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The goal of 'Whole Building' Design is to create a successful high-performance building by applying an integrated design and team approach to the project during the planning and programming phases.

WBDG Updates


Space Type – 11-08-2019

The lobby space type includes foyers, entries to halls, and security screening areas at or near the entrance to a building or demarcated space, and are meant to welcome and direct tenants and visitors, control access, and provide exit ways from buildings.

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Light Industrial

Space Type – 11-05-2019

Light Industrial space types are used for the assembly, disassembly, fabricating, finishing, manufacturing, packaging, and repairing or processing of various types of materials.

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Loading Dock

Space Type – 11-05-2019

Loading docks are the arrival and departure point for large shipments brought to or taken from a building by trucks and vans.

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Continuing Education

Corrosion Fundamentals

sponsored by U.S. Department of Defense
On-Demand Course

The Corrosion Fundamentals course explains corrosion impacts to facilities & infrastructure and why they are important to the Department of Defense. It includes the "expanded" definition of corrosion, and the current laws, policies, and guidance that govern prevention and control.

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