video overview

IIr Associates, Inc.
Publisher of The Virginia Engineer

Print-Publishing Services
Web Site Design-Coding-Hosting
Business Consulting

Phone: (804) 779-3527

From international, national and local sources, highlights continuously updated news, events, and announcements affecting Virginia’s engineering community. Virginia’s Professional/Technical societies, colleges and universities, private firms, and industry are strongly encouraged to submit news pertaining to their engineering activities. We want to hear from and about you. Contact us at for details.

Most Recent News Item:
New Publication Analyzes Available Tools to Measure Pollutants in Water
May 26, 2017

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), America’s oldest national engineering society, has announced the availability of a new publication, Total Maximum Daily Load Analysis and Modeling: Assessment of the Practice.

Total maximum daily load, or TMDL, is a regulatory term used by the U.S. Clean Water Act. The TMDL is an important means of preventing deterioration of the U.S. water supply and reversing the effects of both point- and nonpoint-source pollution on water quality. ASCE’s new publication reviews the available tools for estimating the maximum amount of a pollutant that a water body can receive in a day and still meet the applicable water quality standards.

A variety of concerns about the selection and use of analysis and modeling tools for TMDL development and implementation are addressed. The source, capability, and applicability of various models and procedures are included. Additional chapters cover implementation; remote sensing and geographic information systems to gather data; calibration, validation and testing; uncertainty analysis and defining safety margins; as well as a case study.

The new publication will enable environmental engineers, watershed managers, and water quality regulatory officials to make informed selections of appropriate analysis and modeling tools for TMDL development or implementation studies.

News Items
Below are listed the 12 most recent News Items.
To see the entire list of News Items, visit the News Items Archive.
To be alerted to new News Articles, subscribe to The Virginia Engineer Newsfeed: Atom / RSS

New Publication Analyzes Available Tools to Measure Pollutants in Water
May 26, 2017

Publication addresses concerns about the selection and use of analysis and modeling tools for TMDL development and implementation.

Cityworks Permitting and Asset Management System Goes Live
May 26, 2017

Software enables single location for all permitting and inspections data.

ICC-ES and APA Announce New Combined Product Listing Program
May 25, 2017

New program will provide value-added benefit to CLT manufacturers.

Elizabeth City State University Awards Contract For Design Services
May 25, 2017

Project will encompass renovation and modernization of two campus buildings.

WEC Announces Staff Addition
May 24, 2017
New Book From ASCE Press Tackles Ethics in Engineering
May 24, 2017

Book provides in-depth analysis with extended discussions and study questions of case studies based on real work situations.

Coast Guard Could Get Help From Long Range AUV
May 24, 2017

New prototype is intended to assist with under-ice data gathering efforts.

AASHTO Announces Release of Updated Guidelines for Value Engineering
May 23, 2017

New edition supersedes the third edition published in 2009.

IEEE Announces 2017 International Microwave Symposium
May 23, 2017

IMS2017 is the premier annual international meeting for technologists involved in all aspects of microwave theory and practice.

“Investing in Technology for Safety, Energy & Water Efficiency”
May 22, 2017

“Investing in Technology for Safety, Energy & Water Efficiency” is the theme for the International Code Council’s Building Safety Month Week Four, May 22-28, 2017.

2017 IEEE Honors Ceremony Award Recipients Announced
May 22, 2017

Annual IEEE Honors Ceremony honors the top minds in technology.

Virginia Solar Alliance to Hold First Meeting
May 22, 2017

Meeting will include launch of new VA-DSA website.

News Items Archive
The Virginia Engineer MobileOur Mobile site
The Virginia Engineer on facebook
The Virginia Engineer RSS Feed