This guideline contains methods for management of the risk of extraordinary incidents in buildings and joins a growing constellation of public safety consensus projects emerging from accredited standards developers. The guideline will address extraordinary incidents from a multi-hazard perspective and will cover both intentional and accidental occurrences. [Comments are due April 23rd]
The International Code Council Committee Action Hearings signals the beginning of a new (every three year) revision cycle for its Group B suite of consensus products. We encourage colleagues in the Albuquerque region to attend the hearings live. It you cannot, the ICC makes the proceeding accessible via live webcast linked here. #StandardsNewMexico, #StandardsVirginia, #Standards Maryland
ASHRAE contributes mightily to the tributary we call the regulatory "stream"; not the least of which is the stream of prescriptive energy conservation concepts. Technical committees developing ASHRAE consensus documents release public review documents in 30-to-90 day intervals. Another batch of redlines have been released for public review. [Comment periods run through April 22nd]
The International Code Council Group B Committee Action Hearings--soon to start in Albuquerque New Mexico this Sunday-- signals the beginning of a new revision cycle for a product that engages the passions of the "green" and "sustainability" community in the education industry. Proposals for the administrative parts of the IgCC will likely accelerate its incorporation by reference into federal, state and local energy regulations.
During 2019 we are rolling out our user-interest advocacy platform to school districts, colleges, universities and university-affiliated healthcare systems in all 50-states. To lower #TotalCostofOwnership for the emergent #SmartCampus every state will have to be managed according to its history, culture, governance regime, asset-base and network of expertise. #StandardsIdaho
One of its regulatory products of the IAPMO Group -- the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) -- has entered a revision cycle for the 2021 edition; which will be incorporated by reference into public water safety law in many states. Technical committees start face-to-face meetings in Denver in late April #StandardsCalifornia #StandardsColorado
This standard covers performance requirements for emergency and standby power systems providing an alternate source of electrical power in buildings and facilities in the event that the normal electrical power source fails. Systems include power sources, transfer equipment, controls, supervisory equipment, and accessory equipment needed to supply electrical power to the selected circuits. [Public input is due June 26, 2019]
This consensus product -- first published in 1968 -- applies to structures in the course of construction, alteration, or demolition, including those in underground locations. Specific requirements for roofing operations are noteworthy. [Public input is due June 26th] #StandardsTexas
The National Fire Protection Association is expanding its NFPA-70 series* of electrical safety consensus documents that will likely be candidates for incorporation by reference into public safety law. Occupational licensing is a very sensitive area for most states because it affects income and economic growth. Stakeholders have an opportunity to be heard during NFPA's Annual Conference & Expo if they file a "NITMAM" petition to speak by April 26th.