Project Description


Claremont McKenna College is one of nation’s top liberal arts colleges, attracting a diverse and accomplished student body beyond the classroom. Located on a scenic, tree-lined residential campus 30 miles east of Los Angeles, Claremont McKenna is a member of The Claremont Colleges, a seven-college consortium modeled after Oxford University.

Renowned for their expertise in economics and government, the campus hosts over 8,400 students, 3,000 faculty and staff members and is over 69 acres, with 11 Research Institutes. The Kravis Center (seen below) consists of a five-level, 162,000 square foot academic and administrative facility, serving as the western gateway to the Claremont McKenna campus.

Reduced cleaning costs

Enhanced value and appearance

Glass stays cleaner longer

No harsh cleaners required


The Problem.

With a large number of glass surfaces to maintain and a high degree of expectations as to the level of that maintenance, the facilities team at Claremont McKenna was challenged by the recurring costs of cleaning the glass surfaces and looked for solutions that would help them maintain and protect their appearance.

The Solution.

“After much research, my analysis led me to Diamon-Fusion”, explained Brian Worley, Director of Facilities and Campus Services at Claremont McKenna. Through DFI’s patented nano-coating process, the treatment to the glass facade creates a water-repellent effect, which enables ease of cleaning and protection against scratches, abrasion and environmental elements – significantly reducing the overall costs of maintenance to the building.

The Outcome.

After the glass was cleaned to a pristine condition, Diamon-Fusion protective coating was applied to over 15,000 square feet of glass at various sections of the newly constructed Kravis Center (seen in the picture above), designed by the well-known architect Rafel Viñoly-Menendez.

Upon completion of the Kravis Center Diamon-Fusion was also applied to a beautiful, all-glass-structure called “the Kube”. It is situated in the courtyard area of the campus, representing a unique and inspiring work of art.

The Feedback.

“I was so impressed with the outcome of the project that I incorporated Diamon-Fusion coating to other projects around the campus. I have cut my window cleaning by 50% and have saved $12k-$14k per year since the low-maintenance coating was applied.” – Brian Worley | Director of Facilities and Campus Services

Reduced cleaning costs

Similar in functionality to a non-stick cooking pan, Diamon-Fusion treated glazing repels rainwater and outside pollutants, resulting in easier and less frequent cleanings – reducing cleaning costs by up to 50%.

Glass stays cleaner longer

By filling in the microscopic peaks and valleys of the exterior glazing, concrete leaching, dust rainwater cannot embed themselves in the glass surface, improving long-term performance.

Enhanced value and appearance

By creating a smoother water-repellent surface, high-performing windows stay cleaner for longer, optimizing a building’s overall energy efficiencies and improving building occupiers satisfaction.

No harsh cleaners required

Diamon-Fusion promotes a healthier more hygienic environment by eliminating the need for harsh chemicals and cleaners. Cleanup is now easier and more cost-effective for the building owner.


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