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Drinking Water Infrastructure needs $384 billion by 2030.

June 7, 2013

According to results of EPA's Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment, $384 billion in improvements are needed for USA's drinking water infrastructure through 2030 for systems to continue providing safe drinking water to 297 million Americans. National total covers needs of 73,400 water systems nationwide as well as American Indian and Alaska Native Village water systems.  Areas most requiring improvements are distribution and transmission, treatment, storage, and source. Read More

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Florida Law promotes access to biologic medicines.

June 7, 2013

BIO commends Florida Governor Rick Scott for signing House Bill 365, designed to create pathway for substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines. While not including all 5 of BIO’s Principles on Biologic Product Substitution, legislation is significant step in recognizing important role biologic medicines play in future of healthcare and chronic disease management. Legislation will help to protect patients’ access to accurate prescription information and maintain incentives for innovation. Read More

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SME looks to future of manufacturing with new tagline.

June 7, 2013

SME is integrating its strategic areas — events, publishing, membership, Tooling U-SME online training division, and SME Education Foundation — around evolved mission to inspire, prepare, and support its stakeholders in advancement of manufacturing. SME announced that it will refer to itself by its monogram, rather than its full legal name and is promoting its inclusive, future-focused mindset with the new tagline, Making the future. Together.SM  Read More

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AAMA Courses focus on fenestration product installation, testing.

June 7, 2013

Education courses on commercial and residential installation, field testing/forensic evaluation, and fenestration anchorage have been released by AAMA as part of its FenestrationMasters® program. According to AAMA's Dean Lewis, this group of courses deals with actual use of products, including flashing and sealants. "While challenging," said Lewis,"many candidates will find this to be the most practical, useful, and interesting portion of the entire course of study." Read More

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EPA Approves Plan to Control CSOs in Cincinnati, OH area.

June 7, 2013

U.S. EPA announced approval of plan for control of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) in Cincinnati and Hamilton County in Ohio. Plan establishes priorities to address communities' most serious water quality problems and promotes cost-effective, innovative solutions to reduce pollution. Specific components include separating sewers to keep rainwater out of combined sewer system and use of green infrastructure to manage rainwater diverted from combined system. Read More

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ASME Awards recognize petroleum-related mechanical engineering.

June 6, 2013

During Offshore Technology Conference, ASME recognized technical achievement and distinguished service in field of petroleum-related mechanical engineering. Benton F. Baugh, president of Baugh Consulting Engineers, Inc., received 2013 Geoca Mechanical Engineering Achievement Award, while H. Brian Skeels, Kwok Lun Lee, and Anand Venkatesh of FMC Technologies received 2013 Arthur Lubinski Award for best technical paper. In addition, Woelfel Best Mechanical Engineering Award went to Aker Solutions. Read More

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AIM Summit to celebrate 40th anniversary.

June 6, 2013

On September 30, 2013, AIM will bring together international leaders in the AIDC industry to celebrate AIM's 40th anniversary at the annual AIM Summit. Event will highlight latest in technologies and industry trends, as well as standards and advances impacting organizations around the globe. Optional sessions, scheduled before and after Summit, will allow AIM members to participate in committee meetings. Summit will also host special luncheon to announce recipients of 2013 AIM Awards. Read More

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NASA Experiment supports 3-D manufacturing in space.

June 6, 2013

In preparation for a future where parts and tools can be printed on demand in space, NASA and Made in Space Inc. of Mount View, CA, have joined to launch equipment for first 3-D microgravity printing experiment to the International Space Station. The 3-D Printing in Zero G Experiment will use extrusion additive manufacturing, which builds objects, layer by layer, out of polymers and other materials. Hardware is scheduled to be certified and ready for launch to space station next year. Read More