Luminaire vs. Fixture: What's the difference?

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Luminaire vs. Fixture: What's the difference?Michael A. Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED APMasterSpec Engineering Specification WriterOn the drawings, it is referred to as the "Lighting Fixture Schedule." The Illuminating Engineers Society (IES) uses luminaire. Congress uses fixture. And it's not uncommon to hear someone use lamp when pointing out a source of light. Which term is correct when referencing a lighting unit?

NETA and ARCOM Collaborate on MasterSpec® Electrical Testing Requirements

NETA and ARCOM Collaborate on MasterSpec® Electrical Testing RequirementsThis February, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA) and ARCOM launched a collaboration to incorporate enhanced requirements for electrical testing in The American Institute of Architects (AIA) MasterSpec® master guide specification sections.

ARCOM Launches New Search Tool, Specifications.org

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Site organizes construction specification data and provides more accurate results than generic search engines.

ARCOM Announces Strategic Alliance with Master Painters Institute

ARCOM Announces Strategic Alliance with Master Painters InstituteMaster Painters Institute is First Trade Organization to Integrate with SpecBuilder+Expert™ PlatformDuring this year's AIA National Convention, ARCOM announced a new strategic alliance and endorsement agreement with the Master Painters Institute (MPI), the leading publisher of painting standards and best practices, tester of paint products, and

ARCOM Announces New Procedures for Alteration Projects

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ARCOM Announces New Procedures for Alteration ProjectsTim Werbstein, AIA, CSI, CCS, SCIPARCOM Senior Architectural Specification Writer "Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly."– Francis Bacon (1561–1626)

Meet the MasterSpec Architectural Review Committee (MARC) 2013

Meet the MasterSpec Architectural Review Committee (MARC) 2013 May MARC Meeting Sparks Review of Terrazzo Specifications  

ARCOM Congratulates Our new CDT-Certified Employees

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Through the CDT Program, candidates learn about the development and management of construction documents, including the particulars of contractual relationships, project delivery methods, and facility life cycle stages.

Nominal, Utilization, and Service Voltages in MasterSpec

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Nominal, Utilization, and Service Voltages in MasterSpecMichael A.

ARCOM Announces Continuing Education Program through ACEC

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) welcomed ARCOM as a registered provider for the Registered Continuing Education Providers Program (RCEP), a continuing education system for professional engineers

MasterSpec Used by Majority of Top Firms in U.S.

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The majority of the top firms rely on MasterSpec for their specification needs.

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