Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 5

EDITOR'S

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When You've Finished Reading

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ach month we enjoy assembling and sharing the material that fills the pages of Commercial Architecture,

but we don't stop at ink on paper. Lately we've had

opportunity to provide a number of podcasts and videos that
might be worth a little of your ear and eye time.
Our latest video comes from Dale Stroud, senior business
advisor at Uponor Inc., Apple Valley, MN. In the video, Stroud
shares his annual look at various aspects of the construction
economy and what lies ahead. If you're a charts and graphs
person and/or simply want to know where the economy is at,
you'll find this video to be valuable. Stroud's 2018 prediction:
3.6% overall growth in the non-residential market. See the video at commercialarchitecturemagazine.com/1710uponor.
A couple of months ago I received a standard press release
about the Leica Geosystems BLK360 3D-imaging laser scanner.
I tend to like electronic "toys," so this one caught my eye and

Among the number of podcasts and videos available at commercialarchitecturemagazine.com is a discussion about
using virtual-reality technology in design at Svigals + Partners.

got a little more of my attention than usual. As I learned more
about the product, it became clear that I needed to know more

system uses a BIM model to produce an "immersive audio sim-

about the technology. That led to a podcast with Leica's Matt

ulation." It can also simulate the acoustics with added or re-

Wheelis, who is the company's North American Segment Man-

duced exterior noise for different times of the day, or with dif-

ager. I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation with Matt and

ferent exterior glazing options, along with interior conditions

learned a good deal about how this powerful technology can

such as variance in occupancy or HVAC systems under differ-

help architects, particularly in retrofit/renovation projects.

ent loads, based on the season. Cerami and Rosenthal share

Hear it at commercialarchitecturemagazine.com/1710leica.

more about the technology in our latest podcast conversation

Speaking of electronic "toys," virtual-reality technology is
rapidly becoming a primary tool in the design process. The

at commercialarchitecturemagazine.com/architects.
Other recent podcasts you might find interesting:

power it provides by allowing designers and clients to experi-

* Cloud-based building-automation system technology with

ence a space and subsequent modifications is significant. The

Kevin Callahan, Alerton, Lynnwood, WA, at commercialar-

podcast conversation I had with Lynn Brotman and Katherine

chitecturemagazine.com/put-bas-cloud/

Berger of Svigals + Partners, New Haven, CT, told quite a story

* Environmental product declarations, what they are and aren't,

about how that firm, which is always looking for new ways to

and their role in designing/specifying commercial-construc-

design, did a little experimenting with a virtual-reality system

tion products at commercialarchitecturemagazine.com/pod-

and ended up with a difference-making tool. Hear the podcast

cast-mark-thimons-discusses-epds/

at

commercialarchitecturemagazine.com/vr-delivers-new-lev-

el-design.
In this month's "The Architects" column, p. 6, we explore
another technology tool with Victoria Cerami and Matthew

* Multidimensional branding concepts and how they help retain employees and reinforce innovation at commercialarchitecturemagazine.com/integrated-design-delivers-branded-workplaces/.

Rosenthal of Cerami & Associates, New York. Their Cerami

When you're finished reading this issue, break out the ear-

Immersive system adds a whole new dimension to design by

buds and give one or two of these videos/podcasts a try. I'm

making it possible to experience the acoustics of a space. The

confident you'll encounter information you can use. CA

Gary L. Parr
Editorial Director

commercialarchitecturemagazine.com

NOVEMBER 2017

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Commercial Architecture November 2017

The Architects
Preserve Or Restore?
Adaptive Reuse
Light, Sound Contribute to Comforting Experience
Access Flooring Saves Energy, Improves IAQ
Green Walls Welcome Restaurant Guests
High-Profile Ceilings
HVAC System Redirects Convent Resources
Lighting Complements 'Study Cascade' Design
Assembly-Plant Lighting Retrofit
Brewing Up Lighting
Have It All: Quality, Comfort, Efficiency, Cost Savings
Translucent Facade Highlights Learning
Historical Details, High-Performance Windows
Protecting And Enlightening History
Most-Wired Hospital Saves Big
Showcase
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Cover1
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Cover2
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 1
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Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 5
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - The Architects
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 7
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Preserve Or Restore?
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Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 15
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Adaptive Reuse
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Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 20
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 21
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Light, Sound Contribute to Comforting Experience
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 23
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Access Flooring Saves Energy, Improves IAQ
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 25
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Green Walls Welcome Restaurant Guests
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 27
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - High-Profile Ceilings
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Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 32
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 35
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - HVAC System Redirects Convent Resources
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Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 39
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 40
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Lighting Complements 'Study Cascade' Design
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 42
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Assembly-Plant Lighting Retrofit
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Brewing Up Lighting
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 45
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 46
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 47
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Have It All: Quality, Comfort, Efficiency, Cost Savings
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 49
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 50
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 51
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 52
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 53
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Translucent Facade Highlights Learning
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 55
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Historical Details, High-Performance Windows
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 57
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Protecting And Enlightening History
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 59
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 60
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Most-Wired Hospital Saves Big
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 62
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - 63
Commercial Architecture November 2017 - Showcase
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