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HVAC Specifications—The Importance of Brand

Architects have many factors to consider when selecting an HVAC system for the projects they are involved with.  Not only are there many different types of heating and cooling systems to choose from; architects must also weigh a myriad of other factors. For example, what is the appropriate size to maximize the temperature control given […]

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Influencing the Designer’s Selection in Textile Wall Finishes

Designers and architects make millions of decisions on products when it comes to designing new buildings or during major renovations. Many times, the decisions involve tradeoffs when balancing all the influencers’ needs. Do you put in a product that achieves the look you want? Should you select the product that best meets the building owner’s […]

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Building Automation: Getting Your Company in Specifications

Building Automation involves bringing mechanical and electrical systems and equipment together with microprocessors in order to communicate with each other and other equipment within a building or campus of buildings. With the advent of IoT, however, their value to building owners and operators is becoming enormous – and thus, specifications will be subject to changes. […]

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Resilient Flooring: Taking the Right Path to Specification

Architects have thousands of choices to make when designing a building. On the other hand, they also make thousands of trade offs. However, there are always a few elements critical to them.  Maybe it is something that is performance-based, such as HVAC or a roofing system; or maybe aesthetics are prominent, such as the flooring […]