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Building Enclosure Designers will speak at RCI's 2014 symposium.

June 25, 2014

At RCI's annual Symposium on Building Envelope Technology, scheduled for October 20–21, 2014 in Tampa, FL, expert speakers will discuss advanced methods for designing sound building enclosures as well as merits of contemporary building materials. Program will last 2 days and feature 12 educational sessions presented by leading building envelope designers. Most programs will focus on repair and/or sustainable design methods for strengthening and improving existing structures. Read More

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Webinar Series addresses solar permitting and inspection.

June 24, 2014

As part of U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability U.S.A. and IREC present a series of 3 webinars on solar permitting and inspection. Series will review components of rooftop solar permitting processes, and share best practices and tools for improving them. On June 26th, second webinar of series will address inspection component of process, including inspection scheduling and timing, checklists, and inspector training. Read More

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AIM seeks nominations for 2014 AIM Awards.

June 24, 2014

AIM has opened the nomination period for its annual Automatic Identification and Mobility industry awards. Each year, AIM Awards honor individuals as well as organizations that not only promote the industry, but demonstrate significant contributions to enhanced and new technologies. The 2014 recipients, chosen by AIM’s global Board of Directors, will be honored at a special presentation during AIM Summit 2014 on September 8, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Read More

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See-Through Sensors could enhance smartphone intelligence.

June 24, 2014

As described in "Making Smart Phones Smarter with Photonics," which appeared in OSA's Optics Express journal, researchers from Montreal and New York-based company Corning Inc describe laser-written, light-guiding systems efficient enough to be developed for commercial use. This technology could open up new real estate in phone by embedding glass with layer upon layer of sensors, including ones that could take temperature, assess blood sugar levels, or even analyze DNA. Read More

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ISPE announces launch of Metrics Pilot Program.

June 24, 2014

ISPE has announced official launch of its Metrics Pilot Program, which is headed by ISPE’s PQLI® Quality Metrics Team, and is now open to any drug manufacturing company that is registered with FDA. Primary objectives are to test harmonization of definitions for industry consensus metrics that represent both leading and lagging indicators, and to test feasibility of data collection across companies who are at different maturity levels with their own internal metrics programs. Read More

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Size of 3D Printing Marketplace doubles at International CES.

June 24, 2014

CEA announced that the 3D printing footprint at 2015 International CES® has doubled from 2014 CES. Returning for its second year, 3D Printing Marketplace, presented by TCT Magazine + Personalize, will feature more than 30 innovative companies showcasing latest advancements in 3D printing technology. In total, 3D printing exhibits are expected to cover more than 14,000 net square feet of exhibit space, up from 7,200 net square feet at the 2014 CES. Read More

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PTDA 2014 Canadian Conference offers networking opportunities.

June 24, 2014

More than 200 people gathered in Québec for PTDA’s 13th annual Canadian Conference, where networking between channel partners and peers was the top priority. Program of keynotes and educational sessions included Lifting the Loonie with BNN’s Andrew Bell; Take Back Manufacturing with Nigel Southway; Market Briefing: Aerospace Industry with Dale Gordon;  Striving for Excellence with Stephan Maighan; and Panel Discussion: How Technology is Affecting the Distributor/Manufacturer Relationship. Read More

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Foundation updates FOUNDATION(TM) fieldbus technical specs.

June 23, 2014

Fieldbus Foundation announced latest updates to its open, non-proprietary FOUNDATION™ fieldbus technical specification (Version 2014.1). FOUNDATION for Remote Operations Management integrates remote I/O, ISA 100.11a, WirelessHART®, wired HART, and FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 protocols into single, open-standard data management environment. Fixed set of Device Description Symbol IDs was added to technical note 16 to improve interoperability between backwards-compatible devices and host systems. Read More