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The new section of the standard, which is required by most commercial swimming pool codes, establishes minimum criteria for safety flooring at interactive water play venues.


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The new section of the standard, which is required by most commercial swimming pool codes, establishes minimum criteria for safety flooring at interactive water play venues.

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Splash Park Safety Added To NSF/ANSI 50 Standard

The new section of the standard, which is required by most commercial swimming pool codes, establishes minimum criteria for safety flooring at interactive water play venues.

Tubelite ForceFront Storm Hurricane/Impact Doors

ForceFront Storm hurricane/impact architectural entrance door systems help protect people and property in regions with hurricanes and storms.

ASHRAE Releases Expanded, Revised Version of Standard 90.1

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

Energy Storage System Standard NFPA 855 Released

For facility management and other stakeholders, National Fire Protection Association releases first comprehensive collection of criteria for the fire protection of energy storage system installations.

OSHA Reveals Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations For 2019

For the ninth consecutive year, Fall Protection – General Requirements topped the list of OSHA’s most cited violations on the job.

Safety With Energy Storage Systems

The soon to be released NFPA 855, Standard on the Installation of Stationary Energy Storage Systems impacts facilities with on-site systems.

BIFMA Compliant For Commercial Furniture Selection

To assist decision-makers, the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association is creating a registry of commercial furniture that complies to BIFMA standards.

NIST Recommends ONVIF Video Export Spec As New Standard For FBI

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.

DOD, ISA, NEMA Announce Program To Help End-Users With Cyber Security

The proposed facility certification would be a natural extension of the ISASecure® program.

Elevator Safety: The Rule Of Three

NEII illustrates how building transportation codes and standards provide the necessary foundation for safety and innovation, enabling modern cities to reach new heights.

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View this free video webinar and you'll gain a leadership perspective on improving organizational performance by maturing your practice of asset management.

New Members Join NFPA Standards Council

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Board of Directors adds to its Standards Council and reappoints a current member for a one-year extension.

ONVIF Releases Security Standard For Video Streaming

This industry forum driving interoperability for IP-based physical security products announced a new specification, Profile T.

USGBC Announces New Initiatives And Updates To LEED

Several programmatic updates to the LEED green building rating system were announced during the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, held last week in Chicago.

EasyCare Latex Paint ASP:04-01 Certified

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.

Will Trump’s DOE Propose To Roll Back Light Bulb Standards?

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.

Quiet Mark Launches In U.S. To Combat Noise Pollution

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.

IWBI Launches Global Network Of Concept Advisories

Experts from around the world will share their insights on the impact of 10 WELL concepts on human health.

Better Ventilation Pays Off In Productivity, 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. 

Eight Lessons On Legionella Prevention Policy

Why state officials hold the keys to preventing Legionnaires’ Disease and ASHRAE Standard 188 is their best option for the next five years.

How To Make Buildings Truly Smart—And Keep Them From Losing Their Minds

We hear so much about intelligent buildings, you’d think they were everywhere. But when you look at the data, it seems that most buildings are as dull-witted as ever.

Document Management: A Primer

Tools for recordkeeping are more sophisticated than ever as the need for these capabilities grows.

WE•Stand For Safe, Reliable Water

A recently published ANSI Standard for plumbing covers a broad range of water efficiency and safety concerns for facilities.

New Guidance On Achieving Joint Certification Of BREEAM, WELL

A new briefing paper from BRE And IWBI outlines how projects can achieve joint certification of BREEAM and the WELL Building Standard.

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?

Increased Active Shooter Incidents Prompt New Response Standard

In response to the rising toll of active shooter and hostile events, NFPA is fast-tracking a new standard for unified response.

Inside HVAC Systems

Changes to ductwork sealing practices and expanded ozone-friendly refrigerants are on the horizon.

FM Alert: BOMA Releases New Office Measurement Standard

BOMA 2017 For Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement reflects changes within the commercial real estate industry since the standard’s prior release in 2010.

Anixter University Offers Technical, Standards-Based Courses

Based on best practices gained through decades of experience, courses are provided at no cost and most are certified for BICSI Continuing Education Credits. 

ICC, SEIA Partner To Produce 2018 Solar Energy Tool

The International Solar Energy Provisions (ISEP) Commentary provides expert commentary to help understand solar energy provisions.

WELL Building Standard Surpasses 100 Million SF

IWBI celebrated the milestone by launching Build WELL, a new mobile app which contains the entire WELL Building Standard in a navigable mobile format.

ISO Publishes Third Facility Management Standard This Year

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.

Infographic: A Guide to Safety Gear

A look at the American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel, what it consists of, and why it is so important.

Inspecting, Maintaining Heat And Smoke Vents

Up to 60% of commercial low-slope roofs are due for re-roof or significant maintenance, according to a recent survey.

International WELL Building Institute Launches WELL Portfolio

The streamlined certification pathway for multiple existing buildings will leverage efficiencies and drive health and wellness improvements across portfolios.

OSCRE Academy Data Governance Program

The recently launched academy offers a web-based curriculum with instruction on tools to manage commercial real estate data.

Sprinklers, Standpipes, And Pumps

Water-based fire protection is addressed with NFPA 25, a standard for inspections of system wear and tear.

FM Alert: ISO Publishes Two Facility Management Standards

These voluntary, consensus standards focus on vocabulary for FM and strategic sourcing for facility management professionals.

Lighting Efficiency Changes On Horizon

Released toward the end of 2016, the revised ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 includes several significant lighting modifications.

EPA Adds Green Label Plus Program To Buying Guidelines

The EPA’s recommendations, which guide U.S. government procurement practices, now include The Carpet and Rug Institute’s GLP certification program.

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