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NEWS ARCHIVE
HVAC and Water Heating Tax Credits Retroactively Extended
January 14, 2013

President Obama recently signed legislation that retroactively reinstates the 25C tax credits for highly efficient HVAC and water heating equipment.

DOE Publishes Final Rule Extending Certification Deadline
January 11, 2013

The Department of Energy (DOE) recently published its final rule regarding certification of commercial and industrial HVAC, refrigeration, ice making, and water heating equipment.

Air Force Supports Virginia Tech Study of Biomolecules
January 10, 2013

Virginia Tech has received a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to study the development of a new class of materials built of biomolecules.

RFID Shows Promise as Gate Security Technology
January 10, 2013

RFID readers hold promise of streamlining the process of site personnel entering and exiting work sites, particularly in large numbers.

DOE May Propose That Compressors Are Covered Equipment
January 9, 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently published a notice in the Federal Register proposing to determine that commercial and industrial compressors meet the criteria for equipment covered under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.

International Conference on Composites and Nano Engineering
January 9, 2013

ICCE-21, the 21st Annual International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering, will be held July 21-27, 2013 in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

EPA Releases New Web Service for Water Heaters
January 8, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency has released the new XML-based web services for ENERGY STAR certified Water Heaters.

DOE Proposes Changes to Commercial Equipment Test Waivers
January 8, 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy recently proposed changes to petitions for waiver from test procedures for consumer products and commercial and industrial equipment.

President Signs Regulatory Relief Measure
January 7, 2013

President Obama recently signed H.R. 6582, the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act, into law.

New Biomedical Engineering Minor Approved for 2013
January 4, 2013

The Virginia Tech College of Engineering will launch a new biomedical engineering minor program for its undergraduate students starting with the upcoming spring 2013 semester…

McKim & Creed Acquires United Engineering Group, Inc.
January 3, 2013

McKim & Creed, Inc., an engineering, geomatics (surveying) and planning firm with an office in Norfolk as well as throughout the U.S., announced recently that it has purchased the assets of United Engineering Group, Inc. (UEG).

Girl Scouts and Sigma Gamma Rho Help Girls Imagine Engineering Careers
January 2, 2013

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has joined forces with Sigma Gamma Rho, one of the nation’s largest African American sororities, to help build awareness of career possibilities in science, technology, and engineering…

cdp ACCESS Steering Committee’s Final Recommendations Approved
December 31, 2013

During its winter meeting, the International Code Council Board of Directors approved the cdp ACCESS Steering Committee’s final recommendations.

New Minor in Science, Engineering and Law Opens at Virginia Tech
December 28, 2012

All Virginia Tech undergraduate students may enroll in a unique and intrinsically interdisciplinary minor – the new minor in Science, Engineering and Law.

Tencarva Machinery Company Acquires Assets of Southern Sales Company Inc.
December 27, 2012

Tencarva Machinery Company has acquired the assets of Southern Sales Company Inc., of Nashville, Tenn., a municipal sales and service organization, effective November 30, 2012, according to Rod Lee, president of Tencarva.

LIGHTFAIR® International 2013 Scheduled
December 26, 2012

LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) will expand its product presentation and increase its scale in 2013 with the addition of two high-profile categories…

Fire-Lite Alarms Releases 2013 Training Schedule
December 21, 2012

Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell announces its schedule of fire alarm trainings to be held in more than 50 cities across the U.S. throughout 2013.

ICC-ES, APA Agree to Offer Combined Reports
December 20, 2012

ICC Evaluation Service and APA-The Engineered Wood Association have signed an agreement to offer joint ICC-ES and APA reports for engineered wood products.

Congress Urged to Support Funding For OSHA and NIOSH
December 19, 2012

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the National Safety Council (NSC) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) issued a joint letter Nov. 26 urging Senator Tom Harkin…

SWE To Receive 2012 Turner Prize
December 18, 2012

The National Building Museum will award the Society of Women Engineers its Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction Technology.

Augmented Reality Mobile Technology License Awarded
December 17, 2012

Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties Inc. has licensed Virginia Tech’s award-winning augmented reality mobile technology…

Fire Alarm "How-To" Video Series Launched
December 14, 2012

Silent Knight by Honeywell has expanded the free fire alarm training and technical support it offers by developing a series of “How-To” videos…

Dewberry Recognized for Best Mid-Atlantic Projects in 2012
December 13, 2012

Engineering News-Record (ENR) has recognized four Dewberry projects as best projects in the Mid-Atlantic for 2012.

ICC-ES Launches Listing Program for Building Products
December 13, 2012

As one of its initiatives to provide manufacturers more options to enter the building product market quickly, ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) has launched a new listing program for qualified manufacturers.


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