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Glazed natural ventilators now available in North America

Firelight

The Bilco Company’s Colt’s Firelight, a glazed, natural ventilator, installs easily in a glass atrium or directly onto the roof of a building. This dual-purpose product provides buildings with both day-to-day ventilation and smoke control to aid building evacuation in the event of a fire.

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Electro-luminescent Egress Path Lighting

Electro-luminescence (EL) indicates an electric-powered, uninterrupted light source that increases visibility to locate exit doors. Photo courtesy Egress Marking Systems

by Betsy Boesel Sagges

Electro-luminescence (EL) indicates an electric-powered, uninterrupted light source that increases visibility to locate exit doors. EL systems are mounted in flexible tube and channel housing to fully integrate into an interior design esthetic. Connected directly to an electrical panel or sub-panel, EL lighting can be tested and measured any time of day or night by the flip of an override switch.

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Autodesk training guides

Autodesk Official Training Guides (AOTG) have been released for 2015 software now available through ASCENT–Center for Technical Knowledge. These resources are available for civil, building, and mechanical designers and engineers to become informed on the 3D design software. They were created to provide instruction for classrooms, self-study, and an ongoing reference. Guides now available include AutoCAD 2015 Update for AutoCAD 2013/2014 Users, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Fundamentals, and Autodesk Revit 2015 Architecture Fundamentals. These resources can …

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Testing the Test: Water Repellents

Water repellents can be confusing, from the imprecise terminology (i.e. sealers versus coatings versus sealants) to the wide variety of chemistries available. There can also be a stigma associated with repellents—many consultants are concerned about negative side effects from applying a material to the outside of a porous material, potentially impeding vapor drive from the interior.

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