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Traditional Building Show - Chicago - April 12-13

Monday, March 21, 2016 12:28 PM | Alison Hardy (Administrator)

The Traditional Building Conference Series Windows Symposium takes place April 12-13, 2016 at the Chicago History Museum.

The Traditional Building Conference Series Windows Symposium will feature two days of demonstrations, discussions, and direction about working with windows--historic, old and new, traditional, and mid-century modern.  Window professionals and practitioners, experts from the National Park Service and twenty suppliers, many specific to the repair, replacement or construction of historic windows, will be on hand to answer technical questions and aid attendees in their search for hard-to-find skills and products. 

Architects can earn up to 11.25 credits--10.25 are Health Safety and Welfare Learning Units.  Certain designations for continuing education for the NAHB are available, as are continuing education credits for members of NARI and AIBD.

Educational Topics include the following:

The Making of American Windows: A Present-Minded History

Managing Change: Conducting Assessments and Getting the Details Right in Window Rehabilitation and Replacement

Properties and Performance of Vacuum-Insulated Glazing

Double-Hung Wooden Window Case Studies: Replacement and New Traditional Construction

Wooden Window Repair Techniques--Selected Best Practices

Storm Windows: Durability, Efficiency, and Noise Reduction

Metal Windows Case Studies: Repair, Replacement and New Traditional Construction

Window Projects: Testing, Managing, Complying

Confirmed speakers include:  Neal Vogel, principal, Restoric, LLC, Chicago; John Sandor, architectural historian, US National Park Service, Washington, DC; Duffy Hoffman, painter and craftsman, Forest Park, IL; Judy L. Hayward, education director, Traditional Building Conference Series, and executive director Historic Windsor, Inc./Preservation Education Institute, Windsor, VT; Kyle Sword, Manager, Business Development, Pilkington North America, Toledo, OH; Steve Lien; CSI, CDT, AIA, CGP; Senior Commercial Project Manager, Marvin Windows and Doors, Warroad, MN; Stuart Cohen, FAIA, Cohen and Hacker Architects, Evanston, IL; Alison Hardy, Window Woman of New England; David Martin, Allied Window, Cincinnati, OH; Jim Nelson, Mon-Ray, Hopkins, MN; and Kristina Damschen, Indow Windows, Portland, OR;  Kimber Degling, Innerglass Window Systems, LLC, Simsbury, CT; Lynn Bingham, Phoenix Window Restoration, Denver, CO; William Wilder, Graham Architectural Products, York, PA; Kurtis Suellentrop, Winco Windows, St. Louis, MO; Natalie Lord; AIA, LEED AP BD +C; Humphries Poli Architects, Denver, CO; Susan D. Turner, Historic Preservation Leader, Bailey Edward Architecture, Chicago, IL; Julie Hacker,  Cohen and Hacker Architects, LLC, Evanston, IL  Terry Zeimetz, AIA, CSI, CCPR; Pella EFCO Commercial Solutions, Pella, IA; Sally Fishburn, President, SA Fishburn, Inc., Danville, VT; Tim Murphy, TMC Windows, Skokie, IL; Gail Wallace, President, Restoration Works, Inc.; Kankakee, IL; and Chris Hendricks, Director of Sales for Wooden Window, Inc., Oakland, CA.

The Windows Conference, Chicago is sponsored by:

Gold Sponsors- Marvin Windows and Doors, Pilkington Glass, Connor Homes and Historical Arts and Casting

Silver Sponsors- Allied Window, Ludowici Roof Tile, Unico, Heritage Tile and Crown Point Cabinetry

Windows Symposium Sponsors- Mon-Ray, Inc, Indow Windows, Window Preservation Alliance, Phoenix Windows, Pella EFCO, Innerglass and Abatron

Windows are an important character-defining feature of buildings.  But when they suffer from neglect and lack of maintenance, they present significant challenges for rehabilitation including cost, detailing, and return on investment.  When it comes to additions to historic buildings or new construction, getting the details right is critically important for achieving historic authenticity and long-term durability. The conference will examine windows made of wood, steel, and aluminum; storm windows and glass as we move further into preservation of 20th century materials.  Window work, from restoration of old windows to the design and installation of new windows, generates jobs and serves as an important economic engine within the construction world.

Window Preservation Alliance members can get discounted registration by contacting Carolyn Walsh or call (781) 779-1560.  


  • Monday, December 19, 2016 6:49 AM | Deleted user
    Windows are the eyes of the structure, our historical "eyes" have seen so much. Without them we have blind architecture." A view through the past, sight to the future "
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