Tag: windows

  • Building Better Buildings

    The world is a very different place compared to when I last wrote this blog. Many of us are still adjusting to what’s become a new normal—at least for now—whether that means learning to work from home or simply adjusting to having to stay home. This is our world right now, and staying home is…

  • Canada Seeks High Standards for Window Efficiency

    Fenestration Canada’s annual general meeting wrapped up last week with some eye-opening educational sessions, including one that delved into significant changes that are ahead for thermal standards for windows in the country. Newly elected Fenestration Canada president Lisa Bergeron addresses attendees in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Debbie Scharf, director of the equipment division of the Office…

  • Making the Grade

    There are rites of passage we all must go through, some more difficult than others. This week marked a tough one for me, one that’s had me excited, sad and nervous for months (okay, years if we’re being honest). I’m sure many of you can relate. Yes, friends, my little boy started kindergarten this week.…

  • GPAD Keynote: Glazing’s Role in Energy Consumption and What Can Be Done

    GPAD Keynote: Glazing’s Role in Energy Consumption and What Can Be Done

    Buildings account for most of the energy consumption in the United States, and innovations in glass can help curb that trend. Stephen Selkowitz, senior advisor of building technology and urban systems at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, discussed the topic Tuesday during his keynote speech at Glass Processing Automation Days (GPAD). The conference is being held…

  • Build Me a Building

    I am intrigued by LEGOs. Yes, LEGOs. As the mother of a 3-year old boy I have, on more than one occasion, simply found myself too close for comfort with the little blocks when they find themselves under my bare foot. Not a pleasant feeling, but perhaps a rite of passage in raising a boy…

  • Playhouse Built by McCarthy Building Companies and CHOC Children’s Features Innovative Glazing; Helps Raise Money for HomeAid Orange County Project

    For the second year in a row McCarthy Building Companies Inc. and CHOC Children’s worked together to build a playhouse for HomeAid Orange County’s 19th Annual Project Playhouse® fundraiser. The playhouse was built with thousands of dollars worth of services and supplies donated by McCarthy Building Companies along with various subcontractors and vendors. The 80-square-foot…

  • Smith Hall at Rockefeller University Restoration Includes New Window Replacements

    The 80-year old neo-classical style Smith Hall, part of Rockefeller University in Manhattan, recently underwent a major restoration that included the installation of several hundred large heavy-commercial aluminum windows. The window replacement, supplied by Crystal Window & Door Systems, is part of ongoing work also involving the restoration of an adjacent building and the construction…