Integration removes boundaries: A recent visit to my daughter’s doctor got me wondering; when he walked in carrying a notebook computer to access her recent test results, I wondered about how secure the network was.
Controlling smoke with doors and detectors: In this issue, we will discuss smoke doors and the National Fire Alarm Code requirements for the application and placement of smoke detectors for the operation and control of the smoke doors.
Commissioning fire detection and alarm systems Normally, a fire alarmis the last system to be commissioned on a project. The owner, of course, wants to obtain the certificate of occupancy and move into his or her building.
The DC power alternative Data center projects usually translate into big-ticket deals. From the user’s perspective, data centers are hungry beasts that consume massive amounts of energy. One reason for this large energy consumption? Unlike other facilities, they operate 24/7.
EVERY ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR has at one time or another thought about ways to expand his or her business. Sometimes the day-to-day drill of operating a business keeps an electrical contractor from differentiating itself from the competition.
Clients benefit from firm’s sound and communications expertise “We’re fast-track artists,”said Larry Frontino, president, Direct A/V Inc., Hawthorne, Calif. “Some contractors are good at fast track while others are good at submitting an RFI [request for information] and waiting three months for the
Controlling safety and comfort from one unit The electrical contracting firm’s core business typically includes Division 26/Electrical of the Construction Specifications Institute’s (CSI) 2004 edition of the MasterFormat that specifies the requirements for a facility’s power distribution and lighti
Do you know what’s in your extinguisher? FIRE CAN OCCUR ANYWHERE AT ANYTIME. Electricians must be prepared to respond. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires an appropriate fire extinguisher be available on the job site.
Ten success tips for the professional contractor IN ANY PROFESSION, there are always tips for success. Something as simple and seemingly insignificant as your own attitude can mean a lot to production.
The security and communications boom is upon us Background Study participants totaled 315, of which 261 said they currently are involved in security/life safety and/or communications work. The data was compiled and analyzed by Renaissance Research & Consulting Inc., New York.
Online Gaming Revenues to Triple by 2009 Revenues from US online gaming services will increase from $1,100,000,000 in 2005 to more than $3,500,000,000 in 2009, according to “Networked Gaming: Driving the Future,” a new report from Dallas-based, market research firm Parks Associates.