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Since 9/11, Most Americans Uncertain About Fire Safety in Tall Buildings
September 12, 2011

A nationwide survey conducted by Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) revealed that only 7% of Americans feel safer from fire in high-rise buildings…

ASSE Members Honor the Victims of 9/11
September 12, 2011

In memory of the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) members who lost their lives that day, ASSE set up two memorial scholarship funds…

Building Safety Codes Changed as a Result of 9/11
September 9, 2011

The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center identified a new, challenging frontier in public safety for the International Code Council…

NAVFAC Celebrated Its 169th Anniversary
September 9, 2011

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) celebrated its 169th anniversary Aug. 31st.

Onset Announces Course On Assessing Building Energy Efficiency
September 8, 2011

Onset, the world leader in data loggers, recently announced a live, online course on Wednesday, September 21, 2011…

Winners Announced In ASHRAE 2011 Design Competition
September 7, 2011

ASHRAE’s 2011 Student Design Competition drilled students on their knowledge of HVAC&R system selection and design as well as integrated building design to encourage practical design.

“The ASSE 100th Anniversary Classic” Scheduled
September 6, 2011

A special celebration of two October centennial birthdays will take place this October 19th at Laurel Park racetrack.

Virtual Life Safety Seminar Developed
September 2, 2011

NOTIFIER by Honeywell has taken the contents of its recent Life Safety Seminars and developed a virtual version to educate architects, engineers and facility managers…

Chips Carried into Space
September 1, 2011

In May, the space shuttle Endeavour carried three chips to the International Space Station for the first tests of a new kind of spacecraft…

Ability to Taste Iron Fades
September 1, 2011

Andrea Dietrich, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, and her colleagues, Susan Mirlohi, of Christiansburg, Va., a Ph.D. student in environmental engineering, and Susan Duncan, professor of food science and technology, point out that the perception of a metallic flavor in water…

VCU Earns Top Spot
September 1, 2011

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) ranked the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Engineering first among all U.S. engineering schools and colleges in the percentage of engineering master’s degrees awarded to women…

W&L to Install State’s Largest Solar Energy System
September 1, 2011

Washington and Lee University (W&L) has signed an agreement with Secure Futures L.L.C., a solar-energy developer based in Staunton, Va., to install two solar photovoltaic arrays…

2011 Decorative Concrete Awards Announced
August 31, 2011

The Decorative Concrete Council (DCC), a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), has announced its fourth annual Decorative Concrete Awards.

Building Design + Construction Magazine Ranks Local Firm
August 31, 2011

Building Design + Construction magazine has ranked Richmond-based Baskervill …

School of Engineering Announces Interim Dean
August 30, 2011

Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) School of Engineering has announced the appointment of J. Charles Jennett, the former president of Texas A&M International University ….

Standard 90.1-2007 Established as National Reference Standard
August 30, 2011

Commercial and high-rise residential buildings, including federal buildings, must now meet requirements in ASHRAE/IESNA’s 2007 energy efficiency standard…

Web Site Helps Users ‘Breed’ 3-D Printable Objects
August 29, 2011

Cornell University engineers are allowing anyone to point, click, collaborate and create online in the evolution of printable, three-dimensional objects.

Reminders Why Code Compliance is Important
August 26, 2011

The 5.8 magnitude earthquake in central Virginia that was felt along much of the East Coast and as far west as Illinois is a reminder why the continued development, adoption and compliance of building codes and standards is vital…

BRAC Projects Near Completion
August 25, 2011

In 2007, the men and women of Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, began a historic military construction mission that would completely transform the face of the military serving in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Collapse of the WTC Buildings: Why and How They Failed
August 24, 2011

In remembrance of the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, the American Society of Civil Engineers, Richmond Branch will host a discussion about the collapse of New York City’s World Trade Center (WTC).

Call for Entries Open for 2012 Innovations Awards
August 23, 2011

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced recently that entries for the 2012 International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards will be accepted through September 16, 2011.

Silent Knight Continues Technology and Code Seminars
August 22, 2011

Silent Knight by Honeywell has expanded its U.S. tour of FREE fire alarm technology and code seminars…

ASHRAE Awards 2011-2012 Scholarships, Creates New
August 19, 2011

To help support future generations of engineers, ASHRAE is awarding over $74,000 in scholarship money for the 2011-2012 school year.

National Concrete Pavement Design Workshop Scheduled
August 18, 2011

Announcing ACPA’s exclusive National Concrete Pavement Design Workshop in October 2011.

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