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SBANE invites Bob Hyldburg as December's guest speaker.

December 2, 2014

SBANE is hosting monthly Rhode Island Breakfast Series on December 10, 2014, entitled How I Became the Historian of the New England Patriots, presented by Bob Hyldburg. Author of "Total Patriots", Hyldburg is the primary source for the NFL New England Patriots. Hyldburg has accumulated Patriots stats and facts over the past 20 years by interviewing over 100 Patriots football players, by working for the NFL, and by becoming a contributor to Boston Sunday Herald’s "NFL Notes". Read More

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Review of Chicago Center Fire underscores need for funding.

December 2, 2014

After reviewing contingency plans in wake of fire at Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center, FAA is planning changes. Stages include making radar, voice radios, flight planning data, and weather/aeronautical information rapidly available to support operations in new configuration; reducing manual nature of operations by recreating sectors and services of off-line facility at surrounding facilities; and enhancing NextGen capabilities to make services available more quickly if facility is down. Read More

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FABTECH 2014 sets multiple records and hosts multiple events.

December 2, 2014

FABTECH 2014 exposition and conference took place Nov 11–13 in Atlanta, GA. In addition to setting records for numbers of attendees (30,250+ attendees), exhibitors (1,477), and floor space (550,000+ ft²) at FABTECH Atlanta show, event featured briefings by noted speakers and relevant industry panel discussions. This annual metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, which also featured live equipment demonstrations, hosted FABTECH educational conference. Read More

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MESA International announces new board members.

December 2, 2014

MESA International announces addition of 7 new Board Members to its leadership roster. To International Board, MESA elected Gordon Benzie of Dassault Systemes, Eric Weisbrod of InfinityQS, and Tom Muth of Epicor Software. Americas Board now includes Bradley Rowen of Cargill, Vanessa Stirling of InfinityQS, and Tom Muth of Epicor Software. In addition, Michael Peters of Cargill and Martyn Gill of InfinityQS were elected to EMEA Board. Read More

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Caltrans and FDOT win top America's Transportation Awards.

December 2, 2014

California and Florida DOTs earned Grand Prize and People's Choice awards in the 2014 America's Transportation Awards competition. Receiving Grand Prize, Caltrans' $6.3 billion San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge East Span project replaced nearly 80-year old structure with a new, modern bridge featuring advanced seismic response technology. FDOT's Mathews Bridge Impact and Emergency Response Project earned more than 300,000 online votes, making it the winner of the People's Choice Award. Read More

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ASTM Committee approves powder bed fusion specification.

December 2, 2014

ASTM F3091, Specification for Powder Bed Fusion of Plastic Materials, will provide common set of terms and definitions, best practices, and practices to facilitate ordering and delivery of parts. Standard will be used to specify end use properties for polyamide parts produced using laser sintering, including mechanical, tolerance, surface finishing, and post-processing. Criteria for part acceptance and rejection are provided, and information on testing is given. Read More

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ASTM Proposed Standard applies to concrete reinforcement bars.

December 1, 2014

ASTM WK46112, Specification for Zinc-Coated (Continuous Hot-Dip Galvanized) Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement, will provide specifiers with performance-optimized, cost-efficient option for protecting concrete structures. Fabrication properties in said standard will minimize installation costs as well as long-term maintenance costs. Also, standard describes product characteristics of steel reinforcing bars that are zinc-coated by continuous hot-dip process in cut lengths or coils. Read More

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ASTM Sample Collection Standard will aid mold analysis.

December 1, 2014

ASTM D7910, Practice for the Collection of Fungal Material from Surfaces by Tape Lift, helps avoid inconsistencies by describing correct way to collect accurate tapelift sample. According to ASTM member John M. Neville, tapelift samples are less expensive, less time consuming, and less labor intensive to collect and deliver than swab, bulk, or dust cassette samples. Users will include indoor environmental quality investigators, house inspectors, and certified industrial hygienists. Read More