August 2013: BIM, D/B and IPD

 

Monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx) may not be a popularly known practice in the building community right...

Electrical contractors’ participation in design/build (D/B) projects continues to increase annually, with 36 percent of...

A select audience of industry practitioners and university researchers recently gathered in Kansas City, Mo.,...

Contractors have been using rudimentary building-information modeling (BIM) tools since the 1970s to design installations...

As we enter the fall, crops are ready for harvest, the leaves on trees are...

Who wants to be without lights, heat, air conditioning or a working refrigerator? Try asking...

In 2009, the General Services Administration (GSA), which delivers federal workplaces, turned its attention to...

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, The facade of the Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building, Dynalectric crew hoists a 1-MW generator into the penthouse., Dynalectric's Jason Stecher bends conduit., Telecom closet
| August 2013
In 2009, the General Services Administration (GSA), which delivers federal workplaces, turned its attention to transforming the Edith Green/Wendell Wyatt Federal Building (EGW

, Revit Integration: Energy Analysis for Autodesk Revit was the first integrated whole-building energy analysis solution on the market. Green Building Studio is tightly integrated with the Revit modeling environment., Detailed Model Simulation: Autodesk Revit 2014 allows users to create energy analytical models from detailed architectural models and includes the thermal properties of building elements. Room and space object placement are automatically identified., Whole-Building Analysis: Whole-building energy analysis can give users reasonable energy-cost projections to use for design decisions and financial analyses. Green Building Studio adds defaults and assumptions based on your building type and location to complete the energy analytical model.
| August 2013
Contractors have been using rudimentary building-information modeling (BIM) tools since the 1970s to design installations before construction.

| August 2013
Monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx) may not be a popularly known practice in the building community right now, but it may be soon.

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, This framework depicting Infrastructure is critical because it provides a more universal look at what encompasses the infrastructure for today’s global economy rather than what many people hold as the traditional definition of infrastructure (roads, bridges, railroads, and maybe the power grid).  Economic development decisions affecting regional sustainability must include all facets of infrastructure in order for them to be viable.  –James Carlini
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Today, there are many companies and organizations struggling to keep up with technology and maximize their systems and profit potentials.

| August 2013
When today’s energy developers look offshore, most of them are concerned with oil and natural gas reserves lying beneath the ocean floor and the winds blowing a hundred or mor

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