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ASTM Sustainability in Building Standards are offered online.

October 23, 2013

Pertinent to green rating systems or codes in marketplace, ASTM Standards for Sustainability in Building provides instant access to 202 ASTM standards that address sustainability or aspects of sustainability relative to buildings and construction. Subscription-based, online collection includes LEED system and ASHRAE 189.1. Also, collection includes all ASTM standards referenced by latest editions or versions of Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers, IgCC, and Green Globes®. Read More

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Members Honored for electronics industry/IPC contributions.

October 23, 2013

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® presented Committee Leadership, Special Recognition, and Distinguished Committee Service Awards at IPC's Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings in Fort Worth, TX. More than 130 awards were presented to individuals who made significant contributions to IPC and industry by lending their time and expertise through service on IPC committees. Read More

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BIO Int'l Convention plans 2016 return to San Francisco.

October 23, 2013

Biotechnology Industry Organization announced that the BIO International Convention will return to San Francisco, CA in 2016. San Francisco Bay Area is the birthplace of the first biotechnology company and remains one of the most creative and prolific locations for the life sciences sector, a thriving hub with nearly 1,000 biotech companies. It offers an ideal venue for members to form partnerships, raise capital, and develop connections critical for success. Read More

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AASHTO Board elects Mike Hancock as president, John Cox as VP.

October 23, 2013

At its annual meeting, AASHTO Board of Directors voted to elect Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Mike Hancock as association's president. John Cox, director of the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT), was elected AASHTO vice president. As president, Hancock will emphasize updating of AASHTO Strategic Plan, promotion of innovation related to state DOT and industry practices, and direct participation in effort to pass next surface transportation reauthorization bill. Read More

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Equipment Lease Finance Industry Confidence declines in October.

October 22, 2013

Released by Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation, October 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) shows confidence in equipment finance market at 54.0. This decline from September's 61.3 demonstrates negative impact of federal government’s budget response. None of those surveyed believe U.S. economic conditions will improve over next 6 months (down 18.2% from September), while 89% indicated conditions will stay same, and 11% believe conditions will worsen. Read More

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ASTM International recognizes Dr. Frederick Passman.

October 22, 2013

Frederick Passman, Ph.D., president of Biodeterioration Control Associates Inc. in Princeton, NJ, has received Award of Merit from Committee E34 on Occupational Health and Safety. Passman currently serves as E34 vice chairman and was honored for his outstanding leadership and contributions to standards for the safety of workers and the scientific practice of microbiology. A member of ASTM since 1977, Passman also serves on Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels and Lubricants. Read More

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BIO condemns oil industry's latest threat to sue EPA.

October 22, 2013

BIO condemned American Petroleum Institute's Notice of Intent to File Citizen Suit against EPA for missing statutory deadlines in issuing Renewable Volume Obligations under Renewable Fuel Standard. According to Brent Erickson, EVP of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section, a key reason for delays in the annual RFS rulemaking process is the unending stream of lawsuits, waiver requests, and legislative challenges created or issued by API itself. Read More

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AIA Mourns Rep. C.W. Young in statement from Marion Blakey.

October 22, 2013

In her statement mourning the passing of Representative C.W. "Bill" Young (R-FL), Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Marion C. Blakey called the recently departed "a true servant of his Florida constituents and the American people." Young was first elected to Congress in 1970 and served near 43 years. Blakey cited Young's work with 8 Presidents and called him "a tireless advocate" on behalf of U.S. military and industries and "a shining example to all Americans." Read More

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RAPID 2014 returns to Detroit.

October 22, 2013

Scheduled for June 9-12, 2014 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, RAPID Conference and Exposition is known as the authority in additive manufacturing, 3D printing, and 3D scanning. Event will feature the latest of this technology including ability to print parts for jets and customized medical devices. Produced by SME with support from Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing Community, RAPID helps to advance innovation and adoption of AM and 3D printing technologies. Read More

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Utah and Missouri DOTs win top transportation honors.

October 22, 2013

Utah Department of Transportation (DoT) earned America's Transportation Awards Grand Prize, which was determined by panel of judges, for its I-15 Corridor Expansion project that used innovative scheduling and planning techniques to complete $1.725 billion project 2 years ahead of schedule. Missouri DoT took People's Choice Award after garnering 330,000+ online votes for its Safe and Sound Bridge Improvement Program that rehabilitated/replaced 800+ bridges more than 1 year ahead of schedule. Read More

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ISPE announces 2013-2014 election results.

