Fast Forward

Updated 14 March 2023


Fast Forward

March 14, 2023

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The United States Standards System is financed largely by conformance interests, manufacturers, and standards developers (whose business models depend upon conformance and manufacturers).  The user-interest remains the weakest constituency; a lament we explain in detail in our ABOUT.  The weakness of the user-interest (reflected in our logo) is not much different than its weakness in other nations.  Standards developers everywhere compete with their home government to establish best practice.

In great measure, electrotechnology dominates technical standards setting and moves swiftly. One of the strongest voices for the user-interest  is the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers with whom we collaborate closely through the IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee.*

Syllabus: Winter

Fast Forward (Accredited, Open-Source and Consortia consultations) | Standards Developers whose catalogs are in the process of being re-coded into a separate access point are indentified with BOLD font.


American Academy of Forensic Sciences  (AAFS) We generally steer clear of the AAFS catalog though there are a few noteworthy titles that fall into our wheelhouse.  Research universities have significant live animal assets and responsibilities; for example, and biotechnology research enterprises fall under the intended purview of this trade association.

– 169 Standard for the Clinical Veterinary Forensic Examination (October 31)

– 154 Standard for Training on Testimony for Forensic Biology (October 3)

BPR 160 Best Practice Recommendation for Initial Response at Scenes by Law Enforcement Officers (July 18)

Six relatively stabilized DNA-research titles with consultation close date (May 16)

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)a

– A1 Sterilization of health care products – Adoption of ISO standards (October 31)

90 Processing of Health Care Products – Quality Management Systems for Processing in Health Care Facilities (December 12)

1000 Safety and effectiveness of health IT software and systems – Part 2: Application of quality systems principles and practices (January 9)

– 108 Water for the processing of medical devices (September 26)

– ISO 11138-8-202x, Sterilization of health care products (June 20)

American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists  (AARST)   Comments: The AARST has been a very active conformance interest in recent years; leading standards setting in the chemical hazard domain and capturing revenue from publications, training and certification)

CC-1000 Soil Gas Control Systems in New Construction of Buildings (July 18 – August 29)

RMS-LB Radon Mitigation Standards for Schools and Large Buildings (September 20)

Several revisions of relatively stabilized titles; among them RMS-LB Radon Mitigation Standards for Schools and Large Buildings (April 25 – May 30)

American Clean Power Association    (ACPA)

Power Performance Measures of Electricity Producing Wind Turbines (October 7) Defer to applicable IEC standard

Three wind energy titles open until March 14th.   These may interest education facility units that own their own wind generators for educational or other purposes.

OCRP Recommended Practice for Design, Deployment, and Operation of Submarine Cable in the United States (July 31) – Multidisciplinary title included here for academic interest.

American Concrete Institute  (ACI Farmington Hills, Michigan)

369.1Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Concrete Buildings-Code and Requirements (July 25)

– 437.2 Load Testing of Concrete Structures – Code Requirements and Commentary.  This title may interest experts in building rehabilitation and historic preservation.  The education industry has a very large inventory of historic buildings.  (March 14).

American Gas Association (AGA)

Z380 series Guide for Transmission, Distribution and Gathering Piping Systems. These titles are found incorporated by reference in construction contract mechanical specifications.  (November 21)

American Dental Association  (ADA) Several product standards that would likely be used in instructional and clinical settings (May 30)

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (St. Joseph, Michigan).  [ASABE Workspace] N.B. ASABE is ANSI’s US Technical Advisory Group chair for ISO the Global Secretariat for the ISO/TC 34 Food Products.

– Food safety management systems – Requirements for any organization in the food chain (April 4)

– S627.1 MON Weather-based Landscape Irrigation Control Systems (September 5)

Air, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)

– 250 Performance and Calibration of Reference Sound Sources (May 30)

– 1270 Requirements for Seismic Qualification of HVACR Equipment (June 27)

Several product performance standards (August 28 – October 3)

1430 Demand Flexible Electric Storage Water Heaters (October 24)

American Hort 

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)

– 341 Seismic Provisions for the Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Structural Steel Buildings (Moved to June 12)

Acoustical Society of America.  (ASA)

Accredited Standards Committee x9

Four titles outside our domain RE: mobile banking services; noted here for others (July 25)

Several titles covering financial information specifications (September 12)

Air Movement and Control Association   (AMCA)

American National Standards Institute   (ANSI)

“National Digital Assets Research and Agenda” | Consultation closes March 3, 2023.

