Posts Tagged ‘Building science’

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Redefining the New Normal

Recently, Col. Michael Mullane (USAF, Ret. and former NASA Astronaut), gave an inspired presentation that addressed guarding against a “Normalization of Deviance” or NOD.  Simply defined, NOD, short for nodding off, is the simple human tendency in pressure situations to rationalize that the normal standard of excellence can’t be achieved under current circumstances.  Absent of […]

The Leap: Building Enclosure Commissioning…a LEED Prerequisite

Those who have worked within the U.S. Green Building Council‘s LEED rating system are familiar with “credits” versus “prerequisites”. For those who are not, a quick primer: credits are sought; there are many to pick from and the more you successfully achieve, the higher the “score” (high is good). On the other hand prerequisites MUST […]

University of Arkansas has Chosen Pie for BECx Needs for New Football Center

Pie’s Minnesota office is excited to provide building enclosure commissioning services (BECx) on the new University of Arkansas Football Center. Pie is working in conjunction with the commissioning agency, Comfort Systems USA (, on behalf of the Owner, to provide design review, preconstruction quality assurance, and performance testing services to the elaborate new football center. The […]