green buildings.

“The updated Web site design presents a more visually appealing and organized approach for our many, visually astute visitors,” notes Steve Fronek, Wausau’s vice president and leader of its technical services team. “It also allows us to provide architects, engineers and the whole building team with up-to-the-moment information on our products, projects and other news.”

Architectural support resources found online and on request through Wausau include:
* Pre-bid design engineering assistance
* AIA/CES courses and other educational presentations, articles and consultations
* AutoCAD® details and Building Information Modeling (BIM) product information, 3D models
and 2D drawings
* Downloadable test reports, wind load charts, guide specifications, thermal models and literature
* Featured product applications and expertise, currently showcasing Blast Hazard Mitigation
* Regional and local sales contacts and maps
* Online registration for e-newsletters and architectural reference binder
* 24/7 access to sustainable design information such as LEED checklists, sample submittals and supplemental guide specifications

“Windows and curtainwall play a vital role in overall envelope performance. Optimizing energy efficiency and employing sustainable design features in building envelopes can contribute in up to 10 LEED credit categories,” says Fronek.

Wausau Green Building

Wausau Green Building

The site’s Green Building section highlights performance charts outlining potential credit contributions of windows and curtainwalls plus upgrade tables for Wausau’s pre-engineered, standard products. It also spotlights LEED-certified project success stories on three Platinum-level projects and more than a dozen other Gold- and Silver-certified buildings including Wausau’s own LEED-Silver facility.

“From the earliest stages of conception through the final phases of installation, architects and design leaders frequently call on us to serve as an extension of their team, assisting with product selection, proposal details, specification review, technical support, budgeting and pricing,” says Rick Marshall, company president.

Marshall continues, “Our network of sales representatives share their knowledge of local design trends, performance needs and code requirements. Complementing this geographical focus, our market managers can offer specific advice to meet the needs of health care, government and educational projects.”

Local and regional sales managers can be found through Wausau’s interactive contact maps and reached on the phone, online or in person. Wausau’s associates summarize and present their industry insights through the following AIA/CES program course titles:
* Curtainwalls: Products, Performance and Practicalities
* Specifying Windows and Doors using Performance Standards
* Designing Fenestration for Blast Hazard Mitigation, and
* Glass:  The Right Choice

For architectural firms seeking customized educational content, Wausau technical sales presenters have addressed such topics as:
* Codes and standards
* LEED® Rating Systems™
* Unitized curtainwall design, and
* Thermal performance of windows and curtainwall



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