Building Codes: Standards or regulations for construction which are designed to ensure safety against electrical hazards, fires, etc.ArchivesInternet: A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.Software: Sequential operating programs and data which instruct the functioning of a digital computer.Radiology Information Systems: Information systems, usually computer-assisted, designed to store, manipulate, and retrieve information for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling administrative activities associated with the provision and utilization of radiology services and facilities.User-Computer Interface: The portion of an interactive computer program that issues messages to and receives commands from a user.Computer Storage Devices: Devices capable of receiving data, retaining data for an indefinite or finite period of time, and supplying data upon demand.Information Storage and Retrieval: Organized activities related to the storage, location, search, and retrieval of information.Book Reviews as Topic: Critical analyses of books or other monographic works.Book ReviewsOhioStevens-Johnson Syndrome: Rare cutaneous eruption characterized by extensive KERATINOCYTE apoptosis resulting in skin detachment with mucosal involvement. It is often provoked by the use of drugs (e.g., antibiotics and anticonvulsants) or associated with PNEUMONIA, MYCOPLASMA. It is considered a continuum of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis.Environmental Illness: A polysymptomatic condition believed by clinical ecologists to result from immune dysregulation induced by common foods, allergens, and chemicals, resulting in various physical and mental disorders. The medical community has remained largely skeptical of the existence of this "disease", given the plethora of symptoms attributed to environmental illness, the lack of reproducible laboratory abnormalities, and the use of unproven therapies to treat the condition. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)San FranciscoEthiopia: An independent state in eastern Africa. Ethiopia is located in the Horn of Africa and is bordered on the north and northeast by Eritrea, on the east by Djibouti and Somalia, on the south by Kenya, and on the west and southwest by Sudan. Its capital is Addis Ababa.Literature, ModernFamous PersonsBiological Science Disciplines: All of the divisions of the natural sciences dealing with the various aspects of the phenomena of life and vital processes. The concept includes anatomy and physiology, biochemistry and biophysics, and the biology of animals, plants, and microorganisms. It should be differentiated from BIOLOGY, one of its subdivisions, concerned specifically with the origin and life processes of living organisms.Audiovisual Aids: Auditory and visual instructional materials.Computer-Assisted Instruction: A self-learning technique, usually online, involving interaction of the student with programmed instructional materials.Genetic Code: The meaning ascribed to the BASE SEQUENCE with respect to how it is translated into AMINO ACID SEQUENCE. The start, stop, and order of amino acids of a protein is specified by consecutive triplets of nucleotides called codons (CODON).Bacteria: One of the three domains of life (the others being Eukarya and ARCHAEA), also called Eubacteria. They are unicellular prokaryotic microorganisms which generally possess rigid cell walls, multiply by cell division, and exhibit three principal forms: round or coccal, rodlike or bacillary, and spiral or spirochetal. Bacteria can be classified by their response to OXYGEN: aerobic, anaerobic, or facultatively anaerobic; by the mode by which they obtain their energy: chemotrophy (via chemical reaction) or PHOTOTROPHY (via light reaction); for chemotrophs by their source of chemical energy: CHEMOLITHOTROPHY (from inorganic compounds) or chemoorganotrophy (from organic compounds); and by their source for CARBON; NITROGEN; etc.; HETEROTROPHY (from organic sources) or AUTOTROPHY (from CARBON DIOXIDE). They can also be classified by whether or not they stain (based on the structure of their CELL WALLS) with CRYSTAL VIOLET dye: gram-negative or gram-positive.Cat-Scratch Disease: A self-limiting bacterial infection of the regional lymph nodes caused by AFIPIA felis, a gram-negative bacterium recently identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and by BARTONELLA HENSELAE. It usually arises one or more weeks following a feline scratch, with raised inflammatory nodules at the site of the scratch being the primary symptom.Bartonella henselae: A species of gram-negative bacteria that is the etiologic agent of bacillary angiomatosis (ANGIOMATOSIS, BACILLARY). This organism can also be a cause of CAT-SCRATCH DISEASE in immunocompetent patients.Gram-Negative Bacteria: Bacteria which lose crystal violet stain but are stained pink when treated by Gram's method.Molecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.Gram-Positive Bacteria: Bacteria which retain the crystal violet stain when treated by Gram's method.Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.Mathematics: The deductive study of shape, quantity, and dependence. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Flight, Animal: The use of wings or wing-like appendages to remain aloft and move through the air.Chiroptera: Order of mammals whose members are adapted for flight. It includes bats, flying foxes, and fruit bats.Birds: Warm-blooded VERTEBRATES possessing FEATHERS and belonging to the class Aves.Mathematical Concepts: Numeric or quantitative entities, descriptions, properties, relationships, operations, and events.Plague: An acute infectious disease caused by YERSINIA PESTIS that affects humans, wild rodents, and their ectoparasites. This condition persists due to its firm entrenchment in sylvatic rodent-flea ecosystems throughout the world. Bubonic plague is the most common form.History, Medieval: The period of history from the year 500 through 1450 of the common era.Yersinia pestis: The etiologic agent of PLAGUE in man, rats, ground squirrels, and other rodents.History, 15th Century: Time period from 1401 through 1500 of the common era.History, 17th Century: Time period from 1601 through 1700 of the common era.History, 16th Century: Time period from 1501 through 1600 of the common era.Writing: The act or practice of literary composition, the occupation of writer, or producing or engaging in literary work as a profession.Phenolphthaleins: A family of 3,3-bis(p-hydroxyphenyl)phthalides. They are used as CATHARTICS, indicators, and COLORING AGENTS.Human Body: The human being as a non-anatomical and non-zoological entity. The emphasis is on the philosophical or artistic treatment of the human being, and includes lay and social attitudes toward the body in history. (From J. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)Electric Injuries: Injuries caused by electric currents. The concept excludes electric burns (BURNS, ELECTRIC), but includes accidental electrocution and electric shock.Earth (Planet): Planet that is the third in order from the sun. It is one of the four inner or terrestrial planets of the SOLAR SYSTEM.Sensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Computer Simulation: Computer-based representation of physical systems and phenomena such as chemical processes.Clinical Coding: Process of substituting a symbol or code for a term such as a diagnosis or procedure. (from Slee's Health Care Terms, 3d ed.)Algorithms: A procedure consisting of a sequence of algebraic formulas and/or logical steps to calculate or determine a given task.Sick Building Syndrome: A group of symptoms that are two- to three-fold more common in those who work in large, energy-efficient buildings, associated with an increased frequency of headaches, lethargy, and dry skin. Clinical manifestations include hypersensitivity pneumonitis (ALVEOLITIS, EXTRINSIC ALLERGIC); allergic rhinitis (RHINITIS, ALLERGIC, PERENNIAL); ASTHMA; infections, skin eruptions, and mucous membrane irritation syndromes. Current usage tends to be less restrictive with regard to the type of building and delineation of complaints. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)WisconsinLaw Enforcement: Organized efforts to insure obedience to the laws of a community.Pyran Copolymer: Copolymer of divinyl ether and maleic anhydride that acts as an immunostimulant with antineoplastic and anti-infective properties. It is used in combination with other antineoplastic agents.Food Inspection: Examination of foods to assure wholesome and clean products free from unsafe microbes or chemical contamination, natural or added deleterious substances, and decomposition during production, processing, packaging, etc.Lentinan: Polysaccharide isolated from the edible mushroom LENTINULA EDODES. The exact composition is unknown.Food Contamination: The presence in food of harmful, unpalatable, or otherwise objectionable foreign substances, e.g. chemicals, microorganisms or diluents, before, during, or after processing or storage.Gravidity: The number of pregnancies, complete or incomplete, experienced by a female. It is different from PARITY, which is the number of offspring borne. (From Stedman, 26th ed)
Achieving compliance with pool fencing legislation in New Zealand: a survey of regulatory authorities. (1/24)OBJECTIVES: To identify the status of compliance and enforcement of New Zealand's Fencing of Swimming Pools Act (FOSP Act), 10 years after its introduction, and to identify methods for improving both compliance with the act and the process of enforcement. METHODS: A postal questionnaire was sent to all 74 authorities in New Zealand in which they were asked questions about their enforcement of the FOSP Act. Semistructured telephone interviews were conducted with 12 authorities to supplement the data obtained in the postal survey. RESULTS: Based on responses to the survey, it was estimated that there are over 59,000 domestic swimming pools in New Zealand, giving rates of 46 pools/1000 dwellings and 16 pools/1000 persons. The authorities reported that 44% of pools complied with the act, and a further 4% had been granted exemptions. Nineteen per cent of pools were reported to not comply with the act, and the compliance status of a further 33% was not known, or not stated by the authority. Only 9% of authorities had procedures for locating and inspecting pools, while 28% had a programme of reinspection to ensure that pools continued to comply. Pool owner resistance was considered to be the main difficulty with enforcing the act, and nearly half of the authorities believed publicity or education was needed to overcome these barriers. Fifty two per cent of authorities had publicized the act during the 12 months preceding the survey. CONCLUSIONS: Due to ambiguities within the legislation, and differing levels of commitment by authorities to locate pools and monitor compliance, compliance with the FOSP Act is not consistent nationally. If the act were less ambiguous, there would be greater consistency and more enforcement. (+info)
