NYS Office of General Services: Buffalo Psychiatric Center Windows Study


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NYS Office of General Services: Buffalo Psychiatric Center Windows Study

Location
Buffalo, NY, USA
Year Completed
2014
Building Type
Planning
Size
N/A
Cost
N/A
Client
NYS Office of General Services

For this project, the goal was to study the western window assemblies of the Strozzi Building to determine cause of water infiltration during periods of rain accompanied by high winds, and provide corrective recommendations. The windows that were tested were selected by the facility in lieu of actual problem windows that were unknown at the time of testing. The testing uncovered areas of concern, identifying the open thermal break in the horizontal track of the window unit allowing water to follow the path of least resistance and subsequently entering the building. During the test, once failure was encountered the test was stopped and the findings recorded.

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