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  1. 01/14/2014
    Commercial buildings can improve their winter time IAQ with proper air filtration techniques.
  2. 01/01/2014
    Within the next few years, close to half of America's workforce will have transitioned to independent labor, begging the question: Where will they all work?
  3. 01/24/2014
    Know how to take care of your roof before, during, and after an extreme weather event.
  4. 01/24/2014
    The greenest roof is improving the one you already have.
  5. 06/01/2014
    The working environment has officially changed and cubicle farms are nearing extinction. Their replacement is a sleek open bench system with a smaller footprint, denser population, and one major flaw: where will the power come from and what can be done with all those cables? This ubiquitous computing haven with portable laptops, tablets and smart phones is challenging the boundaries of a building’s existing power grid.
  6. 03/18/2014
    Could green building practices pose unanticipated life-safety hazards?
  7. 04/17/2014

    Reflecting solar rays reduce surface temperature and help lower heat gain

  8. 05/01/2014

    During construction of a new 40,000 sf Emergency Room and Acute Care addition at Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar, CA, McCarthy Building Companies decided to take a hard look at the way they had been creating their Operation and Maintenance manuals (O&Ms). While McCarthy had implemented paperless building processes, meaning that everyone on the design and construction team had access to digital documents, their Owners’ facilities departments were still working with printed copies. The paper-based facilities workflow created several challenges including delayed access to information, misplaced drawings and difficulties documenting changes over time.

  9. 12/12/2013
    School administrators and maintenance personnel should take time to inspect fluorescent lighting fixtures as some may have ballasts that contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
  10. 11/01/2013
    Sheryl Sandberg’s best-selling book, “Lean In,” provides some helpful advice for those of us trying to better define the interior design profession.
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