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Cases Shed Light on Copyright Protection of Standards Developers

A California-based public records activist continues to fight for the right to publish building standards and legal codes for free access of the public. Carl Malamud’s organization, Public.Resource.org, is involved in multiple ongoing lawsuits—one filed by the state of Georgia and … Continue reading

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New Standard Supports High-Tech Management of Facility Assets

ASTM International has published a new standard to help identify and classify building systems, components, sub-components and their attributes. The new standard (E3035, Classification for Facility Asset Component Tracking System (FACTS)) will optimize how assets and their associated functions and … Continue reading

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New ASTM Standards Address Façade Inspections, Drones

A newly published ASTM International guide provides standard notation, syntax and symbols for facade inspections. A second proposed guide seeks to standardize how drones are used for facade inspections. The first standard (E3036, Guide for Notating Façade Conditions in the … Continue reading

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CSA Group Moves Closer to Guardrail Standard Completion

Over the past few years, the city of Toronto has seen a number of cases involving glass falling from balustrades and railings. As a result, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Group began work on the development of a standard in 2012, … Continue reading

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