Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Building-Codes articles below.
Proper planning can help prevent many “what ifs,” as well as help save lives and get your business back on track quicker following a natural disaster.
Ensure desired results for a new or improved facility by tapping the expertise of building envelope consultants.
The ICC theme for 2017 Building Safety Month, celebrated in May, is Code Officials: Partners in Community Safety and Economic Growth.
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The Safer Buildings Coalition focuses on the adoption of in-building communication capabilities for public safety. This article looks at the role this technology can play in senior living facilities.
Concerns about school safety have led to the installation of non-code compliant and possibly dangerous classroom door barricade devices.
The ICC has signed an historic agreement supporting GSO efforts to develop a unified Gulf Building Code for the region.
The proposed change to the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code would implement an optional outcome-based path for buildings to achieve energy-efficiency requirements.
Uniform requirements for power-operated and revolving doors make it easier to compare the environmental impact of products.
The new American Concrete Institute publication is a guide to the code for assessment, repair, and rehabilitation of existing concrete buildings.
Facility leaders work to maintain compliance as fire and life safety codes change to reflect new technologies or lessons learned.
A newly published standard from ASHRAE and NEMA is a key piece supporting modernization of the global grid.
AHRI, ASHRAE, and the DOE will collaborate on a $5.2 million research program that will help accelerate updating of model building codes.
This issue looks at trends in workplace design. Plus, healthcare facilities, fire and life safety codes, predictive analytics, and financing options for HVAC projects.
The White House is hosting a Conference on Resilient Building Codes today to highlight the critical role of building codes in furthering community resilience and the importance of incorporating resilience and the future impacts of climate change in the codes and standards development process.
Completed in December 2014, this renovation project serves as an example of how a historic utility plant can be improved to address significant elements and concerns.
International Code Council Committee Action Hearings are scheduled for April 17-27 in Louisville, KY.
Today’s facility managers have essentially three options when it comes to installing a new single-ply roofing system. The roofing system can be fully adhered, fully ballasted or mechanically attached. Each has pros and cons.
Model energy codes are calling for higher R-values in building envelopes, including roofing insulation.
“Building Codes: Driving Growth Through Innovation, Resilience and Safety” is the theme for this year's Building Safety Month, celebrated in May.
Do current building codes adequately reflect knowledge gained from experience with recent storms and are the codes changing fast enough?
Actions ensure that businesses and communities are disaster resilient.
Code compliance, working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and escape plans are keys to saving lives.
ICC and ASTM International partner to support development of regional sustainable building codes.
Consistency will benefit the environment, code compliance, facility management professionals, builders, and designers.
Combining services and resources of ICC and SRCC should help building safety professionals, manufacturers, and installers.
Advances in building envelope technology are helping to drive the market, according to Navigant Research Report.
The “typical” code professional is older, works at the local level as a jurisdiction employee, and has 20 to 30 years of experience.
Forty years ago, the United States Congress authorized the establishment of the National Institute of Building Sciences when President Gerald Ford signed the Housing and Community Development Act into law on August 22, 1974.
Whoever said some things only get better with age probably was not a facility manager.
The 2015 International Codes support resiliency, safety, innovation, and affordability in the built environment.
Theme for Building Safety Month Week Three urges code officials to "Surround Your Buildings with Safety” by taking special precautions to ensure outdoor areas are safe.
Outcome-based path would focus on a building’s energy performance during operation.
IFMA President and CEO Tony Keane explains, “With the passage of the Federal Building Personnel Training Act, the U.S. federal government acknowledged for the first time in code the critical role of facility management (FM)."