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ANSI | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

Facility executives interested in accessibility issues should monitor the status of the update of ICC/ANSI A117.1 “Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities”.

ADA Compliance For Windows

ADA Compliance For Windows

Facility executives interested in accessibility issues should monitor the status of the update of ICC/ANSI A117.1 “Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities”.

Services & Maintenance: Carpet Care Procedures

ANSI/IICRC S100, a standard for cleaning textile floor coverings, has been recently revised.

ISEA Seeking Input For Revision Of High-Visibility Worker Apparel Standard

ISEA seeks consensus panel participants for the revision of popular high-visibility worker apparel standard.

Codes, Standards Developers Align Guidelines To Create Sustainable, High-Performance Buildings

Consistency will benefit the environment, code compliance, facility management professionals, builders, and designers.

Facility Management Credential Programs Earn ANSI Accreditation

IFMA’s “world-class, gold standard” facility management credential program earns ANSI accreditation with seven commendations.

Green Globes Included In New DOE Energy Rule

Green Globes uses the services of independent assessors and uses the ANSI national consensus process for developing its Green Globes tools for new construction and major renovations, the subjects of the U.S. DOE rule.

Updated Green Globes Building Certification Program Now Built On ANSI Standard

Green Globes is used as an alternative to LEED.

BOMA International Joins Global Coalition On International Property Measurement Standards

With the implementation of global property measurement standards, properties will be consistently measured; creating a more transparent marketplace, greater public trust, stronger investor confidence, and increased market stability.

BICSI Releases New Standard For Electronic Safety And Security System Design

BICSI 005 bridges the two worlds of security and communications by providing the professional with the requirements and recommendations of a structured cabling infrastructure needed to support today’s security systems while providing the cabling design professional information on different elements within safety and security systems that affect the design.

ICC, UL Collaborate On New ANSI Standard For Landscape Irrigation Controllers

The standard, in part, will address the importance of safety in electrical devices in landscape irrigation controllers while establishing a basis to ensure the safety, function, and durability of common electrical devices.

Regulation Enforcement Helps Fall Protection Equipment Market Outpace Economy

The low to moderate levels of compliance with health and safety regulations have hindered the growth of the fall protection market in North America. However, with regulatory bodies cracking down on non-compliant companies, the market for fall protection gear is set to accelerate and reach $670.5 million in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate of 5.7%.

BOMA International Releases New Floor Measurement Standard

BOMA first published the Standard Method of Floor Measurement for Office Buildings, an accepted and approved methodology by the American National Standards Institute. Throughout the years, the standard has been revised to reflect the changing needs of the real estate market and the evolution of office building design.

Latest Walkway Safety Standard Announced: ANSI/NFSI B101.6-2012

The NFSI estimates that 55% of all slip, trip, and fall accidents are the result of an unsafe walking surface.

BIFMA Announces Over 40 Furniture Manufacturers With level Certified Products

Developed in accordance with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) procedures, level is the label awarded to office furniture products that meet multiple criteria of the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard.

ANSI/BIFMA X5.1-2011, New Edition Released

The latest 2011 edition of X5.1 General-Purpose Office Chairs/Test Standard has been approved by ANSI and released for distribution.

HFI Launches Slip and Fall Prevention Survey Results

How well did you score on the Slip Fall Prevention Survey?

2011 Edition of X7.1 Furniture Emissions Standard

ANSI has released two new important standards regarding IAQ testing and furniture emissions.

ANSI Approves Two Construction Safety Standards

The American Society of Safety Engineers announced its two standards, which address demolition and emergency situations.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Safety In Confined Spaces

What are the confined space standards for the European Union, Canada, Asia, or any other region of the world?

Green Standard For Furnishings Fabrics

NSF International has developed a national standard, NSF/ANSI 336: Sustainability Assessment for Commercial Furnishings Fabric.

New ANSI-Approved Retail Measurement Standard

BOMA's standard is designed to serve the interests of building owners, managers, and occupants as well as facility managers, brokers, appraisers, assessors, lenders, insurers, developers, construction and design professionals, and others.

BOMA Industrial Measurement Standard ANSI Accredited

The standard, developed by BOMA International and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® provides guidance on how to measure the floor area of industrial buildings.

BOMA To Renew Floor Measurement Standard

BOMA International is in the process of renewing the designation its floor measurement standard for offices, Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement and Calculating Rentable Area.

ANSI Approved as Accreditation Body for EPA WaterSense Program

ANSI and the EPA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to mark ANSI's acceptance as an Accreditation Body to participate in the EPA WaterSense Program.

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