August 08, 2007

Aug. 8, 2007
August 08, 2007
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Use BSD SpecLink® for automated construction specifications writing, production, and management. Three tabs are linked for concept to post-construction documents: PerSpective® for early design criteria, Short Form specs for schematic design and design development, and SpecLink’s original data for construction specifications and automatic administrative reports. The new BSD SpecLink includes many LEED features and reports, and there’s also a one-click switch that flips any project from the old 16-division format to MasterFormat™ 2004.

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Building a Zero-Energy Commercial Office
Zero is hero at the new San Jose, CA, headquarters of electrical engineering and lighting design consultancy Integrated Design Associates Inc. The remodel of the former bank building will prove to many that the quest for net zero energy is not without merit. Features of the building include electrochromic window glazing, a building integrated photovoltaic system, and sophisticated lighting, HVAC, and building controls.
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Rush Transformation Begins in Windy City
A recent groundbreaking ceremony in Chicago marked the beginning of a multimillion-dollar redevelopment project at Rush University Medical Center. The first phase will include a 222,000-square-foot orthopedic ambulatory care building, which will house physical and occupational therapy, a sophisticated imaging center, laboratory, orthotics and prosthetic services, offices for orthopedic surgeons and staff, and a conference and learning center. Design plans focus on environmental efficiency and responsiveness.
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Sustainable Technology: Lighting
Lighting can play a significant role in LEED certification – directly and, in the case of energy optimization, indirectly; however, lighting quality shouldn’t be sacrificed for energy savings. Find out how you can optimize energy use and maximize LEED points to create an occupant-friendly and efficient lighting design.
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AIA/CES Technology Classroom
What is MasterFormat™ 2004 and Why Should I Care?

This course examines the recent revisions that have taken place with the introduction of MasterFormat 04, what it means for your practice, and what tools are available to aid in the transition. This course is approved for 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit (HSW).
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SignStream - Facility-wide Digital Signage Broadcasting

Contemporary Research’s SignStream™ is a single-server solution that broadcasts  HDTV signage, information channels, and emergency alerts to displays facility-wide. Web-driven Ethernet tools manage resources and playlists, operating over existing TV wiring. No additional servers, wiring, or network bandwidth needed. Controls HDTV-equipped displays, integrates using RS-232, Smart, or IR control. Controllers with integrated HDTV tuner available for video monitors and projectors. Ideal for retail stores, sports facilities, entertainment venues, as well as corporate and college campuses.

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Connecticut Bank Hopes to Fit the Bill
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Brooklyn School Design Connects Students, Community
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ARCHI-TECH AV Awards e-Lunch and Learn Webinar Series

Register for the ARCHI-TECH AV Awards e-Lunch and Learn webinar series, produced in partnership with InfoComm International. Each webinar will feature the 2007 AV Award winners from the InfoComm International Trade Show. Learn firsthand how the AV design and technology challenges were met, from the people who met them in these “best-practice” case studies. Architects can earn one AIA credit by attending, and InfoComm International Members can earn one RU credit.

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