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The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International passed two new policy positions and reaffirmed its position in opposition of mandated luminous egress path markings.
Millennium Press has released a new book: “Facilities Management Managing Maintenance for Buildings and Facilities” by Joel Levitt.
Factors such as layoffs and stagnant hiring due to the troubled economy, more people working off site and the growth of collaborative space may actually mask this trend, elevating the total amount of space per person available throughout the office.
The development and use of BIM provides value to Architects, Engineers & Contractors (AEC) by reducing project risk, costs, and time while improving the overall quality of the project via improved communication and collaboration of design intent.
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 DBIA Owner Hotline is staffed by experienced professionals with extensive backgrounds in the delivery method and deep knowledge of design-build best practices—from both owner and practitioner perspectives. The Hotline is a resource for key aspects of the delivery method and guidance on additional tools and resources.
The results of these efforts will be gradually reflected in each organization’s education menus and are expected to be visible by BOMA International’s annual conference in June.
Widespread market adoption of these new standards will provide the building blocks for well-functioning global real estate markets and will be complementary to International Financial Reporting Standards and International Valuation Standards: two layers shaping the global financial system.
In addition to the SST program, OSHA implements both national and local emphasis inspection programs, which include programmed inspections, to target high-risk hazards and industries.
Did you know that facility renovation plans could be impacted by the 2010 ADA regulations—the first major update to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) since the regulation was first published in 1991?