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President Obama’s “Better Building Initiative” Praised By PIMA
February 11, 2011

The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) offers its strong support of President Obama’s recently announced “Better Buildings Initiative”…

I-Codes May Play a Major Role in Better Buildings Initiative
February 11, 2011

The International Code Council (ICC) expects codes developed by its members to play a major role in any push for greater energy efficiency, including meeting the goals of the newly unveiled “Better Buildings Initiative”…

New DOJ Reviews to Include 2010 ADA Standard
February 10, 2011

Codes and standards developed by the International Code Council are referenced in the newest federal accessibility regulations.

Duct Fitting Database Becomes Mobile App Resource
February 10, 2011

ASHRAE’s popular Duct Fitting Database desktop application has become even more valuable as a smart phone app, allowing engineers to make complicated calculations in the field and receive faster results.

Virginia Tech Diversity Program Wins 2010 ABET Award
February 9, 2011

Virginia Tech’s Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity, directed by Bevlee Watford, is a 2010 winner of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology’s (ABET) national Claire L. Felbinger Award for Diversity.

Many Firms Opposed to 1099 Reporting Requirement Rule
February 9, 2011

Firms in the architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting sphere are joining the national chorus of opposition to a provision that would significantly boost tax-reporting requirements, adding an undue burden on smaller businesses.

16th Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Contest Scheduled
February 8, 2011

The Richmond Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is hosting the 16th annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Contest on February 20th, 2011 at the Science Museum of Virginia.

Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure To Hold Its First Board Meeting
February 8, 2011

A new, independent non-profit organization tasked with developing and administering a sustainability rating system for North American infrastructure—the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure…

City of Virginia Beach To Spend $50,000 On Wind Energy Study
February 7, 2011

According to Mayor Will Sessoms, the City of Virginia Beach, Va. has agreed to pay for a state study to investigate the feasibility …

ASFE Offers Free Recently Published Documents
February 7, 2011

ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business Association has just published new editions of its comprehensive Design Professional Limitation of Liability Case Index and Bibliography of Economic Loss Doctrine Cases available absolutely free to everyone.

ASHRAE Recognizes Design and Achievements at 2011 Winter Conference
February 7, 2011

Designers of systems for a university building, a synagogue, a hospital and a commercial building are recognized by ASHRAE

Virginia Tech Associate Professor, Roboticist to Speak at TED2011
February 4, 2011

Roboticist Dennis Hong, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech, this March will speak at the TED2011 Conference in Long Beach, Calif.

ASCC-DCC Awards 2011
February 4, 2011

The Decorative Concrete Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, Mo., has announced the winners of its third annual decorative concrete awards competition.

ASME Praises Call for Commitment to Education and Innovation
February 3, 2011

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) recently praised President Obama’s call for a renewed focus on education and innovation issues…

Entries Accepted For 2011 Hot Firm List
February 3, 2011

ZweigWhite is now accepting entries for The Zweig Letter 2011 Hot Firm List…

ASHRAE’s 2012 Winter Conference Seeks Papers
February 2, 2011

Papers addressing advances in high performance buildings, integrated design and numerous high-intensity HVAC applications are being sought for ASHRAE’s 2012 Winter Conference in Chicago, Ill., Jan. 21st-25th.

7th Annual Global Marathon Scheduled
February 2, 2011

Part inspiration and part information, the Global Marathon For, By and About Women in Engineering and Technology is an annual worldwide forum connecting…

Researchers Test Vacuum With UV Light
February 1, 2011

New research suggests that the addition of ultraviolet (UV) light to the brushing and suction of a vacuum cleaner can almost double the removal of potentially infectious microorganisms…

Beavers Play Role In River Restoration
February 1, 2011

When engineers restore rivers, one Kansas State University professor hopes they’ll keep a smaller engineer in mind: the North American beaver.

H&A Architects & Engineers to Present at “Green in the Military 3”
January 31, 2011

Richmond-based design firm, H&A Architects & Engineers is scheduled to present at “Green in the Military 3” (GIM3) hosted by the Hampton Roads Green Building Council (HRGBC) on February 2nd, 2011, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

UPS Awards Grant to Virginia Tech Engineering Program for 15th Year
January 31, 2011

The United Parcel Service (UPS) Foundation has for the 15th consecutive year awarded an academic grant to Virginia Tech’s Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the amount of $40,000 for 2011.

CH2M HILL Ranks One of “100 Best Companies to Work For” For Fifth Time
January 28, 2011

CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm, has been named to the 2011 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list.

Many 2010 Salaries Increasing at U.S. Architecture Firms
January 28, 2011

Salaries at leading U.S. architecture firms nationwide increased for many positions despite unstable economic times…

FEA Offering Executive Orders Workshop
January 27, 2011

Facility Engineering Associates, P.C. will be offering a one-day workshop on How to Operate More Efficiently While Complying with Executive Orders on March 3rd, 2011 at their Fairfax office location.

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