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    University of Glasgow




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    University of Colorado Boulder




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    East Mississippi Community College




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    University of Albama




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    Henry Ford College




Issues Streaming Now

ISO/TC 267 Facility Management

The original University of Michigan regulatory advocacy enterprise was catalyst for persuading selected institutions, subject matter experts and education industry trade associations to participate in international codes and standards development (See ABOUT).  With a spend running at about $300 billion the education facilities industry ought to be at the meetings where the standard of care

May 23, 2018

NFPA 3000 | Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is swiftly preparing a timely regulatory product — NFPA 3000 Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events — in response to the rise in active shooter incidents and the escalating impact of hostile events in all industries.   Many of these incidents occur in educational settings;

May 23, 2018

ASCE | Minimum Design Loads For Buildings and Other Structures

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) — and its affiliate the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) —  develops a suite of ANSI-accredited standards that inform the standard of care for structural engineers, architects, and building code officials working in the built environment of the education industry and others.   Its standard — ASCE 7 -16 Minimum Design

May 23, 2018

Education Industry Construction Spend

Update on the build-out of these “cities-within-cities” which, when observed as a network, constitute a sovereign nation.   The value of construction put in place in March 2018 by the US education industry proceeded at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $73.1 billion, 0.1 percent (±2.5 percent) below the February 2018 estimate of $73.2 billion.  (This number does

May 23, 2018

NIST | Federal Technology Transfer

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) are co-leading the Lab-to-Market Cross Agency Priority goal, part of the recently released President’s Management Agenda(link is external). To accelerate these efforts, NIST has launched an initiative to improve federal technology transfer. The education industry

May 23, 2018

IBC | Healthcare Facilities

We follow the development of safety and sustainability concepts in the agenda of the International Code Council (ICC) Group A Committee Action Hearings that took place April 15 to 25, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio.   A batch of public input (strike-and-bold/redlines) regarding healthcare facilities for the 2021 edition of the International Building Code (IBC) is linked below: Healthcare Proposals Group

May 23, 2018

ASHRAE 62.1 | Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality

ASHRAE International has released several addenda to its widely adopted standard — ASHRAE 62 | Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality — which specifies minimum ventilation rates and other measures for new and existing buildings that are intended to provide indoor air quality that is acceptable to human occupants and that minimizes adverse health effects.  Recently released Addendum

May 23, 2018

FASB | Not-for-Profit Update

We follow, but do not advocate in, a suite of consensus standards developed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) — among them, documents that discover and recommend best financial management practice for not-for-profit organizations common in almost all of the US education industry. Today, we simply pass on an announcement posted on the FASB

May 23, 2018

IEC TC 3 | Identification and marking principles

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) releases draft standards Committee Drafts for Votes (CDV’s) that are open for public review and comment; contingent upon coordination with national standards bodies such as USNC/IEC.   The IEC standards development process is noteworthy because, for the moment, it welcomes comments from the general public worldwide; contingent upon meeting IEC requirements for public

May 23, 2018
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