PRINCETON UNIVERSITY FRICK CHEMISTRY BUILDING
In October of 2008, Turner Construction Company contracted Daniel to perform the Ornamental Metals package at the new Frick Chemistry Building on the campus of the Ivy League's Princeton University. The project's architect was Hopkins Architects out of London, England and the package was worth roughly $4 million with change orders.
The biggest portion of Daniel's scope of work was over 3,200 linear feet of glass guard rail (flat, raked, and radius) with stainless steel ADA rails throughout the project. There was over 600 individual pieces of glass installed in the building. Each post in the guard rail system was cut on our water jet table out of 1/2" plate and each piece of glass was custom field measured, detailed, and fabricated. Per the original design, the glass was only supported on the sides in a "dry friction connection" between an angle on one side and a flat bar on the other. Through mock ups and coordination with the Architect, to ensure the support of the glass panels, Daniel implemented a block support system concealed within the angle and bar assembly on the posts. A 1/2" square block was welded inside the angle, and notches were added to the glass panels so that the glass could bear on the blocks. Overall, the owner, GC, and architect were very pleased and the project was a success.