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Community Resilience is Now at the Center of Modern Model Building Code Development
By Sara Barrett, Building Seismic Safety Council The Building Seismic Safety Council’s Functional Recovery Planning Committee has published a report detailing the recommended scope, organization, and deliverables for developing functional recovery code provisions within the 2026 National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Recommended… more
NIBS Joins U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day
Standardization offers practical solutions that integrate contributions from nearly every sector—business, local and national governments, and individuals. In October, the world celebrates the importance of standards. The global celebration took place October 14; the U.S. celebrated two days earlier on October 12. The National Institute of… more
FEMA Releases New Building Codes Toolkit for Homeowners
The third edition of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Building Codes Toolkit for Homeowners and Occupants has been released. The toolkit offers basic guidance and tools for homeowners and occupants to learn about building codes and how they can make homes more resilient against earthquakes, flooding, hurricanes and other natural… more
New ASHRAE Publication Outlines Standard to Reduce Risk of Disease Transmission in Indoor Spaces
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has released the ASHRAE Standard 241, Control of Infectious Aerosols, a new publication detailing airborne infection risk mitigation for buildings. The publication establishes minimum requirements to reduce the risk of disease transmission by exposure to… more
NIBS BIM Program Executive Director Talks Standards on Future Construct Podcast
National Institute of Building Sciences BIM Program Executive Director Johnny Fortune recently was featured on the Future Construct podcast, discussing building information management (BIM) and construction solutions for the AEC Industry. Fortune and host Amy Peck covered the U.S. National BIM Program, adoption rate, and advances in standards, as… more