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PERMALIGHT® Project Spotlight: Zurich Insurance North American Headquarters

PERMALIGHT® Project Spotlight: Zurich Insurance North American Headquarters

The Zurich Insurance Group in North America is located in Schaumburg, Illinois. This Certified LEED Platinum® building is designed by renowned Chicago-based architecture firm Goettsch Partners. The 783,800-square-foot complex reinforces Zurich’s commitment to environmental stewardship.

Project Details

The PERMALIGHT® Photoluminescent Egress Path Marking System is installed within the extensive emergency exit stairwells of the Zurich North American headquarters. The following are the products from our path marking system that were selected and installed for this project.

PERMALIGHT® Photoluminescent Egress Path Marking System

Stair Step-Edge/Landing

Custom lengths of our PERMALIGHT® Photoluminescent Aluminum Stair Nosings are installed along the emergency exit stairwell step-edges and landings for the Zurich Insurance, North America egress path marking project. Our aluminum nosings are code-compliant and easy to install with just simple surface preparation, construction adhesive, and time to fully dry/cure.

The aluminum nosings are extruded from our manufacturer here in the USA, and the anti-slip/photoluminescent and black grit anti-slip strips are applied by hand in our facility in Torrance, California.

Stair Handrail Marking, Wall-Mounted Perimeter Demarcation, Exit Door Frame + Exit Push Bar Marking

The PERMALIGHT® Photoluminescent Polyester Tape is a multi-purpose marking product that can be used in several different ways in relation to building code-compliant photoluminescent egress path markings. For this Zurich project, the tape was used in the following ways:

  1. Stair Handrail Marking
  2. Wall-Mounted Perimeter Demarcation
  3. Exit Door Frame Marking
  4. Exit Door Push Bar Marking

Obstacle Marking

The PERMALIGHT® Photoluminescent Photoluminescent/Contrast Black Obstacle Polyester Tape is used to mark projections at or below 6’6″ that reach 4″ or further into the egress path. Typical obstacles that are marked in these types of projects are pipes and/or wall-mounted fire-suppression equipment.

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About Zurich Insurance

PERMALIGHT® Project Spotlight: Zurich Insurance North American Headquarters

Zurich Insurance Group Ltd. is a Swiss insurance company headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland. The Zurich North American headquarters is located in Schaumburg, IL. The impressive 783,800 square-foot building houses 2,500 employees and sits on a sprawling 40 acres of land.

The Zurich North American headquarters project was designed by the prestigious Chicago-based architecture firm Goettsch Partners, and finished construction in 2016. Here are just some of the distinctions and awards held by this building:

  • LEED Platinum® Certified
  • 2017 Green Design (Slag Cement Association)
  • 2017 International Architecture Award (The Chicago Athenaeum)
  • 2017 Best Green Project (Engineering News Record Midwest)

The Zurich North America headquarters also has the KAMP Remembrance Garden, in honor of four Zurich employees who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Learn more about Zurich Insurance on their official website: Zurich Insurance

More about the building here from the Goettsch Partners architecture firm behind this project.