March 2017: Smart Lighting

 

Knowing how light plays and today’s LED capabilities helped designers and contractors achieve a stand-alone space, the Blossom Cocktail lounge at the MGM National Harbor casino.

From high-definition panels to vibrant pinpoint light, from deep, true color to interactivity and animation,...

An interesting phrase comes up frequently in the rapidly evolving streetlight market: “real estate.” Most...

Lighting controls save energy by turning off or reducing lighting when it's not needed. The smarter the control and the more flexible the light source, the greater precision in delivering maximum energy savings. Because LED lighting is instant-on and easily controllable, outdoor lighting control now offers higher energy cost savings through flexibility.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), about 160 million lamps operated in...

Just as building intelligence systems draw information about a building’s environment to help manage the...

By most standards, the United States has a highly educated populace. However, one glaring omission...

Hioki PQ3100 PQ analyzer

The quality of electric power that operates building systems has always been important, but as...


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| March 2017
This article provides a review of the significant changes to the rules for healthcare facilities contained in Chapter 5, Special Occupancies, in the 2017 edition of the Nation

| March 2017
Last month, I wrote about basic considerations for processing change orders. Now, it’s time to dig into the details. Let’s start from the beginning.
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| March 2017
When a dead body was discovered in a hot tub in Bentonville, Ark., in late 2015, detectives looked for forensic evidence in uncommon places.

Photo courtesy of Robert Romanoff and Dwight School
| March 2017
In the effort to bring more young people into construction and the trades, it could pay off to look even younger than you might think.

| March 2017
The first-ever National Ladder Safety Month, sponsored by the American Ladder Institute (ALI), is taking place this month.

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