A Breath of Fresh Air: Cleaning the Air with Gas-Phase Filtration

by Paula Gillette 0 comments
With the advent and implementation of sustainable design practices, the quality of indoor air has improved as compared with what was once commonplace. Yet, airborne contaminants remain a concern within as well as around the built environment. Gas-phase filtration further improves indoor air quality, in addition to cleaning contaminated exhaust air.

Your Guide to Operable Wall Louvers

by Kristi Duce-Romero 0 comments
Operable wall louvers are ideal for controlling airflow and offer maximum flexibility in terms of design, performance, and functionality.

The Difference between Mounting and Installing

by Michael Heinsdorf 0 comments
It is important to differentiate between these two seemingly similar terms because all too often in project specifications, mounting and installing are used interchangeably.

Have You Gotten Close to Your Fire Door Lately?

by Ronald Ray 0 comments
The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) first developed NFPA 80: Standard for Fire Doors and Other Openings Protectives in 1912 under the title Rules for Fire Protection Coverings for Openings in Walls and Partitions on the Interior of Buildings. NFPA 80 has been adopted into the International Building Code (IBC) since the IBC's inception in 2000, and it has also been adopted into NFPA 101: Life Safety Code.

Imprinted Asphalt

Imprinted asphalt (also called textured asphalt, stamped asphalt, or patterned paving) has been incorporated into the specifications of some state Departments of Transportation (DOTs). The state DOTs have found these systems to be exceptional for their aesthetics and durability.

No Time to Waste - Construction Waste Management

by Kristi Duce-Romero 0 comments
At a time when sustainability is such an important topic in the construction industry, it is imperative to understand how we can contribute to sustainable goals during demolition and construction by properly planning for demolition and construction waste. Construction, and especially demolition operations, can generate an enormous amount of waste. As a result, a construction waste management plan is now a requirement of many municipalities and sustainable design standards.

GSA to Launch Pilot to Require Use of GACPs on Projects

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GSA Recognition of GACP Certification. The General Services Administration is searching for a project or projects to use in a pilot to determine the effectiveness of the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 accredited Green Advantage Certified Practitioner (GACP) on GSA projects. Their plan for the pilot is to require the use of a significant percentage of the supervisory workforce to be GACP certified throughout the construction phase. If the pilot is successful, the use of GACP personnel will be required on other GSA projects nationally.

Tech Tip - What does the Sustainability feature in MasterSpec do?

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The sustainability feature in MasterSpec is in innovative cloud-based resource allowing clients access to various ‘LEED’ green building rating systems, codes, and standards.

Automatic Entrances - Know When to Fold 'Em

by Kristi Duce-Romero 1 comments
Automatic entrances are a great way to add convenience and accessibility to any type of facility. A folding automatic entrance is best used where there is not enough space available in front of a door opening for a swinging door, or where available side room is inadequate for a sliding door, and where the width of an opening is restricted to approximately six to eight feet and there is a desire to move traffic in both directions through a single opening.

Tech Tip - How Can I Change the Units of Measure?

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 Tech Tip - How Can I Change the Units of Measure?There are several ways you can easily edit the units of measure in your specifications. You can also choose inch-pound units or metric units.