Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Standards articles below.
Modern building codes and standards are the foundation of fire adapted communities, helping to reduce risk and increase community resilience from all hazards including wildfire.
A new memorandum from OSHA highlights some of the hazards faced by workers engaged in tree care and tree removal operations.
OSHA's emergency temporary standard (ETS) focuses on healthcare workers most likely to have contact with someone infected with the coronavirus.
The new standard has two performance levels, for 400-pound users and 600-pound users, and applies to lounge and public seating.
The 15 ACCSH members will advise and assist the assistant secretary on occupational safety and health in construction standards.
The National Institute of Building Sciences will work with the Centre for Digital Built Britain on the development of the U.S. National Building Information Management (BIM) Program.
The updated edition of ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities offers guidance, regulation, and mandates to healthcare facilities designers.
BOMA 2020 for Retail Properties: Standard Method of Measurement features new design, new format, and new features.
The COVID-19 guidance addresses the most frequently cited standards, including Respiratory Protection, Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, Personal Protective Equipment, and General Duty Clause.
The Building Seismic Safety Council's new seismic provisions for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program support strong standards and codes to bolster building resilience.
As a Standards Recognition Entity (SRE), the ANSI National Accreditation Board can now evaluate and recognize Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs, including those in facilities management.
Changes to NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 standard for drinking water products in U.S. and Canada further restrict the amount of lead that can leach from plumbing products.
OSCRE, a non-profit focused on the benefit of standards and data governance for real estate asset life cycle, is providing free access to the OSCRE Industry Data Model™.
Through legislative, administrative, judicial, and public means, the NSC will pursue implementation of an emergency temporary standard to protect workers from COVID-19 exposure.
The updated standard enables operators and designers to use the latest and most effective equipment and techniques to achieve energy efficiency in data centers, while avoiding potential reliability issues.
Standard 90.1 has been a benchmark for the commercial building energy codes in the United States and a key basis for codes and standards around the world
For the ninth consecutive year, Fall Protection – General Requirements topped the list of OSHA’s most cited violations on the job.
To assist decision-makers, the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association is creating a registry of commercial furniture that complies to BIFMA standards.
Both NIST and and IEC have adopted the ONVIF Export File Format specification for the export of video from security surveillance recording platforms, as part of their published guidelines.
The proposed facility certification would be a natural extension of the ISASecure® program.
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This industry forum driving interoperability for IP-based physical security products announced a new specification, Profile T.
Several programmatic updates to the LEED green building rating system were announced during the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, held last week in Chicago.
EasyCare Ultra Premium Acrylic Latex Paint from True Value Company will now be added to the certification product database (CPD) and eligible to join asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Programs in association with the relevant national patient advocacy group.
A proposed rule on light bulb standards will soon be released. Manufacturers have lobbied for an illegal rollback of strong standards with which they must comply beginning in 2020.
Proprietary testing program from the Noise Abatement Society offers support for nation’s health and well-being by helping to find the quietest solutions in over 50 product categories.
Experts from around the world will share their insights on the impact of 10 WELL concepts on human health.
Fresh air is healthier than stale or polluted air, and while increasing ventilation may increase energy use, research shows the benefits of doing so outweigh costs.