2023 Student Paper Competition (June 2)    See our CALENDAR for scheduled Saturday workshops ahead of the deadline.

Proposed revisions to ANSI Essential Requirements –(Page 45) (November 7)
New ISO Project: Guidelines for overseas warehouses (April 29)

USNC Winter 2023 “Current”

Workspace / ISO   N.B. We interact with the ISO through ANSI; though we collaborate with experts at several universities in other nations through the IEEE.  

American Nuclear Society

ANS 15.21 Format and Content for Safety Analysis Reports for Research Reactors (January 2)

American Renewable Energy Standards and Certification Association (ARESCA)  Business model example of our statement: “Standards are the seed corn for compliance revenue”  Most titles referred to IEEE E&H Committee

Several product titles that accept IEC standards into the ARESCA catalog (December 12)

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers  (ASABE St. Joseph, Michigan)  N.B. ASABE is ANSI’s US Technical Advisory Group chair for ISO the Global Secretariat for the ISO/TC 34 Food Products.

ASABE AD22000 Food safety management systems – Requirements for any organization in the food chain (national adoption with modifications of ISO 22000:2018) (January 2)

Installation and Maintenance of Farm Standby Electric Power (reaffirmation of ANSI/ASAE EP364.4-FEB2013 (R2018)) (January 2)

Several farmstead machinery standards (December 26)

– S623. Determining Landscape Plant Water Demands (October 31)

– S632 Precision Agriculture Irrigation Language (October 31)

– S611 Collecting, Processing, and Visualizing Geographic Harvest Data (May 30)

American Nuclear Society

ANS 15.21 Format and Content for Safety Analysis Reports for Research Reactors (January 2)

American Society for Quality (ASQ)

Several product titles listed on Pages 19-21) with August 15 deadline

American Clean Power Association   (ACPA)

American Petroleum Institute  (API)

American Society of Civil Engineers  (ASCE)

ASCE EWRI 33 Comprehensive Transboundary International Water Quality Management Agreement (December 26)

ASCE 7-22 Supplements (15 January)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers  (ASME) | MEETING POINT

C&S Tools

BPVC Section IV Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers (January 31 – February 7) – Quite a few

PVHO-1 Safety Standard for Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy (November 22)

– PTC 53 Performance Test Code for Mechanical and Thermal Energy Storage Systems (September 8)

QEI Standard for the Qualification of Elevator Inspectors (August 8)

– 514P Risk Management for Building Water Systems: Physical, Chemical, and Microbial Hazards (May 30)

– A17.7 Performance-based safety code for elevators and escalators (April 5)

– PCC-3 Inspection Planning Using Risk-Based Methods (May 30)

– A112.6.3 A sequence of titles related to floor drains and grease traps common in commercial cooking operations (May 3)

– Nine plumbing-related titles with consultation close date of May 25 (We will cover during Water colloquium)

– B31.3-202x, Process Piping (June 6)

– B133.8 Gas Turbine Installation Sound Emissions (June 21)

– PTC 4.3 Air Heaters (July 5)

American Society of Plumbing Engineers

78 Stormwater Harvesting System Design for Direct End-Use Applications (December 19)

American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)

A10.25 Sanitation in Construction (February 27)

The Committee for Construction and Demolition Operations meets online July 12

– A10.32 Personal Fall Protection Used in Construction and Demolition Operations (December 19)

– A10.39 Construction Safety & Health Audit Program (September 12)

– A10.49 Control of Chemical Health Hazards in Construction and Demolition Operations (September 12)

– A10.39 Construction Safety & Health Audit Program (July 4)

A10.49 Control of Chemical Health Hazards in Construction and Demolition Operations (July 4)

– A10 Construction Safety & Health Audit Program (June 6)

– A10.18 Safety Requirements for Temporary Roof and Floor Holes,Wall Openings, Stairways, and Other Unprotected Edges in Construction and Demolition Operations (June 6)

Academic Safety Standards

Apache Software Foundation

Subversion Nightly Tarballs (Open source continuous update)

Architectural Woodwork Institute  (AWI)

American Water Works Association  (AWWA)

