The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Building Information Management Council (BIMC) is planning the upcoming release of COBie 3.0, an update to the Construction to Operations Building information exchange (COBie 2.4) Specification, which will provide new project handover data usable by professionals around the world.
With buildings accounting for nearly 40 percent of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, according to the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC), it is understandable why such an immense focus is being placed on them in the quest to achieve net-zero emission targets by 2050.
When specifying flooring, one should consider both sustainability and performance. They are not mutually exclusive, but rather completely integrated. Both are affected by the material science that goes into the product: How are they constructed? Where do the materials come from that make these products? These factors not only contribute to the sustainability of the flooring, but how it performs.
The new American Concrete Institute (ACI) 301-20, Specifications for Concrete Construction, provides the latest construction practices and concrete-related material information necessary for today’s contract documents.
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