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Author: John Honovich, Published on Aug 13, 2018 The US President has signed the 2019 NDAA into law, banning the use of Dahua and Hikvision (and their OEMs) for the US government, for US government-funded contracts and possibly for ‘critical infrastructure’ and ‘national security’ usage. This completes the legal process that started in May with…

Saint Louis University plans to construct a new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (ISE) Building on campus – a $50 million project that also includes renovation of some existing lab spaces. An artist’s rendering of the new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building.The 90,000-square-foot, three-story structure will be built on the southern edge of  Tegeler Field, just…

Read the original post as seen in Cambridge Sound Management What is the difference between sound masking and white noise? Sound masking is often misunderstood as white noise. White noise is irritating when it is amplified, sounding similar to a loud AM radio static. Sound masking is different than white noise because it is band…

SESSION DESCRIPTION Incident Management & Risk Mitigation: Case Studies/Current Trends/Developing Technology Migration Plans The session will provide an overview and discussion of current trends and best practices in low voltage systems design for healthcare facilities. Led by industry experts whose focus is solely low voltage, attendees will explore current building code requirements through design of…

By Paul Boucher It’s no secret that technology’s role in healthcare is increasing and evolving with every passing day. Meanwhile, with the exception of BIM and various mobile technologies, buildings are mostly being built in the same manner as 10-20 years ago. Technology and low voltage-related systems used to be an afterthought because of their…

Read the original article from Failitiesnet here. Dan Hounsell May 22, 2018 – Security Each new school shooting raises, among many other issues, one inevitable question: Is there any way for schools to stop them? Can facility managers and other district officials upgrade or install any combination of technology and procedures that will adequately protect…

Read the original post from St. Louis CNR here. S. M. Wilson & Co. has been selected by Ladue Schools to serve as the general contractor of the grandstand and plaza area at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. The project is being funded as part of Proposition R, which was approved in April 2016 in…

Original Story Appeared In https://sm.asisonline.org ​In March 2013, a student at the University of Central Florida (UCF) was poised to carry out a gun attack in Tower 1, a dormitory that hosts 500 students. He planned to pull the fire alarm, then start shooting his classmates as the building was evacuated. When it came time to…

Hospitals are not only a place to heal your body, but also your mind and spirit. CR2 Engineering can help implement systems that allow healthcare facilities take care of patients in a restful environment. A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) set recommendations on the background noise in a patient’s hospital room. It should be no greater than 35 decibels…

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