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ASHRAE Issues Call For Comment - Standard 118.1-2012R
August 17, 2018

ASHRAE has announced the following Call for Comments:

• 2nd Public Review of BSR/ASHRAE Standard 118.1-2012R, Method of Testing for Rating Commercial Gas, Electric and Oil Service Water Heating Equipment. Deadline for public comment period is August 27, 2018.

To view details, refer to the recent issue of ASHRAE’s Standards Action. Access the Public Review Drafts by visiting ASHRAE’s Standards, Research, & Technology/Public Review Drafts web page, and following the instructions to access the online comment database. To obtain a paper copy, contact ASHRAE.

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ASHRAE Issues Call For Comment - Standard 118.1-2012R
August 17, 2018

Public and stakeholder review and comment sought for the purpose of developing consensus standards.

VDOT Selects Dewberry To Provide Transportation Engineering Services
August 17, 2018

Firm to provide transportation engineering services for the Route 7 project in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Device Enables Easy Capture and Release of Delicate Sea Creatures
August 16, 2018

A new device developed by a University of Rhode Island (URI) engineer and researchers at Harvard University safely traps delicate sea creatures inside a folding polyhedral enclosure and lets them go…

Microscopic Trampoline May Help Overcome Hurdle For Quantum Computers
August 16, 2018

A microscopic trampoline could help engineers to overcome a major hurdle for quantum computers…

Second CodeGirls@Argonne Camp Held
August 15, 2018

This past June, 25 seventh and eighth grade girls spent two days at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory learning how to code.

New Ad Hoc Committee on Building Safety and Security Created
August 15, 2018

The International Code Council (ICC) Board of Directors established an ad hoc committee to comprehensively explore and assess building safety and security.

DEQ Announces Notice of Intent To Award Contract
August 14, 2018

Contract will be awarded to develop a statewide public electric vehicle (EV) charging network.

Southeast Transportation Projects Honored in National Competition
August 14, 2018

Eight outstanding transportation projects from six southeastern states have been honored.

ASME Responds To Town Hall Meeting Comments
August 13, 2018

Following numerous concerns from stakeholders, ASME’s next step is to re-ballot the issue to the Section VIII Committee for either re-affirmation or rejection.

NIBCO Announces $14 Million Facility Expansion
August 13, 2018

Company is investing in its infrastructure and new equipment as well as updating technology, training programs, and new product development.

Novel Approach To Creating Super Slippery Packaging
August 10, 2018

New research from Virginia Tech aims to cut down on food waste – and consumer frustration – with a novel approach to creating super slippery industrial packaging.

Dominion Energy Announces SCC Filing
August 10, 2018

Approval sought to construct Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) demonstration project.

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