Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Standards articles below.
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.
Based on best practices gained through decades of experience, courses are provided at no cost and most are certified for BICSI Continuing Education Credits.
The International Solar Energy Provisions (ISEP) Commentary provides expert commentary to help understand solar energy provisions.
IWBI celebrated the milestone by launching Build WELL, a new mobile app which contains the entire WELL Building Standard in a navigable mobile format.
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.
A look at the American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel, what it consists of, and why it is so important.
Up to 60% of commercial low-slope roofs are due for re-roof or significant maintenance, according to a recent survey.
The streamlined certification pathway for multiple existing buildings will leverage efficiencies and drive health and wellness improvements across portfolios.
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.