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Glass Talk Episode #34: Here’s to your Health – Vincent Couturier, Unicel Architectural

April 8, 2022
By Glass Canada Magazine

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Hospitals and other health care facilities are commissioning some of the best glazing projects in Canada today. Not content any more with square brick facades, the healthcare industry has become a prime target for architectural glass companies looking for opportunities to apply their very best creativity and technology. Vincent Couturier, COO of Longueuil, Que., fabricator, Unicel Architectural, joins Glass Talk to share knowledge gained from his experiences delivering award-winning solutions to this lucrative sector. Couturier talks about the special needs of the healthcare industry, including designs that are easy to clean and don’t accumulate dust; the need for enhanced sound control; solar heat gain considerations; extra privacy needs; and the concept of “behavioural glazing” to deal with the habits of patients who might be destructive. Fascinating stuff!