09/25/2007 - Public and private buildings will have no choice but to comply with building modifications in locations where municipal governments adapt federal codes, as has already occurred in New York City. But improvements are still voluntary in most cities.
09/13/2007 - The GAO found that the role of the portfolio managers was never finalized and that the S&T directorate does not require documentation of how determinations are made about where research and development projects and funds are directed. In addition, it was discovered that the portfolio managers were not required to attend ethics training specific to their jobs
08/24/2007 - According to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a fire breaks out in a building every 60 seconds in the United States. Automatic sprinklers can play a vital role in saving lives and preservation of property.
Facility Management: Best Practices \ Case Studies
08/23/2007 - Being down and out may be bad, but getting down and out of a high-rise in an emergency is critical—and getting staff to practice can make the difference in a real disaster.
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