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 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.
New energy efficiency standards issued for rooftop air conditioners and heat pumps represent the largest energy and pollution savings of any rule ever issued by the Department of Energy.
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A recent public review of the Facility Smart Grid Information Model (FSGIM), is bringing homes, offices, factories, and other buildings significantly closer to becoming full partners in supporting and managing the electric grid.
OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health is accepting nominations for six new members to serve on the 15-member committee.
The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) is kicking off development of a new guideline to help building owners, their design teams, and facility managers use building information modeling (BIM) during the building design, construction, and operations process.
Industry-led updates to The Carpet and Rug Institute’s 104/105 Carpet Installation Standards focus on proper planning and preparation.
ASHRAE/NEMA Standard 201P, Facility Smart Grid Information Model, would provide a common basis for electrical energy consumers to describe, manage and communicate about electrical energy consumptions and forecasts.
OSHA has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking updating a National Consensus Standard in its Eye and Face Protection Standards.
ISEA seeks consensus panel participants for the revision of popular high-visibility worker apparel standard.
This is the latest comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards as well as an extensive directory of manufacturers and their products.
Agent of change: this year’s TFM Facility Executive of the Year guided the transformation of an aging facility.
The new standard is considered one of the most significant developments in the real estate profession in recent history and will go beyond office measurement standardization to include other property types in the coming months.
DOE accepted the working group’s recommendations covering the use of alternative energy determination methods (AEDMs).
Avoid these mistakes when creating and updating network corporate standards.
Green Globes is used as an alternative to LEED.
With the implementation of global property measurement standards, properties will be consistently measured; creating a more transparent marketplace, greater public trust, stronger investor confidence, and increased market stability.
BICSI 005 bridges the two worlds of security and communications by providing the professional with the requirements and recommendations of a structured cabling infrastructure needed to support today’s security systems while providing the cabling design professional information on different elements within safety and security systems that affect the design.
NEMA has published NEMA ICS 15.1-2012, Instructions for the Handling, Installation, Operation, and Maintenance of Medium Voltage Electric Fire Pump Controllers Rated Not More Than 7200V.
This compilation of codes and standards relating to the built environment is intended to serve as a resource when educating the industry, government, and the public about the regulations and referenced documents that are used when constructing buildings and facilities. Comments are due March 8, 2013.
The standard, in part, will address the importance of safety in electrical devices in landscape irrigation controllers while establishing a basis to ensure the safety, function, and durability of common electrical devices.
The course takes the approach of building a comprehensive environmental health and safety (EHS) program from the bottom up. The focus is on enhancing EHS management skills to ensure effective implementation of the program. The management strategies emphasized, when applied, can minimize the risks and liability inherent in operating buildings and the equipment in them.
A new report by the National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council highlights four areas where the industry and the nation need to focus their efforts in order to improve buildings and infrastructure.
Developed in accordance with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) procedures, level is the label awarded to office furniture products that meet multiple criteria of the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard.
BOMA International has two new publications now available in the BOMA store.
The latest 2011 edition of X5.1 General-Purpose Office Chairs/Test Standard has been approved by ANSI and released for distribution.