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Updated Guide For Claims and Changes On Construction Projects Published
October 24, 2016

The American Society of Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) third edition of Construction Contract Claims, Changes and Dispute Resolution, edited by Paul Levin, is now available.

Concrete Overlays Webinar Scheduled
October 24, 2016

Register for the next upcoming American Concrete and Pavement Association (ACPA) webinar that covers The Role of Concrete Overlays in Pavement Preservation.

NOAA Awards Contract To Map U.S. Coastal and Great Lakes Regions
October 22, 2016

NOAA awards contract to acquire geospatial data.

Environmental Goods Agreement Expected To Conclude In Late 2016
October 21, 2016

The 17 WTO negotiations members seek to conclude the agreement prior to the close of 2016.

2016 Contractors Survey Results Released
October 21, 2016

Part of the Industry Awareness Campaign, results from a nationwide survey of contractors have been made available.

New Water and Energy Efficiency Plan Announced
October 20, 2016

The White House has announced a plan to further reduce carbon emissions and to build climate resilience.

DOE Makes No Change to Direct Heating Equipment Standard
October 20, 2016

DOE determines that more stringent standards are not economically justified.

World Standards Week 2016 Celebration Scheduled
October 19, 2016

The International Code Council (ICC), a longtime member of the U.S. World Standards Day Planning Committee, is once again supporting a series of events in…

Local Students Attend Manufacturing Day 2016 Event
October 19, 2016

Printpack hosted a student visit for Manufacturing Day 2016 (MFG Day) on October 7th.

Grants Awarded To Enhance and Expand SEEK Program
October 18, 2016

A project sponsored by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Purdue University and Virginia Tech has been awarded three grants totaling nearly $2 million from the National Science Foundation, to expand and enhance NSBE’s Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program.

EPA Issues Final Rules - CAA Section 608
October 18, 2016

EPA Issues Final Rules Amending Section 608 and Changing the Status of Several Refrigerants under SNAP.

DOE Submits Energy Conservation Report
October 17, 2016

New report notes rulemaking actions issued since the February 2016 report.

ASHRAE Issues Call for Members - Standard 222P
October 17, 2016

Members needed for a project committee to develop ASHRAE Standard 222P.

Donation Made To The New FIRST Chesapeake Tool Corral
October 14, 2016

This summer, the GE Volunteer Foundation generously funded a tool library for team instructional workshops and volunteer technical training at…

"Sensing Skin" Can Monitor Structural Integrity
October 14, 2016

Researchers have developed a multi-layered “sensing skin” to monitor any structure’s integrity remotely.

First Place Won In America Makes Innovation Sprint Competition
October 13, 2016

Virginia Tech’s Design, Research, and Education for Additive Manufacturing Systems (DREAMS) Lab received first place in the inaugural Innovation Sprint.

Selecting Proper Materials for Rapid Full- and Partial-Depth Patching Webinar Scheduled
October 13, 2016

Register for the next upcoming American Concrete and Pavement Association (ACPA) webinar that covers Selecting Proper Materials for Rapid Full- and Partial-Depth Patching.

ASCC 2015 Safety Awards Announced
October 12, 2016

Concrete contractors with exemplary safety records for 2015 were recognized by the Safety & Risk Management Council (SRMC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC)…

ICC-ES and Innovation Research Labs Enter Into Cooperation Agreement
October 12, 2016

ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), the experts in built environment product evaluation and certification, and Innovation Research Labs, a state-of-the-art testing laboratory with a market-research facility, have entered into a cooperation agreement…

Firm Selected to Provide Water Resources Support
October 11, 2016

Dewberry has been selected to provide water resources analytical and professional support services to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Institute for Water Resources as a…

Dowel Alignment Considerations and Specification Update Webinar Scheduled
October 11, 2016

Register for the next upcoming American Concrete and Pavement Association (ACPA) webinar that covers Dowel Alignment Considerations and Specification Update.

SWE Receives Travel Grant From NSF
October 10, 2016

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) received a $46,195 travel grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF)…

Hyperloop Test Track To Be Built
October 10, 2016

Virginia Tech’s Hyperloop team won’t have to travel far to test the pod that it recently unveiled at a campus event.

Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority Recognized With Governor's Award
October 7, 2016

On September 7, 2016, the City of Roanoke and the Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority (RVBA) received the prestigious Governor’s Technology Award for Cross-Boundary Collaboration…

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