Warranty and guarantee sound similar and share a common root, but they can mean completely different things. This is where the subtle differences in language stand out and knowledge of the standard contract documents and "front end" specifications becomes important.
ARCOM has partnered with GreenWizard to create a software platform interfacing their unique tools to help architects and specifiers better identify building products and materials that fulfill the green and budgetary goals of their projects.
Lighting control is an effective way to save energy beyond using energy efficient lighting sources and manual or sensor operated switches. A lighting control system controls multiple luminaires at one central point or it may be modular. This type of system allows local control or communicates with building automation systems, and employs energy conservation measures such as daylight harvesting and occupancy sensing. With modern digital communications, the possibilities are essentially limitless, and the integration, operation, and coordination of these systems can become quite complex.
Of the four types of specifications—descriptive, performance, reference standard, and proprietary—you'll note that there are two different ways to specify a product in a proprietary specification: open or closed. What do these mean?
This new software tool makes the production of accurate specifications more efficient by allowing architects and specifiers to quickly select their sustainability preferences and then globally apply them throughout each MasterSpec specification section.