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Improving Portability of Mobile Device Applications Sought
August 29, 2012

Mobile computing devices will probably overtake the personal computer as the most common means for accessing the Internet worldwide sometime in 2013 and it may not be a seamless transition…

Isle of Wight County Mill Finds New Life
August 29, 2012

The Town of Franklin and Isle of Wight County are experiencing a much needed economic revival following the 2010 closing of the International Paper mill …

NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Awards BEQ Project
August 28, 2012

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic awarded a $16.5 million contract to W.M. Jordan Co. from Newport News, Va.

New Dean Named For VCU School of Engineering
August 28, 2012

Virginia Commonwealth University has named renowned researcher and entrepreneur Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D., as the new ….

ICC-ES Ensures Acceptance Criteria Complies with 2012 I-Codes
August 24, 2012

ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) is updating its acceptance criteria to reflect revisions to the 2012 International Codes.

Course Announced for Verifiers in the Envision(TM) Rating System Program
August 23, 2012

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI; ASFE is a charter member) has announced a new training course to prepare individuals to become Verifiers in the Envision™ Rating System Program.

Rolls-Royce Donates Trent 1000 Engine
August 22, 2012

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, is donating a Trent 1000 jet engine to Virginia Tech as the centerpiece of its new Signature Engineering Building…

ICC’s 10th Annual Code Conference Scheduled
August 20, 2012

The next generation of public safety in the built environment will be one outcome when code officials, plan reviewers, architects, engineers, designers and other industry professionals gather for the 2012 International Code Council (ICC) Annual Conference…

AIA Posts Updated Digital Practice Documents For Public Comment
August 16, 2012

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has changed the way construction industry participants interact with each other and communicate internally. Project plans have moved beyond two-dimensional design to multi-dimensional models that have parametric capabilities. The American Institute of Architects (AIA)…

IMMUNE Application Receives Award
August 16, 2012

Virginia Tech has recently announced that a multidisciplinary team of students and faculty members has been recognized with an international design award for their development of a smart phone application…

Directory Showcases 72 Products Based on U.Va. Discoveries
August 15, 2012

University of Virginia (U.Va.) Innovation, a University initiative focused on maximizing the impact of U.Va. research discoveries, recently unveiled a directory featuring 72 products based on University research.

Call for Entries Open for Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards
August 14, 2012

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® recently announced that entries for the International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards will be accepted now through September 14, 2012.

Student Wins Governor's 30-Day Sprint Competition
August 10, 2012

Donté Elam of Midlothian, Va., a junior majoring in chemical engineering in the Virginia Tech College of Engineering, was named winner of the 30-Day Sprint competition sponsored by the governor’s office.

Registration Opens For 2012 IEEE Broadcast Symposium
August 9, 2012

Registration for the 2012 IEEE Broadcast Symposium is now underway.

Series of Books to Help Learn the 2012 International Codes Announced
August 8, 2012

The International Code Council (ICC), publisher of the family of International Codes, and Delmar, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education, announce the Code Basics series…

Registration Open For 2012 Virginia Engineers Conference
August 6, 2012

Registration for the 2012 Virginia Engineers Conference is open. Take advantage of the early registration reduced rates and register no later than August 10th.

Dangers of Fireworks on the Human Eye Studied
August 3, 2012

Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers have published a study that shines a new spotlight on the dangers of fireworks on the human eye…

U.Va. Ventures Win State Funding
August 2, 2012

Three local biotechnology firms and a University of Virginia (U.Va.) professor are each a step closer to bringing their research discoveries to the market…

Superior Swimming Stroke
August 1, 2012

Two swimming strokes, one that pulls through the water like a boat paddle and another that whirls to the side like a propeller, are commonly used by athletes training for the Olympic Games.

Tool To Model Fuel Properties
August 1, 2012

With the help of a $2 million grant from the U.S. Office of Naval Research, mechanical engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will develop a tool to characterize the performance of a new class of alternative fuels…

ASME Task Force Releases Recommendations
August 1, 2012

An American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Task Force has released recommendations for a new nuclear safety construct that will reach beyond the traditional regulatory framework…

VDOT Selects MBP for Seventh Consecutive Permits Contract
July 31, 2012

MBP is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for its seventh consecutive Northern Virginia Permits Contract.

ASFE's Writing Webinar Series Scheduled
July 30, 2012

ASFE’s geoprofessional-writing webinar series is a major hit with ASFE-Member Firms. All are led by John Bachner…

New Award To Recognize Early Career Engineers In Power Industry
July 27, 2012

The ASME International Gas Turbine Institute (ASME-IGTI) has announced a new award that will recognize early career engineers for technical achievement in the field of turbo-machinery.

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