CWS Tapped for Switchable Smart Window Film Installation Project at Washington Convention Center
WASHINGTON – Commercial Window Shield has been retained for a second window film installation project at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the nation’s capital.
The project involves installing switchable smart window film on interior office and conference room windows. The film has an electrical component that is wired to a light switch. When the switch is off, the film remains clear allowing passersby to see inside. When the switch is on a decorative pattern emerges in the film, blocking views of the interior and turning the glass into a privacy wall.
Previously, Commercial Window Shield installed 42,000 sq. ft. of solar control film to correct heat, glare and fading issues with furniture, carpet and artwork at the convention center. The Phase 1 project included installing 7,500 sq. ft. anti-bird strike film on the L Street bridge corridor, a regular fly-through zone for birds.
The Phase 2 smart window film project is a continuation of the original contract, signed in 2016, which called for possible additional projects over a four-year period. The project us scheduled to begin next month.
Commercial Window Shield’s experience with complex projects, such as Grand Central Terminal and Bethesda Metro Center, also helped secure the original project. Special, custom-made scaffolding was required for the difficult task of installing solar control window film on the building’s skylights in the L Street bridge area and the 80-foot wall of glass on the building’s Vermont Avenue side.
Commercial Window Shield is familiar with convention center projects. Previously, the company installed security window film on 2,500 windows at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, where hurricanes are a constant threat.
With more than 30 years experience, Commercial Window Shield is the nation’s leading security window film and solar reflective window film installer. Among its many projects in the nation’s capitol region, the company has protected windows at the U.S. Capitol, FBI headquarters, Pentagon, and all House of Representative and Library of Congress buildings. Nationwide, the company has completed projects at O’Hare International Airport, the Willis Tower [former Sears Tower], Merrill Lynch headquarters, and the Denver and Philadelphia mints.
For more information:
George Tanber  410-7913 or Adam Staley  215-9469