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ASTM Symposium looks at dynamic testing of soil and rock.

April 10, 2012

Dynamic Testing of Soil and Rock: Field and Laboratory will be held June 28-29 in San Diego, CA. Symposium will consist of presentations dealing with laboratory testing using diverse types of equipment on range of materials. Also, there will be presentations on field tests using down hole seismic, lightweight deflectometer. Interpretation of the data will be discussed, and comparisons will be made to laboratory test results. Read More

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Symposium to address multi-component geosynthetic clay liners.

April 10, 2012

Third Symposium on Current and Future Practices for the Testing of Multi-Component Geosynthetic Clay Liners will be held June 27. Major motivator for symposium is the advent of multi-component GCLs, which can be defined as GCLs with attached film, coating, or membrane that decreases hydraulic conductivity, protects clay core, or both. Topics will include mechanical testing, peel and shear behavior, hydraulic testing, durability of multi-component, field performance, and research studies. Read More

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Welding Suppliers take action during National Welding Month.

April 10, 2012

During month of April, members of GAWDA are making concerted effort to inform others about welding industry and opportunities it provides. Throughout month, Welding and Gases Today offers articles about how distributors are getting involved with schools and how they are promoting image of welding. Through GAWDA Foundation, distributors are taking part in "Paint A Vo Tech" challenge, where distributors select welding school to transform with help of industry partners and students. Read More

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EPA-Marathon Agreement includes flare controls, volume caps.

April 10, 2012

U.S. EPA and Department of Justice announced environmental agreement with Ohio-based Marathon Petroleum Company, which has already significantly reduced air pollution from all 6 of its petroleum refineries. In a first for refining industry, Marathon agreed to controls on combustion devices (flares) as well as a cap on volume of waste gas sent to its flares. When fully implemented, the agreement is expected to reduce harmful air pollution by ~5,400 tons/year. Read More

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SME to feature Prodrive at RAPID 2012.

April 10, 2012

SME announced details about Prodrive's development of the MINI John Cooper Works World Rally Car and a keynote to be given by Paul Doe at RAPID 2012 Conference and Exposition. Prodrive's specialized use of 3D printing will reveal future of manufacturing and appeal to any organization looking to capitalize on additive manufacturing technologies that speed new products to market. During presentation, Doe will share how WRC team relied heavily on 3D printing throughout car's 2-year development. Read More

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ASTM Symposium to address geopolymer binder systems.

April 9, 2012

Scheduled for June 26-27, symposium on Geopolymer Binder Systems will provide opportunity for ASTM to consider whether existing cement standards provide effective framework for further exploration of new sustainable binders and reliable protection for users of these materials. Papers will be presented on manufacturing of geopolymers, alkali activation of fly ash and other waste materials, assessment of materials for use in geopolymers, and performance of geopolymers and related binders. Read More

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2011 World Water Monitoring Challenge winners announced.

April 9, 2012

Water Environment Federation (WEF) and International Water Association (IWA) announced winners of third annual World Water Monitoring Challenge(TM) (WWMC) Water Champion Awards. Recognized for their superior levels of relevance, educational effort, support, and innovation in promotion of water quality through WWMC program, 2011 winners included groups and individuals from Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America. Read More

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AEM April 2012 Events focus on product safety.

April 9, 2012

Taking place April 23-25, The Product Safety and Compliance Seminar focuses on issues involved in design, manufacture, compliance, and safe use of products, while Product Liability Seminar on April 26 will help attendees more effectively participate in products litigation. Both 2012 events are open to off-road equipment manufacturer personnel and service providers. Features will include hands-on workshop with interactive peer exercises and keynote presentation focused on social media. Read More