The degree to which leading practice can and should be discovered and promoted by private-public partnerships is a question upon which which good minds will disagree. At a speech given at the University of Michigan in 2014, S. Joe Bhatia, CEO of the American National Standards Institute, expands upon this point.
Most school districts, colleges and universities have at least one--if not many--flagpoles that require attention to material specification, installation and maintenance. They also define the emotional center of the educational setting in every nation.
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Our colleagues in the Central United States have taken quite a hammering weather-wise this week. This standard establishes a common set of criteria for all hazards disaster/emergency management and business continuity programs. As cities-within-cities, the campus public safety departments should participate in setting the standard of care for interagency coordination contained in this document. [Public input is due January 9, 2020] #StandardsMissouri
During 2019 we are rolling out our user-interest collaboration architecture 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. #StandardsMissouri
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]
ICC Group B code development happened ahead of the flooding and tornado disasters in the southern United States over the past few days. Next week we sort through the unofficial balloting results on the use of education facilities for storm shelters that emerged from the ICC Committee Action Hearings earlier this month. See our CALENDAR for the next I-Codes online meeting; open to everyone. #StandardsMissouri
The education industry presents a large market for pool, spa and recreational water technologies and facilities. Apart from publicly visible competitive swimming programs there are whirpools in healthcare facilities and therapeutic tubs for athletes in other sports. NSF International is one of the first names in this space and, ahead of the beginning of the outdoor pool season, has posted a redline for public review. [Comments are due June 16th]
Seasonal tornadoes in the Central United States usually spawns floods. The subject document sets the standard of care for the performance of installed flood barriers, flood mitigation pumps, backwater valves, and waterproofing products for building penetrations. No comments are due at this time but FM Global is signaling the start of a new revision cycle. #StandardsArkansas #StandardsOkalhoma