Structures by Design: Thinking, Making, Breaking is a New Type of Textbook

Structures by Design: Thinking, Making, Breaking is a new type of structures textbook written for those who prefer to learn about buildings using hands-on, creative problem-solving techniques. Instead of focusing only on formulas and diagrams, this book teaches concepts before calculations and how principles of structural and material behavior can be applied to the design of […]

Auburn professor obtains patent allowing soy flour to replace petroleum-based adhesives in wood component manufacturing

AUBURN, Ala. – Soy flour could soon replace petroleum—at least in adhesives used in the manufacturing of particleboard. Professor Brian Via of the Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences has obtained a patent that will allow soy flour to replace petroleum-based adhesives traditionally utilized to manufacture wood components in particleboard, an engineered wood […]

Fan Energy Index (FEI) Coming to 2019 Edition of ASHRAE/IES 90.1

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., August 6, 2019—When it is published later this quarter, the 2019 edition of ASHRAE/IES 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, will be the first standard, code, or regulation to use the new fan energy index (FEI) as the metric for efficiency provisions for commercial and industrial fans and blowers, […]


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Brightline Now Shipping cMe2 Compact Huddle Room Light

Bridgeville, Penn. – July 23, 2019 – Brightline, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting systems, today announced its new cMe2 huddle room light is shipping. The compact fixture delivers high-quality lighting for smaller work spaces that have inadequate lighting for videoconferencing and other video interactions. Providing lifelike color reproduction for video collaboration spaces, the […]

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