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February 22, 2021

Today we break down best practice literature for exterior and interior pathways in education communities.   The topic necessarily involves consensus products from many standards setting organizations; among them:

International Code Council (accessible and useable ingress and egress entrances, paths and exits)

American Society of Civil Engineers (roads, sidewalks)

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (wayfinding along unofficial footpaths using the internet of small things)

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (exterior lighting)

National Fire Protection Association (fire protection for interior premises, fire truck routes, electric signage, security)

ASTM International (product standards for aggregates and accessories)

…And about 20 others.  We might venture onto the minefield of sensitivities about signage: too much, too many, too big, too small?  (There are ANSI-signs for every hazard and possibility).  The education industry has its share of “hall monitors” so we might meditate on IoT solutions.

Many products in the foregoing list are inspired by legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act administered by the US Department of Justice

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Texas Tech


2023 National Electrical Code Article 420 — Luminaires, Lampholders, and Lamps

2023 National Electrical Code Article 600 – Electric Signs and Outline Lighting

2023 National Electrical Code Article 620 — Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators, Moving Walks, Lifts and Chairlifts



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