The original education facility regulatory advocacy began in 1993 at the University of Michigan. The goal of that enterprise was to use American national standards development processes to make education facilities — school districts, colleges and universities — safer, simpler, lower-cost and longer-lasting. That enterprise, which used the Twitter handle StandardsUMich was discarded in a sudden division-side re-organization, has been recreated as a private limited liability corporation as Standards Michigan.
The three pillars recall the “M” in Michigan. The original facility regulatory advocacy began in 1993 at the University of Michigan. Each of the three pillars represent the presence of the three dominant interest groups identified in nearly every national standards organizations: Producer – General Interest – User. The black pillars represent the strongest interest groups in the US standards system: Producers and General Interest. Standards Michigan advocates the interest of the weakest, User interest; identified by the lighter pillar.