America's affordable housing crisis: a contract unfulfilled. (2/24)For many poor Americans, having a decent home and suitable living environment remains a dream. This lack of adequate housing is not only a burden for many of the poor, but it is harmful to the larger society as well, because of the adverse effects of inadequate housing on public health. Not only is the failure to provide adequate housing shortsighted from a policy perspective, but it is also a failure to live up to societal obligations. There is a societal obligation to meet the housing needs of everyone, including the most disadvantaged. Housing assistance must become a federally-funded entitlement. (+info)
Housing and health: time again for public health action. (3/24)Poor housing conditions are associated with a wide range of health conditions, including respiratory infections, asthma, lead poisoning, injuries, and mental health. Addressing housing issues offers public health practitioners an opportunity to address an important social determinant of health. Public health has long been involved in housing issues. In the 19th century, health officials targeted poor sanitation, crowding, and inadequate ventilation to reduce infectious diseases as well as fire hazards to decrease injuries. Today, public health departments can employ multiple strategies to improve housing, such as developing and enforcing housing guidelines and codes, implementing "Healthy Homes" programs to improve indoor environmental quality, assessing housing conditions, and advocating for healthy, affordable housing. Now is the time for public health to create healthier homes by confronting substandard housing. (+info)
Fire fatalities among children: an analysis across Philadelphia's census tracts. (4/24)OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the possible causes of high levels of residential fire deaths to children younger than 15 years of age in Philadelphia from 1989 to 2000. METHODS: The authors analyzed 246 deaths from 146 residential fires by census tract in Philadelphia using both individual level data and aggregate level data drawn from the records of the Fire Marshall's Office. Death rates by age and sex were calculated using the 1990 Census. Data on fires from official records were combined with aggregate level data by census tract from the 1990 Census and analyzed using logistic regression. Newspaper articles on the fires analyzed were used to identify residences with possible fire code violations. The authors used data from the Philadelphia Bureau of Licenses and Inspections to provide evidence of code violations. RESULTS: The statistically significant variables that resulted from the logistic regression were census tracts in the highest quartile for low income households, census tracts in the highest quartile for single-parent households with children younger than age 18, census tracts in the highest quartile for houses built before 1939, and the number of children younger than 15 years of age in a census tract. CONCLUSION: Population characteristics by census tract are useful in identifying risk factors for residential fire deaths of children. Census tracts identified as at highest risk can provide fire prevention units with opportunities to take preventative measures such as the distribution of smoke detectors, and the education of residents about the dangers of careless smoking and planning for the rescue of children in the event of a fire. (+info)
The built environment and its relationship to the public's health: the legal framework. (5/24)The built environment significantly affects the public's health. This was most obvious when infectious disease was the primary public health threat during the industrial revolution; unsanitary conditions and overcrowded urban areas facilitated the spread of infection. However, even today in the age of chronic diseases there remains an important connection between population health and the built environment. Physical spaces can expose people to toxins or pollutants and influence lifestyles that contribute to diabetes, coronary vascular disease, and asthma. Public health advocates can help shape the design of cities and suburbs in ways that improve public health, but to do so effectively they need to understand the legal framework. This article reviews the connection between public health and the built environment and then describes the legal pathways for improving the design of our built environment. (+info)
Childhood injuries due to falls from apartment balconies and windows. (6/24)BACKGROUND: Falls from balconies and windows are an important cause of childhood injury. This study investigated the circumstances around such falls and attempted to identify possible measures for their prevention. POPULATION: Children <15 years living in Dallas County, Texas. METHODS: Each child treated because of a fall from a building in 1997-99 had information about the injury collected, and a parent was contacted to obtain further information. For apartment related falls, an attempt was made to visit the apartment to measure windows and balcony rails. RESULTS: Ninety eight children were injured in falls from buildings during the three year period; 39 (40%) were admitted to hospital. Seventy five of the falls (77%) involved apartments, and most occurred around noon or evening meal times. Among apartment falls, 39 (52%) fell from windows, 34 (45%) from balconies, and two (3%) from unknown sites. For more than two thirds of balcony related falls, the child fell from between the balcony rails, all of which were spaced more than 4 inches (10 cm) apart. On-site measurement showed the rails were an average of 7.5 inches (19 cm) apart; all of these apartments were built before 1984. For more than two thirds of window related falls, the window was situated within 2 feet (61 cm) of the floor. CONCLUSIONS: Two factors are important in falls from apartment windows and balconies: balcony rails more than 4 inches (10 cm) apart, and windows positioned low to the floor. Current building codes do not apply to older apartments, where most of these falls occurred. Nevertheless, these factors may be amenable to environmental modifications that may prevent most of these falls. (+info)
Exposure to lead and length of time needed to make homes lead-safe for young children. (7/24)OBJECTIVES: We determined the length of time needed to make homes lead-safe in a population of children aged 0 to 6 years with blood lead levels (BLLs) of 20 micrograms per deciliter (mug/dL) or greater. Reducing this time would reduce children's exposure to lead. METHODS: Data came from the Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program's comprehensive blood lead surveillance system. Analysis was restricted to children whose first BLL test value during 1996-1999 was between 20 and 40 mug/dL and for whom housing intervention data were available (n=382). RESULTS: The median length of time required to make a home lead-safe was 465 days. Only 18% of children lived in homes that were made lead-safe within 6 months; 45% lived in homes requiring more than 18 months to be lead-safe. CONCLUSIONS: Efforts are needed to reduce the time it takes to make a home lead-safe. Although abatement orders always include time limits, improved compliance with the orders must be enforced. Greater emphasis should be placed on securing lead-safe or lead-free housing for families, thus reducing lead exposure. (+info)
Current state of the science: health effects and indoor environmental quality. (8/24)Our understanding of the relationship between human health and the indoor environment continues to evolve. Previous research on health and indoor environments has tended to concentrate on discrete pollutant sources and exposures and on specific disease processes. Recently, efforts have been made to characterize more fully the complex interactions between the health of occupants and the interior spaces they inhabit. In this article we review recent advances in source characterization, exposure assessment, health effects associated with indoor exposures, and intervention research related to indoor environments. Advances in source characterization include a better understanding of how chemicals are transported and processed within spaces and the role that other factors such as lighting and building design may play in determining health. Efforts are under way to improve our ability to measure exposures, but this remains a challenge, particularly for biological agents. Researchers are also examining the effects of multiple exposures as well as the effects of exposures on vulnerable populations such as children and the elderly. In addition, a number of investigators are also studying the effects of modifying building design, materials, and operations on occupant health. Identification of research priorities should include input from building designers, operators, and the public health community. (+info)
Building codes have a long history. The earliest known written building code is included in the Code of Hammurabi, which dates ... A building code (also building control or building regulations) is a set of rules that specify the standards for constructed ... All these local building codes are variants of a National Building Code, which serves as model code proving guidelines for ... It served as the building code for four years. Very soon, a formal building code was drafted and eventually adopted in 1908. In ...
