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“Landscape with a clump of trees” | Théodore Rousseau (1844)




“Keep a green tree in your heart

and perhaps a singing bird will come”. 

— Chinese proverb


The condition of campus gardens, trees and landscaping is a central element of ambiance, brand identity, environmental instruction and even revenue tied to charitable donations.   The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) is an ANSI-accredited standards developer and posts public consultation notices at the link below:

Current Projects & Public Review Periods

Part 6 of TCIA standard — A300 Tree Care Operations – Tree, Shrub, and Other Woody Plant Management – Standard Practices  has been revised to harmonize with new findings on best practice in tree transplant.

Comments are due September 28th. 

We encourage our colleagues in business units responsible for lawns, trees, gardens and pathways to participate in the TCIA standards development process (Learn more HERE).  We encourage their bosses to cover their travel costs and professional time to participate in the face-to-face TICA meetings.

Stakeholders in any interest category may communicate directly with Amy Tetreault at the Tree Care Industry Association, (603) 314-5380, atetreault@tcia.org, 136 Harvey Rd # 101, Londonderry, NH 03053.

We devote at least an hour every month to best practice literature in this domain.   See our CALENDAR for the next Pathway and Bucolia teleconference; open to everyone.


Issue: [Various]

Category: Bucolia, Pathways

Colleagues: Mike Anthony, Jack Janveja, Richard Robben


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Audio Standards

“A Dance to the Music of Time” | Nicolas Poussin (1640)


“The voice of the intellect is a soft one,

but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.”

— Sigmund Freud


The education industry provides a large market for occupancy classes — athletic stadiums, student assembly spaces, performance theaters, large lecture halls– that depend upon effective audio systems*.   To an unexpected degree the structural engineering, specification of materials and electrical system design and operation is informed by acoustical considerations.  So does the integration of fire safety and mass notification systems into normal state enterprises so it is wise to follow and, ideally, participate in leading practice discovery and promulgation of audio standards.

The Audio Engineering Society — one of the first names in this space — has a due process platform that welcomes public participation.   All of its standards open for public comment completed their revision cycle mid-November as can be seen on its standards development landing page below:

AES Standards Development

Note that AES permits access to those revision even after the comment deadline.  You are encouraged to communicate directly with the Direct communication with the standards staff at Audio Engineering Society International Headquarters, 551 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1225, New York NY 10176,  Tel: +1 212 661 8528

We keep the AES suite on the standing agenda of our periodic Lively Arts teleconference.  See our CALENDAR for the next online meeting.

This facility class is one of most complex occupancy classes in education facilities industry so we also collaborate with experts active in the IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee. Much of the AES suite references, and borrows from, International Electrotechnical Commission system integration and interoperability standards.   The IEEE E&H committee meets online again four times monthly in European and American time zones.  The meeting dates are available on the IEEE E&H website

Media production audio visual

Issue: [19-23]

Category: Electrical, Academic,  Athletics, Fire Safety, Public Safety, #SmartCampus

Contact: Mike Anthony, Jim Harvey

*Mass notification systems are governed by NFPA 72 and, while life safety wiring is separate from other wiring, the management of these systems involve coordination between workgroups with different business objectives and training.


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