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What if nature produces more hazardous waste than 7 billion humans

Radioactive Waste What do we humans do with it? We store it. Forever. Uranium has a half-life of approximately 4.5 billion years. But, let’s look at the effects of cesium spilled into the Pacific Ocean from the storm-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. “The initial nuclear accident from the Fukushima reactors released several radioactive isotopes, […]

Occupant comfort: Is it just something in their heads?

Since the 1970s, as a consequence of the Arab oil embargo, temperature control has been generally perceived as an economics issue, particularly energy consumption. But temperature affects productivity, sales quotas, interpersonal relationships, mental health, and so much more. Indoor temperature does indeed affect economics and as you read on you will discover the cost of […]

Plan-Spec vs Design-Build

Why does Rockwall not participate in the plan-spec market? Contrary to conventional wisdom “all things being equal, low price is the best buy” this is rarely true. Understanding the plan-spec form, particularly where building automation and controls are at play, will determine the outcome of your project. As a former corporate account executive for the former […]

How Can I Improve My Net Operating Income?

Economic uncertainty plays havoc with commercial building investments. Isn’t it time you got help on both sides of the electric meter?

CRISIS OR OPPORTUNITY?

It’s time for fresh ideas and creative thinking, if American enterprises are going to thrive in uncertain times.

Orphaned No More – Revive Your EMS/BMS/EMCS

“Bird’s Nest on the Ground” Bird’s nest on the ground: a term so cliché, but prevalent among large contractors and factory branch offices. What does it mean? When a controls contractor wins a contract for a large system, the contractor hopes to create a long-term source of profitable revenue through a dependency spawned by proprietary […]

Control Systems Protocols

Got a Problem With Your Proprietary Building Automation System? Call on the experts. Call on us to turn your “manual-mation” system into an automation system.

Construction Format

AIA Form Versus Design-Build