Building Codes Assistance Project
BCAP advocates for energy codes on behalf of the US Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and several ... The Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) is a non-profit organization that advocates for the adoption, implementation, and ... and Air-Conditioning Engineers Building Energy Codes Program Efficient energy use International Energy Conservation Code ... energy code to meet or exceed the requirements of the national model code and that it had reviewed its residential energy code ...
Uniform Building Code
The BOCA National Building Code Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI) Standard Building Code The new ICC was ... These were: International Council of Building Officials (ICBO) Uniform Building Code Building Officials and Code Administrators ... The Uniform Building Code (UBC) was a building code used primarily in the western United States. The UBC was first published in ... The UBC was replaced in 2000 by the new International Building Code (IBC) published by the International Code Council (ICC). ...
International Building Code
BOCA National Building Code (BOCA/NBC) by the Building Officials Code Administrators International (BOCA) Uniform Building Code ... The International Building Code (IBC) is a model building code developed by the International Code Council (ICC). It has been ... UBC) by the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) Standard Building Code (SBC) by the Southern Building Code ... The codes from the Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI) were used in the Southeast. The codes published by the ...
Florida Building Code
In many aspects the Florida Building Code is similar to and is based upon the International Building Code (IBC) used in the ... External link in ,website= (help) "Florida Building Code Q&A". Retrieved Oct 9, 2016. "Florida Building Code, 5th Edition (2014 ... The Florida Building Code (FBC) is a set of standards designed by the US state of Florida for buildings. Many regulations and ... The Florida Building Code, 5th Edition, released 2014, is currently the latest, with the 6th edition due in 2017. The 2010 ...
Model building code
Some model building codes commonly used in the United States: International Building Code by the International Code Council ... For example, the City of Los Angeles 2011 Building Code is based on the 2009 International Building Code, which is a model code ... Normally, model building codes have a 3-5 year update cycle. That is, a new edition of the building code comes out every 3 to 5 ... A model building code is a building code that is developed and maintained by a standards organization independent of the ...
United States energy building codes
The nonprofit Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) is aimed at improving building codes across the country, and produces ... building and a major renovation "new Federal building" specifying that a building is a new building if it is completely ... There are building energy codes for both commercial and residential buildings. In the USA the main codes are the International ... The United States building codes related to energy are energy codes and standards that set minimum requirements for energy- ...
Energy Conservation Building Code
The Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC), was launched by Ministry of Power, Government of India in May 2007, as a first ... The code provides three options for compliance: Compliance with the performance requirements for each subsystem and system; ... and HVAC are also available and provide useful information on Code compliance at the system level and through Whole Building ... The ECBC provides design norms for: Building envelope, including thermal performance requirements for walls, roofs, and windows ...
National Building Code of Canada
The National Building Code is the model building code that forms the basis for all of the provincial building codes. Some ... Vancouver has developed its own building code based on the National Building Code. The Ontario Building Code is administered by ... 350/06: BUILDING COD under Building Code Act, 1992, S.O. 1992, c. 23" mah.gov.on.ca: "Ontario Building Code" mah.gov.on.ca: " ... These include the National Building Code, the National Fire Code, the National Plumbing Code, the National Energy Code of ...
Veeck v. Southern Building Code Congress Int'l
The Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI) published a standard building code that it proposed as a model code ... posting the text of a model code where the code is identified simply as the building code of a city that enacted the model code ... Code Adm'rs v. Code Tech., Inc., the court had denied copyright protection in a building code that a private organization ... on whether to follow the Veeck case as to municipal building codes. In International Code Council, Inc. v. National Fire Code ...
Building Energy Codes Program
BECP focuses on three key building energy code areas: model code development, adoption, and compliance. DOE is directed by ... framework for auditing both energy and environmental compliance based on building and LEED codes Building Energy Codes Program ... and Production Act International Code Council International Energy Conservation Code United States Energy Building Codes United ... Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) was established in 1991 (originally called the Building Standards and Guidelines Program ...
California Building Standards Code
California Building Code (based on the International Building Code) Part 2.5: California Residential Building Code (based on ... The California Building Standards Code is the building code for California, and Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations ... California Existing Building Code Part 11: California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen Code) Part 12: California ... California Historical Building Code Part 9: California Fire Code (based on the International Fire Code) Part 10: ...
Made with Code
"Beats Project_Made with Code". Made w/ Code. Retrieved 2015-04-11. "Avatar Project_Made with Code". Made w/ Code. Retrieved ... "Accessorizer Project_Made with Code". Made w/ Code. Retrieved 2015-04-11. "Gif Project_Made with Code". Made w/ Code. Retrieved ... 40 million invested since 2010 in organizations like Code.org, Black Girls Code, and Girls Who Code. The Made with Code ... Made with Code has partnered with Code School in June 2014 and provided three months free accounts in Code School for women and ...
California Green Building Standards Code
The California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen Code) is Part 11 of the California Building Standards Code and is the ... California Energy Code Green building Green building in the United States Autonomous building Zero-energy building EPA LEED ... 4.304.1 2010 California Green Building Standards Code § 4.408.1 2010 California Green Building Standards Code § 4.408.2.2 http ... 6-10.pdf 2010 California Green Building Standards Code § 5.408.2 2010 California Green Building Standards Code § 5.408.3 2010 ...
Codes for constructed languages
This is a list of ISO 639 codes and IETF language tags (BCP 47) for individual constructed languages, complete as of November ... list of usual language codes and its variants List of ISO 639-1 and ISO 639-2 codes on the website of the ISO 639-2 ... which together with the subtag x can be used to create a suitable private use tag for any constructed language that has not ... Language code The old BCP 47 language tags i-enochian, i-klingon and art-lojban are old tags that were grandfathered in. The ...
Built-up area (Highway Code)
In the UK Highway Code, a built-up area is a settled area in which the speed limit of a road is automatically 30 mph (48 km/h ... Department for Transport: DfT Circular 01/2006, Setting Local Speed Limits Highway Code Rule 103: Speed limits Built-up area ... This leads to the conclusion that: This means it should be assumed that, unless an order has been made and the road is signed ... Section 81 specifically makes it an offence for a person to drive a motor vehicle at a speed of more than 30 mph on a ...
Sex segregation in public restrooms
Urinary segregation can also be caused by building codes, as buildings from different eras are subject to different codes. In ... building owners do not update existing features because it allows them to continue following the older building codes that go ... Unisex public toilet "The Biggest Obstacle to Gender Neutral Bathrooms? Building Codes". Reason.com. "Why Do We Have Men's and ... In contemporary times, this separation is typically enforced by both city laws and building codes. Key differences between male ...
Tiny house movement
People interested in building a small home can encounter institutional "discrimination" when building codes require minimum ... Mitchell, Ryan (2014-07-18). "Tiny House Building Codes". The Tiny Life. The Tiny Life. Retrieved 2014-08-20. "N.C. RV Park ... However, tiny houses are built to last as long as traditional homes, use traditional building techniques and materials, and are ... Though these were created to provide a pleasant solution to a disaster zone, Cusato received wider interest in her design from ...
Building codes require that structures be designed and built to safely resist all actions that they are likely to face during ... "1604.2". International Building Code. USA: International Code Council. 2000. p. 295. ISBN 1-892395-26-6. "2.2.5(b)". Eurocode 0 ... ISBN 0-07-051192-6. 2006 International Building Code Section 1602.1. EN 1990 Euro code - Basis of structural design section 4.1 ... Building materials are not dead loads until constructed in permanent position. IS875(part 1)-1987 give unit weight of building ...
