MASONRY SOLUTION: Controlling the Envelope

Mason contractor creativity delivers a unique exterior wall package.

When a company is named “Green Business of the Year,” a major overhaul of its headquarters is bound to be equally exceptional. On track to earn LEED Platinum certification, the Johnson Controls Global Headquarters Expansion Project involved innovation and true collaboration between owner, designer, construction manager/general contractorand masonry contractor.

With a unique rain screen wall technology making its debut, collaboration was essential, particularly since designers at Gensler expressed their intent without dictating the solution. “We wanted it to be integral with the rest of the
process,” says Senior Associate Stephen Katz….

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