October 21, 2013

ISPE has announced results of its 2013–2014 International Board of Directors election, revealing slate of leaders who represent variety of pharmaceutical industry sectors. Board will be responsible for governance and strategic direction of the Society and will assume their elected positions at 2013 ISPE Annual Meeting, November 3–6 in Washington, DC. Read More

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August Manufacturing Technology Orders were up 4.9%.

October 21, 2013

According to USMTO report, August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $371.97 million, which was up 4.9% from July but down 18.1% when compared with total of $454.19 million reported for August 2012. With year-to-date total of $3,107.16 million, 2013 is down 8.0% compared with 2012. In addition to monthly gain for USMTO, latest Purchasing Managers Index was at 56.2, its highest reading in more than 2 years. Read More

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Renewable Energy Standards available in online subscription.

October 21, 2013

Available from ASTM International, subscription-based online collection provides 163 of the latest ASTM renewable energy standards, all of which play pre-eminent role in the conversion of solar and geothermal renewable energy to directly usable energy forms. Topics covered include heating of domestic hot water; active and passive space heating and cooling; process heating; thermal conversion power generation; photovoltaic generation of electricity; and advanced energy conversion. Read More

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HI and Pump Systems Matter announce final slurry pumps webinar.

October 21, 2013

Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Pump Systems Matter announced dates for last Slurry Pumps webinar series of 2013. Series will be led by slurry pump expert Robert Visintainer, VP Engineering, Research & Development, GIW Industries, and will begin October 29. Session 1 – October 29, 1:00 to 2:30 pm EDT – will cover slurry pump basics. Slurry pump design and testing will be discussed in Session 2 (October 30), while Session 3 (October 31) will cover slurry pump wear and application. Read More

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AIA lauds export control reform enactment.

October 18, 2013

AIA welcomes enactment of first set of revisions to U.S. Munitions List that are removing onerous controls on exports of essentially commercial technology used in military aircraft (Category VIII) and military aircraft engines (Category XIX). Subjecting these technologies to export control requirements of Commerce Control List will allow for more appropriate reviews and restrictions while making trade with America’s closest military allies and partners more predictable, efficient, and transparent. Read More

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NESCOR publishes cybersecurity failure scenario documents.

October 18, 2013

National Electric Sector Cybersecurity Organization Resource has published 3 cybersecurity failure scenario and impact analyses documents for electric sector. A cybersecurity failure scenario is a realistic event in which failure to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and/or availability of sector cyber assets creates negative impact on generation, transmission, and/or delivery of power. Information is useful to utilities for risk assessment, planning, procurement, training, and security testing. Read More

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GEMI to develop Supply Chain Sustainability Tool.

October 18, 2013

Supported by Northstar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise and Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, GEMI Supply Chain Sustainability Tool™ is focused on supply chain sustainability and procurement decision making process. Tool will link market-oriented sustainability indicators, claims, and best practices; scientifically based economic input-output and lifecycle assessment LCA methodologies; and supply chain operational metrics guiding sustainable procurement and sourcing. Read More

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ASTM offers environmental site assessment standards.

October 18, 2013

ASTM Standards on Environmental Site Assessment Process features 42 of the latest ASTM guides, practices, and test methods on Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessment process. Compilation covers many routine procedures and terminology used in properly evaluating site to determine presence or absence of environmental contamination. Online subscription will also provide instant access to newly revised E1527-13 as soon as it is available. Read More

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SME SOUTH-TEC provides live manufacturing demo.

October 18, 2013

Scheduled for Oct 29–31, SOUTH-TEC will offer real-time manufacturing model through collaboration of 6 vendors. Demonstration will produce milled part in which each phase communicates seamlessly with each step. Included will be: Design, Translation/Validation, Programming, Verification, Machining, and Inspection. Event will also offer Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Resource Center, where parts representing stereolithography, laser sintering, and fused deposition modeling, will be on display. Read More

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First IPC J-STD-004 QPL Certification goes to Indium Corporation.

October 18, 2013

IPC awarded first IPC J-STD-004 Qualified Products Listing (QPL) certificate to Indium Corporation's Clinton, NY, USA facility. Indium Corporation was first manufacturer to participate in IPC's Validation Services QPL/QML Program, which provides audit, inspection, testing, and advisory services to suppliers throughout electronics industry to promote supply chain verification. Indium's Clinton, NY, USA facility was first site to undergo IPC's assessment/audit based around IPC J-STD-004. Read More