Portland Van and Storage Building
"Building Code Evaded". The Oregonian. Portland. August 22, 1925. p. 10. ,access-date= requires ,url= (help). ... The Portland Van and Storage Building is a building located in north Portland, Oregon listed on the National Register of ... a violation of the building code. The city council granted a special permit allowing construction to be completed, giving the ... The Portland fire marshal halted construction in 1925 when it was discovered that window space in the building was not equal to ...
Where to look for insulation recommendations: Local building inspector's office. Local or state building codes. US Department ... Preliminary analysis made to assess building energy efficiency to identify not only simple and low-cost improvements but also a ... "Simulation of a building and its HVAC system with an equation solver. Application to benchmarking". hdl:2268/771?locale=en. ... The leakage rate or infiltration of air through the building envelope is of concern, both of which are strongly affected by ...
"Rail Building Codes - CA" (PDF). "Cable End Fitting Information" (PDF). Ultra-Tec. California Building Code Cable Rail ... The old UBC (Uniform Building Code) and newer ICC (IBC and IRC) codes state that a 4" sphere shall not pass through any portion ... Local city codes supersede state, national and international code. In most states, the residential code is 36" high. There are ... The total minimum height required varies per building codes depending on the area and target use of either residential or ...
... municipal and resource building codes; soils and irrigation; human and vehicular access and circulation; recreational amenities ... the distinct classification of landscape architect was created, with educational and licensing test requirements for using the ...
The building is the final resting place of John Trumbull, the famed American painter. "Building Codes and Campus Locations". ... Street Hall is a historic building on Old Campus of Yale University. It housed the first collegiate art school in the United ... The building's facade is characterized by restless, asymmetrical massing and a combination of dark and light stones. ... Different arrangements of shapes create different massing shapes. Some examples of massing are stepping back from the boundary ...
Some building codes address mitigation measures. For example, the Florida Building Code, specifies the type of nail used to ... Few codes make the use of hurricane mitigation products mandatory. As the field is rather new to construction ... "Florida Building Code Online". Floridabuilding.org. Retrieved 2009-07-19. "Hurricane Loss Reduction for Residences and Mobile ... Buildings designated as shelters in Florida are required to only have been constructed to meet minimum code requirements ...
Reports have been made that the lesions can be found on the mouth and lips if the patient drank milk from an infected camel, ... "Camelpox" (PDF). Terrestrial Animal Health Code. World Organization for Animal Health. Retrieved 31 March 2012. Wernery, U; ... As such, attempts are often made to prevent transmission of the disease. An attenuated vaccine is currently available that ...
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Steven R Winkel, FAIA, PE, an expert in building codes and regulations, is an architect and civil engineer managing the San Francisco office of The Preview Group, Inc. Winkel is the architect member of the California Building Standards Commission. A past national board member of The American Institute of Architects (AIA), he is on the board of directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences. David S. Collins, FAIA, has more than thirty years of experience in architecture, code interpretation, building code development, and building code consultation. An architect, Collins founded The Preview Group, Inc., an architectural practice specializing in providing regulatory solutions, in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1986. The consultant for AIAs Codes Advocacy Program, Collins is past secretary of the AIA, past president of AIA Ohio, and recipient of the AIA Ohio Gold Medal. He has been assisted by Gregory Nicholls, AIA, a Preview Group partner, in book review and development.. Steven P. Juroszek, ...
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ARLINGTON, VA, December 13, 2017 - The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) today released the latest version of the Continua Design Guidelines (CDGs) to enable the secure, private, reliable and accurate sharing of patient generated health data (PGHD) with healthcare providers, built-on HL7 FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) specifications. The Design Guidelines now support the integration of personal health data from 26 vital signs sensors and 40 health, medical and fitness devices for telehealth and telemonitoring of chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart failure, hypertension and COPD, as well as health and fitness measures.. "I believe an urgent priority for our healthcare system is to move from the traditional one-to-one model to a more efficient, time- and place-independent care delivery system. Enabling the seamless and secure sharing of patient-generated data is an important step towards achieving this, and will improve our ability to manage chronic ...
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How did lightweight high-rise construction evolve since WWII? It evolved with the help of the so-called performance code. After WWII the builders complained about building codes. They said they were too restrictive and specified every detail of construction. They called the old building codes specification codes . They complained the codes specified the size and type and some times even the make of a product used in construction. They decried the specification code as old fashion. They wanted the building codes changed to what they called performance codes. They wanted the building codes to specify the performance requirements only; and, not specify the size and type of building material to use. For example, with fire resistive requirements they wanted the code to state just the hours of fire resistance (one, two, three or four hours) required by law; and not to state the specific type and material used to protect structural steel and enclosures for stairways and elevators shafts. For example, a ...
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November 29 2010: Glass balcony panels on the Festival Tower condo highrise in the Entertainment District. Two panels on the tower have broken this summer.. Danger zones: In the wake of media reports that more glass balcony panels have fallen from two different downtown condo towers this week, Im beginning to wonder if I should start wearing a hard hat whenever I leave my building. Seriously. Im not worried about walking below my own condo building - all of the balconies on our 30-year-old highrise have metal railings. But almost every day I do walk below new condo towers that have glass balconies, and I recently walked below two of the condo towers that made headlines with balcony glass breakage this week.. On July 19, I crossed a section of Grosvenor Street that, just two days later, was showered with pieces of glass that broke on two separate balconies at the Murano condo tower at 37 Grosvenor Street. This past Monday afternoon I nearly walked up Bay Street past the Murano, but changed my ...
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This paper focuses on the signal preemption control of|i| emergency vehicles |/i|(EV). A signal preemption control method based on route is proposed to reduce time delay of EV at intersections. According to the time at which EV is detected and the current phase of each intersection on the travelling route of EV, the calculation methods of the earliest start time and the latest start time of green light at each intersection are given. Consequently, the effective time range of green light at each intersection is determined in theory. A multiobjective programming model, whose objectives are the minimal residence time of EV at all intersections and the maximal passing numbers of general society vehicles, is presented. Finally, a simulation calculation is carried out. Calculation results indicate that, by adopting the signal preemption method based on route, the delay of EV is reduced and the number of society vehicles passing through the whole system is increased. The signal preemption control method of EV
Wiley: Sustainable Renovation: Strategies for Commercial Building Systems and Envelope - Lisa Gelfand, Chris Duncan
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix PREFACE xi. CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION 1. Sustainability Defi ned 1. The Urgency of Sustainability in Buildings 4. The Importance of Existing Buildings 6. Renovation Contrasted with Replacement 8. Facility Management and Incremental. Renovation 9. The Benefi ts of Sustainable Renovation 10. Health and Comfort 10. Economic Returns 12. Reduction of Climate Change Impact 14. CHAPTER 2. WHOLE BUILDING DESIGN 17. Introduction 17. Existing Building Context 19. Climate and Function 19. Building Energy Simulation Models 22. Testing and Benchmarking Performance 22. Understanding Existing Building Strategies 29. Daylight 32. Ventilation 35. Permanent Materials 36. Building Envelope 38. Building Systems 39. Modern Building Code Implications 40. CHAPTER 3. FACILITY MANAGEMENT UPGRADES 49. Introduction 49. Immediate Improvement 51. Behaviors 51. Testing and Analyzing Performance 52. Retrocommissioning 55. Lighting 56. Plug Loads 59. Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning 60. Water Use ...
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Mumbai - the city of contrasts, is home for more than 20 million people. It is the financial centre and the most modern city in India. As most cities within developing countries Mumbai is striving to imitate the western model of growth and lifestyle to achieve a "developed" status. Motorization, especially private motorized modes, has become prioritized because they are seen as a big part of this development. This neglecting has also led to a significant prejudice against bicycle riding as a transport mode. Over 300 new cars are registered ever day in the city. Not only is congestion a big problem but pollution from vehicles are posing serious threats to peoples health and to the environment. 88% of the population is using public transport today but with a larger growing middle class, ready to buy private vehicles, traffic related problems are likely to worsen. The gap between rich and poor is increasing, parts of the population can hardly afford to use the public transport system. Even though ...
