Jay Peters

Recently, the International Code Council held their Code Action Hearings in Albuquerque, NM. Included on the agenda were what appeared to be innocuous proposals to update the standards that are included in the codes. Typically the standards updates are relatively benign, and incorporate new language to accommodate new technologies. Seldom does a standard update change the level Read more

Like most contractors in this industry, you are busy trying to build your business, find good employees, keep up with the tax laws and find time for a family life. With all of that going on, you might not be aware that there has been a push in the industry to migrate to flammable refrigerants Read more

In 2006, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) asked over 11,000 of its subscribers to vote on the world’s greatest medical breakthrough since its inception issue in 1840. Imagine the successes in the field of health and safety over the last century and a half. The list is a pretty amazing inventory of accomplishments for the Read more

Polar Bears vs. Children?

“Mr. Celebrity: Are Polar Bears More Important than Children?” Sure, the weather has changed and odd things are happening around the world. Haven’t you seen the sad but serene vision of the polar bear mother with her cub slowly floating out on the chunk of separated ice into oblivion? Despite the fact that the polar Read more

By Jay Peters, Principal Advisor, Codes and Standards International An interesting concept — and most people believe that’s the case — but is it a fact? In reality, the only real test that is effective has proven to be time itself. Many products have been introduced into buildings that were considered to be “the ultimate” building Read more