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Nuclear Energy Standards Collaborative to convene on July 17.

May 31, 2012

Nuclear Energy Standards Coordination Collaborative, a joint initiative of ANSI and NIST, will holds its next meeting on July 17. The meeting will focus on identifying and responding to current needs of nuclear industry and standards that can facilitate its growth and development. Meeting is open to all interested U.S. and international stakeholders, including government legislative and regulatory bodies, industry, standards developing organizations, and certification organizations. Read More

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DOE Appliance Standards promise energy savings, choice diversity.

May 31, 2012

On May 16, Department of Energy (DOE) announced energy efficiency standards - informed by feedback from manufacturers, consumer groups, and environmental advocates - for residential clothes washers and dishwashers. Front- and top-loading clothes washers, respectively will be required to reduce energy consumption by 15% and 33% and water use by 35% and 19% by 2015. Dishwashers will be required to use 15% less energy and 20% less water by 2013. Read More

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SME to Explain Advantages of 3D imaging technologies.

May 31, 2012

SME will present 3D imaging technologies lineup of briefings, workshops, presentations, and displays at RAPID 2012 Conference and Exposition, which will take place May 23-24 in Atlanta, GA. Addressing demands of manufacturing engineers looking for solutions that accelerate product design and production, offerings will include reverse engineering and 3D data capture workshop, 1 hr 3D imaging technology overview, and 3D Imaging Conference Sessions on various topics. Read More

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EPA launches design competition for college students.

May 31, 2012

EPA is launching design competition called Campus RainWorks Challenge to encourage student teams on college and university campuses to develop innovative approaches to managing stormwater, which is a major cause of water pollution in urban areas. Competition will help raise awareness of green design and planning approaches, and train next generation of landscape architects, planners, and engineers in green infrastructure principles and design. Read More

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May 2012 Business Conditions Report has been released by PMA.

May 31, 2012

According to May 2012 PMA Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies expect softening in business conditions during next 3 months; only 24% of participants anticipated improvement in economic activity. Metalforming companies also forecast downward trend in incoming orders, with only 34% anticipating increase. Average daily shipping levels declined in May, with 44% reporting same shipping levels as 3 months ago and 19% reporting decrease. Read More

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National BIM Standard-United States(TM) is released.

May 30, 2012

NIBS buildingSMART alliance(TM) has released consensus-based standard governing building information modeling for use in the U.S. NBIMS-US(TM) V2 covers full life cycle of buildings - from planning, design, and construction to operations and sustainment. Part of international effort, standard will serve as kick-off point for other countries around the world to adopt as their own BIM standard. NBIMS-US(TM) V2 follows open consensus process set by rules of governance established by Institute. Read More

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ANSI issues report from April 25 exploratory meeting.

May 30, 2012

During exploratory meeting for ANSI Energy Efficiency Standards Panel, more than 240 in-person and webinar participants discussed how standards coordinating body could best help to advance nation's clean energy agenda. Participants voiced their perspectives on what ANSI should consider with regard to mission, deliverables, and scope of energy efficiency standards panel. Meeting report provides distillation of event's presentations and discussions, drawn conclusions, and overview of next steps. Read More

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ISO Technical Report guides nanomaterials characterization.

May 30, 2012

ISO TR 13014:2012, Nanotechnologies - Guidance on physicochemical characterization of engineered nanoscale materials for toxicologic assessment will help health scientists and experts understand, plan, identify, and address physicochemical characteristics of nano-objects before conducting toxicological tests on them. According to Dr. Richard Pleus, report tells scientists what material being tested looks like and is made of as well as how it interacts with surrounding environment. Read More