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Froling Installs Boiler System for Dept. of Corrections Facility

| September 22, 2017

Boscawen, NH – Froling Energy of Peterborough recently completed the installation of a biomass boiler system at the Merrimack County Department of Corrections facility in Boscawen, in partnership with Johnson Controls, Inc. Two jail facilities sit close to each other on the Merrimack County Complex site. One jail has been continuously active, while the other […]

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BIM Simplifies Daylighting in Building Design

BIM Simplifies Daylighting in Building Design

| September 15, 2017

by Clarke Morrison Incorporating daylight in a building is a key strategy for passive design that impacts visual and thermal comfort. Architects and engineers use Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to produce design and documentation drawings. New daylighting analysis tools allow designers to leverage this technology to optimize natural lighting and create healthier and more […]

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Expedited Permitting, Adaptive Reuse, and MEP Modeling

Expedited Permitting, Adaptive Reuse, and MEP Modeling

| July 31, 2017

Boston – Feldman’s new office building is one of the best case studies to show how services are necessary during all phases of a project life cycle. First, the company performed the ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey for due diligence, acquisition, and financing. To expedite design and permitting, it concurrently performed 3D laser scanning of the interior and exterior […]

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Reliability vs. Innovation: Introducing Emerging Technology

| July 26, 2017

by Joe Mihalick and Raymond E. Doyle As a building owner’s eyes and ears, facilities teams are often expected to go beyond thinking about how a building is working to thinking strategically about how to improve the building’s operations. Often this means researching and recommending new equipment or technology to reduce costs and improve performance, […]

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One-of-a-Kind Tool Could Pull Construction Industry Out of the Shadows

One-of-a-Kind Tool Could Pull Construction Industry Out of the Shadows

| July 25, 2017

Boston – Touchplan, a construction software-as-a-service (SaaS) tool for implementing Lean construction principles, announced the reveal of its latest, highly anticipated functionality: the ability to instantly convert time-consuming and idle master schedules into valuable and measurable work processes. Initially created for financial purposes and crafted by schedulers rather than those doing the physical labor, master schedules continuously […]

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Louis Berger ACEC/MA Award Winner

Louis Berger ACEC/MA Award Winner

| July 20, 2017

Boston – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Louis Berger, headquartered in Needham, as a winner of its 2017 Bronze Engineering Excellence Award for work on the Route 2 Safety Improvement project at Crosby’s Corner in Lincoln and Concord. The Route 2/Route 2A Crosby’s Corner intersection has become one of […]

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GRAPHISOFT North America, with Black Spectacles, Announce Learning Partnership

| July 12, 2017

Boston –  GRAPHISOFT North America has partnered with online learning resource, Black Spectacles, to create ARCHICAD for Beginners. The four-and-a-half-hour course teaches the basics of ARCHICAD. Beginning with simple navigation instruction, the course works through the software in a methodical manner that is easy to follow. In the first module, users learn how to draw walls, […]

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