Helping Buildings Evolve Gracefully
Structures inevitably change; deciding when and how is the challenge.
Reclaimed Water System Scores Touchdown
The new San Francisco 49ers stadium, with more than twice the toilets as the old stadium, expects to save 42 million gal. of water/yr.
Renovation Conserves Industrial Legacy
Chicago hotel and club achieves historic aesthetic with modern, high-performance windows.
Building-Management Lessons From Data Centers
Optimizing facility energy use isn’t limited to large, cavernous buildings.
By Kevin Callahan, Alerton
Although the humongous data centers operated by Internet titans such as Facebook seem to have little in common with other commercial facilities, they offer valuable lessons in effectively using building-management systems (BMS).
- Commercial Conversation #53 Robert Weygant of Sumex Design
This week Gary and Paul speak with Robert Weygant, president of Sumex Design Inc., Nottingham, NH, about BIM technology, it’s role in commercial-facility design and construction, how firms can benefit from the technology, and what lies ahead. Bob has provided content-development assistance to AEC firms for more than 10 yr., working with more than 700 manufacturers to create Revit content, specifications, and CAD. He is also co-founder and managing partner of SPECtrumBIM, LLC, a new firm specializing in Revit productivity tools and process improvement. The author of two AEC titles: “BIM Content Development-Standards, Strategies and Best Practices” and “Construction Specifications Writing–Practices and Principles,” his goal is to educate and bridge the gaps between AEC professionals, contractors, and building-product manufacturers while improving the overall deliverables that owners receive. Gary L. Parr is editorial director of Commercial Building Products magazine, and Paul Nutcher is president of Green Apple Group.
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