Urban Open Space Design for the Chinese Floating Population Community: Planning and Site Design Guidelines
Chinese floating population residentsâ underprivileged living status and intensified social tension are becoming the two major issues inside their community living settlements. The thesis research holds the position that urban open space can enhance Chinese floating populationâ s quality of life and also contribute to the social capital within their living settlement. It is critical to create the open space system that brings great social and health benefits to the group. Literature reviews reveal floating populationâ s characteristics such as existing and potential leisure activities and leisure places. Contemporary thinking on urban open space qualities, benefits and typologies were reviewed to determine which types of open space are of value to this population. Specific qualities and corresponding benefits of floating population community open spaces, which are closely related to the groupâ s characteristics, are identified. Findings from the literature reviews were used to develop open ...
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Nearshore habitats are critical habitat for fish and a wide variety of other organisms in the Salish Sea, and have been highly impacted by construction of erosion control structures. Recovery of Pacific salmon, several species of which are listed on the Endangered Species Act, is one current management goal. Soft shore protection has been increasingly applied in Puget Sound, but careful assessment and engineering criteria was lacking. The National Research Council investigated techniques nationally in 2007, with limited information. Additionally, site and drift cell assessment methods have not been previously defined to address these issues. The WDFW, WSDOT, WDOE and other partners who make up the Aquatic Habitat Guidelines group initiated the MSDG, published in 2014. The MSDG was developed to provide a comprehensive framework for site assessment and alternatives analysis to determine the need for shore protection and identify the technique that best suits the conditions at a given site, including where
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Diamond-shaped glass in soft shades of pastel pink that compliment the golden light streaming out of the interior characterize the new Citroën showroom on Champs Elysées in Paris. Once inside, that pink turns to red. Say the architects, "We originally conceived the use of red, the brands signature colour, in the glass panels but we decided it would be too bright from the outside. There were some concerns about the building not harmonising with its neighbours on the Champs Elysées, so weve created a filter that on first sight, masks the red colour from the exterior. This totally original filter, which is cleverly constructed inside the finished glass, also minimises the heat of the sun passing through, and will also create a diaphanous pearly white atmosphere inside the building.". ...
This project has created a farm-stay environment at a peaceful property outside Woodend for Very Special Kids, a unique not-for-profit organisation that supports families facing the challenge of caring for children with life-threatening illnesses. Focusing on the quality of life, Very Special Kids provides free practical and emotional support for the entire family. Glen Osmond Farm features purpose-built holiday cottages that can sleep up to eight people in three bedrooms.. The accommodation had to incorporate disabled facilities within a comfortable, modern, family-oriented farm cottage design. The result is four luxury cottages and a recreational building. The design response includes full wheel-chair access, hospital bed emergency evacuation through stacking doors with no threshold, hoist rails, heat lamps for drying a child on the bed, 920 wide doors, and attention to heights of power sockets and light switches.. This project reflects the thought and care which is clearly a hallmark of Very ...
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Designing health care facilities to prevent airborne nosocomial infection was discussed. The need for incorporating airborne infection control features into the designs for new health care facilities, particularly isolation rooms or facilities, was discussed. Within general acute care facilities, most of the attention regarding the isolation needs of patients have focused on patients with acquired
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Abstract: This working paper describes important considerations for development of a computer-based modelling tool for use in design. Such a tool must support the actions of a designer. The design tool presented here is both generic and consistent as a result of its foundation in a well-conceived ontological theory. At first the concrete things that are to be represented are described, then it is shown how these things can be represented, and a conceptual schema is suggested. Finally we discuss how operations on this data structure correspond to different design activities.. Keywords: DOI: Full text: ...
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Lawrence C. Holcomb, universally known as Larry Holcomb is a toxicologist who has his own sham air-testing company, Holcomb Environmental Services with one or two staff -- the most prominent of whom was Joe Pedelty. His companys pseudo testing of air quality and its willingness to attend symposia and give witness at hearings and court cases proved to be second only to Gray Robertsons Healthy Buildings International in the various ways they were able to offer services to the industry in their fight to prevent the regulation of smoking.. The companys main client was the Tobacco Institute, although other streams of cash came from individual companies in the tobacco industry -- particularly Philip Morris. Holcomb himself wrote papers, gave presentations, and acted as an expert witness supporting the industrys position, mainly that environmental tobacco smoke is not harmful and a minor component of the indoor air quality (IAQ) problem. Pedelty filled in when Holcomb wasnt available.. Holcombs ...
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For qualification for traffic preemption an area is defined and if the vehicle is in the area it can obtain preemption. The vehicles position is determined, in one embodiment, by use of differential GPS.
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TY - CONF. T1 - Longitudinal study of housing for the promotion of health and well-being -analysis of the causal relationship between living environment and health-. AU - Nagasawa, Natsuko. AU - Kato, Ryuichi. AU - Tanabe, Shinichi. PY - 2015/1/1. Y1 - 2015/1/1. KW - Chronic Low Back Pain. KW - Covariance Structure Analysis. KW - Health Promotion. KW - Living Environment. KW - Longitudinal Research. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85052459834&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85052459834&partnerID=8YFLogxK. M3 - Paper. AN - SCOPUS:85052459834. T2 - Healthy Buildings Europe 2015, HB 2015. Y2 - 18 May 2015 through 20 May 2015. ER - ...
The EU Energy Performance in Buildings Directive began implementation in Spain for new buildings (and major renovations) on 30 October 2007. Software tools were developed and distributed free of charge for residential and small business buildings as well as for large tertiary buildings. In addition, a simplified certification methodology for residential buildings was approved by Royal Decree 47/2007 on 19 January 2007. In the course of 2007 several regualtions were passed on the energy efficiency of buildings, notably the Building Energy Certification (CER) and the Regulations on Building Heating Installations (RITE), approved by Royal Decrees RD 47/2007 and RD 1027/2007 respectively. These approvals together with the Technical Building Code (TBC) contribute to the partial transposition of the Directive 2002/91/EC on the energy efficiency of buildings into the Spanish legislation. The TBC includes a Basic Energy Saving Document and covers regulations on: 1)Limitations on energy demand (heating ...
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I get flooded all the time with stuff on how to incorporate public health into planning and I keep thinking, isnt this how it all got started? the original building code was created, in part, for public health reasons Did we veer astray from our genesis and are now coming back to it? I guess Im on overload today but I just got a postcard for the Active Living Network and I thought to myself oh okay, Uncle, okay? or maybe I just have a bad atittude today, which is possible...:-$
NFPA organized the School Safety, Codes and Security Workshop, which was held in December 2014, to pause and reflect on the trends, concepts and ideas in securing the school environment from acts of violence. How these models interact with or consider the impact on fire, life safety and building codes is unclear. Learn more.. ...
In construction, waterproofing is very important on a number of different levels. First of all, the entire structure needs to be waterproofed in some way, because any type of moisture in the wood structure can cause rot. This can result in a weakening of the structure, which can later lead to severe structural problems that are more expensive in the long run.. There are different types of waterproofing that must take place. A couple of very important places are the foundation and the basement. Many people have to deal with water problems in their basement, which can cause a musty smell to rise up in the house and a plethora of other issues in the basement. As for the foundation, it can start to crack causing a weakening effect in the structure, which can be dangerous. Even condensation in these areas can be rather problematic.. Foundations are usually only dam proofed and not fully waterproofed. The same goes for basements, because building codes in many states only require that these areas be ...
I have a plot of land that I cannot find the square footage of. Actually my home sits on a large lot. Local building codes require that a home is seated on no less than 7500 square feet of land and have no less than 50ft of road frontage (the rear of the lot has 65ft of frontage on another road). I need to know if I have enough square footage to build a second home on the rear lot. The lot has five sides. Only one angle is a 90 deg. angle. The others I cannot determine. Of the 4 remaining angles, all 4 angles are obtuse, or greater than 90 deg. The dementions are 89.19 x 130 x 118.52 x 65 x 170.94. The two legs that make the 90 deg angle are 89.19 and 170.94. The measurements fall in order using the 90 deg angle as the point of origin and proceeding clockwise, 89.19, 130, 118.52, 65, 170.94. I have used all the skill I can muster, however, it has been a long time since school and regretably I cannot find an answer. ...
