During yesterday’s colloquium on water; reference was made to this video on backflow prevention by the American Water College:
The deadline for the NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship was incorrectly indicated on our home page; although the correct deadline of February 19th was shown in the post detail (Looks like they might have extended the deadline).
The February 19th deadline — tomorrow — is now correctly shown.
February 11: (Disaster Colloquium)
FM Global bibliography updated:
Backgrounder on the Power Law and Fat Tails:
— Standards Michigan (@StandardsMich) February 11, 2021
The US TAG teleconference agenda for the first 2021 (Ad Hoc) ISO Healthcare Administration standard is now included in the post and linked below:
Consultation period on New Work Item Proposals runs from 13 February through 15 March
The 116th United States Congress, which began on January 3, 2019 and ended on January 3, 2021, enacted 344 public laws and zero private laws. Noteworthy: Recognizing Achievement in Classified School Employees Act
Removed informative links to Public Law 90-120-November 7, 1967 that were included with the original University of Michigan post. Our policy at the moment is to post only the original legislative text. Analysis and opinion on the topic of the use of public funds to support content that grows government beyond the intent of the original legislation can be found everywhere with a simple search. Our focus is on the frequency allocation and electrotechnical facilities which are non-trivial in first and running cost.
Additional attachment from recent BCAC meetings. Thanks for Kim Paarlberg.
Corrected to reflect FM Global October 2020 update of solar voltaic panel, wind design, roof wind uplift resistance, sprinkler system installation, IT&M of fire protection systems, non-storage occupancy and special fire protection systems, power chain elements, boilers, asset integrity and several others.
The IES has uploaded a consultation on BSR/IES RP-43-202x, Recommended Practice: Lighting Exterior Applications not yet uploaded onto its workspace. CLICK HERE Page 14
ANSI seeks a US TAG for ISO/TC 268 to replace NFPA
Despite anecdotes and hearsay we receive from other education communities, we do not see diminution in the US Census Bureau construction spend rate reflected in the data that we examine every month. We will revisit the several sources we used to assemble the $300 billion figure we estimated in 2016. It is likely that the facility annual spend rate is closer to $500 now. Keep this in mind when you see the $300 billion figure elsewhere in this site.