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Former AASHTO President speaks on transportation strategy.

January 28, 2010

Former AASHTO President Pete K. Rahn, Director of Missouri DOT, is featured in video that highlights his speech on January 14, 2010, at Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Featured on State-to-State Channel of Transportation TV, video includes Rahn's discussion on implementing Practical Design, a project planning and management system which is saving taxpayer dollars. Rahn also outlined 8 initiatives that have helped MoDOT to improve department's public image and approval rating. Read More

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ASTM Workshop will cover technology in consumer research.

January 28, 2010

Workshop on Using Technology to Transform Sensory and Consumer Research, on April 23, 2010, in St. Louis, MO, will be held in conjunction with April 20-22 standards development meetings of ASTM Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation. Interactive 1-day workshop will feature morning session on understanding how technology is utilized in research and afternoon session to demonstrate techniques and ideas on using it. Online registration opens 8 weeks before workshop and closes April 14, 2010. Read More

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SPE FlexPackCon 2010 explores nano-layer films.

January 28, 2010

During SPE's FlexPackCon, Hank Schirmer of BBS Corp. will discuss research on barrier films produced with up to 75 layers of various resins, including EVOH and COC. Other related papers will include "High Barrier, Non-Foil Packaging Materials" by Tom Dunn, Printpack, and "Value Films from Sub-Micron Layers" by Gary Oliver, EDI. Program will also include sessions on sustainability and source reduction, advances in materials and converting technologies, and impact of regulatory changes. Read More

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SIIA lists presenting companies for investment conference.

January 27, 2010

SIIA has announced 16 companies that will present at Digital Media and Software Investment Conference, to be held on March 3, 2010, in New York City. Companies will be asked to specify objectives so that audience can match their interests accordingly. Final deadline for submission of applications is January 29. Conference brings together medium-sized, private technology businesses with middle-market-focused senior lenders, private equity investors, and strategic partner prospects. Read More

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Abstracts are Sought for 2010 air quality symposium.

January 27, 2010

Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is seeking abstracts for its Symposium on Air Quality Measurement Methods and Technology, which will be held November 2-4, 2010 in CA. This conference will explore advances in measurement technology, data quality assurance, and data uses. Abstracts of 200 words or less are being accepted on all air quality measurement and monitoring topics. Deadline for submission, via online abstract management system, is May 14, 2010. Read More

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ANTEC(TM) 2010 Plenary Speakers to focus on polymer innovations.

January 27, 2010

Scheduled for May 16-20, SPE's ANTEC(TM) 2010 conference will include presentations by 3 authorities on business and science of polymer materials. Speakers will include John R. Verity, VP of Polyolefins Global Business Unit of ExxonMobile Chemical Company; Dr. Balaji B. Singh, President of Chemical Market Resources Inc.; and Dr. Donald G. Baird, co-director of the Center for Composite Materials and Structures at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Read More

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NIST issues Framework for Smart Grid Interoperability.

January 26, 2010

NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 1.0, was issued to 700 engineers, scientists, and business and government executives. Document includes conceptual reference model to facilitate design of architecture for Smart Grid overall and its networked domains; 75 standards identified as applicable; priorities for additional standards, revised or new, to resolve gaps; and initial Smart Grid cyber security strategy and associated requirements. Read More

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Workshop/Event addresses deepwater petroleum reservoirs.

January 26, 2010

AAPG-HGS Deepwater and Ultra Deepwater Reservoirs Geoscience Technology Workshop, to be held in Houston on March 16-17, will feature results from study which indicates that getting oil and gas out of deep-water reservoirs in Gulf of Mexico could be improved by closing technology gaps. This event blends engineering, geology, and geophysical expertise along with small-group discussions to encourage sharing of experience/ideas. More than 20 industry experts will discuss new technologies/techniques. Read More

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Green Building Design Standard lays universal foundation.

January 26, 2010

Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, will set foundation for green buildings through its adoption into local codes. From site location to energy use to recycling, code-intended commercial green building standard provides foundation for designers, builders, and operaters. Key topic areas include site sustainability, water use efficiency, energy ef­ficiency, and indoor environmental quality. Read More

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ASHRAE Technology Awards presented at 2010 Winter Conference.

January 26, 2010

First place award recipients include Stantec Consulting, in new commercial buildings category, for Terry Thomas office building in Seattle, WA. Martin Roy et Associés, Inc., Quebec, Canada, won in industrial facilities/processes category for Sobey's Warehouse, while Rumsey Engineers was awarded in existing commercial buildings category for remodeling IDeAs Design Facility in San Jose, CA. Elara Energy Services, Inc., won new institutional buildings category for library at Loyola University. Read More

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ASHRAE honors HVACR achievements at 2010 Winter Conference.

