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SFPE Position Statement Supports Improving Residential Fire Safety
June 27, 2012

In order to reduce the loss of life from residential fires, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) released a position statement…

2013 VCU Energy and Sustainability Conference Scheduled
June 26, 2012

To ensure the best possible results for the VCU Energy and Sustainability Conference, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), which is hosting this event, and the Planning Committee are providing the new dates of January 30–31, 2013, for this inaugural conference.

Sustainability Standard for Household Refrigeration Appliances Developed
June 25, 2012

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), CSA Group, and UL Environment recently announced the release of AHAM 7001-2012/CSA SPE-7001-12/UL 7001, Sustainability Standard for Household Refrigeration Appliances

Chrysler Museum of Art Selects MBP
June 22, 2012

MBP is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected to perform building commissioning services by the Chrysler Museum of Art for its new HVAC and building automation systems.

World Energy Harvesting Conference Scheduled at Virginia Tech
June 22, 2012

Virginia Tech Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Shashank Priya will host a two-day conference Aug. 7th and 8th on campus, bringing together a group of international experts on energy harvesting and its applications.

NFPA, ICC Create Coalition to Advance Public Safety
June 21, 2012

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Code Council (ICC) recently announced the formation of the Coalition for Current Safety Codes (CCSC).

ASFE Publishes Model Site-Access Authorization for Geotechnical Engineering Services
June 20, 2012

Geotechnical-engineering firms commonly perform subsurface studies at sites whose purchase their clients are considering, but which are owned by others at the time the geotechnical studies are performed.

Public Comment Period Announced for Updated ASCE Standards
June 18, 2012

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently announced it will conduct a public comment period from June 15, 2012 through July 30, 2012 on ASCE/SEI 41-13 Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings.

Local Engineers Mentor Students in Bridge Competition
June 18, 2012

Structural Engineers from the Williamsburg-based firm, The Structures Group, Inc. (TSG), teamed up for a fourth time with Jamestown High School’s Technology Education Teacher…

5th GMREC Conference Presentations Now Available
June 15, 2012

Presentations from the 5th Annual Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference (GMREC) are now available…

Computer Scientists' Paper Among Best In History
June 15, 2012

A paper titled “MOON: MapReduce on Opportunistic Environments,” authored by three current Virginia Tech researchers is included in the listing of the best 20 papers in the 20-year history of the ACM International Symposium…

New Assignment Compendium Debuts
June 14, 2012

Examine all projects your firm has lost money on over the past five years and learn why.

GSA Mid-Atlantic Region Selects MBP
June 13, 2012

MBP, in joint venture with AECOM, is pleased to announce the team has been selected by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Mid-Atlantic Region to provide construction management services…

Wind Energy System Installed at James Madison University
June 12, 2012

Baker Renewable Energy announced recently it has installed a wind energy system at James Madison University featuring a 7.5 kilowatt Bergey wind turbine.

Student Engineers' Council Wins Best in Nation, Most Philanthropic for 2012
June 12, 2012

The engineering students at Virginia Tech were chosen as the most philanthropic in the country for 2012 as well operating the nation’s best Student Engineers’ Council…

Firm Awarded $2.7 Million Retro-Commissioning Contract
June 11, 2012

Engineering Economics, Inc. (EEI), a national engineering consulting firm with branches located in Raleigh, NC and Roanoke, VA has been awarded a $2.7 million contract from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Students Prepare For Flight Aboard NASA's 'Weightless Wonder'
June 8, 2012

Seven undergraduate and one graduate aerospace and ocean engineering students from Virginia Tech will venture to NASA Johnson Space Center’s Ellington Field…

ASCE Seeks to Combine Standards
June 7, 2012

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is seeking to combine the two standards of Tensile Membrane Structures and Air-Supported Structures…

Sunapsys, Inc. Certified for the Third Time
June 6, 2012

Sunapsys, Inc. recently passed their CSIA (Control System Integrator Association) certification audit for the third consecutive time.

Rebuilding Engineering Education in Iraq
June 6, 2012

Recently, the University of Missouri (MU) College of Engineering received a grant from the U.S. Department of State to collaborate with the Iraqis as they …

Robinson Presents at National Conference
June 5, 2012

Larado Robinson, P.E., Senior Utilities Project Manager for Draper Aden Associates will present at the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas held June 10-14.

Computer Science Students Win International Contest for Third Year
June 5, 2012

For the third consecutive year, a team of Virginia Tech doctoral students of the College of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science and Center for Human-Computer Interaction has won first place…

Personal Pronouns Webinar Scheduled for June 6th
June 4, 2012

We use personal pronouns – words like “we” and “you” – more than most others…

Dewberry to Revise USACE Manual for Photogrammetry and LiDAR
June 4, 2012

Dewberry will be assisting with the revision of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Manual for Photogrammetry and LiDAR.

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