Tag Archives: sustainability

Understanding resilience rating systems

October 23, 2018

NCMA eNews October 18, 2018 Each fresh disaster and each sign of global warming makes the urgency of resilient design more emphatic. Resilience is sustainability for an unstable world—the capacity to adapt to changing conditions, to maintain or regain functionality in the face of stress and disturbance, and to continue to thrive. As growing public…
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NIST Names Steps For Post-Disaster Resiliency Measures

September 24, 2018

TMS Sustainability eNews September 15, 2018 In a report to Congress, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has outlined the steps necessary to increase building functionality after natural disasters so that post-event impact to communities - both residential and commercial - will not be as…
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Symposium on Building Science and Building Enclosure Performance

August 31, 2018

TMS Sustainability eNews August 30, 2018 The Symposium on Building Science and the Physics of Building Enclosure Performance Part 1 will be held on October 21-22, 2018 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. The symposium is co-sponsored by ASTM Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings and Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing, and will…
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New Standard Provides Guidelines for Masonry Units Using Alternative Materials

August 31, 2018

TMS Sustainability eNews August 30, 2018 ASTM International's committee on masonry units (C15) has approved a new standard that provides guidelines for masonry units manufactured with materials not currently addressed by existing ASTM standards. Traditional ASTM masonry units are manufactured out of inorganic materials that can include fired clay, shale, concrete, sand-lime, or calcium silicates.…
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