Speaking the Same Language

Ehrlich, Chuck
December 2007
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Dec2007, Vol. 79 Issue 12, p6
The article discusses the difficulties faced by the building industry due to the growing technical discipline and system. The growth in this areas allegedly result to a confusion over new terms and acronyms. However, the technology for different building systems are integrating standards to facilitate usability among systems. Moreover, the Building Intelligence Group published a dictionary to help the industry keep up with new technology and terms.


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