The WBDG is the only web-based portal providing government and industry practitioners with one-stop access to up-to-date information on a wide range of building-related guidance, criteria and technology from a 'whole buildings' perspective. Currently organized into four major categories—Design Recommendations, Project Management / Operations & Maintenance, Federal Facility Criteria and Continuing Education—at the heart of the WBDG are Resource Pages, reductive summaries on particular topics
Development of the WBDG is a collaborative effort among federal agencies, private sector companies, non-profit organizations and educational institutions. Its success depends on industry and government experts contributing their knowledge and experience to better serve the building community.
The WBDG web site is offered as an assistance to the building community by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) through funding support from the Department of Defense, the NAVFAC Engineering Innovation and Criteria Office, the Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Air Force, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Energy, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO). The WBDG Advisory Workgroup, consisting of representatives from over 15 participating federal agencies guide the development of the WBDG.
This course is a comprehensive study of the principles of Construction Technology. It applies the concepts of modern carpentry, engineering and technology, utilizing the framework of green and sustainability to residential and commercial construction. This is an introductory course intending to define and apply basic principals of building and how to incorporate high efficiency, high performance, sustainability, recycling and environmental stewardship into each stage. Specifically, this course will cover topics such as plans, specifications and codes, building layout, footings and framing, roofing and insulation, all focusing on the most efficient and sustainable processes identified through best practices in the industry.
The Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health (eLCOSH.org) was developed to provide accurate, user-friendly information about safety and health for construction workers, employers, researchers and others interested in construction safety and health from a wide range of sources worldwide.
The NIOSH Construction Program provides national and world leadership to prevent work-related illness, injury, disability, and death by systematically gathering information, conducting targeted scientific research, and translating the knowledge gained into products, solutions and services tailored to meet construction needs.