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.

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.

Get a Grip on Stainless Steel Railing Finishes

by Ronald Ray 3 comments
Stainless steel is often used as a railing material, especially where corrosion resistance is a major concern. Stainless steel tube and pipe railings are not extruded as some would think, but rather are fabricated from stainless steel sheet material complying with ASTM A480/A480M - Specification for General Requirements for Flat-Rolled Stainless and Heat-Resisting Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip. Within ASTM A480/A480M are established finishes for stainless steel sheet and plate, with the most common architectural finishes being No. 4, No. 6, No. 7, and No. 8. Stainless steel sheet used in the fabrication of tubes and pipes for railings typically has a No. 2D - Cold-Rolled Dull Finish or a No. 2B - Cold-Rolled Bright Finish.

Designing Comfort: Tips for Specifying Fixed Audience Seating

by Tim Werbstein 0 comments
MasterSpec Section 126100 - Fixed-Audience Seating was revised and reissued with the third 2015 update. It specifies chair-type seating typically found in theatres, educational and commercial meeting spaces, and sports arenas. Worship seating, traditionally based on fixed wooden pews, has generally been replaced by this more comfortable seating. This blog post focuses on planning considerations for upholstered seating.

There's Water (Vapor) in the Air - Benefits and Considerations of Humidification

by Paula Gillette 1 comments
Low humidity dries hair, skin, eyes, and mucous membranes in respiratory systems. To avoid low humidity, humidifiers are used to add water vapor to the air. Water vapor can be added to the supply air distribution system serving spaces or to the occupied spaces directly. Here we'll review some common types of humidifiers.

In or Out - Security Windows vs. Detention Windows

by Kristi Duce-Romero 0 comments
While security windows and detention windows may seem to serve the same purpose, the major difference is: do you intend to keep the threat in or to keep the threat out? The answer to this simple question will influence how to correctly specify the right type of window for your facility.

ARCOM Introduces New MasterSpec Section 262653 - Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment

by Michael Heinsdorf 0 comments
ARCOM has worked with several electric vehicle charger manufacturers to develop MasterSpec's new Section 262653 – Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment – Level 1 and Level 2, which debuts with the second quarter 2015 update.

MasterSpec 2Q 2015 Electrical Library Update

by Michael Heinsdorf 0 comments
This blog post includes some of the major updates to MasterSpec's Electrical Library for the second quarter of 2015.

MasterSpec 2Q 2015 Communications Library Update

by Michael Heinsdorf 0 comments
The MasterSpec Communications Library saw several sections substantially updated and the addition of five new sections in the 2015 second quarter update.

ARCOM's SpecText Now Specifies Industrial Wastewater Treatment

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ARCOM is happy to introduce a new Industrial Wastewater Treatment Library to the Water/Wastewater Library for SpecText. This release marks the first commercially available wastewater specification system for industrial applications.