05/01/2015

An American architectural jewel tapped Bradley Corporation to lead its latest washroom makeover. The Merchandise Mart is one of the world’s largest commercial buildings. Established in 1930, the landmark’s iconic art-deco design is one of the defining features of Chicago’s riverfront. It has a dedicated stop on the city’s elevated train system and welcomes more than 25,000 people through its doors on a daily basis. 



05/01/2015

SitOnIt® Seating has introduced Lumin™ and Rio™, two new multipurpose chair collections. Lumin is an elegant contemporary multipurpose chair designed for exceptional support and comfort. Rio is an affordably priced, compact, stylish and versatile weight-assisted flexback stacking chair with transitional styling and loads of colorful options.



05/01/2015

What’s the best way to power a fan array in a critical operation?  For those who may not know what a fan array is, a fan array is exactly what it sounds like - a series of smaller fans designed to carry the load once handled by a single larger fan.



04/07/2015

Seeking the most eco-friendly building technologies and materials for their new corporate headquarters, this fertilizer company, with the help of its mechanical contractor and design engineer, discovered an ideal piping solution for its geothermal, chilled and condenser water and snowmelt systems.



04/07/2015

Our industry leading 100% outside air High Discharge Temperature Heating and Ventilation (HTHV) direct fired heating technologies are the most energy efficient way to heat both commercial and industrial buildings. Cambridge’s heaters also have the industry's highest temperature rise and Btu/cfm ratio. Starting at 250,000 Btus, our SA-series heaters are the most energy efficient way to heat buildings with 25,000 s/f or less. For larger spaces, 25,000 s/f and up, our S-series heaters provide heating solutions up to 3.2 million Btus from a single heater.



04/01/2015

Morton Buildings is the national leader in the post-frame construction industry. Partnering with Architects and Engineers across the country, Morton designBUILD specializes in constructing and managing complex, low-rise structures, whether commercial, residential, municipal, or for nearly any other application. Post-frame construction offers distinct advantages over other construction methods.



03/31/2015

Connectrac® wireways are the best floor-based solution for bringing power, data and communications from the wall to all interior commercial applications. Connectrac offers the flexibility to meet the demands for new technology connectivity while maintaining the aesthetic and structural integrity of the building – all without the expense and inflexibility of core drilling, trenching or floor boxes. According to a recent RSMeans study, Connectrac saves facility directors and electrical engineers 50% or more compared to core drilling or trenching in both new construction and retrofits of older buildings.



11/10/2014

While many of the layout designs of modern offices are positive – and come attached with buzz words such as collaborative, and open  – they are not always implemented with employee comfort in mind. This paper discusses the specific design challenges of modern office acoustics and how sound masking is a solution



10/30/2014

Imagine a luminaire that can provide energy-efficient, dimmable, code-compliant light for 10 years or more before the light source needs to be replaced. That could make a real difference to your occupants, your operations, your bottom line. Maybe you could better utilize your maintenance staff, or, if your crews are being paid overtime to change lamps after-hours, reduce labor costs. No more lighting contracts. No more storage of burnt-out fluorescent lamps. And in the competition for tenants, especially triple-net tenants, reduced utility bills and maintenance costs increase your competitive edge and the value of your property. 



10/01/2014

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) zoning systems and geothermal systems (or water-source) are two of the most energy-efficient options for cooling and heating available in the U.S. today. This article provides an overview of geothermal VRF zoning technology, which combines the benefits of both systems.



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