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The Most Significant Architectural Achievement You’ve Never Heard Of

Michelangelo defined sculpture as the art of “taking away” (vs. “adding on” like working with clay or paint). Can you imagine if the Sistine Chapel or Notre Dame were sculpted out of a single giant peace of stone, similar to Michelangelo’s David, but WAY bigger? …by ONLY taking away, literally chiseling out every last interior […]

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Cost Plus vs Fixed Rate, The Great Debate

First off let me start by saying I don’t really enjoy talking about money, and I’ve never lived my life on the basis it. I got into this business as a creative outlet not to make millions of dollars. But I also always knew the money would come as long as I was following my […]

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The Science Behind Lighting

In the Glazing and Comfort Podcast (via the Building Science Podcast) with Matthew Tanteri and Kristoff Irwin, lighting expert Tanteri discusses the effects of lighting quality on our bodies. As you may or may not know, lighting changes throughout the day. In layman’s terms it can be bluish sometimes and other time it can be […]

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iPad Pro For Construction Pros

Many years ago, iPhone changed my professional world. Now iPad’s Pro version (and corresponding fine-tip pressure sensitive stylus a.k.a. Pencil) plus apps like BIM Viewer and Adobe Sketch (shown in this video) are absolutely taking it to the next level. Additional add ons available these days (such as the Canvas App) are literally unbelievable. Enjoy! Doug Cameron is a Healthy, High-Performance […]

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Clean Energy’s New Integral Design by Tesla

Tesla and SolarCity recently released their new conception of the Powerwall, deemed “Powerwall 2” a whole house battery that enables users to seamlessly store and dispense the sun’s abundant radient energy to both their home and vehicles, and do so day or night. More importantly and exciting is the introduction of their solar roof.

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UVC for HVAC-Case Study in Local Hospital

The pictures above clearly show the effectiveness of using UVC lights to remove bio-organisms from the evaporator coils (..effectively cleaning the coils) of an HVAC system. All of that crud shown in the bottom of the two photos came from the coils, after less than two months of the UVC light install. The crud seems […]

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