Three product oriented titles (January 9)

– G300 Source Water Protection (March 14)

– F110 Ultraviolet Disinfection Systems for Drinking Water (July 4)

American Welding Society (AWS)

– D9.1/D9.1M-202x, Sheet Metal Welding Code (September 19)

– B2.1-8-025 Standard Welding Procedure Specification (SWPS) for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (several related titles September 26)

American Wood Council (AWC)

FDS Fire Design Specification for Wood Construction (September 12)

APCO International (Association of Public Safety Communications Officials)

American Society of Heating and Refrigeration Engineers  (ASHRAE) – Starting 2023 all ASHRAE consultations will appear in the breakout workspace linked below.  | MEETING POINT


Applied Building Technology Group (ABTG) Lorem ipsum

ASIS International

PSC.1-202x, Management System for Private Security Company Operations – Requirements with  Guidance (November 21)

Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions    (ATIS)  We typically refer consultations to the IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee

– Two security and maintenance titles (July 18).

ASTM International  (ASTM) The bulk of the ASTM catalog is product standards and receives a lower priority in our business model which places priority upon system interoperability. | MEETING POINT

Another lengthy tranche of relatively stabilized titles are open for consultation; all of them product oriented and therefore in the lower tier of our priorities (January 23 – February 20)

Book of Standards 2022

E176 Terminology of Fire Standards (November 21)

ASTM unloads an redlines of stabilized product-oriented titles in large tranches.   This practice supports their testing and certification revenue model.  The most recent releases are marked with consultation close date (July 18)

E2335 Guide for Laboratory Monitors (November 21)

– E2917 Practice for Forensic Science Practitioner Training, Continuing Education, and Professional Development Programs (September 19)

Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association AVIXA

A103.01 Measurement and Classification of Spectral Balance of Sound Systems in Listener Areas (October 3)

Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association. 

– A156.2 Standard for Bored and Preassembled Locks and Latches (February 14)

Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA)

– X5.1 General-Purpose Office Chairs (April 25)

Building Owners and Managers Association (No consultations posted.  Several stabilized titles should be of interest to estate accountants.  See also NCES )

CSA Group (Canadian Standards Association US affiliate.  Much like ASTM International, the CSA catalog is largely product conformance titles)

– Z5020 Building energy modelling (October 3)

– Fuel Cell Technical Committee meets May 16 online.  Contact Mark Duda at

– Titles related to LNG road vehicles (May 23)

Construction Specifications Institute

Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association

No draft standards posted for consultation

Consumer Technology Association (CTA) | MEETING POINT

2107 The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: Managing, Characterizing, and Safeguarding Data (November 13)

– 2107 The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: Managing, Characterizing, and Safeguarding Data (October 3)

2107  The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Health Care, Managing Characterizing, and Safeguarding Data (July 18)

American Dental Association

2000 SNODENT (Systemized Nomenclature of Dentistry) – November 7

Direct Trust

Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)

– Several relatively stabilized product titles with comment close dates (August 8).  Referred to IEEE E&H

Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) These titles are normally covered during our Media, Lively Arts  and electrotechnology colloquia.

Three information and communication technology titles have been released with consultation close date (November 28)

ES1.5 Event Safety – Medical (December 12)

ES1.40 Event Safety – Security (December 12)

E1.71 Powered Curtain Machines (December 26)

– Five titles covering rigging, lighting and electrical systems (May 23)

Financial Accounting Standards Board  | Government Accounting Standards Board

Nominations due for PhD Student Research Paper (February 1)

Implementation Guidance Update — 2023 (January 20, 2023)

Update for Accounting Educators September 9

FM Global. 

– 2510 Flood Abatement Equipment (June 20)

Green Building Initiatives  (GBI)  Lorem ipsum. This organization seems devoted primarily to harvesting conformance revenue from incumbent standards developers in the energy conservation domain.  It has formed co-publishing alliances with her SDO’s such as ASHRAE

Healthcare Standards Institute

Health Physics Society

HL7 Health Level 7 (Ann Arbor Michigan).

Illumination Engineering Society  (IES) We list and coordinate our response to IES consultations with the IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee.

