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    Case Study: Keeping Daytona Cool With Big Ass Fans

    For more than half a century, Daytona International Speedway has been the epicenter for American motorsports and NASCAR. Despite continued excellence on the track, the off-the-track amenities increasingly failed to meet modern standards. Over a multiyear renovation, Daytona doubled down on the fan experience and installed Big Ass Fans to keep people cool.

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      SpecLab by Big Ass Fans

      Every space and owner will have different needs, variables, and goals regarding airflow. Big Ass Fans industry-leading SpecLab tool gives you custom 3D airflow analysis of your facility. SpecLab begins with a drawing of your building’s space taking into account inventory, obstructions, working spaces, machinery, and more. Then, they’re able to layer in your fan solution to demonstrate exactly how Big Ass Fans will transform the airflow within your space.

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        To Foretell the Future of Design, Look to Policy—and This Website

        Infrastructure has been on a lot of minds lately, though nobody seems to agree what it means. A progressive may consider infrastructure spending as a way to expand the social safety net and tackle climate change. A conservative might say it’s a publicly funded inducement for private enterprise and the nation’s overall economic competitiveness. Both would probably think it’s good for creating jobs. I believe it could have a net positive effect on our buildings, neighborhoods, towns, and cities. Lately,… Read More »To Foretell the Future of Design, Look to Policy—and This Website

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          Big Ass Fans Rewards Program

          Provided by: Big Ass Fans. At Big Ass Fans, we believe in rewarding our loyal contractors. That’s why if you use our products in your construction projects, we’ll give you points that you can put toward cash, trips and much, much more. Our program is easy and effective and will have you earning in no time. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up today and receive a welcome kit valued at over $100.

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            Big Ass Fans Cooling Air Movement, Quiet Operation for Maximum Comfort in Industrial Facilities

            Provided by: Big Ass Fans. The implementation of fans is a cost-effective, repeatable way to dramatically improve occupant thermal comfort. However, the use of personal cooling fans has historically been associated with auditory discomfort. Big Ass Fans’ AirEye product line has been designed to operate at low sound levels in order to ensure that thermally comfortable environments are also sonically suitable. Cumulative fan sound levels should be considered in addition to thermal comfort results for applications with large fan quantities.… Read More »Big Ass Fans Cooling Air Movement, Quiet Operation for Maximum Comfort in Industrial Facilities

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              Big Ass Fans Improve Comfort, Increase Operational Efficiency in Warehouse Networks

              Provided by: Big Ass Fans. The implementation of fans is a cost-effective, repeatable way to provide a significant cooling effect and dramatically improve occupant thermal comfort; leading to reduced heat stress, increased productivity, and improved employee morale. This white paper summarizes the findings of an in-depth pilot project study BAF completed at a more than 1MM square-foot fulfillment center in the Pacific Northwest that was expanded across more than 50 similar facilities nationwide.

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                A Pathway to Smarter City Streets

                The streets of new developments may be narrower in future, to make the most of limited land, but that’s not an efficient option for most existing streets. Fortunately, a team from architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and the City Tech Collaborative consortium are thinking of more viable street improvements for existing urban areas, reports American City & County. Using Chicago as object lesson, a team of 30-odd experts in design, engineering, transportation, urban planning, and other fields tackled… Read More »A Pathway to Smarter City Streets

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                  A Narrow, Novel Solution for the Nation’s Housing Shortage

                  That the United States faces an acute housing shortage should come as no surprise. Eviction moratoria, increased unemployment benefits, and other measures spared many owners and renters from losing their homes at the height of the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fully one third of renters used some kind of government assistance to pay the landlord, according to a recent article in The New York Times. Unfortunately, lower-income families are still vulnerable, particularly with benefits coming to… Read More »A Narrow, Novel Solution for the Nation’s Housing Shortage

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                    AIA Architecture Award Spotlights the Best in Education Design

                    Eleven projects got the nod in this year’s Education Facility Design Award program, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently announced. The program, a longstanding initiative of AIA’s Committee on Architecture for Education, recognizes schools and other learning facilities based on criteria such as enhancing learning in classrooms; balancing function with aesthetics; establishing a connection with the environment; being respectful of the surrounding community; demonstrating high-level planning in the design process; and integrating sustainability in a holistic fashion. The awards… Read More »AIA Architecture Award Spotlights the Best in Education Design

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                      UC Berkeley Launches Free-Tuition Fellowship for Design Students Pursuing Careers in Social Justice

                      A holy grail of community-minded designers has been the establishment of a Federal loan-forgiveness program for architecture and planning students who pursue careers in public or community service upon graduation. Such a program exists for teachers who work five consecutive years in low-income communities, as well as for other occupations.  The College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley, led by architect, urbanist, and dean Vishaan Chakrabarti, has stepped into the breach by offering donor-funded, free-tuition fellowships for… Read More »UC Berkeley Launches Free-Tuition Fellowship for Design Students Pursuing Careers in Social Justice

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