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NEWS ARCHIVE
Overview Of Advances In Building Information Modeling Published
January 6, 2016

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) new book, Building Information Modeling: Applications and Practices, presents a comprehensive overview of recent advances being used by the AECO industry.

Methods Used For Detecting Environmental Pollutants Explored
January 5, 2016

Rapid pollutant detection can prevent widespread outbreaks. While there are many existing techniques for detecting such contamination, they generally require highly specific instruments for each contaminant.

Largest Energy-Saving Standards Issued For Rooftop A/C and Heat Pumps
January 4, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued energy efficiency standards for rooftop air conditioners and heat pumps.

Humorous Essays About Life As A Civil Engineer Published
December 31, 2015

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Press has published Brian Brenner’s latest book, Too Much Information: Living the Civil Engineering Life.

Agreement Reached on Walk-in Coolers, Freezers Standard
December 31, 2015

The Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) has announced the approval of an agreement to set new energy efficiency standards for walk-in coolers and freezers (WICF).

Dewberry To Support Three FEMA HMTAP Task Orders
December 30, 2015

Dewberry will proceed with three task orders under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Technical Assistance Program (HMTAP).

AASHTO Approves Schedule for Installing Devices
December 30, 2015

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has announced the approval of a schedule for implementing the use of roadside safety hardware devices.

Precise, Yet Messy Secrets Of Dog Lapping Discovered
December 29, 2015

Stories about lap dogs are everywhere, but researchers at the Virginia Tech College of Engineering can tell the story of dog lapping.

Guidance On OSHA Regulated Façade Access Equipment Published
December 28, 2015

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has published Façade Access Equipment: Structural Design, Evaluation, and Testing.

FTC State Championship Scheduled In 2016
December 24, 2015

This year the Virginia FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Championship will be held in Doswell, VA at the Meadow Event Park Farm Bureau building on Saturday, February 13, 2016 for the top 52 teams in the state.

List of Ethical Dilemmas and Policy Issues For 2016 Released
December 23, 2015

The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame has released its fourth annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology for 2016.

Cells' Composition Mapped In 3-D With Breakthrough Imaging Tool
December 22, 2015

A one-of-a-kind instrument built at Colorado State University lets scientists map cellular composition in three dimensions at the nanoscale, allowing researchers to watch how cells respond to new medications at the most minute level ever observed.

Grant Awarded To Improve Diagnosis, Treatment Of Overactive Bladder
December 21, 2015

A $1.7 million grant awarded to two Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) researchers may lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of overactive bladder…

VDOT Received Two 2015 National Roadway Safety Awards
December 18, 2015

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) received two 2015 National Roadway Safety Awards recognizing highway safety improvement projects from…

Research Aims To Ensure Safer Trains
December 17, 2015

The derailment of Amtrak train 188 in May of 2015 brought a system called Positive Train Control (PTC) into the headlines…

Goodwin Hall Receives LEED Gold Certification
December 17, 2015

Goodwin Hall, the flagship building for the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has received the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification…

Paper Describes Novel Tumor Treatment
December 16, 2015

In the first published results from a $386,000 National Cancer Institute grant awarded earlier this year, a paper by Virginia Tech’s Scott Verbridge, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and Rafael Davalos, a professor of biomedical engineering, has been published…

Congressman Requests Moratorium on Efficiency Rules
December 16, 2015

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas) recently sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), requesting that he consider placing within the omnibus spending bill an 18-month moratorium …

ASCE's New Book Examines Solutions For Clean Drinking Water
December 15, 2015

The American Society of Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) essential new book, Forward Osmosis: Fundamentals and Applications, examines solutions to easily and efficiently produce clean drinking water.

CBF Announces New Virginia Executive Director
December 15, 2015

Rebecca LePrell assumes new position to lead CBF policy, advocacy, and restoration efforts across Virginia.

VirginiaFIRST FRC Workshops Held At VCU
December 14, 2015

Three hundred team members, coaches and mentors from around Virginia spent Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Engineering attending the VirginiaFIRST FRC workshops.

NATE Honors HARDI Members at 2015 Annual Conference
December 14, 2015

NATE recognizes nine HARDI member companies for certification promotion efforts.

Engineers To Study Wireless Networks In Dense Venues
December 11, 2015

Two Virginia Tech electrical and computer engineering faculty members are the lead investigators on a $1.37 million, international research project that may lead to higher performance for wireless networks in…

DOE Rulemakeing for Enforcement of Regional CAC Standards
December 10, 2015

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) proposing requirements related to the enforcement of regional standards.


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