WASHINGTON – D Watts has hired Commercial Window Film for a switchable smart film project for a Washington law firm.
D Watts, an Alexandria, Va.-based construction company, will be building out two floors in a central Washington, D.C. office building for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.
Commercial Window Shield is a leading installer of switchable smart film. The company’s task in this project is to install switchable smart film on the firm’s multi-purpose conference room on the 5th floor as well as the firm’s boardroom on the 6th floor. The conference room features curved glass, adding to the complexity of the installation.
The electrical controls for the film will be integrated into the tenant’s Lutron control system. When the film is powered on, the glass remains clear allowing passersby to see inside. When the film is powered off it becomes opaque, blocking views of the interior and turning the glass into a privacy wall.
A second benefit of switchable smart films is that the film is projectable, meaning they can be used as a display screen for viewing power point presentations, videos and other images. The combination of on-demand privacy and turning the switchable smart film into a projectable screen has made switchable smart film a popular choice in recent years for office renovation projects, as is the case with the Orrick project.
The project is expected to commence in early 2024. As always, Commercial Window Shield installers will work closely with D Watt contractors to avoid scheduling conflicts.
Over the years, Commercial Window Shield has worked on numerous window film installation projects for D Watts and others leading construction companies, such as Harvey-Cleary, DAVIS, HITT, Rand Construction, DPR Construction, Gilbane and May Construction.
With nearly 40 years of experience, Commercial Window Shield is among the nation’s leading security window film, solar reflective window film and decorative/privacy window film installers, as well as radio frequency [RF] shielding and anti-bird strike films.
Among its many projects in the Washington area, 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], Grand Central Terminal, Merrill Lynch headquarters, and the Denver and Philadelphia mints.