Free eBook looks at 7 ideal applications for HVLS fans


Could your next project benefit from the superior air movement provided by a high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fan?

HVLS fans have been demonstrated to cut winter energy use by 30 percent in a wide variety of facilities. They also help reduce the effects of humidity, moisture, and bacteria while operating more efficiently than conventional fans. As a result, HVLS fans can help keep people safer, healthier, more comfortable, and more productive.

These advantages are applicable …

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Design-build projects honored by DBIA

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The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) celebrated excellence in design-build by awarding projects from across the country. During the Design-Build Conference and Expo awards dinner in Denver, Colorado, DBIA’s panel of industry experts named 26 winners of National Award of Merit in 10 categories.

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Proposed ASTM test method to measure smoothness of concrete


The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Subcommittee E06.21 has suggested a new test method to help minimize the confusion in quantifying texture value at the concrete surface. WK49335, Test Method for Concrete Micro Surface Texture will be used to measure concrete surfaces with a contact stylus instrument—a profilometer.

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U.S. construction starts predicted to rise to $712 billion in 2016

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Dodge Data and Analytics released its ‘2016 Dodge Construction Outlook,’ which forecasts a six percent increase in American construction starts next year to reach $712 billion. In 2016, commercial building will advance 11 percent with office construction continuing to lead, followed by private developments and construction related to technology and finance firms.

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AIA launches new contract documents

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently released nine new contract documents, including a new owner/consultant agreement and administrative forms for design-build projects. C103-2015, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Consultant Without a Predefined Scope of Consultant’s Services, establishes expectations between an owner and consultant on a project.

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Group calls for papers on electrostatic discharge

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The Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Association is requesting abstracts for technical papers covering the effects of ESD, electrical overstress (EOS), and static electricity. The papers will be presented at the 38th Annual Symposium on EOS and ESD Effects from September 8 to 16 next year in Anaheim, California.

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