- Construction Spend
“Etude pour les constructeurs” 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.
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 within buildings, between them and along the boundary between campus and the “real world”.
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.
- Hello World!
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 email@example.com for an advance agenda.
Periodic review of all consensus, consortia and open source codes, standards and regulations the set the standard of care for security of education facilities. Send firstname.lastname@example.org an email for an advance agenda.
Washtenaw Community College
Today we refresh understanding of the regulations for Class D campus radio systems. 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”
Status update on 5G technology proprietary, accredited, open source and consortia standards relevant to the safety and sustainability agenda of the education facility industry, Emphasis on planning, purchasing, installation and interoperability issues.
“Prometheus creating Man in the presence of Athena” (1802) / Jean-Simon Berthélemy
Monthly review of all consensus, consortia and open source codes, standards and regulations the set the standard of care for fire safety in education communities. 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.
Periodic scan of redlines of mechanical technology best practice titles open for public comment. Use the login credentials at the upper right of our homepage. For an advance agenda send firstname.lastname@example.org an email.
University of Calgary
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.
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.
“The Great Fire of London” | Artist Unknown (4 September 1666)
Our monthly review of the ever-expanding constellation of safety and sustainability risk management standards open for public comment; or ahead of prospective comment periods. This will be the final breakout session for risk management consensus product status review. We will move risk management standards onto the monthly Finance & Management agenda starting in December.
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.
- Lively Arts
Image: Beckett Smith | American Academy of Innovation
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.
International Electrotechnical Commission
Today at 11 AM/ET we review live public consultation notices from cloud technology standards setting organizations with an eye toward minimizing costs associated with cloud vendor lock-in.
“The Doctor” 1891 Luke Fildes
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.
“Blackberry Gathering” 1912 Elizabeth Adela Forbes
Overview of the status of consensus documents that set the standard of care for the safety and sustainability of the campus outdoor environment.
- 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.
“Lady Astor playing golf at North Berwick” 2015 John Lavery
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.