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OMB Issues Revised Circular A-119
February 29, 2016

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued the long-anticipated revised version of OMB Circular A-119, Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities.

ASHRAE Announces Call For Project Committee Members - Standard 220P
February 26, 2016

ASHRAE has announced a Call for Members for the project committee for ASHRAE Standard 220P.

Woolpert Awarded GIS Contract
February 26, 2016

Woolpert, a national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm, has announced that the firm has been awarded a five-year contract to provide on-call geographic information system (GIS) services.

Registration Opens For Concrete Executive Leadership Forum 2016
February 25, 2016

Registration for the American Society of Concrete Contractors’s (ASCC) Concrete Executive Leadership Forum (CELF) is now open. The 2016 CELF is July 14-17 at the Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla, Calif.

Firm To Assess Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Systems At Medical Center
February 24, 2016

Dewberry will document and assess the conditions, capacities, compliance, and remaining useful life of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems at the Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, North Carolina.

FIRST® Chesapeake District Announce Upcoming Events
February 23, 2016

FREE and open to the public! The best and brightest high school robotics teams will be competing in these two day events.

ASHRAE Issues Call for Comments - Standard 20-1997 RA
February 23, 2016

ASHRAE has issued an invitation for comments on Standard 20-1997 RA and addenda to Standard 90.1-2013.

Firm Wins Engineering Excellence Grand Award From ACEC/Virginia
February 22, 2016

Wiley|Wilson is pleased to announce that the Combined Heat and Power Plant at the US Naval Support Facility Indian Head, MD, for which the firm provided engineering design and support services, was named an Engineering Excellence Grand Award winner by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)/Virginia.

AASHTO Washington Briefing to Focus on FAST ACT and Innovation
February 22, 2016

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) will hold its Annual Washington Briefing, Wednesday, February 24, through Friday, February 26, 2016.

ASHRAE Issues Call for Comments - Standard 135-2012 Addendum
February 19, 2016

ASHRAE has issued an invitation for public comments on Addendum bi to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2012, BACnet – A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks.

Astronomers Discover Evidence of Gravitational Waves
February 18, 2016

After 100 years of theory and decades of experiments, astronomers have detected gravitational waves directly for the first time.

ASHRAE Issues Call For Members - SSPC 15 and SPC 182
February 18, 2016

ASHRAE has issued a call to members for service on project committees for SSPC 15 and SPC182.

Dewberry Awarded PaTH Extension By FEMA
February 17, 2016

Dewberry has been awarded a six-month contract extension with the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as managing partner of the Partnership for Temporary Housing, LLC (PaTH).

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.

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