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  • Construction Spend
    All day
    2021.07.01

    “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.

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  • Bucolia
    11:00 -12:00
    2021.07.02

    “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.

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  • Human Resources
    All day
    2021.07.06

    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.   We inform our discussion based upon today’s release on the Employment Situation Summary from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    For an advance agenda send a request to bella@stanardsmichigan.com.   Use the credentials at the upper right of our home page to log in.

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  • Hello World!
    11:00 -12:00
    2021.07.07

    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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  • Interiors
    11:00 -12:00
    2021.07.08

    “The Country School” | Winslow Homer

    Today at 11 AM EDT we review the status consensus products (codes, standards, guidelines, recommendations and safety legislation) that set the standard of care for the design, manufacture and maintenance of interior fixtures such as carpet, furniture, bookshelves and ceiling tiles, plumbing fixtures.  Waste management, laboratory fixtures, recycling amenities — i.e. things are not nailed down — are on the agenda.   Also we track elevated interest and market-making by conformity interests in the manufacturing and material recycling far up the value chain.

    In large research universities, it is common for building service personnel engaged in keeping facilities clean and tidy to constitute the largest proportion of permanent employees; thus some consideration must be given to occupational safety.

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

     

     

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  • Food
    11:00 -12:00
    2021.07.09

    Michigan State University

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

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  • Elevators
    11:00 -12:00
    2021.07.12

    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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  • Power
    11:00 -12:00
    2021.07.13

    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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  • Risk
    11:00 -12:00
    2021.07.14

    “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.

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  • Mobility
    11:00 -12:00
    2021.07.15

    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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  • Sport
    11:00 -12:00
    2021.07.16

    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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  • Laboratories
    11:00 -12:00
    2021.07.19

    “Der Alchemist” 1908 / Max Fuhrmann

     

    Status check on standards action that guide laboratory safety and sustainability in all building disciplines.    There are about ten standards developers in this space and they do not all move in a coordinated manner among themselves; much less from state-to-state.  Anyone is welcomed to join this teleconference with the login information below.  For an agenda, please join our mailing list.

    https://standardsmichigan.com/standing-agenda-laboratories/

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  • Water
    11:00 -12:00
    2021.07.20

    “Distant View of Niagara” 1830 / Thomas Cole

    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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  • Energy
    11:00 -12:00
    2021.07.21

    What a Wonderful World! | Ho Charlotte Sie Wing, 13, China

    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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  • Radio
    11:00 -12:00
    2021.07.22

    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.

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  • Lively Arts
    11:00 -12:00
    2021.07.23

     

     

    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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  • E pluribus unum
    11:00 -12:00
    2021.07.26

    Today we walk-through state level adaptations of the consensus products of ANSI-accredited standards setting organizations incorporated by reference into state safety and sustainability regulations of education communities.

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  • Infotech
    11:00 -12:00
    2021.07.27

    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.

     

     

     

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  • Intellectual Property
    08:38
    2021.07.28

    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.

     

    https://twitter.com/StandardsMich/status/1318508254658502657?s=20

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  • Imperium
    11:00 -12:00
    2021.07.29

    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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  • Finance
    11:00 -12:00
    2021.07.30

    “Parable of the Rich Fool” 1627 / Rembrandt

    On the day when voters in many states are presented with school bond referenda we select a representative sample of a tax-free bond issue.  We also review public consultation invitations by ANSI-accredited and finance industry consortia involved in the cost of US education communities

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