Health, Safety and Wellness

    Hurricane Sandy Recovery: Lessons Learned

    Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast in 2012, causing an estimated $65 billion in damages to New York and the surrounding region. The official response was equally unprecedented: a design competition, called Rebuild by Design, that identified several demonstration projects to promote economic, environmental, and social resilience in the affected communities. The competition was organized by U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Municipal Art Society, the Regional Plan Association, NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge, and The Van Alen Institute, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation,… Read More »Hurricane Sandy Recovery: Lessons Learned

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      ANDERSEN INVESTS IN SOLAR TECH

      Window and door manufacturer Andersen Corporation is doubling down on solar power with an investment in Ubiquitous Energy, a company whose transparent photovoltaic technology converts light into electricity using semiconductor materials while maintaining visual transparency. Ubiquitous Energy’s UE Power™ technology is the only patented photovoltaic glass coating that harnesses solar power to generate electricity, while remaining almost indistinguishable from traditional windows. The renewable energy generation can be used for self-contained, on-board power and smart-home functionality, or to offset energy consumption elsewhere.… Read More »ANDERSEN INVESTS IN SOLAR TECH

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        The Impact of Technology and Digital Processes on Safety in Construction

        By Stephen Jones, Senior Director, Industry Insights Research The Industry Insights Research team at Dodge conducts dozens of quantitative surveys every year on key trends in the global AEC industry and publishes the findings in free reports. Regardless of the topic, we always try to determine its impact it on construction safety, ranging from jobsite processes and performance tracking to culture and technology. That last element is particularly important because often technology tools focus primarily on productivity and efficiency. We… Read More »The Impact of Technology and Digital Processes on Safety in Construction

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          Environmental Design Trends and Research 2021: Healthy Home Rising Demand

          The health of our families depends on the health of the home, since most Americans spend about 90 percent of every day indoors and about 35 million homes in U.S. metropolitan areas have one or more health hazards, according to the National Center for Healthy Housing. While the interest in healthy homes had been steadily on the rise, a 2021 survey from YORK found that indoor air quality is the home improvement priority for 81 percent of homeowners. The essential… Read More »Environmental Design Trends and Research 2021: Healthy Home Rising Demand

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            Redefined Priorities: Environmental Design Trends and Research 2021

            The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the way Americans use their homes. According to the National Association of Home Builders study, 25 percent of home buyers say that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their housing preferences. As work-from-home and virtual school attendance numbers grew, and as opportunities for in-person leisure activities vanished, many were forced to spend much more time at home than usual. Household demands changed and the priorities for homeowners and home buyers also changed. They began to rethink how… Read More »Redefined Priorities: Environmental Design Trends and Research 2021

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              Architectural Tools by Andersen

              Andersen allows you to streamline your design process by providing all of the tools you need in one location. Choose a series to get started. This tool library is updated monthly to feed your design needs, so please check back to see the newest additions to the menu.

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                Research Document: Installation Comparison of Combination Window Units

                Andersen engaged RSMeans data, from Gordian, the most trusted source of construction cost data for over 70 years. RSMeans was tasked with conducting a time and motion study comparing the productivity differences of one installation of four 100 Series window units with Easy Connect Joining vs. four leading industry competitor window units with ½” steel reinforced aluminum field mull. Data was collected on the installation of both window assemblies over the course of a single day. The purpose of the… Read More »Research Document: Installation Comparison of Combination Window Units

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                  Multi-Family Living Window Style Survey

                  In a survey of 2,000 respondents, we asked the unasked questions about what really makes an apartment or condo feel like home, and how the choices of window color, style and material impact this. We uncover the link between the feeling of home and the value of that to renters. It looks at various upgrades that are considered desirable by people looking to rent an apartment or condo. The results show how window choice can impact that feeling of home… Read More »Multi-Family Living Window Style Survey

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                    Light in the Visible Spectrum Can Kill COVID-19, a New Study Asserts

                    Ultraviolet light is an important tool in the fight against COVID-19, and is being used to disinfect everything from hospital CT scanners to firefighters’ boots. HVAC systems incorporate UV lights to reduce the spread of the airborne disease in building interiors. UV radiation occurs at wavelengths from 10 to 400 nanometers, and is largely invisible to the human eye. However, it can, at certain wavelengths, cause significant damage to our eyesight, skin, and immune system, undermining its utility as an… Read More »Light in the Visible Spectrum Can Kill COVID-19, a New Study Asserts

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