Using Building Information Modeling to Control Lifecycle Costs

Building Information

Building information modeling, or BIM, is a sophisticated technology that enables teams to design and manage projects, as well as operate across disciplines using graphic representations. When incorporated as part of the design and construction processes, BIM enables coordination and seamless communication between the owner, design team, and contractors. Once construction is complete, detailed information … read more

What is an NFPA 241 Plan and Why Do I Need One?

NFPA 241 is the Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations. The fire code in five of the six New England states (MA, NH, VT, ME, RI) is based upon NFPA 1, Fire Code. NFPA 1 requires any structure undergoing construction, alteration, or demolition to comply with NFPA 241 and gives the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) the … read more

The End of the VFD Revolution: What’s Next in Outpatient Healthcare Energy Efficiency

When first introduced, Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s) were truly revolutionary as the first practical way to take advantage of the energy savings available from variable speed motor operation. For the past 10-20 years, retrofitting constant-speed or two-speed electric induction motors with VFD’s or replacing constant-speed motors with VFD-equipped motors has been a “go-to” energy savings … read more