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AHRI Responds to R-22 Smuggling Reports
September 13, 2012

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) President and CEO Stephen Yurek has issued a response to what he termed “several inaccuracies” in a …

Transformation at Rocketts Landing
September 13, 2012

Virginia-based architecture/engineering (A/E) firm, H&A Architects & Engineers (H&A), is transforming new space while embracing the spirit of the original warehouse building …

NSF Award To Help Improve the Efficiency of DNA Fabrication
September 11, 2012

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a three-year $999,531 grant to Virginia Tech to optimize the laboratory processes used to make custom DNA molecules with the tools and methods of industrial engineering.

Projects Receive National Illumination Awards of Merit
September 10, 2012

Clark Nexsen, is pleased to announce that their lighting designs for the Support Facilities Warrior Transition Unit – Building 62 in Bethesda, Maryland and the UNCG HHP Locker Room Renovation in Greensboro, North Carolina have just received…

ASFE Schedules 2012 Fall Meeting
September 7, 2012

Join your ASFE colleagues and friends at the best-located hotel in Denver (the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel) for the 2012 Fall Meeting.

JES Offers Free Seminar About Foundation Systems
September 7, 2012

A free training seminar, an “Introduction to Helical Foundation Systems, Helical Soil Nails & Push Piers” will be offered in early October for …

NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Held Change of Command Ceremony
September 6, 2012

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic held change of command ceremony onboard Naval Station Norfolk August 24th.

LFI 2013 Call for Speakers Opens
September 5, 2012

The LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI) 2013 Call for Speakers opened recently for the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference.

New Distribution Center Coming To Hanover County
September 5, 2012

North Bergen, N.J.-based The Vitamin Shoppe Inc., a national nutritional products retailer and marketer, has announced that it is committing $39.4 million

Engineers To Add Arms and Hands to UAVs
September 4, 2012

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), such as those used by the military for surveillance and reconnaissance, could be getting a hand –and an arm…

STEM Degrees Pay Big For Some College Students
September 4, 2012

Minority college students who major in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and math – earn at least 25 percent more than their peers…

Rising Salaries For Engineers
September 4, 2012

Good news for engineers on the salary front: on average, base salaries rose three percent from last year.

Plan For Regional Power Line Terminated
August 31, 2012

A plan by PJM Interconnection, a regional power-grid planner, to construct a $2 billion regional power transmission line

New Report Forecasts Higher Energy Costs From PSEC Project
August 30, 2012

According to a major new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), higher utility bills for 2.5 million ratepayers in eight states …

Engineering Solutions Firm Receives Numerous Awards
August 30, 2012

Virginia Beach-based JES, a leading engineering solutions company, has received numerous awards at the ….

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)…

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