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Windows: Materials, Methods, and Jobs-Boston – April 28-29, 2015

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TBC141 Wooden Window Repair Techniques - Selected Best Practices  

Marc Bagala
Bagala Window Works

Marc Bagala of Bagala Window Works, Westbrook, Maine Marc is the owner and President of Bagala Window Works. He started his preservation journey twenty-seven years ago, learning to make windows and doors energy efficient with Accurate Metal Interlocking Weatherstrip. Expanding on this nearly-lost trade, he picked the brains of every preservationist he could find, to learn everything he could about architectural preservation and historic windows and doors. Now, Marc likes to say, “I’ve never met a window I couldn’t restore”, and he feels very fortunate that so many people over the years have allowed him to restore their original windows. Marc realizes he cannot save all the windows in the world that need saving, so now he teaches others what he knows, vicariously preserving windows through them. The Bagala Window Works shop is located in a renovated 1800s church in Westbrook, Maine.

Marc Bagala


TBC141 Wooden Window Repair Techniques - Selected Best Practices  

Rob Cagnetta
Heritage Restoration Inc.

Rob began Heritage Restoration, Inc. in 2001 as a broad range construction and restoration service company, from general contracting, building maintenance, window restoration, and fine craftsmanship — all dedicated to preserving and enhancing a building’s beauty, function, efficiency, and charm. Rob has been the recipient of three RI State Historic Preservation Awards, two Doris Duke Preservation Awards, and a Providence Preservation Society award. Rob is the past President of the Preservation Trades Network, on the board of the US Green Building Council, Rhode Island Chapter, serves on the building committee for Preserve Rhode Island and the Providence Preservation Society, and writes a bi-monthly column for the Providence Journal Bulletin. Rob is a 1991 graduate of Roger Williams University’s Historic Preservation program.

Rob Cagnetta


TB1001 How Industry Revolutionized Window Design and Construction  

Sally Fishburn
SA Fishburn, Inc.
(802) 685-2524,
(802) 274-7990
399 Old Stagecoach Rd.
Danville, VT 05828

Sally Fishburn, owner of S.A. Fishburn, Inc., started her historic preservation career upon the completion of the North Bennet Street School’s Preservation Carpentry program in 1991. S.A. Fishburn, Inc. helps individuals (home owners, municipalities, non-profits, etc...) maintain the historic spirit of their buildings through hands-on preservation, consulting, and design work. S.A. Fishburn, Inc. offers wood window restoration, plaster preservation, reproduction architectural millwork, and custom cabinetry in traditional styles.

Sally Fishburn


TB1701 Windows: Assessments, Testing and Evaluation: The Lab, The Field, and the Job Site  

Jarod Galvin, AIA
Frank Shirley Architects
75 Henry Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

Mr. Galvin is a project architect at Frank Shirley Architects. Educated at the Tulane School of Architecture (B.Arch. 2004, M.Arch. 2004), he has been a lifelong advocate of sustainable practices and design. As project manager for numerous new and historical residences, he has studied vernacular building materials and methods across the country, paying special attention to those that prove most durable. His in-depth study of historical and contemporary window construction and performance combined with direct window restoration experience led him to co-author the research paper "A Comparative Study of the Cumulative Energy Use of Historical Versus Contemporary Windows" with Frank Shirley.

Jarod Galvin


TBC141 Wooden Window Repair Techniques - Selected Best Practices  

Alison Hardy
Window Woman of New England

Alison Hardy, owner of Window Woman of New England, has restored and repaired windows in homes both grand and modest in Boston’s North Shore for the past thirteen years. After a career in the textile industry, she gave up the clean world of fabrics and color for the dirty, but rewarding world of sawdust and putty. She is a member of Historic New England, Historic Salem, Preservation Trades Network and New England Window Restoration Alliance.

Alison Hardy


Bronze, Steel, and Aluminum Windows:-History, Repair and Fabrication  

Darren Joyce, Head of International Trade
Tel. +44 (0)1376 530 821 (Direct)
Tel. +44 (0)1376 530 800 (Switchboard)
Fax. +44 (0)1376 530 801
C: +44 (0)7833 092029
Skype. darren.joyce.crittall
W: Visit

The origins of the Crittall Windows date back to 1849, when Francis Berrington Crittall bought the Bank Street ironmongery in Braintree, Essex. The recession of the early 1990s and decline in the UK construction market, led to the company looking beyond its’ own shores to other markets. Substantial investment in export, particularly in North America resulted in successful export trade activities, eventually resulting in the establishment of a strong US distributor network. During the more recent UK recession, this positive action taken in the 1990s proved to be a wise business move and aided the success of the company during a period when the home market again declined. 2004 saw the Company being purchased from the American owners by the management, and resulted in every employee owning a part of the business. The pride of the employees coupled with the new long term security offered by this positive move spurred the company to achieve even greater heights. The export success culminated in Crittall Windows being officially presented with the Queen's Award for Enterprise 2010 by the Queen's representative, The Lord Lieutenant of Essex. Crittall Windows received the award in recognition of its export achievements in the notoriously difficult American market where the Essex-based company has seen the value of its sales increase significantly over recent years. Crittall is now the second largest supplier of steel windows in the United States, having re-built its entire distribution network there in just six years.

