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  • Construction Spend
    All day
    2020.08.03

    University of Michigan 1855

     

     

    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.

    N.B. We have migrated our “Model Building Code” content into to this session starting this month.

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  • Water
    11:00 -12:00
    2020.08.04

    Baylor University

    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.

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  • Who is the “User-Interest”?
    11:00 -12:00
    2020.08.05

    The University of Michigan

    Who it is.  Why it matters.

    The Standards Michigan platform routinely refers to the “User-Interest” in the global standards system and the dominance of “niche verticals” that determine the cost of education communities for the final fiduciary.  Today at 11 AM/ET we drill deeper into this claim by reviewing the roster of a few technical committees administered by standards setting organizations.  The dominance of every interest group over the user-interest will be in plain sight.  You will also see that the dominance of all other stakeholders over the user-interest is not the fault of the niche verticals.  It is the fault of the user-interest and may be an unresolvable “wicked problem”.

    ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards

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  • Recycling
    11:00 -12:00
    2020.08.06

    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.

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  • Food
    11:00 -12:00
    2020.08.07

    California Polytechnic Pomona

    Overview of codes and standards relevant to the food service enterprises in K-12 schools, college and university student housing, athletic venues and university-affiliated healthcare systems.

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  • Cloud
    11:00 -12:00
    2020.08.10

    International Electrotechnical Commission

    Today we approach the wicked problem of leading practice discovery in cloud technologies generally; and the prospect for education communities minimizing costs associated with cloud vendor lock-in.

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  • Power
    11:00 -12:00
    2020.08.11

    Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Laboratory

    Because so much of the #SmartCampus transformation involves electrotechnologies, we walk-through live public consultation notices pertaining to the safety and sustainability agenda of education communities.  Our meeting today 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.

     

     

     

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  • Mechanical
    11:00 -12:00
    2020.08.12

     

    Monthly walk through of redlines of consensus standards open for public comment and proposal preparation.   Use the login credentials at the upper right of our homepage.  For an advance agenda send bella@standardsmichigan.com an email.

    https://standardsmichigan.com/mechanical-engineering-monthly/

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  • Mobility
    11:00 -12:00
    2020.08.13

    Tottenham Court Road station Central line platform mosaic art. Original design by Eduardo Paolozzi.

    Overview of transportation standards relevant to large research university campuses — from micro-mobility to parking.  Send bella@standardsmichigan.com an email requesting an agenda.

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  • Bucolia
    11:00 -12:00
    2020.08.14

    “Children in the Garden” (1892) / Władysław Podkowiński

    Overview of the status of consensus documents that set the standard of care for the safety and sustainability of the campus outdoor environment.

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  • Nota bene
    11:00 -12:00
    2020.08.17

    Image: Work/Design magazine

     

    Today at 11 AM/ET  we host an open agenda for consensus products setting the standard of care across the full span of technologies relevant to the safety and sustainability agenda of the education facility industry.   On “continuous maintenance” standards development platforms, for example, exposure drafts are open for comment for as little as 30 to 45 days.  There is scant time to respond to the call for public comment.  We set aside one session per month to review and respond.

    Use the login credentials at the upper right of our home page.

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  • Energy
    11:00 -12:00
    2020.08.18

    Review of all consensus, consortia and open source codes, standards and regulations regarding energy production and conservation relevant to the education facility industry.

    Faculty and staff in the education industry in all nations provide basic research, application research in energy technologies.  The “cities-within-cities” we call the #SmartCampus” also provide crucibles for new testing new technologies as well as provide energy load for utilities operating under all ownership regimes.

    Send bella@standardsmichigan.com an email for an advance agenda.

    https://standardsmichigan.com/agenda-energy-standards-monthly/

     

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  • Global
    11:00 -12:00
    2020.08.19

    An update on our collaboration with other like-minded units in the education industry 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 bella@standardsmichigan.com for an advance agenda.

     

     

    https://standardsmichigan.com/standing-agenda-international-standards/

     

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  • Data
    11:00 -12:00
    2020.08.20

    “Composition in red, yellow, blue and black” (1921) / Piet Mondrian

    Status check on open source consensus products — and practical applications —  evolving around distributed ledger technologies for financing, planning, design, operation & maintenance of the #WiseCampus.

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  • Sport
    11:00 -12:00
    2020.08.21

    Louis entering Kallimarmaron at the 1896 Athens Olympics

    An overview of public commenting opportunities on proposed standards for sports and recreation equipment and athletic facilities.   Send email to bella@standardsmichigan.com for access to the agenda.

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  • Pathways
    11:00 -12:00
    2020.08.24

    Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences 1912

    Review of best practice literature for the design, construction and maintenance of campus pathways for pedestrians and vehicles.

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  • Infotech
    11:00 -12:00
    2020.08.25

    Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Laboratory

    Because so much of the #SmartCampus transformation involves electrotechnologies, we walk-through of public commenting opportunities on electrical power, telecommunication, information and communication technology standards twice per month.  Coincides with the day of two IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee teleconferences at 15:00 Central European time and 3:00 PM Eastern time in the Americas.

    Electrical engineer/inventor Guglielmo Marconi with the spark-gap transmitter (right) and coherer receiver (left) he used in some of his first long distance radiotelegraphy transmissions during the 1890s.

     

     

     

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  • E pluribus unum
    11:00 -12:00
    2020.08.26

     

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    Today we walk-through of consensus, open-source and consortia codes and standards incorporated by reference into state regulations of the real assets of the education industry; including how they are financed through municipal bond offerings.  Send a request to bella@standardsmichigan.com for an advance agenda.

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  • Federal Action
    11:00 -12:00
    2020.08.27

    115th Congress. Photo Credit: Pew Research Center

    Today we walk-through of ANSI-accredited consensus, open-source and consortia consensus products incorporated by reference into federal regulations of the real assets of the US education industry.  Send a request to bella@standardsmichigan.com for an advance agenda.

    https://standardsmichigan.com/standing-agenda-federal-state-regulations/

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  • Lively Arts
    11:00 -12:00
    2020.08.28

     

     

    A walk through the status of the various consensus documents that set the standard of care for safety and sustainability in the education facilities built for the seven lively arts.

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  • Elevators
    11:00 -12:00
    2020.08.31

    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”

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