Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. ANSI articles below.
IFMA joins facility management advocates around the world in celebrating the publication of a third standard impacting the facility management industry in under six months.
This new, flashless metal edge system eliminates the need for penetrations to be made on the roof surface.
EPA Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels for Federal Purchasing include NSF standards in several facility interiors product categories.
The CX-ED1079L and CX-ED1079DL are ‘Universal’ Grade 1 electric strikes for cylindrical and mortise locksets that come with three stainless steel faceplates.
Facility executives interested in accessibility issues should monitor the status of the update of ICC/ANSI A117.1 “Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities”.
ANSI/IICRC S100, a standard for cleaning textile floor coverings, has been recently revised.
ISEA seeks consensus panel participants for the revision of popular high-visibility worker apparel standard.
Consistency will benefit the environment, code compliance, facility management professionals, builders, and designers.
IFMA’s “world-class, gold standard” facility management credential program earns ANSI accreditation with seven commendations.
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.
Green Globes is used as an alternative to LEED.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
The NFSI estimates that 55% of all slip, trip, and fall accidents are the result of an unsafe walking surface.
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.
The latest 2011 edition of X5.1 General-Purpose Office Chairs/Test Standard has been approved by ANSI and released for distribution.
How well did you score on the Slip Fall Prevention Survey?
ANSI has released two new important standards regarding IAQ testing and furniture emissions.
The American Society of Safety Engineers announced its two standards, which address demolition and emergency situations.
What are the confined space standards for the European Union, Canada, Asia, or any other region of the world?
NSF International has developed a national standard, NSF/ANSI 336: Sustainability Assessment for Commercial Furnishings Fabric.
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.
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 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 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.