University of Idaho
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
San Francisco State University
The thermal energy requirements of K-12 schools, college and university educational, medical research and healthcare delivery campuses are a large market for boiler pressure vessel manufacturers, installers, maintenance personnel and inspectors. As the "customer" for these complex thermal systems, the education industry has an opportunity to participate in the development of the BPVC -- if it would only take it. [Comments on another batch of redlines are due February 4th]
School districts, colleges and universities are always moving stuff around. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is revising a standard that should be of interest to occupational safety experts with oversight over moving, storage and trucking operations. [Comments are due February 12th]
Many colleges and universities have hundreds of elevators; richly interconnected with passenger traffic and environmental air systems dependent upon firmware. Proposed revisions to this standard addresses the need for BACnet elevator device profiles for data sharing and alarm management among multiple elevators in a single building. [Comments are due January 20th]
ASHRAE contributes mightily to the tributary we call the regulatory "stream". Technical committees developing ASHRAE consensus documents release public review documents in 30-to-90 day intervals. Ahead of the ASHRAE Winter Meeting in Atlanta next month another batch of redlines have been released. [Comments are due January 20th]
Recent communication from International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP) indicates that it continues to welcome participation from the US education industry. There are many academic programs and faculty devoted to international studies and innovation that could offer students a front-row seat for the development of international technology policy.
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. With a spend running at about $300 billion the education facilities industry ought to be at the meetings where the optimal standard of care is discovered and promulgated.
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 education industry in every nation provides a locus for community cultural art production, enjoyment and instruction. It is both a consumer and producer; with the expansion of massive open online curricula drawing from the visual arts of cinematography.
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.