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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Three Perils to Facilities – Lightning, EMP, and Solar Storms

NASA warns – History will repeat itself. “Electrical surges due to a solar storm shocked telegraph operators in 1859; today, they could wreak havoc on power grids and electronics.” Science Magazine ¬† There are three natural threats to our power systems and electronic systems so vital to our way of life. Starting from the […]

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 […]