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Mechanical Engineering

The competitive landscape among consensus product developers is highly "silo-ed" and competitive.

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Mechanical Engineering

June 23, 2020
mike@standardsmichigan.com
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“Maison tournante aérienne” (aerial rotating house) c. 1883 / Albert Robida

 

Today at 11 AM EDT we sweep through action in the consensus products that set the standard of care for mechanical engineering design, construction operations and maintenance. Mechanical systems — which, in our user-interest advocacy includes building service engineering* — can run upwards of 35 percent of new building construction.    The requirements that affect cost change on a near-daily basis so it is wise to keep pace with the action of technical committees worldwide.    Note that we co-locate plumbing and mechanical system consensus products in the same group.

Architects, engineering, facility planning and design units within academia are welcome to join us.  You will likely want to tweak your design guidelines and construction specifications (or be ready to make changes when automatic incorporation by reference make these codes and standards public law.  At the very least, time spent with us today offers anticipatory intelligence about technical specifics but also action by government agencies at all levels.

Our algorithm tracks action in the following list of accredited standards developers whose products are frequently found in plan drawings, specifications and operating and maintenance manuals:

AHRI | Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute

AIHA | American Industrial Hygiene Association

ASHRAE | American Society of Heating & Refrigeration Engineers

ASME | American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ASPE | American Association of Plumbing Engineers

ASTM | American Society for Testing & Materials

AWWA | American Water Works Association

AHRI | Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute

IAPMO | International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials

IEC | International Electrotechnical Commission

IMC | International Mechanical Code

IPC | International Plumbing Code

ISEA | International Safety Equipment Association

ISO | International Organization for Standardization

NFPA | National Fire Protection Association

SEFA | Scientific Equipment & Furniture Association

SMACNA | Sheet Metal Contractors National Association

UL | Underwriters Laboratories

(All relevant OSHA Standards)

We run through specifics periodically.  See our CALENDAR for the next teleconference.

* Building services engineers are responsible for the design, installation, operation and monitoring of the technical services in buildings (including mechanical, electrical and public health systems, also known as MEP or HVAC), in order to ensure the safe, comfortable and environmentally friendly operation. Building services engineers work closely with other construction professionals such as architects, structural engineers and quantity surveyors. Building services engineers influence the architectural design of building, in particular facades, in relation to energy efficiency and indoor environment, and can integrate local energy production (e.g. façade-integrated photovoltaics) or community-scale energy facilities (e.g. district heating). Building services engineers therefore play an important role in the design and operation of energy-efficient buildings (including green buildings, passive houses and zero energybuildings.  uses. With buildings accounting for about a third of all carbon emissions] and over a half of the global electricity demand, building services engineers play an important role in the move to a low-carbon society, hence mitigate global warming.


LEARN MORE:

Mechanical Engineering Monthly / DRAFT AGENDA

 

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