IES RP-8 Recommended Practice: Lighting Roadway and Parking Facilities (September 12)

RP-29 Recommended Practice: Lighting Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities (October 17)

IES LM-83 Approved Method: Spatial Daylight Autonomy and Annual Sunlight Exposure (October 17)

RP-6 Recommended Practice: Lighting Sports and Recreational Areas (June 19)

RP-1 Recommended Practice: Lighting Office Spaces – Home Office Lighting (July 4)

LS-1-22 Lighting Science: Nomenclature & Definitions (August 28)

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers  Most of the titles listed below are referred to IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee

– C37.121-202x, Guide for Switchgear – Unit Substation – Requirements (April 12)

– 1547 Standard for the Interconnection and Interoperability of Distributed Energy Resources

IAPMO  International Association of Plumbing and  Mechanical Officials

– Uniform Mechanical Code (October 10)

IAPMO Water Efficiency and Sanitation Standard (November 21)

– IAPMO/ASSE 1087 Performance Requirements for Commercial and Food Service Water Treatment Equipment Utilizing Drinking Water (September 26)

USHGC 1 Uniform Solar, Hydronics & Geothermal Code (November 7)

International Society of Automation

International Code Council  (Also See INBOX)

A117.1 Transactions.  See This Week’s Handouts

2021/2022 ICC Code Development Schedule

Complete Monograph: Group B Public Comment Hearings September 14 – 21, 2022

InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS)  Most of the standards action in the INCITS catalog involves adoption of IEC titles most of which are usually referred to IEEE E&H.  Another tranche of stabilized titles adapted from the IEC catalog has been released with January 31, 2023 consultation closing date

International Standardization Organization

Pandemic Response – Social distancing and source control (April 4)

Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)

S800 Standard for Professional Inspection of Textile Floor Coverings (February 27)

International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association

International Society of Automation.

Information Technology Industry Council (Referred to IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee)

The Joint Commission

Electrotechnology consultations are referred to IEEE E&H.   All others covered during our Health colloquia.

Licensing Executives Society.

Laser Institute of America

Material Handling Industry  (MHI)

The Monitoring Association

National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (NBBPVI)

– The National Board Inspection Code (October 10)

National CAD Standard (NCS)

National Contract Management Association

– ASD-1 Contract Management Standard (April 4)

National Electrical Contractors Association

We generally refer action in the NECA catalog (NEIS Standards) to experts in the IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee

National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC).  This catalog — largely product oriented — appears a standing item on our colloquia dealing with building materials (Hammurabi, Doors & Windows)

National National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

National Institute of Building Sciences

National BIM Standard-United States (NBIMS-US)

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Blockchain for Access Control Systems (February 7)

Standards Coordination Office | USA WTO TBT Enquiry Point  

National Electrical Contractors Association  Refer to IEEE E&H

1 Standard for Good Workmanship in Electrical Construction (October 24)

90 Recommended Practice for Commissioning Building Electrical Systems (October 24)

LPI 781 Recommended Practices for Installing and Maintaining Lightning Protection Systems (October 24)

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) | MEETING POINT

Most consultations referred to the IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee

National Emergency Number Association

– NENA STA-026.5 Master Clock Standard (February 14)

National Electrical Testing Association

– 202, NETA Standard for Maintenance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment and Systems (December 26)

The NELAC Institute

TNI EL-V1M6 Management and Technical Requirements for Laboratories Performing Environmental Analysis; (March 29)

North American Security Products Organization  (NASPO) No draft standards posted for consultation

SMS 02 Security management standard (November 7)

NFPA  National Fire Protection Association | MEETING POINT

1 –  Fire Code 2021 –  2024 revision NITMAM Close Date 5 January 2023

– 3 Standard for Commissioning of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems (April 11) – See our Video Library for an overview of NFPA 3 and 4 by Paul Dunphy at Harvard University

– 4 Standard for Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety System Testing (April 11)

37 Standard for the Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines (November 7)

45 Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals (November 7)

– 54 National Fuel Gas Code (April 11)

72 2025 National Fire Alarm & Signaling Code (June 1)

 85 Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code (November 7)

92 Standard for Smoke Control Systems (November 7)

101 Life Safety Code 2021 – 2024 revision NITMAM Close Date 28 March 2023

– 110/111 Emergency & Standby Power Systems/Stored Electrical Energy (June 1)