Notable projects include the following:
Public Records Office, London
Houses of Parliament, London
Tower of London
Coventry Cathedral - the Great West Wall window
Asia Insurance building, Singapore
Yale University, USA
MCC building, Lords cricket ground, London
Temperate House, Kew Gardens
Harvey Mudd Estate, USA
Ravelston Garden - Art Deco Edinburgh flats
300 Central Park West, USA
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Princeton University, USA
Ford River Rouge Complex, USA
Crosby Street Hotel, USA
New York Botanical Gardens, USA

Darren Joyce


TB1702 Storm Windows: Durability, Efficiency, and Noise Reduction  

David Martin, President
Allied Window, Inc.
11111 Canal Road
Cincinnati, OH 45241

David Martin has been President of Allied Window, Inc. since 1971. Prior to that he was a Manufacturing Consultant for Deloitte Haskins & Sells, Manager of Materials at Lodge & Shipley, Plant Manager at Cintas, and progressed at GE for (8) years. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, he received his MBA degree at Xavier University. He has served his industry, becoming national VP of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. He was active in small business issues, and was a congressional appointee delegate to the first White House Conference on Small Business in 1980.

David Martin


TB1702 Storm Windows: Durability, Efficiency, and Noise Reduction  

Jim Nelson
Sales Manager
Mon-Ray, Inc.
7900 Excelsior Blvd., Suite 140
Hopkins, MN 55343
800-544-3646 Ext 243
612-270-5022 Cell
763-546-8977 Fax

Jim Nelson is a Sales Manager with Mon-Ray, Inc., manufacturer of Mon-Ray Secondary Glazing Products, DeVAC Aluminum Windows and Glasswalls Porch Enclosures. Over the past 22 years with the Company, Jim has worked with residential and commercial building owners, architects, designers, engineers, consultants, contractors and Authorized Dealers, to assure project goals are achieved. He has been involved in all aspects of projects, from measuring, detailing and product selection to specifications and project management. For over 65 years, Mon-Ray, Inc., based in Minneapolis, MN, has been recognized for establishing high performance standards (air leakage, water resistance, structural load and acoustical.) The Company focuses on three specific marketing areas; Historic Preservation, Energy Conservation and Sound Abatement.



Jim Nelson


TBC141 Wooden Window Repair Techniques - Selected Best Practices  

Andy Roeper
Winn Mountain Restorations

Andy Roeper has been living in and working on old houses most of his life. In 2006 he founded Winn Mountain Restorations to restore old windows (and some doors). Home and shop are based in a 270 year old connected farmhouse and barn structure which could be a life’s work in itself. Restoration projects have ranged from private homes to meeting houses and libraries. Current notable projects include the Wentworth Coolidge Mansion in Portsmouth NH. He is a board member and past president of the Preservation Trades Network, Historic New England, New England Window Restoration Alliance, a life member of the Timber Framer’s Guild and has taught restoration classes and demonstrated throughout the eastern half of the US.



Andy Roeper


TBC149 Window Repair and Replacement: Making the Crucial Decisions  

John Sandor
Architectural Historian
Technical Preservation Services
US National Park Service
Department of the Interior

John Sandor has worked as an architectural historian in the Technical Preservation Services Branch of the National Park Service since 1996. He reviews rehabilitation projects seeking certification for federal tax credit and provides assistance to the users of the program and the general public on technical aspects of preservation. He previously worked as the architectural coordinator for the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office and has experience as a preservation consultant and a carpenter. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. He serves on the boards of the DC Preservation League and the Latrobe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.


John Sandor


TB1701 Windows: Assessments, Testing and Evaluation: The Lab, The Field, and the Job Site  

Frank Shirley, AIA, principal, Frank Shirley Architects

Frank Shirley is the principal of his residential design practice. Mr. Shirley was educated at the University of Cincinnati, receiving his degree in architecture in 1989. He began his career as a designer at Moshe Safdie & Associates, working on large-scale civic and institutional projects. Later, at Design Associates Inc. as the project manager, Frank led the restoration of the Corbin-Norton residence on Martha’s Vineyard, which received the Boston Society of Architects’ award for “Excellence in Architecture.” He was also the project architect for homes featured on the PBS television series, This Old House. In 2000, he launched Frank Shirley Architects in Cambridge, MA. In 2007 Frank won the Traditional Building Design Challenge–a competition among architects nationwide to design a single family home in the spirit of its Cape Cod setting. In addition, Frank Shirley Architects received the 2012 Bulfinch Award for residential restoration, renovation or addition under 5,000sf, Boston magazine's 2011 Best of Boston® Home Award for restorations and the 2008 Best of Boston® Home Award for historic renovations. Frank is also a serious architectural photographer. Fifteen of his photographs have been chosen for the calendars published by the American Institute of Architects. In 2007, Frank’s book, New Rooms for Old Houses: Beautiful Additions for the Traditional Home, was published under the imprimatur of the National Trust for Historic Preservation by Taunton Press and distributed by Random House.

Frank Shirley


TBC143 Bronze, Steel, and Aluminum Windows: History, Repair and Fabrication  

Jim Turner
Turner Restoration
Detroit, Michigan
P: 313-574-9073


Jim Turner




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