Stanford University Art Museum
University of Oxford | St. Catherine's College
University of North Texas
Michigan State University Art Museum
Once or twice a month we break from our focus on the technology and management of these "cities-within-cities" and dwell briefly on the primary business of the academy. Academic museums and galleries provide a setting for conveying inherited wisdom to the next generation of cultural leaders. We include in this gallery examples of architectural art of the buildings themselves.
The macro-trend in museum illumination (either as part of a new museum or renovated square-footage in an existing museum) is the replacement of legacy luminaires with LED luminaires. The "museum experience" is enhanced, and energy conservation is possible but the installation, operation and maintenance of lighting controls can confound ordinary mortals. #StandardsKentucky
Cultural facilities such as libraries and museums are one of the most concentrated risk aggregations in the education industry. FM Global is one of several organizations that provide risk management guidance for these assets. They incorporate nearly 200 years of property loss experience, research and engineering results, as well as input from consensus standards committees, equipment manufacturers and others.
The emergent #SmartCampus is the setting for facilities -- such as performance theaters, large lecture halls and athletic stadiums, massive open online curricula production centers -- that depend upon effective audio systems. With requisite integration of public safety mass notification systems, it is wise to participate in leading practice discovery and promulgation of best practice in this technology. [Comments on a recently released redline are due mid-April] #StandardsNewYork
Concentrated electrotechnologies that support entertainment enterprises and massive open online educational content is characteristic of the emergent #SmartCampus. One of the first names in consensus standard development in this space has released a number of redliness that propose safety and sustainability concepts. The new "Crowd Control" standard should interest public safety units. [Comments are due April 9th] #StandardsNewYork
The electrotechnical complexity of instructional and information storage spaces is gathering pace with the emergence of massive open online curriculum and the growth of educational campuses as the locus for entertainment. A typical design guideline and construction contract specification will contain requirements that reference IES consensus documents that are part of a fabric of consensus documents that move quickly. #StandardsKentucky
One of the underpinning of the "customer experience" of school children, dormitory residents, patients in university-hospitals and even sports fans at large athletic events (such as football games) is the safety and quality of food. ASABE is one of the first names in standards setting in this space and throws off a fairly steady stream of public commenting opportunities. #StandardsMichigan
Because the food supply chain repeatedly crosses national boundaries, and regardless of town-and-gown insurgencies to "buy local", the practical reality is that food safety systems must be inter-operable in the emergent #SmartCampus because blockchain technology will make it so. Mastery of this standard by the business side of the education industry is needed to ensure the safety of its food service enterprises.
Schools, colleges, universities (residence halls, athletic venues, hospitals, etc) all have significant food preparation enterprises. NSF International -- founded at the University of Michigan in 1948 -- is one of the first names in this space and has since developed an international presence. Standards setting committee meetings are hosted online frequently. [ The next face-to-face meetings will be hosted in Ann Arbor in July 2019]