140 Standard on Motion Picture and Television Production Studio Soundstages (November 7)

350 Onsite Residential and Commercial Water Reuse (August 8)

495 Explosive Materials Code (November 7)

 791 Recommended Practice and Procedures for Unlabeled Electrical Equipment Evaluation (July 4)

730 Guide for Premises Security (November 7)

914 Code for the Protection of Historic Structures (November 7)

– 915 Standard for Remote Inspections (April 11)

– 1026 Standard for Incident Management Personnel Professional Qualifications (September 26)

– 1660 Standard on Community Risk Assessment, Pre-Incident Planning, Mass Evacuation, Sheltering, and Re-entry Programs (September 26)

2800 Standard on Facility Emergency Action Plans (November 7)

NSF International | MEETING POINT

– 50 Spas, Hot Tubs and Other Recreational Water Facilities (July 4)
– 2 Food Equipment (May 15)
– 16 Drinking Water System Components (March 13)
–  49 Biosafety Cabinetry: Design, Construction, Performance and Field Certification (May 22)-
50 Equipment and Chemicals for Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Other Recreational Water Facilities (December 26)

53 Drinking Water Treatment Units – Health Affects (November 6) | Most of the NSF potable water catalog is released for public consultation during the 4th quarter.
– 55 Ultraviolet Microbiological Water Treatment Systems (January 16)
– 62 Drinking Water Distillation Systems (October 3)
– 170 Glossary of Food Equipment Terminology (December 4)
177 Shower Filtration Systems – Aesthetic Effects (January 16)
– 350 Onsite Residential and Commercial Water Reuse Treatment Systems (July 31 – August 14)

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Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI)

Several product oriented titles are open for consultation until December 12

Project Management Institute PMI) Lorem ipsum

Pool and Hot Tub Alliance

2  Standard for Public Pool and Spa Operations and Maintenance (December 11)

Remanufacturing Industries Council (No consultation drafts posted)

Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) | Many colleges and universities are stewards of residential occupancies.

Robotic Industries Association (RIA)   Ann Arbor-based US TAG Administrator for ISO TC 299 Robotics

Meeting Notices (Page 125)

SAE International (Troy, Michigan ). Covered generally during our Mobility colloquium.

No open consultations.  Reference Guide for Standards Participants

Security Industries Association 

Architectural Graphics for Security Standard (December 26)

Simon Institute | Elevating the Cleaning Craft  Lorem ipsum

Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers  (SCTE)  With a few outlier exceptions, most of the catalog has been referred to IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee

23-1 Radio Frequency Interface (August 8)

 23-2 Baseline Privacy Plus Interface (August 8)
New tranche of titles open (November 7)

241 Key Performance Metrics: Energy Efficiency & Functional Density of Wi-Fi Infrastructure Equipment (November 28)

Society of Standards Professionals

Single Ply Roofing Industry (SPRI)

RP-14 Wind Design Standard for Vegetative Roofing System (July 2)

Steel Door Institute (SDI)

Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)  Because TIA tends to release stabilized titles in large batches most consultations referred to the IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committees

758 Customer-Owned Outside Plant Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard (December 12)

– 1179 Healthcare Facility Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard (September 5)

– 569 Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces (May 9)

942 Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers (December 12)

The Monitoring Association

– AVS-01 Alarm Validation Scoring Standard (September 13)

Tile Council of North America

– A137 Standard Specifications for Ceramic Tile and Glass Tile (February 14)

Tree Care Industry Association

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) (The UL catalog is heavy on product titles (because manufacturers can build the cost of conformance into the product and pass it on to the user) and light on system interoperability titles (our primary concern).  Many titles are US adaptations of IEC, ITU and ISO titles.  We follow a few when they are heavily referenced into the same interoperability titles such as the National Electrical Code and the International Building Code.   We refer most  — but not all — electrotechnology titles to IEEE E&H).  IEEE E&H meets 4 times monthly and is open to everyone.


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UL  [Workspace] Since UL is primarily a conformance organization and a nationally recognized testing laboratory, much of its catalog is covers product standards  Those titles that involve interoperability primarily we refer to IEEE Industrial Applications Society technical committees.

United States Department of Education

American Rescue Plan

Comment Request; Education Stabilization Fund-Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (March 28)

Comment Request; Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting (April 18)

VMEbus International Trade Association (VITA).

– Consultation on three titles close June 6.  Referred to IEEE E&H.


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