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The Gateway to Up-To-Date Information on Integrated 'Whole Building' Design Techniques and Technologies

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.

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Building Resilience

These resource pages explore different aspects of resilience management to control and help reduce the rapidly increasing costs of manmade and natural hazards and ensure that civil infrastructure exhibits a high degree of resilience.

Related pages:

Asset Resilience Links for Resilience Management (Simplified Tall Building Example)

Space Types

Child Care
The Child Care space types, described herein, are the facilities required for child care services permitted within federal facilities. The intention of high quality federal child care is to allow employees to respond to their dual work and family responsibilities effectively to the benefit of both families and the government as employer.
Children on playground.
Courthouse: Courtroom
Courtrooms are spaces used to conduct formal judicial proceedings. A courtroom is combined with Judicial Chambers and related support spaces such as Jury Suites to form a court/chamber "Set".
Judge's Bench

Continuing Education

Corrosion Prevention and Control of Utilities and Buried Structures
Utility systems and other buried structures exhibit significant deterioration and are approaching the end of their service life. This course will cover the corrosion mechanisms associated with utilities and buried structures and methods for corrosion prevention and control.
Worker measuring charge

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