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Chemical Engineering Students Design Winning Car Entry
April 18, 2014

Virginia Tech’s Chem-E-Car team earned first place in the 2014 American Institute of Chemical Engineering student event held recently at the University of Virginia.

Industry Members Endorse ASCC Position Statement on Floor Flatness Tolerances
April 17, 2014

Three additional national associations, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, the Tile Contractors Association of America, and the International Masonry Institute, have endorsed a Position Statement on floor flatness tolerances written by the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC).

Completion of Work at NAS JRB NOLA Announced
April 16, 2014

2rw Consultants, Inc., (2rw) is proud to announce the completion of its retro-commissioning services at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans (NAS JRB NOLA) in Belle Chasse, Louisiana.

Registration Open For SPIE DSS 2014
April 15, 2014

SPIE DSS, well established as the industry’s most important engineering and scientific conference and exhibition covering optics, infrared (IR) imaging, lasers, and sensing for defense, security, industrial, and commercial applications, is back with more in 2014.

Concrete Employee Safety DVD Released by the ASCC
April 14, 2014

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, has released a new Employee Safety Orientation DVD for concrete contractors.

Revised 2014 Standard Helps to Compare Building Energy Performance
April 11, 2014

The newly revised ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 105-2014, Standard Methods of Determining, Expressing, and Comparing Building Energy Performance and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, supports commonality in reporting the energy performance of…

Roadway Concrete Pavement Thickness Design Workshop Scheduled
April 10, 2014

The American Concrete Pavement Association’s (ACPA’s) Roadway Concrete Pavement Design Workshop is a hands-on two-day workshop that will cover general background details on the variables considered in concrete pavement design…

Unique Machine Can Spin Rubber at 200 Miles Per Hour
April 8, 2014

NASCAR race fans recently converged in Martinsville for the STP 500, watching dozens of race cars zip around the Martinsville Speedway at speeds exceeding 130 miles per hour, tires screeching and leaving rubber on the track.

LIGHTFAIR® International 2014 Offers Broadest Product Selection in LFI History
April 7, 2014

LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) celebrates 25 years of innovation with an expanded trade show floor offering attendees the broadest product selection in LFI history starting June 3, 2014 in Las Vegas…

2013 Version of MOT for BACnet Conformance Published
April 4, 2014

New tests and test improvements are included in the newly published ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135.1-2013, Method of Test for Conformance to BACnet.

3-D Body Scanner To Help Track Fitness and Diet Progress
April 3, 2014

A 3-D body scanner created by Virginia Tech students will soon be a handful of gyms across Southwest Virginia – including McComas Hall on campus – that will help track fitness and diet progress.

ASFE Issues Call For Abstracts for Fall 2014 Conference
April 2, 2014

Are you a dynamic, engaging speaker with something valuable to teach industry leaders involved in the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA)? If so, GBA would love to hear from you about their upcoming conference in San Francisco…

‘Super Circles’ May Help Safety and Congestion
April 1, 2014

While Mother Nature continues to challenge drivers across the country, a team of traffic engineers is working hard on a new way to make rush-hour commutes safer and faster in any weather.

New Method for Ice Adhesion Testing Developed
April 1, 2014

Ice formation can spell disaster for diverse structures, from wind turbines to airplanes, and until now ice adhesion has been difficult to test.

Vibration Energy Could Be Promising Solution
April 1, 2014

A multi-university team of engineers has developed what could be a promising solution for charging smartphone batteries on the go — without the need for an electrical cord.

Registration Open For “Buildings in Balance: IEQ and Energy Efficiency" Webcast
March 28, 2014

Registration for the free 2014 ASHRAE Webcast, “Buildings in Balance: IEQ and Energy Efficiency,” is now open.

ASCC Completes Concrete Finishing Training DVD
March 27, 2014

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, has completed a new Concrete Finishing Training DVD.

Publications Help You Explain How To Reduce Construction-Project Risks
March 26, 2014

Owners, Architects, Civil and Structural Engineers Can Easily Reduce Their Construction-Project Risks. Free GBA Publications Help You Explain How.

Virginia Tech Ranked an Elite World Institution
March 25, 2014

Virginia Tech is ranked as an elite institution in 13 of the 30 subjects evaluated at more than 3,000 universities worldwide.

Expansion Project of Arlington National Cemetery Begins
March 24, 2014

US Army Corps of Engineers and Norfolk District Public Affairs recently reported that crews working for the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are preparing land designated for the growth of Arlington National Cemetery.

Henrietta H. Fore Women In Science Fellow To Be Selected
March 24, 2014

CRDF Global, an independent, nonprofit that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration, announced recently that it will select the first ever Henrietta H. Fore Women in Science Fellow in May.

Next Stage In Search For Budding F1™ Engineers Revealed
March 21, 2014

Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s new driver Daniel Ricciardo joined Infiniti to bring top budding engineers a step closer to their dream in Formula One, by recently announcing the opening of applications for the Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy.

VCU School of Engineering to Host International Forum
March 20, 2014

School of Engineering Dean Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D., announced recently that Virginia’s groundbreaking research and development of smart materials has resulted in Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Richmond being selected as the site for the 11th annual Darnell Energy Summit…

Engineer I - Richmond, VA
March 19, 2014

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