All In “Codes”

THE POWER PUZZLE: REACHING MIDDLE GROUND

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More and more, companies are embracing open concept work spaces—areas designed around optimizing human interaction and collaboration. And for many people, this kind of dynamic, synergistic work isn’t very likely if workers are tethered against…

CHICAGO ELECTRICAL CODES AND WHY THEY MATTER TO DESIGNERS AND MARKETERS

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Keeping up with the different electrical codes across states (and even cities) isn’t easy. And if you’re not an electrical engineer, making sense of what’s actually allowed can get pretty tedious and confusing. So let us break it down…

PLANNING FOR POWER IN NEW WORKPLACE DESIGN

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In 2018, work spaces are entirely different than even 10 years ago. The days of “traditional” work spaces are quickly on dwindling, let alone the days of the “cubicle farm.” So what designs do matter for work spaces in 2018? OPEN FLOOR…

SAN FRANCISCO ELECTRICAL CODES: WHAT TO EXPECT AND HOW TO IMPLEMENT

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San Francisco Electrical Codes, as you can expect, follow the California Title 24 rule as well. By following California’s electrical codes, San Francisco in turn follows the NEC. There is one major difference in the city’s electrical…

CALIFORNIA TITLE 24 PART 6: WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU

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Lighting accounts for roughly 18% of energy consumption in non-residential buildings across the country. Following heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, this is the second-highest contender in energy use in commercial buildings. In…

DESIGNING SPACES FOR THE I-GENERATION

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We live in a day in age focused around Millennials. We want to know how they think, what influences their decisions, and how we can appeal to them. Many current design efforts are built to accommodate Millennial ideals, but are they the…