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ICC Expands Online Offerings
March 14, 2013

The International Code Council (ICC) is collaborating with standards developers to make the vast array of construction industry safety standards available on the ICC website.

USS Cole Commander to Speak to Concrete Forum
March 13, 2013

Commander Kirk Lippold, Commanding Officer of the USS Cole when it was attacked by al Qaeda in the port of Aden, Yemen, is the keynote speaker for the Concrete Executive Leadership Forum.

Papers Sought on Indoor Environment in Hot Climates
March 12, 2013

Papers are being sought for a conference focused on energy and indoor air quality in hot and humid climates.

Education Enlightens LIGHTFAIR 2013 Conference
March 11, 2013

New education offerings will expand the 2013 LIGHTFAIR Institute and Conference program, which will present more than 100 industry experts as speakers at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia April 21-25, 2013.

Nature's Phenomena Teach Virginia Tech Engineers New Tricks
March 8, 2013

The engineers and scientists in the laboratories of the Virginia Tech College of Engineering use living biological models to study engineering mechanics.

HDR Awarded Design Contract for Walter Reed Hospital Additions
March 7, 2013

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington awarded a contract for design of a new building at Walter Reed to HDR Architecture Inc. of Alexandria, Va.

U.Va. Wins NASA Grant for Intensive Computing
March 6, 2013

As research becomes increasingly complex, scientists need to have computing skills that surpass the normal skill-set in their scientific fields.

ASFE Sponsors Webinar on Expectations Management
March 5, 2013

ASFE sponsors a webinar delivered by John P. Bachner titled Expectations Management.

Virginia Tech Department of Computer Science Joins Pacesetters
March 5, 2013

Pacesetters is a fast-track program that seeks to radically increase the number of women in technology and computing.

Fire-Lite Alarms Fire Up Digital Communications
March 4, 2013

Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell has launched a number of multi-media programs to make information and education more accessible.

The Making of 511
March 1, 2013

University of North Dakota‚Äôs Leon Osborne and John Odegard were behind “511,” the national advanced traveler information system.

Beer and New Medicines
March 1, 2013

Researchers have determined the precise configuration of humulones, substances derived from hops that give beer its distinctive flavor.

Safely Extracting Oil Deposits
March 1, 2013

Chemicals found in toothpaste and soap are proving to be the right formula to safely extract up to 70 percent of the oil still embedded in high-salt oil reservoirs.

ASME to Hold Gas Turbine Training Week
February 28, 2013

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Gas Turbine Institute will hold a special training program on gas turbines.

Virginia Tech Receives Grant for National Innovation Network Regional Node
February 28, 2013

The University of Maryland, George Washington University, and Virginia Tech jointly announce they are teaming through $3.75 million in funding from the National Science Foundation to launch a regional Innovation Corps (I-Corps) node.

ASCE Sponsors Bridge Photo Contest
February 27, 2013

The ASCE Bridges Photo Contest seeks to celebrate the design and engineering achievements of civil engineers.

AHRI Offers Guidance on Counterfeit Refrigerants
February 26, 2013

AHRI published a white paper to assist contractors and others in the industry in identifying and avoiding counterfeit refrigerants.

Lighting Efficiency Standards Improvements Proposed
February 25, 2013

Proposed changes to the ASHRAE/IES energy standard will update requirements for automatic lighting controls.

Virginia's Road to the Future Website Launched
February 22, 2013

Virginia Gov. McDonnell launched a new website which includes the Proposed Transportation Project List, Factsheets, FAQs and other supporting documents.

Virginia Tech Awarded Construction Safety Grant
February 21, 2013

Virginia Tech’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering has received a NIOSH grant to expand education in construction-related occupational safety and health.

ASCE Sets Comment Period for Supercooled Fog Dispersal Standards
February 20, 2013

The American Society of Civil Engineers today announced it will conduct a public comment period on the revisions to a Supercooled Fog Dispersal Projects document.

Virginia Tech Receives Award to Accelerate Supercomputers Research
February 19, 2013

The Air Force has awarded Wu Feng, a Virginia Tech associate professor, a multi-million dollar grant to pursue a large-scale interdisciplinary supercomputing effort.

Mid-Atlantic Firms Winners in Fifth Annual Decorative Concrete Awards
February 18, 2013

The Decorative Concrete Council has announced the winners of its fifth annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition.

April ICC Hearing Next Step to Develop 2015 I-Codes
February 15, 2013

International Code Council Members will gather to take action on about 2,000 code change proposals submitted to the Group B 2012 codes.

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