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When just updating the news isn't quite enough -- The ES editorial staff, columnists, and other friends of the magazine weigh in here with passing thoughts, a news item that deserves a boost, follow-up on articles in the magazine, and possibly the occasional rant.

Helping Construction Pros Navigate In a Digital World

June 25, 2010
Not long ago, most professionals belonged to their national, state or local association. Or they belonged to a peer group, civic club, or some organization that exposed them to new ideas, skills, and tools, all while networking with other pros.
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Taking the Measure of the Cloud

June 24, 2010
Is rising interest a sign of things to come?
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Data Centers Will Soon be in the Public Eye

June 18, 2010
The industry is achieving a new prominence
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Last chance for intelligent buildings research

June 18, 2010
CABA's Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Counci is reporting that time is running out to participate in its collaborative North American Intelligent Buildings Roadmap research project. Organizations participating in the research
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What's Happening in Energy

June 11, 2010

Is there anything new under the sun?


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World Cup Stadium Construction Is Breathtaking, But What's Hiding in South Africa's Shadows?

June 11, 2010
Apparently, there’s a little soccer tournament starting today called the “2010 FIFA World Cup”. I understand it will attract hundreds of millions of viewers from around the globe.
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Here's a New Trade Show Everyone Can Attend

June 8, 2010
I’ve always been baffled by the low turnout for many construction-related trade shows. Even when the number of attendees reaches record levels, the total represents a fraction of the universe of contractors, engineers, architects, wholesalers, and maintenance pros who should be attending. 
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Hurricanes. Bad Weather Do Not Always Mean Downtime

June 4, 2010
SunGard, Eaton provide tips on dealing with storms and other tricky situations
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MOE Signed Between ASRHAE and JSRAE

June 4, 2010
ASHRAE is reporting a memorandum of understanding was signed between the society and the Japan Society of Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (JSRAE). The two groups agreed “to advance and promote
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Apple Exceeds Microsoft's Market Cap

May 28, 2010
Does this change really matter? No. Competition among giants has finally produced real technology choices for consumers and businesses.
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