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Donald L. Mays to serve term on ASTM Board of Directors.

January 24, 2012

Elected to ASTM's board of directors for 2012-2014, Donald L. Mays recently joined Deloitte and Touche LLP in Stamford, CT, as a director. In this position he will create and build a new product safety consulting business for the firm. A graduate from Manhattan College in NY with bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering, Mays has worked on product safety, consumer product testing, laboratory management, consumer advocacy, public outreach, and education during his career. Read More

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Vacuum Cleaner Committee Task Group is open to interested parties.

January 24, 2012

Interested parties are invited to join Task Group F11.50.13 on the Development of ASTM Standard Test Methods for the Measurement of Battery-Powered Vacuum Cleaner Performance. According to F11 chairman Ray Mayginnes, task group will develop standards for characteristics such as cleaning, air performance, battery life, filtration, and sound. Task group will have its first meeting during F11 meetings on May 7-9 in Phoenix, AZ. Read More

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Willem De Vos named SPE's new CEO.

January 24, 2012

Willem De Vos comes to SPE after serving as CEO of Vitalo Group, a global supplier of plastic packaging and thermoformed products. Previously he managed compounding and processing units of Recticel, an international producer of polyurethane automotive components. A member of SPE, Mr. De Vos served as chair-elect of European Thermoforming Division. He holds an engineering degree in polymer chemistry from Industriƫle Hogeschool CTL and executive MBA from Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School. Read More

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Chadwick Engineering Ltd joins Aluminum Association.

January 24, 2012

Aluminum Association announced addition of its newest member, Chadwick Engineering Ltd. As Associate member, Chadwick Engineering will provide direct services to firms that produce or recycle aluminum. According to Aluminum Association President Heidi Brock, "Chadwick Engineering is especially positioned to help the Association better understand new technical innovations shaping the industry and provide a vital voice in future Association endeavors." Read More

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Fireside Chats focus on biopharma R/D, corporate strategy.

January 24, 2012

At BIO CEO and Investor Conference, to be held February 13-14, 2012 in NYC, Fireside Chats with senior industry executives and will feature moderated, one-on-one conversations with pharma R/D chiefs and industry leaders as well as subsequent interactive question and answer sessions. Participants are to include Moncef Slaoui, PhD, Chairman, R/D, GlaxoSmithKline plc; Mikael Dolsten, MD, PhD, President, Worldwide R/D, Pfizer Inc.; and John Milligan, PhD, President and COO, Gilead Sciences. Read More

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IEEE Experts identify global trends for consumer electronics.

January 24, 2012

After 2012 International CES in Las Vegas, technologists from around the world have gathered at IEEE International Consumer Electronics Conference to discuss what's next for consumer electronics. Annual event is known for unveiling variety of innovations and highlighting upcoming developments. Trends from CES 2012 that will dictate product development cycles include nonstop connectivity, cloud-based applications, streaming web-based video, intelligent transportation, and automated metadata. Read More

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Air Filtration Device Committee holds testing program.

January 24, 2012

Air Filtration Device Standards Development Committee (AFD) of IESO will continue its research efforts by conducting 3-day (March 15-17) testing program of HEPA-filtered negative air type or collection machines. Goal is to gather data to complete development of ANSI/IESO Standard for field evaluation of portable HEPA-equipped air filtration devices. Research effort will be led by AFD Committee Vice-chair Wane A. Baker and Andrew Anthony Havics. Read More

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BSA Conference Table Registration opens February 1st.

January 24, 2012

Scheduled for April 29 to May 1, BSA 2012 Annual Convention will include Conference Table Sessions, which offer participants opportunity to pre-schedule and plan for face-to-face meetings between distributors and manufacturers to address bearing industry concerns and resolve business problems. Convention attendees have found these 20-minute meetings to be particularly productive since they eliminate additional investments in travel and time, and schedule accommodates more than one meeting. Read More

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Rooftop Solar Lease Option increases appeal.

