Our algorithm slices horizontally through the “silos” of the better part of one thousand consensus products developed by accredited and open source standards developers every day. About $300 billion US education facility industry spend is in play.
We understand that by doing so we risk “stepping on the toes” of several hundred organizations that have been running the silos for decades. It is not our intent to disrupt their business model; but to fill a canyon-like gap in the global standards system by offering curated content to the user-interest (typically the source of incumbent stakeholder revenue stream) in a manner that enlightens a path toward increased safety and reduced cost. One of the reasons we host daily “open door” teleconferences is that much of the content we curate is politically, economically and time sensitive. Much of the content we curate moves so fast there is scant time to nail it in place in a document or blog post.
Links to proposed changes to them with deadlines that can practically be met within the next 90 days are grouped according to topics on the agenda of our daily teleconferences. See our CALENDAR
Keep in mind that even though a commenting opportunity deadline has past, every ANSI-accredited standards developer welcomes public input from any interest category at any time. Two good things can happen:
a) The member of the committee, sometimes even the leader of the committee, can place the late public comment on the forthcoming committee meeting agenda as a late item worthy of discussion and use.
b) The late public comment is automatically entered as new public input at the front end of the following revision cycle. That could be 3 years or 5 years but the idea itself is generally not lost.
For this reason, based upon our 20+ year experience with most accredited standards developers; we will maintain an item on this scan a few days beyond the deadline. Note that in the links below; some consensus products fall into more than one category.
Planning & Architectural
BIFMA General-Purpose Large Occupant Office Chairs [Comments due March 30th]
Information & Communications Technology
Electrical Power & Telecommunications
UL 61730-1 Standard for Safety for Photovoltaic module safety qualification – Part 1: Requirements For Construction [Comments due March 15th]
Mechanical & Plumbing
ASME RAM-1-202x, Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability of Equipment and Systems in Power Plants [Comments due March 15th]
American Gas Association, GPTC Z380 suite of consensus products [Comments due March 30th]
Occupational Safety & Security/Laboratory Safety & Sustainability/Risk Management
Sports & Recreation
No draft standards with comment deadlines within the next 90 days have been found by our algorithm at this time. To hold position we post a link to the ASTM F08 committee which, like other ASTM committees, depends heavily on face-to-face meetings.
Transportation & Parking
Arts & Entertainment