Rather than focusing on single threats, UCCR recognizes that climate change may result in a wide range of hazards, which are impossible to predict. It addresses risk as part of a wider agenda emphasizing the importance of inclusive governance and integrated planning.
The end goal of daylighting is often better defined than the path to success. Correctly applying daylighting design in major retrofits and new buildings can be challenging.
The introduction of multi-criteria detectors has given purchasers increased flexibility and functionality in their fire-detection systems.
Designing multistory buildings requires architectural teams to carefully plan elevator systems that meet current safety standards as well as address the unique needs of the space. This whitepaper will discuss mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection considerations for designing a safe and efficient elevator system.
From the materials we choose to the way the space is configured, buildings can be more than functional. They can promote better health of inhabitants, too.
Occupancy sensors have been around for decades and, when used correctly, can be a highly efficient means for saving energy, reducing light trespass, increasing security and lamp life, and decreasing fixture maintenance.
The acoustical environment in a building—good or bad—is the result of design. For optimal occupant comfort and facility functionality, attention to noise and vibration issues should be included early and throughout the building design and construction process.
Assets, such as buildings, don’t work in isolation; people use and operate them. So people need to be considered and engaged upfront in their design, and throughout the operations process.
Cities across the globe are facing increasing demand on the resources they need to function.
Technology is changing what’s possible for buildings. With the advent of smart building technology, heating, cooling, electrical, lighting, fire/life safety, and other systems need monitoring and intercommunication for optimized efficiency and operation.