January 26, 2010

ASHRAE recognized 48 people for contributions, including 2 in ASHRAE Hall of Fame, which honors deceased members who made milestone contributions to growth of HVACR technology. It presented F. Paul Anderson Award for technical achievement, and elevated 22 members to fellowship status. Also awarded were four 1st place ASHRAE Technology Awards and Lou Flagg Historical Award, John F. James International Award, and E.K. Campbell Award. ASHRAE Student Design Project Competition was also held. Read More

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Workshop to present study results for deepwater exploration.

January 26, 2010

According to results of study to be presented at AAPG-HGS Deepwater and Ultra Deepwater Reservoirs Geoscience Technology Workshop, getting oil and gas out of deep-water reservoirs in Gulf of Mexico could be dramatically improved by closing technology gaps. Accurate determination of how much oil and gas is in place could also be dramatically improved by employing new technology and new geological, geophysical, and engineering methods. Read More

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IPC releases audio/slide presentations from October summit.

January 25, 2010

IPC announces live recordings of presentations from October 2009 Executive Summit. Offered as 30-60 min synchronous audio with slides, they offer updates on major market opportunities and key management issues. Opportunities in medical electronics, printed electronics, and solar technology are discussed in presentations by Bruce Kline, Raghu Das, and Paula Mints. Presentations by Paul Emello, Jeff Roth, and Patrick Muir, discuss mergers and acquisitions, EMS contracts, and protecting IP. Read More

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NAM Report details strategies to create manufacturing jobs.

January 25, 2010

Released by NAM and CMA, Manufacturing Resurgence - A Must for U.S. Prosperity, finds that manufacturing fuels economic prosperity but requires pro-growth policies to create jobs and remain globally competitive. Recommendations include reducing corporate income tax rate on profits earned from production in U.S., make research and development tax credit permanent, improve education, invest in infrastructure, and more. Report was written by economists Joel Popkin and Kathryn Kobe. Read More

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ASTM invites paper submission for crude oil symposium.

January 25, 2010

Papers are invited for symposium on Determination of Wax Content and Wax Appearance Temperature of Crude Oils, to be held June 21, 2011, and sponsored by ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum and Petroleum Products. Abstracts of 250-300 words must be submitted online by June 15, 2010, with notification of acceptance from symposium chair Harry Giles by August 15. Event will provide technical forum for presentations/discussions of current research and practices. Read More

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AED/AEM Campaign encourages Congress to work on highway bill.

January 25, 2010

As part of campaign called Start Us Up USA!, construction equipment industry leaders held rally at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. AED and AEM are seeking to draw attention to economic crisis facing construction equipment industry, as well as consequences of Congress' failure to reauthorize federal highway and transit programs. According to study by IHS Global Insight, since 2006, U.S. equipment industry has lost 37% of its workforce and 40% of its economic output. Read More

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NAM welcomes USTR focus on small and medium-sized exporters.

January 25, 2010

NAM welcomed announcement by Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on appointment and creation of new position of Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Small Business, calling move major step to help small and medium manufacturers engage in global markets. According to Frank Vargo, NAM VP for International Economic Affairs, Jim Sanford is the perfect choice for this position as he handles manufacturing and market access portfolio at USTR. Read More

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AWWA announces 5th edition of Plain Talk About Drinking Water.

January 25, 2010

As consumers become more concerned with where their water comes from and what it contains, they also want to know more about how to protect it from contamination, how to conserve it, and the truth about home water-treatment devices. AWWA's top-selling book, Plain Talk About Drinking Water, contains 231 questions and answers on topics such as health; taste, odor, and appearance; sources; distribution; conservation; and regulations, reporting, and water security. Read More

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AWWA Publication covers security of water utilities.

January 25, 2010

AWWA's publication, "Security and Emergency Planning for Water and Wastewater Utilities," compiles, analyzes, simplifies, and organizes all changes that water and wastewater utilities have undergone since Sept 11 terrorist attacks. Some topics include natural, accidental, and intentional threats to water and wastewater systems, as well as vulnerability assessments, emergency management systems, water contamination early-warning systems, and emergency response training. Read More

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Dean Elkins of Motoman leads RIA in 2010 as chairman.

January 25, 2010

Dean Elkins, Senior General Manager of Motoman Inc., has been on RIA Board of Directors since 2000, and was most recently RIA First Vice Chair. He has been extensively involved in other RIA activities including serving on Statistics and Show Committees, moderator for Robotics Industry Forum, and as Membership Committee Chairman. Elkins has been employed with Motoman since its inception in 1989 and has held several domestic and international senior management positions. Read More