Data Center Construction: An Insatiable Market

by Jim Nowakowski (see our latest update for 2020 on this market here) According to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, there are about 3 million data centers in the United States.[1] You can see 1,269 of them at dataceters.com. And there is a map of 1,806 of them at datacentermap.com/usa. This doesn’t […]

Manufacturer Brief: How COVID-19 Changed the Way Architects Get Product Information

AIM Study Reveals Data-driven Insights on How Architects Get Information During the COVID-19 Pandemic Globally, COVID-19 has disrupted everyday life, bringing drastic changes to the way business is conducted. The complexity of the pandemic and its response has impacted the economy in many different ways, creating a gap between “essential” and “non-essential” businesses. So, what […]

New Type of Safari Involves Appointment Setting

Our sister company, Interline Creative Group, Inc., worked on a new type of program that got great coverage last week as a case history on their website. Even before the recession reduced the number of new project bids at the client, executives at the worldwide fire protection and security consulting firm client wondered how to […]

Maximize Success During the Metal Roofing Boom Through Specifications

Metal roofing has been used in a variety of commercial buildings for years. Retail centers, office buildings, public facilities and industrial properties have benefited from metal roof’s long-term performance, energy efficiency and low life cycle costs. In addition, new styles and shapes that are possible by using metal materials are boosting metal roofing’s design popularity […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]