falcon mews 23427-174025
  • Air Force Academy
  • Colorado Springs,
  • CO
  • 80817

New Home of the Flying Mascot of the U.S. Air Force Academy.

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Falcon being admired and petted

The USAFA Falcon Mews project is the construction of a state of the art mews located at the U. S. Air Force Academy. Each mew space has a large external window and a skylight.

Sports audiences across the country have been intrigued and delighted by the aerobatics of the falcon, flying mascot of the U.S. Air Force Academy. Trained and handled by cadet falconers, the birds soar and dive, sometimes zooming low over the heads of spectators.

What We Did:

  • Supplied and installed twelve CPI Daylighting Quadwall Toplite skylight.
  • Coordinated closely with the contractor to see that the project was completed on their schedule.
  • Installed matching flashing on end walls, inside and outside.

Product Used:

  • CPI Daylighting Quadwall Toplite Unit Skylight.
  • (4) D2F 2.75″ QUAD SADDLE RIDGE 4.29′ wide x 2.29′ long odc. 2.26′ on slope odc. 41 sq. ft.
  • (4) D2F 2.75″ QUAD SADDLE RIDGE 4.29′ wide x 7.92′ long odc. 2.26′ on slope odc. 143 sq. ft.
  • (4) D2F 2.75″ QUAD SADDLE RIDGE 4.29′ wide x 6.25′ long odc. 2.26′ on slope odc. 113 sq. ft.
  • Quadwall Toplites

Results:

Benefits:

  • Improve the daylighting and solar heat levels in the space.
  • Reduce dependence on electric lighting—increase energy savings.
  • Healthy, natural daylight in the space with soft translucent light and accurate color rendition.
  • No required maintenance or re-coating costs—individual exterior panels  are easily replaced.
  • In work environments, increased daylighting has been shown to increase productivity.

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