- US Census Bureau Construction Spend
Texas A&M Campus (1883)
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.
- Education Industry Trade Associations
Monthly review of safety and sustainability advocacy action among education industry trade associations.
- Design Guidelines & Specifications
Monthly walk-through of code and standards revisions that are incorporated by reference in state and local regulations, into education facility design guidelines and construction contracts. Use the login credentials at the top right of our home page.
- Interior Furnishing & Maintenance Standards
“The Country School” | Winslow Homer
Monthly walk through the status of consensus documents that set the standard of care for interior furnishing specification, installation and maintenance.
- Human Resource Standards
Famous People Discussing the Divine Comedy with Dante
Monthly walk-through of consensus products developed for labor markets generally; and units within the education facility industry specifically. For an advance agenda send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the credentials at the upper right of our home page to log in.
- Grounds & Landscaping
Monthly walk-through the status of consensus documents that set the standard of care for the safety and sustainability of the campus outdoor environment.
- Athletic & Recreation Standards
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 email@example.com for access to the agenda.
- The St. Olaf Cantorei
- I-Codes for Education Facilities
Sketches for Boadacre City project from Frank L. Wright.
Monthly walk-through of all proposals for International Code Council consensus documents affecting the safety and sustainability agenda of the US education facility industry.
- Power & Telecommunication
Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Laboratory
Monthly walk-through of public commenting opportunities on electrical power, telecommunication, information and communication technology standards. 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.
- Healthcare Standards
Many research universities have large medical research and clinical delivery enterprises that provide significant revenue. Every month we run through public commenting opportunities for consensus documents that set the standard of care for the facilities and technologies in these enterprises.
- International Standards
Travels of Marco Polo
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 — particularly in The United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Italy — 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.
ISO, IEC, and ITU October Listings of Work Items Published
- Arts & Entertainment Facilities
A walk through the status of the various consensus documents that set the standard of care for safety and sustainability in performance art and special event facilities. Advance agenda to our subscribers. Send email@example.com a request for access.
- Mechanical Engineering Monthly
Monthly walk through 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 firstname.lastname@example.org an email.
- Transport & Parking
University of Wisconsin
Overview of transportation standards relevant to large research university campuses — from micro-mobility to parking. Send email@example.com an email requesting an agenda.
- Energy Standards
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.
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- Fire Protection & Security
“Reading Boy” | Eastman Johnson (1863)
Monthly review of all consensus, consortia and open source codes, standards and regulations the set the standard of care for security of education facilities. We group them with fire protection standards because most of the compliance and enforcement expertise originates with fire safety expertise. Send email@example.com an email for an advance agenda.
- Food Safety Standards
Ranchview High School
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.
- Risk Management Standards
“The Great Fire of London” | Artist Unknown (4 September 1666)
Monthly review of the ever-expanding constellation of risk management standards open for public comment; or ahead of prospective comment periods.
- Power & Telecommunication
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.
- Finance & Management
Today we provide an overview of the titles, scopes, revision cycles and public commenting opportunities on leading practice documents presented by accredited consensus standards developers, trade associations and government agencies involved in the finance of the US education industry. Use the login credentials at the top right of our home page. For an draft agenda, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Water Management
Monthly walk-through of water management codes and standards that affect the safety and sustainability of education facilities. Use the login credentials at the upper right of our home page.
- Federal & State Regulations
Today we walk-through of consensus, open-source and consortia codes and standards incorporated by reference into federal and state regulations of the education industry; including #StandardsState. Send a request to email@example.com for an advance agenda.