National Building Science's Barry Hardman Passes
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
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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