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NEWS ARCHIVE
AHRI Updates Standard 740 for Flammable Refrigerants
February 17, 2016

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has published Standard 740-2016 in anticipation of EPA’s notice to update Section 608 of the Clean Air Act,

Team Places High In Hyperloop Competition, Advances To Build Prototype
February 16, 2016

The Hyperloop at Virginia Tech team, Vhyper, scored big in Texas with a fourth place finish and a Technical Excellence Award against more than 120 teams representing many of the top universities in the world.

Revised Version of OMB A-119 Published
February 16, 2016

The Office of Management and Budget has published its revised version of OMB A-119, a document that has guided federal agencies’ use of private sector standards since the early 1980s.

DOE Schedules Public Meeting - Extends Comment Period
February 15, 2016

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice on the Import Declaration Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR).

House Committee Holds Hearing on Midnight Regulations
February 15, 2016

Hearing held by House Science, Space, and Technology Committee to discuss “midnight regulations,” and to examine regulatory overreach by the executive branch.

AHRI Releases Refrigerant Management Research Report
February 12, 2016

Project characterizes refrigerant management and recycling programs.

ASHRAE Issues Call for Public Comment
February 12, 2016

ASHRAE has issued a call for public comment on Standard 90.1-2013 addendum and Standard 90.4P.

Executive Order Calls for Use of I-Codes in all New, Leased and Regulated Federal Buildings for Seismic Safety
February 11, 2016

Prior to the start of the White House Earthquake Resilience Summit, President Obama issued an Executive Order, Establishing a Federal Earthquake Risk Standard that calls for new, leased and regulated federal buildings to meet seismic safety provisions outlined in…

ASHRAE Presents Awards At 2016 Winter Conference
February 11, 2016

During its 2016 Winter Conference, ASHRAE presented awards and recognized member contributions.

NATE Names 2015-2016 Board Members
February 10, 2016

The North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Board of Trustees has announced its roster for 2015-2016.

Firm Selected To Produce High-Resolution Lidar Topography and Bathymetry Data For Puerto Rico
February 10, 2016

Dewberry was selected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to collect and process topographic lidar data of Puerto Rico and the islands of Culebra, Vieques, and Isla de Mona.

Virginia Tech and U.S. Naval Academy Join In Partnership
February 9, 2016

Virginia Tech’s Nuclear Science and Engineering Lab in Arlington, Virginia, and the U.S. Naval Academy’s newest academic program, nuclear engineering, have joined in a research and educational partnership.

ASCC DCC Eighth Annual Award Winners Announced
February 8, 2016

The Decorative Concrete Council (DCC), a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, Mo., has announced the winners of its eighth annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition.

New Book Examines Incan Mastery of Hydrology & Water Flow
February 8, 2016

An important new book from The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Press, Incamisana: Engineering an Inca Water Temple investigates the engineering skill of the Inca and the importance of water in their culture.

ICC and ICC-ES Have Successful Year Exhibiting at the IBS and KBIS
February 5, 2016

The International Code Council (ICC) and ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) had another successful year exhibiting at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS)…

SWE and iRelaunch Officially Launch the STEM Re-entry Task Force
February 4, 2016

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the world’s largest advocate for women in engineering and technology, joined with iRelaunch…

Team Finishes Fourth In Global Stroke Detection Competition
February 3, 2016

A team of student researchers from the Old Dominion University (ODU) Vision Lab and the Virginia Institute of Vision Analysis placed fourth in a recent worldwide competition involving sophisticated methods of separating brain stroke lesions…

Material To Create Sustainable Energy Source Developed
February 2, 2016

A Florida State University researcher has discovered an artificial material that mimics photosynthesis and potentially creates a sustainable energy source.

ASHRAE Issues Invitation For Public Comment - Revised Standard 201P.
February 2, 2016

ASHRAE issues invitation for public comment on revised Standard 201P.

Robot Bees With Laser Eyes
February 1, 2016

How do you teach robotic insects to see?
By equipping them with tiny laser-powered sensors that effectively act as eyes, enabling the miniature machines to sense the size, shape and distance of approaching objects.

Theme Announced For 2016 Building Safety Month
January 29, 2016

The International Code Council’s (ICC) theme for 2016 Building Safety Month, a public safety awareness campaign celebrated in May, is Building Codes: Driving Growth through Innovation, Resilience and Safety.

ACEEE Releases 19th Annual Environmental Ratings
January 29, 2016

ACEEE releases comprehensive environmental ratings for vehicles.

Wagman Collects & Donates Over a Thousand Pounds of Clothing
January 28, 2016

During the holiday season, Wagman offices in Pennsylvania and Virginia collected clothing and shoes to benefit respective local area shelters.

ODU and NNS Sign Memorandum of Understanding
January 27, 2016

Old Dominion University (ODU) and Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, have signed a far-reaching memorandum of understanding…


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