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OSCRE (the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate), announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding together with CoreNet Global, with the aim of advancing the use of technology in the real estate sector to…
CSI and CSC have announced the 2011 updates to MasterFormat®, the tool used to organize construction documents for commercial, industrial, and institutional building projects in the United States and Canada.
ASIS will develop two American National Standards to support the recently signed International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers.
ASIS International and BSI have released a joint American National Standard, Business Continuity Management Systems: Requirements with Guidance for Use (ANSI/ASIS/BSI BCM.1-2010).
OSHA is proposing to issue an interpretation of the term “feasible administrative or engineering controls” as used in the general industry and construction occupational noise exposure standards and to amend its current enforcement policy to reflect the interpretation. Comments are due 12/20/10.
CSI and CSC have released a 2010 edition of UniFormat, a method of arranging construction information based on functional elements, or parts of a facility characterized by their functions, without regard to the materials and methods used to accomplish them.
NSF International and the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) are working on this tool to certify health, safety, and environmental aspects of products and equipment for educational settings.
The proposed standard will coordinate with work by the North American Energy Standards Board to develop a basic energy usage data model and create a facilities data model that provides additional energy usage data elements for commercial and industrial buildings.
Last month, ANSI approved InfoComm’s standard that is focused on designing and coordinating audiovisual systems in a facility.
The standard, developed by BOMA International and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® provides guidance on how to measure the floor area of industrial buildings.