These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty [...]. These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty.. The purpose of the Guidelines is to provide advance guidance as to how Tarion will decide disputes between homeowners and builders about defects in work or materials. The Guidelines are intended to complement the Ontario Building Code and are supplemented by any applicable guidelines or standards produced by industry associations. They do not replace manufacturer warranties.. Note: In July 2017, Tarion launched a review of the Construction Performance Guidelines for New Homes and Condominium Units. For more information about the review, click here. ...
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Amber Poncé is the Business Development Manager for LiveRoof Global, LLC. Since 2006, Amber Ponce has helped to expand the LiveRoof Global network of professional horticulturists and growers to an industry leading supplier of green roof systems. In her role as business development manager, she has trained dozens of professionals in technical aspects of green roofing. She has actively participated in the development of industry testing standards and building codes, and currently sits on the policy and growing media committees of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. She is an accredited Green Roof Professional with seven years hands on experience in green roofing - including experience with growing media formulation, plant selection and production, shipping logistics, installation and maintenance. Amber has helped participate in the development of standards related to green roofing and worked with a team of engineers to coordinate the first ever full-scale wind uplift test on green roofs.. Designed ...
construction sound and transportation sound, such as airplanes, automobiles, and trains. It has a variety of negative effects including high blood pressure as well as lost sleep and psychological problems. In addition, noise from military sonar is believed to be one of reasons whales beach themselves. For an added bonus, animals are driven out of their habitats by the noise. Governments up until the 1970s viewed noise as a "nuisance" rather than an environmental problem. In the United States there are federal standards for highway and aircraft noise; states and local governments typically have very specific statutes on building codes, urban planning and roadway development. In Canada and the EU there are few national, provincial, or state laws that protect against noise. The notable exception: Portland, Oregon where you can be fined up to $5000 dollars. ...
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Luckily for Parvo, the city lacked building codes, allowing structures to be built very close together and making it easy for him to leap across rooftops. The sound of shouts followed by the now recognizable sound of a door being battered down, caused him to crouch and crouch behind a chimney and gather his bearings. Patrols of police going door to door had forced a zig zag pattern towards the brimstone tower, or at least towards where Mokrado had assured him where it was located. He turned to look at her, and found her standing two roofs back, looking confused.. Mokrados belly felt sick and icy. She had left her axe back in the room. She had lusted after that axe since she was little more than a hatchling. Fifteen years she dreamt and plotted how to kill its owner and take it for herself. She wanted to go back for it. She couldnt go back for it. She had to go back for it.. "Whats wrong?" whispered Parvo as he came trotting back up to her.. "My axe." She hosted the unconscious witch off her ...
Ontario, Canadas most populous province, will increase the energy performance of homes by 15% starting in 2017. The changes are required under the provinces updated building code known as SB-12.
The City Council unanimously adopted\u00a0the state building code, but also agreed to ask city staff to investigate the 15-second door delay.
Different levels of safety and security of 3form resin materials comply with strict exterior building codes. Tests in this video demonstrate the performance of 3form Koda XT (a polycarbonate), 3form Chroma XT (an acrylic) and 3form Pressed Glass XT (a laminated glass ...
Holy Guacamole! There are so many things screwed up here Im not sure where to begin: basic geometry, building codes, re-sale of your house, and plain ol common-friggin-sense. Lets start with the basics.. Come with me now on a journey back through time, all the way back to when you were just a devilish glint in yo daddys eye… Ok, not that far back, but lets go back to 8th grade geometry class, you know, the one where you were too busy trying to look up Mrs. Sopers dress to learn how to calculate the area of a circle. Anyway, Mrs. Soper was trying to tell you that to calculate the area of a circle, you multiply the constant PI (3.14) times the square of the radius, like ahso:. A = PI * R^2. Reducing the diameter from 4″ to 3″ (a 25% reduction in diameter, by the way) may not sound like much, but look at the equation for area again. Area varies with the square of the radius. This means little reductions in radius, make for big reductions in cross-sectional flow area. In your case, ...
Those are some of the key findings of a new report that looks at the stakeholder experience with home sprinklers in California and Maryland, the only two states in the country with mandatory requirements for home fire sprinklers. The report, "Stakeholder Perceptions of Home Fire Sprinklers," was commissioned by the Fire Protection Research Foundation and is based on market research, conducted by Newport Partners, that focuses on homeowners, local government officials, and water purveyors. As more states and jurisdictions consider sprinkler adoption, it was considered an opportune moment to gauge stakeholder perceptions in states with widespread adoption. Key findings include: Homeowners. The majority of homeowners have a very positive view of sprinklers and would seek to have them included in their next home. Their positive view is most clearly associated with a sense of improved life safety (94 percent). The majority of homeowners did not worry about water damage, though 32 percent indicated ...
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Taming the killer in the kitchen: mitigating household air pollution from solid-fuel cookstoves through building design |...
In this study, we attempt to mitigate household air pollution (HAP) through improved kitchen design. Field surveys were conducted in ten kitchens of rural western India, which were then modelled and...
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Neighborhood effects on an individual's health using neighborhood measurements developed by factor analysis and cluster...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Neighborhood effects on an individuals health using neighborhood measurements developed by factor analysis and cluster analysis. AU - Li, Yu Sheng. AU - Chuang, Ying Chih. PY - 2009/1. Y1 - 2009/1. N2 - This study suggests a multivariate-structural approach combining factor analysis and cluster analysis that could be used to examine neighborhood effects on an individuals health. Data were from the Taiwan Social Change Survey conducted in 1990, 1995, and 2000. In total, 5,784 women and men aged over 20 years living in 428 neighborhoods were interviewed. Participants addresses were geocoded with census data for measuring neighborhood-level characteristics. The factor analysis was applied to identify neighborhood dimensions, which were used as entities in the cluster analysis to generate a neighborhood typology. The factor analysis generated three neighborhood dimensions: neighborhood education, age structure, and neighborhood family structure and employment. The cluster analysis ...
Wolfgang first reviews his personal contacts with criminal justice professionals and criminologists in China, followed by an overview of crime and justice in China. He reports an increase in the crime rate in recent years and a policy of severe punishment for serious criminals; 40 percent of offenders are sentenced to fixed terms of 5 years or more. The seminar then turns to the 1973 birth cohort study for a Chinese city. Data are being collected by trained researchers from police records, household census data, and interviews with neighborhood committees, school personnel, and parents. The birth cohort consists of 5,300 subjects. Of these, only 81 subjects (76 males and 5 females) have committed known delinquent acts. This is the smallest percentage of delinquents in any birth-cohort study in any country. Wolfgang presents findings from a comparison of the characteristics of the delinquent group with a sample nondelinquent group. Differences are noted in the areas of educational achievement, ...
Ventilation rate in office buildings and sick building syndrome. | Occupational & Environmental Medicine
OBJECTIVE--To examine the relation between ventilation rate and occurrence of symptoms of the eyes, nose, throat, and skin as well as general symptoms such as lethargy and headache, often termed the sick building syndrome. METHODS--A cross sectional population based study was carried out in 399 workers from 14 mechanically ventilated office buildings without air recirculation or humidification, selected randomly from the Helsinki metropolitan area. The ventilation type and other characteristics of these buildings were recorded on a site visit and the ventilation in the rooms was assessed by measuring the airflow through the exhaust air outlets in the room. A questionnaire directed at workers inquired about the symptoms and perceived air quality and their possible personal and environmental determinants (response rate 81%). The outcomes were weekly work related symptoms experienced during the previous 12 months and symptom groups defined either by their anatomical location or hypothesised ...
