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Studying Stingray Movement and It’s Effect On Design
February 3, 2014

Stingrays swim through water with such ease that researchers from the University at Buffalo (UB) and Harvard University are studying how their movements could be used to…

Energy-Dense Sugar Battery Developed
February 3, 2014

A Virginia Tech research team has developed a battery that runs on sugar and has an unmatched energy density, a development that could potentially replace conventional batteries…

VHB Reaches 100 Credentialed Sustainability Professionals
January 31, 2014

VHB, a Charter Member of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), announced recently that it has credentialed more than 100 employees as ISI Envision™ Sustainability Professionals (ENV SPs).

ASFE Practice Alert No. 58 Available
January 31, 2014

Technology growth, quality vs. quantity, climate change, and talent shortage are the four key trends that ASFE/GBA-Member Firms need to be considering right now, along with a “wildcard trend.”

Development of Current Codes Supports the Building Industry
January 30, 2014

The development of current codes and standards by International Code Council members supports the building industry in the construction of safe and resilient homes and buildings.

Local Life Safety Code Seminars Launched
January 29, 2014

Silent Knight by Honeywell recently announced the launch of a nationwide series of seminars featuring industry experts speaking on current life safety systems requirements specific to each session’s region.

$7.4 Million Upgrade and Expansion Announced For Waynesboro Facility
January 28, 2014

Polymer Group Inc. (PGI), a global leader in manufacturing nonwovens, has announced that the firm will invest $7.4 million to upgrade machinery and expand its manufacturing plant located in Waynesboro, Va.

AHRI Presents Low-GWP AREP Findings
January 27, 2014

The American Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) hosted the Low-Global Warming Potential (GWP) Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (AREP) Conference on January 16, during which

Register Now for the 2014 Energy & Sustainability Conference
January 24, 2014

Register Now for the Energy & Sustainability Conference, Advancing Business With Leadership In Sustainability, February 11–12, 2014!

National 4-H Council Announces Partnership With the MWM Initiative
January 23, 2014

Recently, National 4-H Council announced its partnership with the Million Women Mentors (MWM) initiative.

ASCE Publishes Book On Curtain Wall Systems
January 22, 2014

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is pleased to announce the publication of its new book Curtain Wall Systems: A Primer, edited by Ali M. Memari.

Draper Aden Associates Acquires North Carolina Firm
January 21, 2014

Draper Aden Associates is pleased to announce the acquisition of C. T. Clayton, Sr., PE, Inc., of Coats, N.C.

Expansion of Waynesboro Manufacturing Facility Announced
January 20, 2014

Waynesboro Mayor Bruce Allen announced recently that Polymer Group Inc. (PGI), a global leader in manufacturing nonwovens, will invest $7.4 million to upgrade machinery and expand its manufacturing plant.

ASFE Schedules 2014 Spring Conference
January 17, 2014

ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA) schedules their 2014 Spring Conference…

Collaboration Improves Building Safety
January 16, 2014

Federal agencies conclude and agree that code adoption and compliance, training for code officials and updating codes based on lessons learned from natural disasters are major factors in creating more resilient structures and safer communities.

Geo-Congress 2014 Scheduled
January 14, 2014

ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA) has announced that “Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability” is scheduled for February 23-26, 2014 in Atlanta, GA.

New Research On Consumption of Lead Contaminated Water
January 13, 2014

New research by Virginia Tech College of Engineering Professor Marc Edwards shows that fetal death rates in Washington, D.C., increased during two separate lead-in-water contamination events during 2000-2003 and 2007-2009.

Statement On the FAA’s UAS Test Site Announcement
January 10, 2014

Recently, Michael Toscano, president & CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), released the following statement on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) announcement to develop and test unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at six sites around the country…

DiscoverE Awarded Two Prestigious Grants
January 9, 2014

DiscoverE, a non-profit organization that supports engineering outreach, education and celebration, has been awarded two prestigious grants to help it expand its reach and further its mission…

WPL Publishing Schedules Four-part Webinar Series
January 8, 2014

WPL Publishing soon will kick off a four-part webinar series to help people prepare for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Associate (LEED GA) exam.

ASCE Announces Publication on the Future of the Engineering Profession
January 7, 2014

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is pleased to announce the publication of its new book Raise the Bar, edited by Jeffrey S. Russell and Thomas A. Lenox.

ACEC Virginia Grand Prize Engineering Awards Announced
January 6, 2014

The Wiley|Wilson-designed NRL Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research (LASR) was named a
Grand Prize award winner by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia (ACEC Virginia)…

Hume Center Taken Under Wing of Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science
January 3, 2014

The Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology is now administratively organized under the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, a move that Virginia Tech officials say will help the center quickly answer national security challenges.

Two Virginia Engineering Firms to Join Design Firm Stantec
January 2, 2014

Two Virginia-based environmental engineering and resource management companies have signed a letter of intent to join Stantec, a design and engineering firm with over 200 offices across North America.

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