Some Suggestions for Preventing Electrical Counterfeiting

by Michael Heinsdorf 0 comments
Generally, consulting engineers aren't too concerned about electrical counterfeiting. Once the submittals are approved and the equipment is on site, it is assumed that the equipment is as specified and identical to the submittal. But what happens if it isn't? What if the products came from a facility that produced unauthorized copies, or they aren't built to the quality level specified?

D+D Conference 2014

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Don't miss your chance to attend the inaugural Durability and Design (D+D) Conference held in Cincinnati from May 20 to 22 and network with the experts advancing building technology and aesthetics.

Ask the Experts: Why Was Part 1 - Related Requirements Removed from MasterSpec Plumbing Valve Sections?

by Mike King 0 comments
Ask the Experts: Why Was Part 1 - Related Requirements Removed from MasterSpec Plumbing Valve Sections? Occasionally as a part of our Ask the Experts series we'll post questions asked by users, along with a response by an ARCOM staff member. Today we'll look at why Part 1 - Related Requirements was removed from plumbing valve sections. 

2014 MERC Meeting Highlights

Earlier this year, members of the MasterSpec Engineering Review Committee (MERC) convened in Alexandria, Virginia, to discuss MasterSpec section revisions, inclusion of reference standards, and sustainable design.

Ask the Experts: Which Section Covers General Requirements for Electrical Work?

by Mike King 0 comments
 Ask the Experts: Which Section Covers General Requirements for Electrical Work? Occasionally as a part of our Ask the Experts series we'll post questions asked by users, along with a response by an ARCOM staff member. Today we'll look at where to find general requirements for different types of work.Q: Without MasterSpec Section 260500, which has been discontinued, which section covers the general requirements for electrical work?

Ask the Experts: Why Were Angle Valves and Globe Valves Removed from MasterSpec Plumbing Valves Sections?

by Mike King 0 comments
  Ask the Experts: Why Were Angle Valves and Globe Valves Removed from MasterSpec Plumbing Valves Sections? Occasionally as a part of our Ask the Experts series we'll post questions asked by users, along with a response by an ARCOM staff member. Today we'll look at the justification behind why two types of valves were removed from MasterSpec's plumbing valves sections.

ARCOM Releases Mechanical/Electrical Specifications for Altarix Software

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ARCOM's Altarix® now includes the ability to process MasterSpec Mechanical/Electrical (M/E) specifications. This new capability will increase Engineers’ efficiency when creating specifications for M/E projects.

Specifying NFPA 285 Testing: Part 2

by Joe Berchenko 0 comments
  Specifying NFPA 285 Testing: Part 2   

Specifying NFPA 285 Testing: Part 1

by Joe Berchenko 0 comments
Specifying NFPA 285 Testing: Part 1Joseph Berchenko, AIA, CSI, CCSAssistant Director of Architectural Specifications, MasterSpec 

Time to Get the Lead Out

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Time to Get the Lead OutA Change in Specifying Potable (Drinking) WaterNow that the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act has become federal law this month, all mentions in MasterSpec of NSF International Reference Standard 61 relating to potable (drinking) water in Division 22 have been updated from "NSF 61 [and NSF 372]" to "NSF 61 Annex G [and NSF 372]" and that "American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/NSF 61" is now "ANSI/NSF 61 Annex G."

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