The sick building syndrome (SBS) in office workers. A case-referent study of personal, psychosocial and building-related risk...
The Office Illness Project in Northern Sweden was completed in 1994. It comprised a screening questionnaire study of 4943 office workers and a case-referent study of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) in 464 subjects. Female gender, asthma/rhinitis, high psychosocial work load, paper and visual display terminal work have all been related in previously published results to an
According to a new market research report published by Credence Research"Greenhouse Irrigation Systems (Sprinklers& Micro Sprinklers, Drip Irrigation and Boom Irrigation) Market - Growth, Share, Opportunities, Competitive Analysis and Forecast 2015 - 2022",the global greenhouse irrigation systemsmarket stood at US$448.6Mn in 2014 and is estimated to expandwith a CAGR of 9.0% from 2015 to 2022.. The complete report is available at http://www.credenceresearch.com/report/greenhouse-irrigation-systems-market. Market Insights. Greenhouse irrigation are irrigation systems used specifically for the greenhouse agriculture application. Greenhouses are built using glass as well as plastic materials. These structures enable climate control which makes crop cultivation suitable irrespective of the seasons. Due to effective climate control, water requirement in greenhouse farming is lesser in comparison to the open land farming. Most popular irrigation systems used in the greenhouse farming are sprinkler and ...
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City of New Haven, MO Building Code Regulations
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- A building code (also building control or building regulations) is a set of rules that specify the standards for constructed objects such as buildings and nonbuilding structures. (wikipedia.org)
- The developers of model codes urge public authorities to reference model codes in their laws, ordinances, regulations, and administrative orders. (wikipedia.org)
- However, due to ever increasing complexity and cost of developing building regulations, virtually all municipalities in the country have chosen to adopt model codes instead. (wikipedia.org)
- Among the provisions, builders were required to give the district surveyor two days' notice before building, regulations regarding the thickness of walls, height of rooms, the materials used in repairs, the dividing of existing buildings and the placing and design of chimneys, fireplaces and drains were to be enforced and streets had to be built to minimum requirements. (wikipedia.org)
- A building code is a collection of regulations regarding building construction that is intended to ensure public safety. (bobvila.com)
- In more modern times, the code has evolved into a mechanism to ensure buildings are constructed in a way that protects the health and safety of building occupants by setting regulations for things like fire prevention, earthquake resilience, electrical and plumbing requirements, and my personal favorite-- which I'll talk more about below-- energy efficiency. (nrdc.org)
- and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Building Code on file in the office of the City Clerk of the City of New Haven are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this Section, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes prescribed in Subsection (B) of this Section. (ecode360.com)
- However, LCA studies-even unique ones that conform to International Standards Organization (ISO) standards-have significant limitations when applied to building construction codes and regulations. (buildings.com)
- The best way to get an understanding of the overall code is to look at Appendix A4 in Section A4.602 of the regulations. (homeenergy.org)
- The Institute shall establish and carry on a specific and continuing program of cooperation with the States and their political subdivisions designed to encourage their acceptance of its technical findings and of nationally recognized performance criteria, standards, and other technical provisions for building regulations brought about by the Institute. (nibs.org)
- These regulations are the Building (Building Code: Backcountry Huts) Amendment Regulations 2008. (legislation.govt.nz)
- b) regulation 8(2)(a) of the Building (Forms) Regulations 2004. (legislation.govt.nz)
- While building codes do not prevent disasters from happening, they help buildings and their occupants better withstand extreme conditions and also can help reduce the damage and the corresponding cleanup costs after disasters strike. (nrdc.org)
- At CSR, we encourage clients, owners and occupants to research these long-term tangible (and intangible) benefits in operational cost, general comfort, health and resale value of higher performance buildings, so more demand will be placed on designers and builders to go beyond the building code to deliver better performance. (csr.com.au)
- Improving air control across the building envelope enables occupants to take control over ventilation. (csr.com.au)
- When an adopting authority decides to delete, add, or revise any portions of the model code adopted, it is usually required by the model code developer to follow a formal adoption procedure in which those modifications can be documented for legal purposes. (wikipedia.org)
- The Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) is a non-profit organization that advocates for the adoption, implementation, and advancement of building energy codes. (wikipedia.org)
- no. 833 ch. one - ch. eleven, adopted September 13, 2005, repealed sections 500.010 "adoption of international building code 2000", 500.020 "adoption of international plumbing code", 500.030 "adoption of international residential code 2000 for one- and two-family homes", 500.040 "international mechanical code 2000", 500.050 "adoption of international fire code 2000", 500.060 "adoption of national electric code 1999" and 500.070 "penalty" and enacted the provisions set out herein. (ecode360.com)
- The RCCC and its five code advisory boards encourage the adoption of NCTCOG recommended model codes and regional amendments to reduce the variation of local construction codes in the region. (nctcog.org)
- The National Council on Building Codes and Standards (NCBCS) has developed a comprehensive agenda to help state and local jurisdictions address challenges associated with building code adoption, enforcement and administration. (nibs.org)
- Buildings must conform to the code to obtain planning permission, usually from a local council. (wikipedia.org)
- The main purpose of building codes is to protect public health, safety and general welfare as they relate to the construction and occupancy of buildings and structures. (wikipedia.org)
- BCAP works with DOE, state energy offices, regional energy efficiency alliances, building professionals, utilities, and other partner organizations to educate states, municipalities, and the building community about the benefits of energy efficient buildings. (wikipedia.org)
- A key part of that equation is a strong building code, one that requires construction practices that help ensure that new buildings are resilient in the face of these events. (nrdc.org)
- He said the storm took out his house built in the mid-80s as well as newer buildings put up recently. (deseretnews.com)
- This agreement grants PEC the ability to use ICC's 2015 International Building Code, International Zoning Code and Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities to modernize Pakistan's building code. (iccsafe.org)
- Our message in this issue is to emphasise that while our Building Codes provide a good safeguard against poor performance and shoddy work practices, they are not designed or intended to reward designers and builders for going the extra yard to deliver better performing buildings. (csr.com.au)
- While it's acknowledged that higher performing buildings may cost a little more (in some cases they cost the same or less), long term analysis such as total cost of ownership (or NPV) provides a better picture of the real cost of a building. (csr.com.au)
- Weather-related disasters in the U.S. caused more than $300 billion in damages in 2017 alone , making it the most costly year on record. (nrdc.org)
- And advanced planning for hazard mitigation saves money: a 2017 study found that the nation saves $4 for every dollar invested in select improvements that exceed the model building code. (nrdc.org)
- Most recently, the committees completed their review of the 2015 International Codes and the 2017 National Electrical Code. (nctcog.org)
- A home with more insulation, better windows, and a tighter building envelope will stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, even if there's a power outage and no electricity for heating or cooling. (nrdc.org)
- It's part of the reason that tighter building codes, mandatory in places such as South Florida, were not put in place for most of this region until just 11 years ago. (deseretnews.com)
- The UBC was first published in 1927 by the International Conference of Building Officials, which was based in Whittier, California. (wikipedia.org)
- These were: International Council of Building Officials (ICBO) Uniform Building Code Building Officials and Code Administrators International (BOCA) The BOCA National Building Code Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI) Standard Building Code The new ICC was intended to provide consistent standards for safe construction and eliminate differences between the three different predecessor codes. (wikipedia.org)
- Whittier, Calif.: International Conference of Building Officials, c1988. (wikipedia.org)
- The MSJC was formed with a balanced membership of building officials, contractors, university professors, consultants, material producers and designers who are members of ACI or ASCE. (ambrico.com)
- and (B) assistance to States in the development of in-service training programs for building officials, and in the establishment of fully staffed and qualified State technical agencies to advise local officials on questions of technical interpretation. (nibs.org)
