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Dewberry Awarded On-Call Construction Support Services Contract
May 21, 2020

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) has selected Dewberry to provide on-call construction support services.

Self-Adapting Material That Can Change Stiffness Created
May 21, 2020

Inspired by how human bone and colorful coral reefs adjust mineral deposits in response to their surrounding environments…

New Standard 69 Addresses Current Practices For Managed Aquifer Recharge
May 20, 2020

Ongoing demand for water supplies and the need for water storage have led Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) to becoming an increasingly important component for…

2020 LightFair Innovation Awards Winners Named
May 20, 2020

LightFair recently announced 14 winners of its 2020 LightFair Innovation Awards (LIA).

Show Me the Data: What Does Observational Research Reveal About Today’s Connected Lighting Systems? Webinar Scheduled
May 19, 2020

Ongoing evaluations at Parsons, the New School, and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute show the power of observational research…

Computing Resources Donated To Aid COVID-19 Research
May 19, 2020

These simulations will help researchers understand how the virus compromises human immune systems and reproduces.

New NFPA Checklist Valuable Resource For Building Owners And Facility Managers
May 18, 2020

Helps to ensure that fire protection and life safety systems in commercial and multi-occupancy residential buildings are properly checked and functioning.

DOE Requests Feedback
May 18, 2020

Request for Information (RFI) notices published regarding amendment of existing federal energy conservation standards.

Study Shows Precipitation Will Be Essential For Plants To Counteract Global Warming
May 15, 2020

A new Columbia Engineering study shows that increased water stress—higher frequency of drought due to higher temperatures, is going to constrain the phenological cycle…

IES Progress Report Open For Submissions
May 15, 2020

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) is looking for significant new advancements in lighting products, research, publications, and design tools from the past year.

Metal-oxide Nanomaterials As Antimicrobial Agents Studied
May 14, 2020

In an effort to make highly sensitive sensors to measure sugar and other vital signs of human health, Iowa State University’s Sonal Padalkar figured out how to deposit nanomaterials on cloth and paper.

New Method Developed To Create “Flexoskeletons”
May 14, 2020

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new method that doesn’t require any special equipment and works in just minutes to create soft, flexible, 3D-printed robots.

Research May Help Outflank Coronaviruses
May 13, 2020

Viruses like novel coronavirus can be sloppy multipliers, leaving lots of junk particles around infected cells during reproduction. That junk may help humans fight illness.

Codes, Controls, Compliance – Elements of Successful Lighting Control Designs Webinar Scheduled
May 13, 2020

This presentation will review the most important and recent code changes…

Virginia Accelerates Transition To Clean Energy
May 11, 2020

Legislation seeks to propel Virginia to leadership among the states in fighting climate change.

Tumor Model That More Closely Mimics The Body Developed
May 8, 2020

There is a growing appreciation within the research community for the ways in which the biomechanics of the tumor environment may contribute to how its cells grow and even spread…

Research Highlights Impact of Plastic Pollution on Marine Life
May 8, 2020

Microplastic pollution crisis is threatening biodiversity more than is currently recognized.

ASHRAE Issues SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Statement
May 7, 2020

Regards the role of HVAC systems in the transmission of the coronavirus.

2020 IES Virtual Research Symposium Registration Opens
May 7, 2020

In response to the postponement of the in-person 2020 Research Symposium, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) is pleased to announce that they are hosting a Virtual Research Symposium and registration is now open.

New Guidance On Electrical Transmission Poles Offered In Updated Standard 48
May 6, 2020

Providing a uniform basis for the design, detailing, fabrication, testing, assembly, and erection of steel tubular structures for electrical transmission poles…

Algorithm’s Capabilities Explored
May 6, 2020

Iowa State University’s Alexander Stoytchev says it’s one of the “most popular and useful” algorithms around – even though most of us have never heard of it.

IES Presents Germicidal Ultraviolet Disinfection in the Days of COVID-19
May 5, 2020

Amidst the current uncertainty of the global pandemic, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has facilitated a special FREE educational program on germicidal ultraviolet (GUV)…

New ‘Gold Standard’ Found For Safer Ceramic Coatings
May 5, 2020

Making your own ceramics can be a way to express your creativity, but some techniques and materials used in the process could spell bad news for your health and the environment.

ASME Announces Virtual Training Solutions to Engineers
May 4, 2020

Engineers can learn from home to strengthen skills for current and post-COVID-19 pandemic workplace.

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