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13 Sep 2019

Major Projects: Daylighting Design in Educational Environments

Major’s flexible service and adaptable daylighting systems offer designers endless opportunity to express their architectural ingenuity. From entrance canopies to classroom walls to cafeteria skylights, there are many different ways daylighting can be applied in an educational environment; but if you are looking for a […]

6 Sep 2019

Major Events September 2019

Visit us at an upcoming event to learn more about the latest in energy-saving daylighting solutions! Facades+ Denver September 12th The Cable Center Denver, CO AIA South Dakota Convention (Booth: #51) September 12-13th Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center Sioux Falls, SD AIA Iowa Convention (Booth: […]

5 Sep 2019

Building Brighter Futures

Beginning September 1st, Major will send a box of much-needed school supplies to every K-12 school project order placed this 2019-2020 school year! This box will be mailed to the district directly to distribute as needed and will contain supplies for teachers and students of […]

3 Sep 2019

The Major Difference: Packaging

At Major, we know that a few simple steps on our end will make our customer’s and installer’s jobs that much easier. From secure crating to clearly labelled parts, from flexible shipping arrangements to helping handle freight claims, our goal  is to make sure you […]

2 Sep 2019

Project Spotlight: Tres Volcanes Community Collaborative School

Tres Volcanes Community Collaborative School, named after three inactive volcanos near the school’s location, is the second incarnation of a new and collaboration-focused kindergarten through 8 model designed by Jon Anderson Architecture and built by Bradbury Stamm Construction, and is a much-needed addition to Albuquerque’s […]

30 Aug 2019

The Effects of Daylighting on Student Health & Learning

Children need sunlight; and because most children and adolescents spend the majority of their daylight hours in school, it’s important that students have access to sunlight by incorporating daylighting systems into classroom design. Exposure to natural light not only contributes to a student’s physical well-being […]

29 Aug 2019

Shout-Out to the Manufacturing Office Team!

(Left to Right: Matt – Assistant Plant Manager, Doug – Shop Supervisor, Jennifer – Inventory & Shipping Coordinator, Jason – Plant Manager, and Mike – Production Scheduler) From ordering the parts that make up your finished skylight, canopy, or wall system to making sure it […]

9 Aug 2019

Project Spotlight: Phillips Exeter Academy

One of the most recent additions to the Phillips Exeter Academy campus is the 85,000 square foot William Boyce Thompson Field House. Architectural Resources Cambridge (ARC)  designed the Field House as a year-round recreational space with advanced training facilities for track and field, wrestling, tennis, […]

8 Aug 2019

Design Considerations for Hot Climates

Designing for Thermal Performance and Energy Efficiency When it comes to a building’s internal temperature, comfort doesn’t always have to come at a cost.  Buildings designed to compliment the climate in which they’re built not only maximize thermal comfortability but also minimize energy consumption by […]

7 Aug 2019

Thermal Performance Glazing Comparison

      U-Factor = The rate at which a window, door, or skylight conducts non-solar heat. The lower the U-factor, the more effective the insulation. Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) =  The fraction of solar radiation transmitted through a window, door, or skylight. The […]