- Knowing how to apply the Building Code requirements during renovation can save time and material by avoiding unnecessary change and it is also benefitial to be able to explain to municipal officials how your construction complies with the Building Code. (orderline.com)
- Among other provisions, EPAct required each state to certify that it had revised its commercial energy code to meet or exceed the requirements of the national model code and that it had reviewed its residential energy code to determine whether revision was appropriate. (wikipedia.org)
- A strong building code, with requirements like designing for higher wind speeds or mandating more insulation to keep homes comfortable during dangerous heat waves or cold snaps, could literally mean the difference between life and death. (nrdc.org)
- These standards are titled the Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402) and the Specification for Masonry Structures (ACI 530.1/ASCE 6/TMS 602). (ambrico.com)
- This Technical Notes , the first in a series, discusses various sections of the Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures and the Specification for Masonry Structures in brief detail. (ambrico.com)
- The MDG is published by The Masonry Society and contains an extensive number of design examples that illustrate the proper application of the MSJC Code and Specification requirements. (ambrico.com)
- In this Technical Notes , the Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures and the Specification for Masonry Structures are referred to as the Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC) Code and Specification, respectively. (ambrico.com)
- There are other codes, laws and ordinances that apply, such as the City Zoning Ordinance, City Flood Plain Ordinance, Maryland State Boiler Code, Maryland State Elevator Code, Maryland State Safety Glazing Code and MDE requirements for pollution point sources and fuel tanks. (cityoffrederick.com)
- To meet the Energy Efficiency requirements, you only have to comply with the Title 24 baseline code provisions. (homeenergy.org)
- Regardless of any possible future proposal to improve building codes, CSR's research has identified some simple steps to exceed building code requirements and improve the performance of any building to make it healthier, more comfortable and efficient to operate. (csr.com.au)
- This WaterMark Technical Specification sets out requirements for flexible assemblies constructed from annularly corrugated stainless steel tube of up to DN 50, for use at continuous operating temperatures up to 80°C and continuous working pressures of at least 1400 kPa. (abcb.gov.au)
- So please do not say bad things about commercial codes, but rather work with commercial codes companies to improve and change their product to fit your requirements. (cfd-online.com)
- Understand the requirements of the Building Code for renovation projects, specifically Parts 10 and 11 , and the use of over 85 Compliance Alternatives - save time and material with your project! (orderline.com)
- The purpose of this guide is to explain the requirements of the Building Code for renovators to apply to their projects. (orderline.com)
- The applicable legal requirements , such as building permit requirements, material alterations and prescribed Building Code inspections, are also explained with helpful flow charts. (orderline.com)
- A major portion of the Guide explains the use of Compliance Alternatives where it is impractical to apply the requirements of other Parts of the Building Code, a common occurrence when renovating older homes. (orderline.com)
- Such codes are known as the national building codes (in a sense they enjoy a mandatory nationwide application). (wikipedia.org)
- Similarly, in India, each municipality and urban development authority has its own building code, which is mandatory for all construction within their jurisdiction. (wikipedia.org)
- Individual and local efforts are all well and good, and should be commended, but states and countries have to step up and make sustainable building mandatory. (homeenergy.org)
- There are various local, regional, state, and federal initiatives that encourage or require some degree of sustainable building, but no mandatory national code. (homeenergy.org)
- The optional tiers are indicators of what will most likely become mandatory measures in future versions of the code. (homeenergy.org)
- State and Territory legislation requires building approval authorities to accept CodeMark Certificates of Conformity as evidence of compliance with the BCA, as long as the product is used as specified on the certificate. (abcb.gov.au)
- Approval by the MSJC of the first edition of the MSJC Code and Specification occurred in June 1986. (ambrico.com)
- Public review began in 1988 with the final approval of the 1988 MSJC Code and Specification in August 1989. (ambrico.com)
- Completion of this form is required by COMM 3.03(2) to request a variance from a building code or for approval of alternative design, which is not in strict conformance with the letter of the code but meets the intent of the code. (findforms.com)
- The pertinent section and article numbers from the MSJC Code and Specification, are stated in parentheses following the discussion of particular topics for quick reference. (ambrico.com)
- The MSJC Code and Specification are available from each of the sponsoring organizations or from the Brick Industry Association. (ambrico.com)
- Changes to the MSJC Code and Specification are written, balloted and approved within the MSJC. (ambrico.com)
- Commentaries for the MSJC Code and Specification were also developed. (ambrico.com)
- The codes define minimum compliance benchmarks which are easily surpassed through smart choices made during the design and specification stage. (csr.com.au)
- Likewise for a commercial building, Section J of the BCA defines the minimum specification for glazing and insulation. (csr.com.au)
- The City of Chicago remains the only municipality in America that continues to use a building code the city developed on its own as part of the Municipal Code of Chicago. (wikipedia.org)
- Though building codes vary by state and municipality and can be difficult to pin down, contractors and DIYers involved in major projects must heed the letter of the law. (bobvila.com)
- An IBHS study conducted after Hurricane Charley in 2004 found that improvements to the building code adopted in response to the damage done by Hurricane Andrew resulted in a 60 percent reduction in the number of residential property damage claims and a 42 percent reduction in the cost of those claims. (nrdc.org)
- For some materials like steel, the data is based on Canadian data from over a decade ago, ignoring the vast improvements the industry has made in reducing energy use per ton of steel in the same time frame in the United States. (buildings.com)
- I have some idea of the improvements that have been made to that code in the 5 years since I left EB. (cfd-online.com)
- When I compare that to the improvements that have been made to CFD-ACE+ in just the past 2 years, the differences are amazing. (cfd-online.com)
- But recent legislative action in storm-prone states including Florida, South Carolina, and Louisiana has attempted to make the building codes weaker, not stronger, largely at the behest of home builders who see the upfront costs of these life-saving updates as "too expensive. (nrdc.org)
- We're learning painfully that we shouldn't be doing those kinds of exemptions,' said Don Brown, a former legislator from the Panhandle who now sits on the Florida Building Commission. (deseretnews.com)
- The acres of flattened homes showed how contractors cut corners amid the patchwork of codes Florida had at the time. (deseretnews.com)
- Fifty states and the District of Columbia have adopted the I-Codes at the state or jurisdictional level. (wikipedia.org)
- There are state codes, city codes, and town codes, and more than one may apply to your job. (bobvila.com)
- So Why Aren't State Building Codes? (nrdc.org)
- After Andrew, the codes changed dramatically in our state. (deseretnews.com)
- or achieve one certification within the first year of employment, then a maximum of one year for each additional certification until fully certified under state law to perform the duties as a combination commercial inspector with specialty certification in Building, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing. (bcgov.net)
- In general, the ability to influence emissions by conducting an LCA for a building's structural system will be less than about 1% of emissions over the life of a building-well outside the acceptable statistical limits of LCA methodology. (buildings.com)
- An LCA in this case will lead to poor decision-making if applied to structural materials. (buildings.com)
- The CodeMark Certification Scheme (the Scheme) is a voluntary third-party building product certification scheme that authorises the use of new and innovative products in specified circumstances in order to facilitate compliance with Volumes One and Two of the NCC, also known as the Building Code of Australia or BCA. (abcb.gov.au)
- I work for CFD Research Corporation, and I use our commercial CFD-ACE+ code. (cfd-online.com)
- On the issue of commercial vs. in-house developed codes: I used to work for Electric Boat doing CFD work related to submarines using an in-house developed code. (cfd-online.com)
- Hello, In my opinion it does not matter which code you use: a self-made code or a commercial code. (cfd-online.com)
- I do not work for a commercial code company and do not have PhD. (cfd-online.com)
- States and localities across the United States play a very important role-they serve as the front line, protecting the health, safety and welfare of citizens by adopting and enforcing building codes. (nibs.org)
- In Canada, national model codes are published by the National Research Council of Canada. (wikipedia.org)
- Model building codes have no legal status unless adopted or adapted by an authority having jurisdiction. (wikipedia.org)
- When referenced in any of these legal instruments, a particular model code becomes law. (wikipedia.org)
- Who would even think of building a scale model for routine stress calculations these days? (cfd-online.com)