- The Year Ahead
Standards Michigan Offices
Today we take a retrospective look at 2021 and a prospective look at 2022. Use the login credentials at the upper right of our home page.
“Etude pour les constructeurs” 1950 Fernand Leger
We follow the construction spend rate of the US education industry; using the US Census Bureau Construction Spending figures released the first day of every month. We encourage our colleagues in the education facilities industry to respond to Census Bureau-retained data gathering contractors in order to contribute to the accuracy of the report.
The Impact of E-Waste / Student Art Guide
Certain requirements must be met for recycling to be economically feasible and environmentally effective. These include an adequate source of recyclates, a system to extract those recyclates from the waste stream, a nearby factory capable of reprocessing the recyclates, and a potential demand for the recycled products. These last two requirements are often overlooked—without both an industrial market for production using the collected materials and a consumer market for the manufactured goods, recycling is incomplete and in fact only “collection”.
Today at 11 AM/E we examine the state of best practice literature – including government regulations — that apply to education communities.
- Fine Arts
Today at 15:00 UTC we drill into the technical specifics that contribute to the safety and sustainability of spaces used for the teaching, practice and display of the fine arts. These occupancies are typically at greater risk than classrooms because they usually contain volatile fluids for artistic painting or biologic specimen preservation, kilns for pottery, fabrics and related machinery for teaching fashion design and practice.
“The Country School” | Winslow Homer
Periodic review of best practice literature that sets the standard of care for interior furnishing specification, installation and maintenance.
Today at 11 AM/ET we update our understanding of best practice literature relevant to the information and communication technology enterprises in education communities. Our online meetings coincides with the day of two IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee teleconferences at 14:00 Central European time and 2:00 PM Eastern time in the Americas. Open to everyone. Use the login credentials at the upper right of our home page.
- Hello World!
Today we explain our collaboration with other like-minded units in education communities in the US and other nations. In most cases we conform to participation requirements set by ANSI US Technical Advisory Groups but we also have liaison with other universities in the European Union who conform to the participation requirements of their own national standards bodies.
Use the login credentials at the upper right of our home page. Because a great deal of content is copyright protected by the ISO, IEC and the ITU, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an advance agenda.
International Electrotechnical Commission
Today we review live public consultation notices from cloud technology standards-setting organizations with an eye toward minimizing cost.
An overview of public commenting opportunities on proposed standards for sports and recreation equipment and athletic facilities. Send email to email@example.com for access to the agenda.
Harvard University Dormitory Room | Smithsonian Museum | Thomas Warren Sears Collection
Today we review changes in best practice literature that sets the standard of care for student housing in K-12 prep schools, colleges and universities. The topic cuts across many disciplines.
Monthly walk-through of best practice literature for water resources in education communities. Use the login credentials at the upper right of our home page.
Today we examine a few time-sensitive public consultations released by incumbent building code developers and state agencies that adopt these codes whole cloth or with amendments. Use the login credentials at the upper right of our home page.
Overview of transportation standards relevant to large research university campuses — from micro-mobility to parking. Send firstname.lastname@example.org an email requesting an agenda.
Washtenaw Community College
Today we refresh understanding of the regulations for campus radio systems that support campus safety, news and cultural content. We review best practice for production technologies and FM transmission technologies through airwaves, cabling systems or a combination of both.
University of Wisconsin Stadium Elevator
Many education communities have 100’s of elevators and escalators. This is a difficult space for driving costs down (because of strong manufacturer and labor presence) but we will give the “old college try”
Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Laboratory
Today we run a status check on best practice in electrical power system design, construction, operations and maintenance that support the learning, research and medical clinical delivery enterprises in education communities.
Our colloquia on this topic coincide with the two monthly IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee teleconferences at 14:00 Central European time and 2:00 PM Eastern time in the Americas.
- Intellectual Property
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Student Art
Innovation – Standardization – Commoditization run along a continuum. Today we unpack some of the ideas that hasten (and prohibit) leading practice discovery; how quickly goods and services become a “human right”; why all of this is relevant to education communities and why some believe that commoditization is a myth.
From the Wikipedia
In business literature, commoditization is defined as the process by which goods that have economic value and are distinguishable in terms of attributes (uniqueness or brand) end up becoming simple commodities in the eyes of the market or consumers. It is the movement of a market from differentiated to undifferentiated price competition and from monopolistic competition to perfect competition. Hence, the key effect of commoditization is that the pricing power of the manufacturer or brand owner is weakened: when products become more similar from a buyer’s point of view, they will tend to buy the cheapest.
We review best practice literature in the field of audio, video and multimedia systems and equipment greatly expanded in the Massive Online Open Online Course and #LearnFromHome zietgeist. These titles include specification of the performance, methods of measurement for consumer and professional equipment and their application in systems and its interoperability with other systems or equipment. Multimedia is the integration of any form of audio, video, graphics, data and telecommunication and integration includes the production, storage, processing, transmission, display and reproduction of such information.
“Snow at Argenteuil” | Claude Monet (1875)
Status check of best practice titles covering the management of education communities during the coldest months.
“Parable of the Rich Fool” 1627 Rembrandt
Today we pick through the prospectuses of one or two tax-free bond referenda. We also review public consultations by ANSI-accredited and finance industry consortia involved in the cost of building and running to real (estate) assets of US education communities.