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NEWS ARCHIVE
Wine Swirling Inspires Engineers
December 1, 2011

Wine drinkers know that swirling a good vintage around in a glass aerates the wine and releases its bouquet. Just how the process – known as “orbital shaking” – works, however, has been something of a mystery.

Ticking Away the Centuries
December 1, 2011

A monument-size mechanical clock housed deep within a remote mountain in West Texas quietly ticks away the hours, days, years, centuries, and millennia.

Austin Brockenbrough Receives Design-Build Project Award
November 30, 2011

Austin Brockenbrough & Associates is pleased to announce the recent award of the engineering design portion of a $12.5 million engineering project…

2012 OCEA Finalists Announced
November 30, 2011

The five finalists for the 2012 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) award have been announced by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Virginia Tech to Launch Engineering and Science Ethics Course
November 29, 2011

Two well-known Virginia Tech researchers from the College of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, who previously collaborated on studies involving lead contamination in water…

ASHRAE Schedules Energy Modeling Conference, Call for Presenters
November 29, 2011

An upcoming American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) specialty conference seeks to advance the industry’s ability to more accurately model and simulate a building’s energy use.

GET Solutions, Inc. Receives HRACRE Design Awards 2011
November 28, 2011

GET Solutions, Inc., a regional geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing firm, received four design awards at the 15th Annual Hampton Roads Associate for Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE) Excellence in Development Design Awards.

AIA Adds 31 Documents to AIA Documents-on-Demand™
November 25, 2011

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently announced that it has added 31 documents to AIA Documents-on-Demand™…

Graduate Degree Offerings in Nuclear Engineering Approved by Virginia Tech
November 25, 2011

At its November meeting, the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approved the offering of masters and doctoral degrees in nuclear engineering.

VPMIA Honored as ICC Chapter of the Year
November 23, 2011

The Virginia Plumbing & Mechanical Inspectors Association (VPMIA) Chapter of the International Code Council was presented with the 2011 Chapter of the Year Award during the ICC Annual Conference…

ASHRAE Releases Updated Guidance on Building Energy Audits
November 23, 2011

Seeking to promote best practices and offer a “how-to” approach, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has released updated guidance on building energy audits.

Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center Earns Juror’s Favorite Award
November 22, 2011

The James River Green Building Council (JRGBC) presented the 2011 Green Building Leadership Project Award in the category of Juror’s Favorite…

NIOSH Awards Grant To Mining Engineering Program
November 22, 2011

In an effort to improve mining safety and to help train the next generation of professionals in this field, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has awarded a…

ASSE Unveils New Interactive On-line Resource
November 21, 2011

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently unveiled its new ‘Safety, Health and Environmental Body of Knowledge’ (BOK) tool at its Leadership Conference for ASSE members.

Study Investigates Child Football Helmets
November 18, 2011

Virginia Tech recently released results from the first study ever to instrument child football helmets.

Area Firm Wins $12.5 Million Design Contract for Military
November 17, 2011

Local Richmond engineering design firm, Austin Brockenbrough & Associates, has been awarded the engineering design portion of a $12.5 million engineering project at the Diego Garcia military base.

U.Va. Team Awarded Computation Grant
November 16, 2011

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $3 million grant to a team lead by University of Virginia computer scientist David Evans for a project to develop privacy-preserving technologies.

High Performance Buildings Conference Scheduled for 2012
November 16, 2011

Application techniques, actual performance and policy issues for achieving high performance buildings with deep energy savings are addressed at The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineer’s…

Increasing Female Enrollment Is Focus at Virginia Tech
November 15, 2011

As a founding member of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Pacesetters program, Virginia Tech’s Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering is striving to increase…

ASCC Announces 2012 Calendar Items
November 15, 2011

American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) has announced upcoming events for 2012.

Engineer - Mechanical Design
November 15, 2011
Tool Simplifies Fire Alarm Programming, Maintenance
November 14, 2011

Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell announces an upgraded time-saving software tool designed to simplify fire alarm system installs and service while building a database of information on each installation.

Cybersecurity Breakthrough Keeps Sensitive Data Confined
November 11, 2011

In a breakthrough that could aid spies, keepers of medical records, and parents who want to prevent their kids from “sexting,” a team of Virginia Tech researchers has created software…

2011 AEC Mergers & Acquisitions Summit Scheduled
November 11, 2011

The 2011 AEC Mergers & Acquisitions Summit on December 1-2, 2011 at the Four Seasons Resort, in Palm Beach, FL, is a two-day program about M&A trends…


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