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Robert White, IALD, IES, LC Reflects on Decision to 'Go Dark'

Posted by Robert White, IALD, IES, IC

Nov 29, 2017 3:04:28 PM

General Electric Plans to Cut Lighting From its Future

GE and lighting have been synonymous for over 125 years. That is until recently, when GE decided to pull the plug on its storied lighting division, which has been steadily declining in sales for the past several years.

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Topics: Architectural Lighting Design, LED Lighting, Recent News

MEP Consulting Firm, PBA Shares Top 10 Fun Facts about ESOP

Posted by Camille Thompson

Oct 27, 2017 9:44:00 AM

As National Employee Ownership Month comes to a close, PBA proudly reflects on the many benefits it’s incurred as an ESOP organization over these past few decades of service. We’d like to encourage others that are interested in this employee-focused retirement program by providing beneficial information on just how an ESOP works and whether or not it’s the right choice for your company. 

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Topics: MEP Engineering, ESOP

Lighting Calculations Software Tackles Workflow Migration Redundancy

Posted by Carissa Hansen

Aug 7, 2017 12:17:03 PM

Electrical Engineer Hansen, Touches on Software's Holistic BIM Capabilities

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Topics: Architectural Lighting Design, lighting design technology, CAD, BIM

Illuminart Promotes Brienne Willcock, MIES, LC, to Senior Associate

Posted by Camille Thompson

Jun 27, 2017 11:08:25 AM

Willcock, MIES, LC is a recent recipient of Lighting Magazine's Prestigious "40 Under Forty" Award

“We are delighted to recognize Brienne for her hard work and steady concentration on being a leading expert on lighting technology,’ remarked Illuminart principal, Robert M. White, IALD, LC, IESNA. “She is ever helpful in offering support to team members both within Illuminart and the entire PBA team and her focus on being the very best she can be helps elevate everyone’s efforts.”

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Topics: Promotion, Architectural Lighting Award, Lighting, Architectural Lighting Design

Light My Firehouse? Illuminart Provides Lighting Design for Foundation Hotel Housed Inside Former Detroit Fire Dept. HQ

Posted by Camille Thompson

May 25, 2017 10:37:47 AM

Repurposed Detroit Fire Department HQ Highlights Detroit's Past and Future

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Topics: Architectural Lighting Design, LED Lighting, Historic Renovation

Michigan's Largest MEP Consulting firm is Hiring

Posted by Camille Thompson

Mar 30, 2017 10:00:42 AM

Spring, the season of change and new beginnings has finally arrived. There's no time like the present for you to also make a change and join Peter Basso Associates, an award-winning MEP engineering design firm. If you're ready for a rewarding and technically-challenging career, we are your solution. Did we mention that we're 100% employee-owned? Just one of the many great benefits of working at PBA. Learn more and apply here. http://www.peterbassoassociates.com/careers/application

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The Fine Line of Humidity in Healthcare: 4 MEP Engineering Considerations

Posted by James C. Paul, PE, LEED AP

Feb 13, 2017 10:27:06 AM

Over the past several years, regulators have given more attention to humidity levels in operating rooms and central sterile processing departments. Facilities personnel are often challenged by fluctuations in humidity.

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Topics: Humidity, Healthcare, MEP

Michigan's Largest MEP Consulting firm is Hiring

Posted by Camille Thompson

Feb 2, 2017 11:25:54 AM

The word is out! Punxsutawney Phil has predicted six more weeks of winter. But not to worry, Peter Basso Associates, an award-winning MEP engineering design firm has your solution. This winter, we invite you to come in for a warm up and to stay for a rewarding and technically-challenging career. Did we mention that we're 100% employee-owned? Just one of the many great benefits of working at PBA. Learn more and apply here. http://www.peterbassoassociates.com/careers/application

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Michigan's Largest MEP Consulting firm is Hiring

Posted by Ginger Greager

Jan 4, 2017 10:47:15 AM

Looking for a new career to help you kickoff 2017? We're accepting applications for mechanical and electrical designers and engineers. Apply here http://www.peterbassoassociates.com/careers/application

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LED Lighting: The Question of Optical Safety in Architectural Lighting Design, Debunked

Posted by Robert White, IALD, IES, IC

Dec 22, 2016 10:56:00 AM


A Look at Common Misconceptions

A recent Department Of Energy report (www.ssl.energy.gov/factsheets.html) was released in an attempt to finally settle the score on the potential damage to objects of value and the optical safety hazards often associated with LED lighting.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Optical Safety

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