The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released its landmark study, “Building Codes Save: A National Study,” featuring an in-depth look at the quantified benefits—avoided losses to buildings and building contents—from adopting modern building codes and standards.
Jim W. Sealy, chair of the Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) and former chair of the National Institute of Building Sciences, passed away on May 10 at age 82. Sealy was an architect who made a huge impact on national architecture and building codes as well as on Texas.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has postponed the AIA Conference on Architecture 2020, which was scheduled for May 14 to 16 in Los Angeles, California, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many other architectural events around the world have also been postponed or cancelled.
Are you prepared for distributed energy resources, energy storage, and smart grids? A new publication from ASHRAE will help building professionals prepare for the challenges and opportunities of designing efficient and grid-responsive buildings within the changing energy sector.
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