Posts by: Brian Burkhart, PE

Is Integration Right for You?

With constantly increasing capabilities of IP-based communications, integration of communications systems in building projects is a major topic of discussion today.  Whether it’s as simple as controlling lights and room temperature by using occupancy sensors in a room or as extensive as collecting patient medical information throughout a medical facility into a common database or

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WELCOME 2012! Are You Ready For A Change?

No, we’re not trying to make a political statement. Whether or not there will be a change in the White House this year, there are changes coming for the construction industry. In 2012, the new version of the International Building Code (IBC) family is being issued. Depending on your jurisdiction, the 2012 version of the

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Are You Eligible for Lighting Rebates & Incentives?

Act 129, which was signed into law October 15, 2008, requires utility companies to reduce consumption for electricity by 1% by 2011 and 3% by 2013. Additionally, the Act requires a 4.5 percent reduction in peak demand by 2012. In an effort to encourage customers to reduce energy consumption, utility companies are offering a variety

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