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College & University Chapels

The founding of many educational institutions throughout the world was inspired by faith communities.   In many of them the place of worship was the very first building.   College and university chapels are central places of worship for students, staff and faculty, and provide a space for solitude and reflection.

Nov 17, 2019

Readings / Mark 10:17-31.

Reverend Ian Oliver of Yale University Divinity School reads Mark 10:17-31 on Family Weekend

Nov 17, 2019

Places of Worship

Many educational occupancies have accessory enterprises -- daycare, instruction, worship -- that complicate determination of requisite design, construction, operation, maintenance, management and insurance coverage. The International Building Code sets the standard of care in most jurisdictions; parts of which were on the agenda of the Group B Public Comment Hearings that ended October 30th. Final balloting on Group B happens November 18th.

Nov 17, 2019

Cambridge Center for Smart Infrastructure & Construction

The education facility industry has a generally successful tradition of entering public markets for financing new buildings and infrastructure upgrades; so far. Does the electrotechnical transformation we call the #SmartCampus zietgeist present wicked collaboration challenges to business models which have traditionally informed the public finance industry?

Nov 17, 2019

Design Standard Readability

There is a common standard by which the readability of documents can be measured. It is sometimes used for regulatory purposes, such as in healthcare, to ensure publications have a level of readability that is understandable and accessible by a wider portion of the population.

Nov 17, 2019

Public Procurement & Private Certification

We always consult one of the principal work products of the education industry -- quantitative, academic research -- to inform the development of our response to ANSI accredited standards developer proposals. Recent research by Boston University on public environmental policy enlightens our response to the expansion of the scope of ASHRAE 90.1 onto entire building sites

Nov 17, 2019

Lacrosse Field Lighting

After athletic arena life safety obligations are met (set by state and local adaptations of NFPA, ICC and IEEE consensus products) business objective standards come into play.   The illumination of the competitive venue itself figures heavily into the quality of digital media visual experience and value.

Nov 16, 2019

Sports, Recreational Facilities & Equipment

Athletic competition and recreational sport is a central feature of the educational experience. These enterprises not only secure the brand identity of a community but defines a cohort of alumni throughout their lives. We meet online once a month to survey action in consensus documents that set standards for their safety and sustainability. See our CALENDAR for the next online meeting, open to everyone. @DIN_Norm @ASTMStudentFans

Nov 16, 2019

Audio/video, information & communication technology

Electronic media support staffs are replacing library staffs who are exposed to a fast moving matrix of electrical and fire safety risk aggregations associated with producing digital content. We collaborate in leading practice discovery with the US National Committee to the IEC and the IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee which meets every other Tuesday in both European and American time zones. @ANSIdotorg @IECStandards

Nov 16, 2019
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