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CDA Updates December 2020

December 18, 2020

Changing our calendars from 2020 to 2021 will not magically make the COVID-19 pandemic disappear, but we know it will end eventually. Past pandemics have taught us this. There will be a time when new cases decline to small numbers and we will be able to once again teach in a classroom packed with students or share a meal as a group without the fear of spreading a deadly virus. While we can’t begin to predict a specific date when these activities might be possible, we can find strength in knowing that things will change eventually.

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CDA Updates November 2020

October 21, 2020

Creating a Healthy Workplace in the COVID-19 Era Making Strides Towards Safety Engineering controls are favored over administrative and personal protective equipment (PPE) for controlling existing worker exposures in the workplace because they are designed to remove the hazard at the source, before it comes in contact with the worker. CDC To Revit or Not to Revit Revit is great for its powerful modeling capabilities and real-time editing features, which help both individual users who are tackling a big project by themselves and teams who are sharing the workload. Revit also gives you a better sense of how your design will interact in the real world, and you’ll be able to instantly incorporate that into your design.  –All3DP Fortunately, our clients do not have to choose — CDA staff is fully trained in the latest Revit designs, and have been using AutoCAD for over 20 years.  Whichever program your project needs, or a combination of both, we’ve got your design! MEET CHEWIEYou may have heard him in the background when calling our office, (sorry about that) or been graced by his presence at a prior office visit.   This is Chewie, an almost 2-year old Brussels Griffon, who is our official office mascot.  His likes are shredding drawings, scrounging around desks at lunchtime, and bribes treats.  Dislikes are car rides, baths, and the vet.

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CDA Supplying Survey, Geothermal Design Services for Verizon Wireless

May 2, 2019

Two Verizon Wireless central office locations in Rhode Island will be installing geothermal heating and cooling upgrades after a detailed survey and geothermal designs by Collective Design Associates. In the first location in South Kingston, three direct expansion AC units will be replaced by three computer room air conditioning (CRAC) cooling units. New piping will connect to a geothermal well to provide efficient power to the new equipment. In the second store, located in Cumberland, existing chiller and conventional AC units will be replaced with air-cooled condenser units. CDA will also design the power supply for the new devices and provide general protection, fire stopping and fire detection design.

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Providence Downtown Marriott, Providence, RI

February 22, 2019

CDA has moved to the third and final phase of a complete restoration of this busy hotel complex located in downtown Providence. The extensive, multi-year renovation by building is proceeding on schedule. CDA has provided MEP design to change out all guest rooms from PTAC to VRF systems, replaced all boilers, and designed new gas service, makeup air service and domestic hot water heaters. CDA has also worked with the owner to obtain a PACE loan for the project.

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