Engaging the education sector in standards and codes activities requires a consensus-based process that is impartial and brings together a diverse range of stakeholders and subject matter experts. The APPA Standards and Codes Council establishes Work Groups to develop APPA standards and to make recommendations and propose changes to codes and standards established and maintained by other standards development organizations.
The ASCC works on behalf of APPA’s members to ensure the needs of educational institutions are heard on changes coming from the International Code Council (ICC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and ASHRAE. The council monitors the ISO TC 267 Work Group regarding the development of international standards for Facility Management.
The work groups under the auspices of the ASCC create educational webinars and annual conference sessions to inform APPA members of the changes to standards and codes coming out of the above mentioned standards development groups.