University of Sydney
Wayne State University
Cleveland State University
We follow development of an emergent standard for educational organization management systems – a project inspired by the ISO 9000-family of quality management standards. The global Secretariat is South Korea; with 40 participating member nations and 11 observing nations. The US education industry is NOT participating; though Standards Michigan continues to make this opportunity visible the the leadership of the US education industry.
Information and communications technology (ICT) is a fast-moving economic space in which a mix of consensus and open-source standards form the broad contours of leading practice. All school districts, colleges, universities and university-affiliated health care systems have significant product, system, firmware and labor resources allocated to ICT.
This is a "risk management" standard; a type of consensus document that differs from a code, standard, guideline or recommended practice. The present edition clarifies compliance requirements, and is updated throughout with enforceable, "code-intended" language to facilitate adoption of the standard for code and regulatory purposes.
The flooding of educational campuses and their host communities by Hurricanes Florence and Michael, inspires a revisit of landfill standards for electronic recycling. The education industry is a large consumer of electronic equipment and should be involved in standards setting for managing the acquisition, use and disposal of electronic equipment.
Many large research universities -- especially those with district energy power plants and medical research and healthcare delivery campuses -- are major stakeholders in the physical security of the host municipality water management system. Future storm water management strategies on college and university campuses will likely be revisited from the lessons learned from Hurricanes Florence and Michael.
Through ANSI, the University of Texas Medical Branch became the inspiration for first global standard for health care administration. University-affiliated healthcare enterprises take note. The high level policy framework set in this standard will become the global performance benchmark for healthcare administration.
The Uniform Mechanical Code provides minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property, and public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, installation, quality of materials, location, operation and maintenance, or use of heating, ventilating, cooling, refrigeration systems, incinerators and other miscellaneous heat-producing appliances.
The National Fire Protection Association is developing a new public safety standard: NFPA 2400 Standard for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems used for Public Safety Operations. This standard covers the minimum requirements relating to the operation, deployment, and implementation of small unmanned aircraft systems for public safety operations.
The power restoration activity now underway in the areas of the US affected by Hurricanes Michael and Florence inspires a revisit of the standard to which public utilities build the overhead and underground power and telecommunication wiring for the communities they serve. We collaborate closely with the IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee to raise the standard of care for power security on the emergent #SmartCampus.