Let the experts evaluate your glass damage to keep your projects running smoothly.
At GlasWeld, we specialize in helping you resolve your scratched glass issues quickly and professionally. We draw on a team of expert staff members to travel to your problem location, assess the damage, evaluate repair options, and provide you with a meticulous report of findings. We can even help to determine a cause and prescribe a remedy.
Read about some of our high-profile projects below.
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Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas
Glass scratch repair becomes especially important for complex architectural projects that must meet a tight timeline for a grand opening. This was the case with Las Vegas’ newest and hippest billion-dollar casino, the Cosmopolitan. The towering structure utilized a lot of custom glass manufactured in China. Between manufacturing, shipping and installation scratches developed. Some replacement glass was available, however, not enough—and not for the various custom sizes. Since there was no time to order replacement glass, GlasWeld was brought in to prepare a glass scratch repair plan that would allow the casino to open on-time.
GlasWeld moved quickly and developed a plan that entailed training Union glaziers on the use of our products and techniques then overseeing glass scratch repair for more than six months and 30,000 man-hours.
Thanks to our efforts, the Cosmopolitan opened on-time with the fanfare needed for its success. And, the casino came under budget for original glass replacement costs.
Whistler Ski Resort – Vancouver, Canada
Ranked the number one resort in North America, Whistler is known for their two majestic mountains, epic skiing and snowboarding—and for their PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola lift. As an engineering feat, the Gondola lift serves as the longest and highest unsupported lift in the world.
Amid one of the resort’s busiest seasons, GlasWeld was called to offer guidance in repairing etched graffiti on the popular Gondola lift. Because the PEAK 2 PEAK is very large and uses custom Swiss laminated curved glass, the resort wanted to repair it—especially because they knew it could happen again.
To tackle the repair and save the resort from costly glass replacement and loss in tourism, GlasWeld ran an intensive, all-day training course for resort’s maintenance staff.
After our glass graffiti removal training, the Whistler staff successfully removed the damage—saving thousands of dollars in replacement costs. And the resort is now equipped to handle any future damage like pros.
Central Los Angeles High School #9
GlasWeld’s glass restoration techniques save new performing arts school in Los Angeles thousands of dollars.
Central Los Angeles High School #9, located in downtown Los Angeles, is an award-winning architectural marvel, due in part to the many large windows incorporated into the design. By virtue of the school’s proximity to the theater and music companies of the Los Angeles Music Center, the Colburn School of Performing Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and Walt Disney Concert Hall, it is a comprehensive high school with a focus in dance, music, theater, and visual arts.
A crystalline public lobby creates the entryway and faces downtown Los Angeles, so damage to the large windows in this area would definitely be difficult to hide. During the construction process these large gable windows became damaged with both scratches and welding slag from surrounding metal beams.
“The windows in the high school were installed before welding on the architectural beams began,” said Brad Plumb, Contracting Services Manager for GlasWeld. “Welding slag had fallen onto the glass, and hundreds of scratches were also visible on the large windows. We used our Gforce™ Scratch Removal Kit to polish away the scratches and a proprietary process to take care of the slag, with great results.”
It took a two-man team from GlasWeld a week to restore all the building’s windows. The project’s contractor estimated a savings of nearly $70,000 by repairing the glass instead of replacing it.
“School administrators and maintenance departments are seeing first-hand how budget cuts are affecting our educational system. We hope that by saving the districts big money restoring glass rather than replacing it, we will positively impact their budgets—leaving more funds for things students really need, like teachers,” said Plumb.
Repairing with Gforce was also the sustainable choice for the school district, which had placed particular focus on efficiency throughout the construction process. Because the windows contained laminated glass, they would have gone into the local landfill if they had been replaced. In fact, the design incorporates specific sustainable design measures to enhance building and student performance including energy efficiency, ample day-lighting in classrooms, improved acoustical performances, use of low-emitting materials and high efficiency irrigation systems.
GlasWeld’s glass restoration process using the green award-winning Gforce fit perfectly with the project manager’s goals of environmental awareness.