Designing to prevent infection

U.S. healthcare organizations increasingly face the most daunting medical challenge since the pre-antibiotic age thanks to an aging population and ever-increasing multi-drug resistant and environmentally adaptive pathogens.
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Updating MasterFormat

The MasterFormat 2014 Update includes hundreds of revisions from the previous 2012 update. Among the key revisions were changes to agreements contained in Division 00–Procurement and Contracting Requirements to account for evolving contract delivery processes in the construction industry as a whole.
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Another kind of curtain wall

The effects of machine or process noise in a commercial/industrial facility can range from an annoyance to a serious long-term safety issue for employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates more than 30 million workers annually are exposed to hazardous sound levels in the United States.
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