Action Plan: An Enhanced Building Technology Evaluation Process

Civil Engineering Research Foundation, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-7844-0198-9 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0198-5 (ISBN-10), 1996, Soft Cover, Pg. vi, 36
28 cm, CERF Report #96-5021-02; The Partnership for Building Innovation: Enhancing the Process for Implementing New Technology

Document Type: Book


Prepared by the Partnership for Building Innovation of CERF. Sponsored by CERF; National Institute of Standards and Technology; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; U.S. Department of Energy; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

This report presents the results of a planning effort to enhance the entry of building innovation into the marketplace and outlines an action plan for an enhanced national evaluation process. This enhanced evaluation process to identify new building technology should have these characteristics: uses the best expertise targeted to the specific technology being evaluated; evaluates technology to other than code requirements; is recognized by the international community; uses advanced information technology; is utilized by public and private building owners; and can evaluate all types of technologies and systems.

Subject Headings: Buildings | Innovation | Federal government | Building codes | Urban and regional development | Standards and codes | Public private partnership


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