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IPC APEX EXPO 2014 Exhibit Space is sold out.

January 23, 2014

IPC announced that all 135,000 sq ft of exhibit floor space has sold out for IPC APEX EXPO® 2014, making it the largest IPC APEX EXPO in the last 5 years. To visitors, the sold-out status means that the show floor will be busy and informative, with more than 425 exhibitors introducing new product technologies, innovations, and demonstrations of the industry’s newest advancements, many of which will also be highlighted in the dedicated New Product Corridor on the show floor.   Read More

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EPA releases final Bristol Bay Assessment.

January 23, 2014

Over 3 years, EPA compiled the best, most current science on the Bristol Bay watershed to understand how large-scale mining could impact this area. EPA's report, titled "An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska," concludes that large-scale copper and gold mining poses risks to salmon and Alaska Native cultures. Bristol Bay produces nearly 50% of the world’s wild sockeye salmon with runs averaging 37.5 million fish each year. Read More

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AMCA International Launches bilingual website for Asia region.

January 23, 2014

AMCA International, represented by Asia AMCA in Asia Pacific region, announced bilingual website (asiaamca.org) to meet growing needs of those in Asia due in part to Engineer Associates Program. English and Chinese versions of Asia AMCA website are available to better serve needs of new members and associates in that region. Asia AMCA website provides technical information, news and events occurring in real-time at AMCA International, with particular focus on the Asia region. Read More

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NTSB Releases Top 10 transportation improvements sought in 2014.

January 23, 2014

NTSB released its 2014 Most Wanted List, which aggregates top 10 advocacy and awareness priorities for 2014. These include, for first time, improving operational safety in rail mass transit. Other new additions include helicopter operations, occupant protection, and passenger vessel safety. Furthermore, list includes fire safety, perils of distraction, general aviation, pipeline safety, positive train control, and substance-impaired driving. Read More

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ASTM Symposium to address building economic standards.

January 23, 2014

ASTM's suite of E06.81 standards provides framework for measuring and managing economic performance of buildings and other constructed facilities over their entire life cycle. Scheduled for Oct 5, 2014, symposium titled "Idea to Impact: How Building Economic Standards Keep You on Track," will demonstrate how to use the framework, how various E06.81 standards fit together and reinforce each other, and how these standards help economic performance of engineering projects. Read More

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IPC moves to Pennsylvania Ave.

January 23, 2014

IPC’s Government Relations and Environmental Policy office has moved to the heart of Washington, D.C. Its new address, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, is just blocks from the White House and Capitol Hill, and near the offices of IPC’s largest OEM members. Move from Arlington, VA, dramatically raises profile of IPC in nation’s capital and signals trade organization’s commitment to providing critical regulatory and legislative information and compliance assistance to its members. Read More

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FAA proposes civil penalty against Talon Air, Inc.

January 23, 2014

FAA is proposing $150,000 civil penalty against Talon Air, Inc., of Farmingdale, NY, for allegedly violating Federal Aviation Regulations by allowing 4 pilots to fly without proper training or examinations. FAA alleges that 3 pilots did not undergo recurrent training or receive competency flight checks within required periods of time, and that fourth pilot’s initial training was conducted by unqualified person. As a result, none were qualified to fly charter carrier’s Hawker 4000 aircraft. Read More

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ASTM developing proposed nitrate reductase standard.

January 23, 2014

Proposed ASTM WK27289, Test Methods for Nitrite-Nitrate in Water by Nitrate Reductase, will present a means to perform nitrate analysis of water without the use of hazardous chemicals. According to William Lipps, vice chairman of Subcommittee D19.05 on Inorganic Constituents in Water, part of ASTM International Committee D19 on Water, new standard will enable testing laboratories with discrete analyzers to eliminate cadmium reduction methods with a more reliable means to measure nitrate. Read More