Today at 11 AM EST we scan the status of regulatory and private sector consensus products that determine the standard of care for athletic and recreation facilities, operation and management. School districts have hundreds of playgrounds and athletic departments are very visible enterprises; particularly at large colleges and universities. There are no fewer than 25 accredited standards developing organizations asserting safety and sustainability concepts tracking in this space:
Acoustical Society of America
Air Conditioning Contractors of America
Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute
Air Movement and Control Association
Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions
American Architectural Manufacturers Association
American Concrete Institute
American Institute of Steel Construction
American Iron and Steel Institute
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.
American Society of Safety Engineers
American Water Works Association
Association for Challenge Course Technology
Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials-International
Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association
Building Industry Consulting Service International
Building Owners and Managers Association
Building Performance Institute
Illumination Engineering Society
International Code Council
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
National Fire Protection Association
National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment
….And so on.
Facilities of this type are among the most visible physical assets of any school district, college or university.
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