Health, Safety and Wellness

    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 homeimprovement priority for 81 percent of homeowners. The essential elements… Read More »Environmental Design Trends and Research 2021: Healthy Home Rising Demand

      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

        CEU Webinar: Door Code Fundamentals

        Join Andersen on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 1:00 PM CT for a continuing education webinar on Door Code Fundamentals. When you complete this course you will have a better understanding of: Identify door requirements within current ADA and FHA Discuss a wide range of IBC building codes related to doors Compare and contrast the nuances between ADA and FHA Understanding IRC building codes and how aging in place trends are impacting door design, placement and choice 1.5 LU/HSW

          CEU Webinar: Coastal Window & Door Performance

          Join Andersen on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 1:00 PM CT for a continuing education webinar on Coastal Performance. When you complete this course you will have a better understanding of: The analysis of building code requirements for impact resistance and opening protection for coastal areas The various methods of providing opening protection How to assess wind loads and calculate requirements for a simple project The comparison of ASTM and Florida impact resistant test standards and the similarities and differences… Read More »CEU Webinar: Coastal Window & Door Performance

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              Architectural Tools by Andersen

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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

                  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

                    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

                      Robot Assistants, Coming to a Construction Site Near You

                      With construction plagued by inefficiency, safety concerns, and labor shortages, the smart money is on robotics transforming the job site. The National Science Foundation, in particular, is betting $2 million on a consortium of researchers from the University of Florida, University of Michigan, and Washington State University, for their study pairing human workers with so-called “interactive robot assistants.” According to the University of Michigan’s University Record, the robots will learn how to learn on the job from their flesh-and-blood mentors.… Read More »Robot Assistants, Coming to a Construction Site Near You