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Construction Criteria Base

NIBS Criteria

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Metric Guide for Federal Construction 1991  

The National Performance Based Design Guide applies to design and construction of new facilities, major repairs and alterations of existing buildings and lease-construct facilities. Its potential users span the entire spectrum of building professional disciplines and it informs and adds dimension to decisions made throughout a project's life.

The Guide identifies levels of performance, which allows a design team and other professional partners to select and implement the best strategies to meet project goals based on a defined set of alternatives.

Four levels of performance are defined throughout the Guide in matrices, in which "baseline" performance, generally commensurate with the model building codes, is the lowest permissible level. The three higher-performance levels are more rigorous and voluntary. The highest level of performance is a stretch goal representing the highest performance that can be achieved with today's technology. A project may implement any combination of performance levels, in order to prioritize performance opportunities that stem from climate, site, program, mandates and other conditions. Clicking in the cell corresponding to the desired level of performance by attribute will highlight the cell. The section can then be printed using the print function of the web browser to create a record of performance level choices by attribute.

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NIBS Guideline 3-2012 Building Enclosure Commissioning Process BECx

The purpose of this guideline is to describe the specific application of the Building Enclosure Commissioning process described generically in ASHRAE Guideline 0-2005.

The procedures, methods, and documentation requirements in this guideline describe the application of the commissioning process to building enclosure systems for each building delivery phase from pre-design through owner occupancy and operation.

The procedures, methods, and documentation requirements apply to new construction and to on-going commissioning process activities or requirements of buildings and facilities, or portions thereof. The Building Enclosure Commissioning Authority (BECxA) must be experienced and knowledgeable of the relevant commissioning process, possess a basic comprehension of the building enclosure systems utilized on the project, the performance criteria, and the applicable standards and tests to successfully implement this process.

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04-25-2012 4.4 MB
Nine Metric Construction Case Studies, Preliminary Assessment 1996  
Physical Security Assessment for Department of Affairs Facilities 09-06-2002 1.1 MB
Wood Protection Guidelines, Protecting Wood From Decay Fungi and Termites 1993