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Update To Building Accessibility Standard Released
July 5, 2017

The International Code Council (ICC) released an update to the 2009 ICC A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities standard that provides greater accessibility to buildings…

7th Annual Student Mobile App Competition Launched
July 3, 2017

The Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA), recently announced that it is now accepting submissions for its 7th Annual Student Mobile App Competition…

Woolpert to Provide Geospatial Infrastructure Support
July 3, 2017

The firm’s role is part of a five-year, $266 million CSRA contract to consolidate the federal agency’s infrastructure and application platforms.

AHRI Issues Call For Awards
June 30, 2017

Awards recognize contributions by outstanding individuals that advance the HVACR and water heating industry.

Lynch Mykins Earns Historically Underutilized Business Certification
June 30, 2017

Lynch Mykins, a leading mid-Atlantic structural engineering firm formerly known as Stroud Pence, has earned a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) certification…

Human Protein May Lead To New Therapeutic Strategies
June 29, 2017

The USF-led study suggests CyP40 or similar proteins may be potential therapeutics for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

CBF Releases Chesapeake Bay Blueprint Progress Report
June 29, 2017

Newly released report tracks progress by state in achieving 2025 mandated goals.

Ensuring Long-Term Joint Performance through Load Transfer Webinar Scheduled
June 28, 2017

Register for the next upcoming American Concrete and Pavement Association (ACPA) webinar that covers Ensuring Long-Term Joint Performance through Load Transfer.

Successful Second Launch of Iridium® NEXT Satellites Announced
June 28, 2017

Iridium Communications Inc. announced the recent successful second launch of its next-generation network, Iridium NEXT.

Standard ASCE 7-16 Recently Published
June 27, 2017

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has recently announced that Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, Standards ASCE/SEI 7-16, provides the most…

AHRI Calls for Member Contribution on Standards
June 27, 2017

Participate requested in creating the next revisions and maintenance of HVACR industry standards.

Innovative Electronic Integration and Design Collaboration Announced
June 26, 2017

Created to support growing in-mold electronics market for vehicles and home appliances.

AHRI Publishes New Compressor Standard
June 26, 2017

New standard defines minimum requirements to publish part-load operating map ratings for modulating compressors.

Virginia Tech Helmet Lab Announces First Four-Star Rating
June 23, 2017

The star rating system rates a helmet’s ability to reduce the risk of concussion in the event of a head impact.

Researchers Develop New Method to Detect Damage in Failing Infrastructure
June 23, 2017

New material could play an important role in minimizing and mitigating damage to failing infrastructure.

New Book Helps Engineers Prepare For Public Presentations
June 22, 2017

Author presents step-by-step process of preparing for a presentation.

Formed Concrete Surfaces Categorization System Evaluation Completed
June 22, 2017

As currently written, the “Guide to Formed Concrete Surfaces”, describes four concrete surface categories.

Study Show Replacing Coal with Solar Offers Double Benefits
June 21, 2017

Study shows substitution yields economic value as well as public health benefits.

Low Frequency Energy Harvesting to Power Electronic Devices
June 21, 2017

Materials scientists and electrical engineers design new mechanical energy transducer.

Expanding Access for STEM Teacher Training and Curricula Program
June 20, 2017

Flinn Scientific and IMSA team up to assist science educator nationwide.

MBI and ICC Work To Accelerate Modular and Off-site Construction
June 19, 2017

The Modular Building Institute (MBI) and the International Code Council (ICC) are the driving force behind efforts to accelerate the use of modular construction and eliminate barriers in the industry by developing…

GBA Schedules 2018 Spring Conference and Annual Meeting
June 19, 2017

The Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA) schedules their 2018 Spring Conference and Annual Meeting.

Bubble-Recoil Could Cool Microchips
June 16, 2017

Miniscule force could be harnessed to mix liquid coolant around high-power microelectronics.

Laser Printing with Nanoparticles Holds Promise
June 16, 2017

A laser printing technique using nanoparticles could help development of “bioresorbable” electronics.

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