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Fire Safety Lower on Americans’ List
April 17, 2012

A nationwide survey conducted by Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) revealed that only 16% of Americans said fire safety was most important to them in a list of features of buildings where they work.

Award Won to Study Pelvic Floor Disorders
April 16, 2012

In 2010, roughly one-third or 28 million American women suffered from pelvic floor disorder, including urinary and/or fecal incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse…

Public Comment Sought on Proposed Changes to Residential IAQ Standard
April 16, 2012

Public comment is being sought on proposed changes to ASHRAE’s residential indoor air quality (IAQ) standard regarding combustion safety in existing homes and default infiltration in new construction.

Standard 189.1 Deemed Compliance Option for IGCC
April 13, 2012

The building industry now has greater flexibility in the design of high performance buildings through a change impacting application of the green building standard from ASHRAE

Dewberry Becomes Sustainable Infrastructure Charter Member
April 12, 2012

Dewberry has become the latest Charter Member of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.

Virginia Tech Launches New Tire Research Group
April 11, 2012

Virginia Tech is establishing a new tire research center with the funding from the National Science Foundation.

WEG Employees Help With Rwanda Relief Efforts
April 10, 2012

Daniel Malone, L.A., an employee of Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc. (WEG), a local environmental consulting and engineering firm, recently took “a vacation with a difference.”

New App Available From ASFE
April 10, 2012

Keep up to date with ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business Association by downloading the new ASFE-TGBA app.

ICC Announces Availability of New Green Code
April 9, 2012

A new model code for constructing and remodeling buildings is expected to make buildings more efficient, reduce waste, and have a positive impact on health, safety and community welfare.

VCU and Dominion to Partner On Micro-grid Project
April 9, 2012

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Dominion, one of the nation’s leading energy providers, will partner to use the VCU School of Engineering’s West Hall…

Conserving Fuel, Protecting Environment Unites Three East Coast Companies
April 6, 2012

A common goal of conserving fuel while protecting the environment has united three East Coast companies in the distribution of breakthrough technology…

Oscillating Gel Acts Like Artificial Skin
April 6, 2012

Sooner than later, robots may have the ability to “feel.”

Proposed Change In ASHRAE Standard Open for Review
April 5, 2012

A proposed change to the ventilation rate procedure in ASHRAE’s indoor air quality standard is open for review after changes were made based on public input last year.

UPS Foundation Awards An Academic Grant for the 16th Consecutive Year
April 5, 2012

The United Parcel Service (UPS) Foundation has for the 16th consecutive year awarded an academic grant in the amount of $40,000 to Virginia Tech’s Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

SME RAPID 2012 Conference Scheduled
April 4, 2012

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) RAPID 2012 Conference & Exposition will feature a potent lineup of presentations aimed at revealing how businesses can improve their competitive edge…

Operation and Maintenance Guideline from ASHRAE Now Available
April 3, 2012

A newly published guideline from ASHRAE gives facility managers and building operating staff a strong foundation on which to improve performance of all buildings.

WTS Central VA Chapter Announces Annual Awards Banquet
April 3, 2012

The Central Virginia chapter of WTS, a professional group advancing women in transportation careers, will hold its annual awards banquet on Thursday, April 12, 2012 from …

Dream Jobs 2012
April 2, 2012

Engineers design things and solve problems. No surprise there, that’s the textbook definition of an engineer.

Data Published On Head Impacts Study
April 2, 2012

The Virginia Tech — Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences has announced the first-ever published paper with data on head impacts from youth football players.

Heart-Powered Pacemaker Could One Day Be Possible
April 2, 2012

A new power scheme for cardiac pacemakers turns to an unlikely source: vibrations from heartbeats themselves.

Robots May Traverse Towers and Skyscrapers In The Future
April 2, 2012

Like something straight out of “Star Wars,” armies of robots could nimbly be crawling up towers and skyscrapers to make repairs in the not-so-distant future, so humans don’t have to.

Dewberry Establishes Teaming Program with Hubbell
March 30, 2012

Dewberry’s design-build division has announced a sales and marketing teaming program with PEP Stations represented by Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellem’s division.

Comment Period for Updated Guidelines for Urban Drainage Announced
March 29, 2012

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently announced it will conduct a public comment period from April 1, 2012 through May 16, 2012 on three updated standard guidelines.

ASFE e-Mail Webinar On April 11th
March 28, 2012

When it comes to e-mail, you should be doing the first thing, the last thing, and everything in-between in the proper order.

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