Building-Codes | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

A result of collaboration between the International Code Council, U.S. Green Building Council, ASHRAE, and the Illuminating Engineering Society, the new IgCC aims to help governments streamline code development and adoption for improved sustainability around the world.


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A result of collaboration between the International Code Council, U.S. Green Building Council, ASHRAE, and the Illuminating Engineering Society, the new IgCC aims to help governments streamline code development and adoption for improved sustainability around the world.

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2018 International Green Construction Code Released

A result of collaboration between the International Code Council, U.S. Green Building Council, ASHRAE, and the Illuminating Engineering Society, the new IgCC aims to help governments streamline code development and adoption for improved sustainability around the world.

Elevators And Code Compliance: A Short Story

The theme for 2018 Building Safety Month, taking place during the month of May, is "Building Codes Save Lives." And that includes building codes for elevator safety.

History Of New York Real Estate Preserved With REBNY Donation

The Real Estate Board of New York has donated papers and other historical items about the city's real estate industry to LaGuardia Community College and Wagner Archives.

For Buildings Industry Moving Forward, NIBS Highlights 10 Keys

As the pace of technology and commerce accelerates and communities face new challenges of resilience and sustainability: Will the buildings industry be ready?

Roofing Renovation: 6 Do’s And Don’ts For Success

A good place to begin is to determine whether the roof needs an overlay or a complete tear-off and roof replacement.

Building Safety Month Week 3: Manage The Damage — Preparing For Natural Disasters

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.

Maximizing The Building Envelope

Ensure desired results for a new or improved facility by tapping the expertise of building envelope consultants.

ICC Announces 37th Annual Building Safety Month Theme

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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Wireless Communication, For Safety’s Sake

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.

Question Of The Week: Do Door Barricades Compromise School Safety?

Concerns about school safety have led to the installation of non-code compliant and possibly dangerous classroom door barricade devices.

Building Safety, Innovation, Energy Efficiency Advanced In Gulf Countries

The ICC has signed an historic agreement supporting GSO efforts to develop a unified Gulf Building Code for the region.

One More Vote Needed For Outcome-Based Pathway

The proposed change to the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code would implement an optional outcome-based path for buildings to achieve energy-efficiency requirements.
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FM Alert: PCR Published For Power-Operated, Revolving Doors

Uniform requirements for power-operated and revolving doors make it easier to compare the environmental impact of products.

FM Alert: New Concrete Building Guide Available

The new American Concrete Institute publication is a guide to the code for assessment, repair, and rehabilitation of existing concrete buildings.

Keeping Up With Fire And Life Safety Codes

Facility leaders work to maintain compliance as fire and life safety codes change to reflect new technologies or lessons learned.

FM Alert: Smart Grid Standard Published

A newly published standard from ASHRAE and NEMA is a key piece supporting modernization of the global grid.

FM Alert: Partnership Funds Flammable Refrigerant Research

AHRI, ASHRAE, and the DOE will collaborate on a $5.2 million research program that will help accelerate updating of model building codes.

Facility Executive | May / June 2016 Issue

This issue looks at trends in workplace design. Plus, healthcare facilities, fire and life safety codes, predictive analytics, and financing options for HVAC projects.

White House Event Stresses Resiliency In Building Codes/Standards

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.

The HVAC Factor: New Life For An Aging Chiller Plant

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.

FM Alert: Help Develop New Building Safety, Fire Prevention, And Energy Efficiency Codes

International Code Council Committee Action Hearings are scheduled for April 17-27 in Louisville, KY.

Fastening Systems For Single Ply Roofing

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.

Analyzing Payback Of Roofing Insulation

Model energy codes are calling for higher R-values in building envelopes, including roofing insulation.

FM Alert: ICC Announces Theme for 2016 Building Safety Month

“Building Codes: Driving Growth Through Innovation, Resilience and Safety” is the theme for this year's Building Safety Month, celebrated in May.

Question Of The Week: Are Current Building Codes Adequate For Extreme Weather?

Do current building codes adequately reflect knowledge gained from experience with recent storms and are the codes changing fast enough?

Building Safety Month Week Two: Bounce Back Faster From Disaster—Build To Code

Actions ensure that businesses and communities are disaster resilient.

Building Safety Month Week One: Don’t Get Burned—Build To Code

Code compliance, working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and escape plans are keys to saving lives.

Sustainable Building Codes In The Middle East Being Developed

ICC and ASTM International partner to support development of regional sustainable building codes.

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

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

Code Council And SRCC Finalize Consolidation

Combining services and resources of ICC and SRCC should help building safety professionals, manufacturers, and installers.

Zero Energy Building Revenue | Expected To Exceed $1.4 Trillion Annually By 2035

Advances in building envelope technology are helping to drive the market, according to Navigant Research Report.

Survey Of Code Professionals Predicts Substantial Retirement Exodus

The “typical” code professional is older, works at the local level as a jurisdiction employee, and has 20 to 30 years of experience.

National Institute of Building Sciences Celebrates 40 Years

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.

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