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ASTM Symposium covers graphite testing for nuclear applications.

August 8, 2013

Graphite Testing for Nuclear Applications: The Significance of Test Specimen Volume and Geometry and the Statistical Significance of Test Specimen Population (September 19–20) will focus on testing of as-manufactured graphite. Principal objectives are collecting evidence for singular reference; providing technical basis for restrictions on test specimen size in ASTM standards; providing guidance on tests for valid measure of given property; and considering development of new standards. Read More

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AAMA Specification streamlines fenestration industry BIM process.

August 8, 2013

AAMA 912-13, Voluntary Specification for Non-Residential Fenestration Building Information Modeling (BIM), identifies and outlines minimum requirements for Design intent (DI) models and Project execution and coordination (PEC) models. Intended to be referenced in other industry standards, contract documents, proposals, and marketing materials, specification should, according to AAMA BIM Task Group chair Dan Luoma, "provide a more streamline BIM process for the fenestration industry." Read More

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EPA awards $2 million to small businesses.

August 8, 2013

EPA awarded more than $2 million in contracts to 7 small businesses to develop sustainable technologies that will help protect human health and the environment. Small Business Innovation Research program funded 25 research proposals from small businesses for 6 months through last year’s Phase I contracts of $80,000. Following peer-review process, 7 Phase I recipients are being awarded Phase II contracts for up to $300,000, supporting further development and commercialization of their technology. Read More

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State DOTs Earn Transportation Awards in regional competition.

August 7, 2013

Sponsored by AASHTO, AAA, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, America's Transportation Awards competition recognizes best of America's transportation projects in 3 main categories: Ahead of Schedule, Under Budget, and Best Use of Innovation. Nine transportation projects from 6 western states were nominated. Per category, winners were Idaho and Oklahoma (Ahead of Schedule), California (Under Budget), and Arizona, South Dakota, and Utah (Best Use of Innovation). Read More

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Dr. Dean Webster to present keynote at TRFA's annual meeting.

August 7, 2013

From 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. on September 30, Dr. Dean Webster will present keynote address titled "Improving the Sustainability of Thermosets Using Renewables." Dr. Webster is Professor and Chair in the Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials at North Dakota State University. He received a B.S. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering Science from Virginia Tech. Prior to joining NDSU in 2001, he worked for Sherwin-Williams and Eastman Chemical Company. Read More

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Oregon Governor Proclamaition started IEEE-USA Annual Meeting.

August 7, 2013

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber's proclamation of August 1 as "IEEE Oregon Sustainable Technology Day" coincided with IEEE-USA Annual Meeting, which began in Portland, OR with first IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech). Dr. Thomas P. Seager, one of 5 keynote speakers, delivered opening keynote, "Systems Thinking for Sustainability." Meeting brings together IEEE volunteers from across USA and provides them with basic leadership training and program ideas. Read More

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ASTM Committee sponsors October antimicrobial copper workshop.

August 7, 2013

Antimicrobial Copper — New Developments workshop will take place October 23 in Jacksonville, FL. Topics covered are to include final published results from U.S. Department of Defense sponsored antimicrobial copper hospital trials showing overall reduction in hospital-acquired infections during study period. Also, recent developments in antimicrobial copper product availability, installations, and continued supply chain activities in marketplace will be presented. Read More

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Trampoline Courts Standard has been approved by ASTM committee.

August 7, 2013

ASTM F2970, Practice for Design, Manufacture, Installation, Operation, Maintenance, Inspection, and Major Modification of Trampoline Courts, has been developed by Subcommittee F24.60 on Special Rides/Attractions. Philip Slaggert, chair of F24.60, said that stakeholder groups that will use or benefit from ASTM F2970 include regulators/policymakers, designers/engineers/manufacturers, owners/operators, and general public. Read More