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National Building Science's Barry Hardman Passes Away

Barry G. Hardman of the National Building Science Corp. passed away on February 7 at the age of 67. Hardman died of an aggressive lymphoma that had invaded his lungs and defied two series of chemotherapy.

Hardman designed and manufactured high-end custom commercial fenestration systems and installation details. His product lines included windows, doors, skylights, sun grilles, X-ray impervious ICU doors and a host of custom products. In later years he was interested in walls and building enclosures/envelopes and invented unique "disruptive technology" installation systems and worked with trade associations in developing details and testing protocols for their unique wall situations.

Hardman's volunteer work in fenestration and building science included serving as chairman of ASTM E06.51.11 and E06.51.06, vice chairman of BETEC (a council of National Institute of Building Sciences), a member of Fenestration Manufacturers Association and some work with the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. He helped found and served on the boards of the California Glass Dealers Association and the Bay Area Glass Dealers Association.

Hardman is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Beaulac Hardman, and his children, Susan Jean Grass, Barry G. Hardman II, Jackie Lynne Hardman, Marjorie B. Hardman and Carolyn J. Hardman.

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