School Planning & Management

JAN 2013

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P R O D U C T S T H AT W O R K PHP SYSTEMS/DESIGN {whatÕs new & noteworthy} Vandals Fail to Break Through Skylight W HEN BRIAN PRINDIVILLE of Fresno Unified School District was re-roofi ng Starr Elementary in 2011, he chose to purchase a PHP hurricane glass solid-state skylight because of the 20-year fall protection warranty. He had no clue as to the benefits this would have towards vandalism. On the weekend of Sept. 8, 2012, the school was hit by vandals who tried to gain entry by beating through the skylight on the roof with a metal pipe and bat. There was only one problem — it wouldn't break! In a letter to PHP Systems/Design, Prindiville says: "The vandals hit the skylight so many times to try to gain entry that it woke up surrounding neighbors, who in turn called the police. The vandals scattered at the sound of sirens and were fortunate to escape. There is no doubt that the PHP skylights kept them out. Who knows what damage the school would have incurred. With a 20-year Product and Fall Protection Warranty, we're your best line of defense against whatever mother nature, or vandals may throw your way. PHP Systems/Design offers the only single-piece, leak-proof, fully encapsulated Solid-State Skylights with a 20-Year Product and Fall Protection Warranty. These next-generation skylights are manufactured utilizing a unique Reaction Injection Molding (RIM) process. This state-of-the-art process encapsulates the glazing into a single, UV-stabilized frame that ensures unit size consistency, and a high-performance bond, eliminating the need for tapes, gaskets and sealants. Solid-State Skylights rule out leakage issues commonly associated with our competitors skylights that require multiple parts, pieces and warranties. By offering this whole new category of smart skylights, we've raised the industry bar for safety and letting natural light in, while keeping moisture and vandals out. » » » » » » » AAMA Gold Label Certifcation OSHA Draft E06.51.25 Fall Protection OSHA Fall Protection Approved Miami Dade County Approved Green Seal Certifed Products UL-70 Class B Burning Brand ARCAT Green Certifcation We are now looking into re-opening the old covered skylights and replacing them with your PHP skylights to bring natural light back into the schools. I'm a believer in your product, and just wanted to take the time to tell you and thank you." SPM 800.797.6585 WWW.PHPSD.COM 50 SCHOOL PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / JANUARY 2013 WWW.PLANNING 4EDUCATION.COM

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