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    Contractor Spotlight – McKinstry Relies on Solar PV for CenturyLink Field

    Seattle's CenturyLink Field was the first mechanical design-build stadium in the nation. Over a five-year period, McKinstry designed, budgeted, studied, compared, investigated and constructed this state-of-the-art stadium featuring 72,000 seats, 118 suites, 10,000 Premium Club seats, two Club Lounges that stretch almost the entire length …

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    I was just invited to Oktoberfest! A contractor's account of Georg Fischer's European Tour

    I was just invited to Oktoberfest! Sounds great, and it was. However, the story is a little longer than the title. Recently I was giving a job to buy out and a High Purity water system was specified PVDF (Polyvinylidene fluoride). PVDF is a specialty …

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    Intelligent Fire/CO Detector Overcomes Code and Market Challenges at Urban Resort

    Opened in January 2012, THE OUT NYC is an upscale urban resort located in New York City's Hell's Kitchen district. The first resort in the city focused on the gay community, THE OUT NYC features 105 rooms, a spa and wellness center, the 14,000-sq.-ft. XL …

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    Design for All – Incorporating ADA & Universal Design

    According to U.S. Census Bureau figures, about one in seven Americans are disabled. That number is likely to increase significantly in the next 30 years, as the population of baby boomers continues to grow. With the increasing number of individuals suffering from serious physical limitations, …

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    Complete Radiant Mechanical Room “Appliances” Offer Simplicity

    Although hydronic radiant heating systems have been around since the Roman times, radiant has remained a small, niche market — a ‘luxury’ item reserved mainly for the upper classes. However, with the onset of sustainable building practices and consumer demand for energy-efficient homes, new technologies …

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    Subway Station Comfort Rests on Inline & Booster Pump Technology

    The city of Ningbo subway system, located in the China province of Zhejiang, is among the most convenient and fastest modes of transportation in the city. With a population of 7.6 million people, the city and surrounding municipality is one of the most developed areas …

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    Historic Mansion Embraces Historic Past and Sustainable Future

    Fort Wayne, Ind. – Since its construction in 1908, Twin Maples has been a silent witness to history, some of it up close and very personal, including a 2008 top-to-bottom makeover. In addition to a 6,500-square-foot mansion, the Twin Maples property in Summit, N.J. includes …

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    Today’s Commercial Restroom Design Trends Speak to User Wants and Needs

    By Kris Alderson, Bradley Corporation Some trends in commercial restroom design come and go but those that provide meaningful benefits to both building and facility decision makers – and restroom users – are standing the test of time. Today’s public restrooms feature forward-thinking products and …

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    Century-old homestead goes ground-source

      Four years ago – what then was thought to be the upward climb in energy prices – Lancaster, PA-based news channels turned their viewing audience’s attention to geothermal technology.  The information didn’t fall on deaf ears. “I was amazed at how sensibly and efficiently …

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    PHCC Prez Talks Upcoming Election

    With the recent selection of Paul Ryan as republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s running mate, the 2012 presidential election is in full swing. Over the next few months, you will be “treated” to news, campaign speeches, advertisements, etc. full of election coverage. As a contractor, …

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