Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Standards articles below.
The recently launched academy offers a web-based curriculum with instruction on tools to manage commercial real estate data.
Water-based fire protection is addressed with NFPA 25, a standard for inspections of system wear and tear.
These voluntary, consensus standards focus on vocabulary for FM and strategic sourcing for facility management professionals.
Released toward the end of 2016, the revised ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 includes several significant lighting modifications.
The EPA’s recommendations, which guide U.S. government procurement practices, now include The Carpet and Rug Institute’s GLP certification program.
A new study reveals that 71% of tested rubber wheelchair ramps do not meet ADA requirements.
WiredScore’s Wired Certification Guidelines for Commercial Developments and Redevelopments provides standards for designing buildings to meet tenants’ current and future technology demands.
According to recent analysis by Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) in support of the U.S. Department of Energy Building Energy Codes Program, more than 30% energy savings can be achieved using the new version — compared to the 2004 baseline.
The ICC theme for 2017 Building Safety Month, celebrated in May, is Code Officials: Partners in Community Safety and Economic Growth.
Paya Lebar Quarter is the city’s first project to register for the new global building standard focused on occupant well-being and productivity.
Keep America Beautiful, U.S. Composting Council along with other nonprofits and government agencies recommend designating green as the color standard for organics collection containers.
The 2017 Electrical Standards & Products Guide (ESPG) is a comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards and an extensive directory of manufacturers and their products.
The National BIM Guide for Owners provides building owners with an approach, from their own profession’s standpoint, to create and fulfill building information modeling requirements for a typical project.
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a final rule to lower beryllium levels and increase workplace protections to reduce health risks.
Feedback from industry professionals and other interested parties is welcome, and a webinar offers an opportunity to learn more.
Recommended practices promote workplace safety and health programs in construction; comments on changes in the agency’s standards are now due Jan. 4.
International WELL Building Institute™ and BRE to pursue alignments between the WELL Building Standard™ and BREEAM that will make it easier for projects pursuing both standards.
OSHA has issued a final rule updating walking-working surfaces standards and establishing personal fall protection systems requirements.
Uniform requirements for power-operated and revolving doors make it easier to compare the environmental impact of products.
A newly published energy efficiency standard from ASHRAE and IES offers energy savings measures resulting from industry input.
OSHA seeks to amend its current respiratory protection standard to add two additional fit-testing protocols.
With a focus on global facility management, IFMA's president and CEO, Tony Keane, and RICS' CEO, Sean Tompkins, have released this open letter to the industry.
OSHA is seeking information on the safe access and egress of vessels, buildings, and other structures in shipyard employment; use of fall and falling object protection; and erection, use, and dismantling of scaffolding systems.
The proposed APPA 1100: Facility Management Terms and Definitions, will establish a database of nationally recognized terms and definitions used within the facilities, building, or supporting infrastructure industries.
Vetting contractors and temporary workers helps plug the “holes” in a facility security safety net. Plus, the Security Awareness American National Standard.
Manufacturers continue to advance the hand dryer industry by initiating the PCR Process with UL Environment, setting global industry standards for hand dryer environmental performance.
The new standard will make it easier for buyers to identify green insulation products that work and protect human as well as environmental health.
The new material, which covers Chapter 5 of the standards, features an animation and technical bulletins on accessible parking and passenger loading zones, and includes a technical bulletin on stairways.
In early 2016, a long anticipated lease accounting standard revision was approved.
A newly published standard from ASHRAE and NEMA is a key piece supporting modernization of the global grid.
Procurement standards help to maximize effective product selection and installation.
Building on past outreach, ASHRAE and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, committing them to working together in a variety of built environment areas.
OSHA expects the updated rule to save more than 600 lives annually and prevent more than 900 new cases of silicosis – an incurable and progressive disease – each year.
Model energy codes are calling for higher R-values in building envelopes, including roofing insulation.