William and Mary
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Universidad Jaume I | Castelló de la Plana, Spain
Michigan Technological University
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and its affiliate institute — Environmental Water Resource Institute (EWRI) — has released a redline draft of its jointly developed consensus document: ASCE/EWRI 56-10 an 57-10 Guidelines for the Physical Security of Water Utilities. According to ANSI due process procedures, the current 2014 document is entering its 5-year
It is not too soon to begin preparing public input for the 2021 edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code. The Life Safety Code is the most widely used source for strategies to protect people based on building construction, protection, and occupancy features that minimize the effects of fire and related hazards. Unique in the field, it
The International Code Council released the 2018 Report of the Committee Action Hearings on the 2018 Editions of the Group A International Codes two weeks ago. The 313 page monograph linked below contains the results of the balloting of all Group A codes: Report: 2018 – 2019 Code Development Cycle Group A Public comments are due
With the balloting of the First Draft of the 2020 National Electrical Code (the NEC, a consensus document developed by the National Fire Protection Association) now completed, we turn our attention to the 2022 revision of the National Electrical Safety Code (te NESC, a consensus document developed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers).*
Large research universities, university-affiliated healthcare enterprises and K-12 science laboratories provide a large market for this technology. When new research square-footage is budgeted the #TotalCostofOwnership of this technology is difficult to determine because of its inter-dependence on environmental air management systems designed for fire safety and energy conservation.
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is proposing a new standard -- NECA 417 Recommended Practice for Designing, Installing, Operating, and Maintaining Microgrids. The proposed standard applies to microgrids and provides recommended practices for their design, installation, commissioning, operation, and maintenance.
We find emergency shower and eyewash safety and sustainability concepts tracking in the next revision of the International Plumbing Code. A simple search on the word “eyewash” in the link below identifies the response of the ICC Group A plumbing technical committee to proposals to modify the requirements for location, operation and maintenance of this
The American Society of Heating and Refrigeration Engineers (ASHRAE) released Addendum bj to ASHRAE 135 Building Automation & Control Networks. The purpose of ASHRAE 135 is to define data communication services and protocols for computer equipment used for monitoring and control of HVAC&R and other building systems and to define, in addition, an abstract, object-oriented representation of information
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