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Significant resources of the education industry are devoted to the arts; dramatic and performance arts among them. The Entertainment Services and Technology Association is one of the first names in trade associations that supports the business of show business through networking, safe practices, education, and representation.
Many colleges and universities host special outdoor entertainment and education events this time of year; many of which have significant risks to manage. The Entertainment Services and Technology Association is one of the first names among accredited standards developers in this space.
With acoustic considerations in many classes of education facilities -- classrooms, lecture hall, performance arts and athletic venues, etc. -- we follow action in the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) suite of ANSI-accredited standards.
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. More sustainability workgroups in the education industry should be participating.
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.
ASTM International develops one of the most widely referenced standards suites for education facilities. You will see them referenced deep in risk management agreements, construction contracts and in the documents that set the standard of care in design, maintenance and operations.
You will find NFPA 101 at the foundation of almost all local and state public safety laws. How, when, and to what extent its prescriptive requirements are incorporated by reference into public safety laws will differ. It is wise to follow the development of its provisions across a 6 to 12 year time frame.
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 IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee has been collaborating with parent committees writing IEEE 3001.9 Recommended Practice for the Design of Power Systems for Supplying Commercial and Industrial Lighting Systems. Campus exterior lighting systems generally run in the 100 to 10,000 fixture range and are an essential part of campus safety.