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East Coast Hurricanes Can Flood the Midwest
December 1, 2014

Located hundreds of miles inland from the nearest ocean, the Midwest is unaffected by North Atlantic hurricanes. But, is that really true?

VCU Brandcenter Presents TECH+Toys
November 28, 2014

The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Brandcenter launches its TECH+ series with TECH+Toys, an open house and exhibit where the school’s master’s degree candidates will demonstrate the relationship between creativity, design and technology by making and sharing toys.

Conference Introduces Controls Forum and New Course Lengths
November 27, 2014

LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) will introduce the LFI Controls & Connectivity Forum and a host of Conference advancements as a part of the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, which will take place in New York May 3-7, 2015…

AHRI Elects New Officers at 2014 Annual Meeting
November 26, 2014

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating, commercial refrigeration, and water heating equipment, elected its new officers and presented awards to industry leaders during its Annual Meeting.

Upcoming VirginiaFIRST Events
November 26, 2014

There are many exciting FIRST activities and events taking place around Virginia throughout the year.

Attendees Set Record-Breaking Numbers At SWE Annual Conference, WE14
November 25, 2014

WE14, the Society of Women Engineers’ (SWE) annual conference, attracted a record-breaking number of attendees. The three-day event, which also hosted the International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES16), attracted more than 8,000 attendees…

TIGG Purchased by Spencer Turbine Company
November 24, 2014

The Spencer Turbine Company has announced that it has agreed to purchase Oakdale, Pennsylvania-based TIGG Corporation.

Registration Opens for the 20th Annual HVACR & Mechanical Conference
November 21, 2014

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), a supporter of the HVACR & Mechanical Conference for Education Professionals, has announced that registration is now open for next year’s conference.

RedVector Partners With ICC To Offer New Online Courses
November 20, 2014 has partnered with the International Code Council (ICC) to offer first-class code training in a dynamic new online format.

Rees Scholarship Foundation Supports Future HVACR and Water Heating Technicians
November 18, 2014

The Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr., Scholarship Foundation, a 501©(3) charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), has announced the recipients of $32,900 in scholarship funds.

CBRE Receives Prestigious Global Innovator’s Award from CoreNet Global
November 18, 2014

CBRE Group, Inc. has been awarded the H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator’s Award from CoreNet Global.

‘Tumor Engineering’ Advances Lead To Study
November 17, 2014

Certain malignant tumors have illustrated an ability to evolve in such a way that they are able to resist therapy in relatively fast time frames.

AAMA To Release New Procedural Guide
November 14, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is set to release AAMA 103-14a, Procedural Guide for Certification of Window, Door and Skylight Assemblies, on Dec. 1, 2014.

NCAMP and Granta Design Form Partnership
November 13, 2014

Granta Design has announced an agreement with Wichita State University’s (WSU) National Center for Advanced Materials Performance (NCAMP), Wichita, KS, under which composite design and test data will be available to users of the GRANTA MI materials information management system.

ASCC Releases Concrete Employee Safety DVD In Spanish
November 12, 2014

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, has released a new Spanish version of the Concrete Employee Safety Orientation DVD for concrete contractors.

DOE Begins New Rulemaking on Residential Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps
November 12, 2014

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Federal Register notice soliciting information from the public …

Tire and Vehicle Research Groups Undergo New Structure
November 11, 2014

Tucked away in rural Alton, Virginia, are the National Tire Research Center and the Southern Virginia Vehicle Motion Labs, which include a research-affiliated company of Virginia Tech and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.

ASRAC Reaches Consensus on Outline of Enforcement Plan
November 11, 2014

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) Working Group reaches a general consensus on a term sheet outlining an enforcement plan.

2014 ICC Policy Maker of the Year Award Received
November 10, 2014

New York State Senator Betty Little and Bill Shelton, Director of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, are recipients of the 2014 International Code Council (ICC) Policy Maker of the Year Award.

ASHRAE Issues Call for Comments On Guideline 0.2P
November 10, 2014

ASHRAE has issued an invitation for comments on ASHRAE Guideline 0.2P, The Commissioning Process for Existing Systems and Assemblies.

GET Solutions, Inc. On Three Winning Teams At HRACRE Design Awards
November 7, 2014

GET Solutions, Inc., a regional geotechnical, environmental and testing firm, was on three winning teams for design awards at the 2014 Annual Hampton Roads Associate for Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE) Excellence in Development Design Awards.

EPA Schedules Stakeholder Meeting About Section 608 of the Clean Air Act
November 7, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a meeting to gather information from the public on the potential for extending the Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 608 regulations …

Hampton University Receives Award To Increase Minority STEM Majors
November 6, 2014

The Hampton University First in the World Partnership (HU-FITWP) has been awarded a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Mersen USA To Expand Salem Facility
November 5, 2014

Mersen USA, a subsidiary of Mersen SA, will invest $5.7 million in the company’s existing Salem manufacturing facility.

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