January 24, 2012

Rooftop solar panels are attracting new demographic of customers who are choosing to lease rather than buy, and enjoying low upfront costs and immediate savings. According to NREL study, "The Transformation of Southern California's Residential Photovoltaics Market through Third-Party Ownership," solar lease models are surging in southern California and they are being adopted in less affluent neighborhoods that had few customer-owned systems. Read More

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NREL earns accolades for sustainability efforts.

January 24, 2012

NREL was winner of White House GreenGov Presidential Award for the design and sustainable nature of its net-zero energy data center. NREL also received Environmental Sustainability awards from DOE for its "Sustainable Campus of the Future" and "Cradle to Cradle - Near-Zero Materials Waste and Beyond." EStar awards highlight environmental sustainability projects and programs that reduce environmental impacts, enhance site operations, reduce costs, and prevent pollution. Read More

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ASHRAE Recognizes HVAC/R Achievements of 36 individuals.

January 24, 2012

ASHRAE is recognizing 36 people for their contributions to the Society and the building industry at 2012 Winter Conference, which is being held January 21-25. Honors to be bestowed concern Hall of Fame, ASHRAE Technology Awards, ASHRAE Student Design Project Competition, John F. James International Award, and E.K. Campbell Award. Winners include students, those hard at work in their respective fields, as well as those who made HVAC/R technology milestones in their lifetime. Read More

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AIA honors John Stack with 2012 AIA Achievement Award.

January 24, 2012

John Stack, President of the Optical Systems Division of Zygo Corporation, was presented with 2012 AIA Achievement Award. He is being honored for his industry leadership and outstanding contributions to the vision and imaging industry for more than two decades. Before joining Zygo, Stack served as President and COO of Edmund Optics, Inc. Stack also served as member of AIA Board of Directors from 2001-2004 and was elected Chairperson for 2003-2004 term. Read More

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Greg Hollows is named to be AIA Board of Directors Chairman.

January 24, 2012

Greg Hollows, Director, Machine Vision Solutions, Edmund Optics, was named Chairman of AIA Board of Directors for 2012-2013 during AIA Business Conference. During his tenure, Hollows hopes "to grow AIA's presence in existing and emerging market areas through education, understanding, and cooperation." He also hopes to make AIA's "Vision for the Future" a reality by working with staff and other Board members. Hollows succeeds Rusty Ponce de Leon, who remains as Past Chairman. Read More

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Early Registration for BEST3 Conference ends January 31.

January 24, 2012

Scheduled for April 2-4, 2012, BEST3 Conference: High Performance Buildings will cover building systems that deliver high energy efficiency, good indoor climate, and long-term performance. Presentations by building envelope experts will offer latest research and practice on net-zero buildings, commissioning, foam insulations, and quality management as well as vacuum insulated panels, whole systems design, interior/exterior insulation applications, methodologies, and models/modeling. Read More

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Malcolm Doughtery sees transportation funding uncertainty.

January 24, 2012

In Two-Minute State DOT Update video produced by AASHTO, Malcolm Dougherty, acting director of California DOT, says department is building for the future with about 770 projects worth approximately $10 billion under contract. Currently, the recovery act and Proposition 1B are providing valuable funding. However, like many states, California is facing challenges in caring for its aging infrastructure and securing reliable source of funding for the future. Read More

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PCB Engineering Poll shows troublesome PCB engineering aspects.

January 24, 2012

Polled on their biggest challenges with PCBs, PCB components, and PCB assembly process failures, 350+ engineers who attended IPC's Soldering and Assembly Defects webinar identified solder finish (39%), BGA components (29%), and reflow soldering (27%). Runners-up included electrical shorts/opens (27%), QFN/LGA components (27%), and credit paste printing (20%). Webinar instructor Bob Willis said this survey shows areas requiring concentrated efforts. Read More

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RIA Blog Site helps people find careers in robotics.

January 24, 2012

Located at www.rhobotaphi.com, Rho Bota Phi is a collaboration between RIA, academia, business, and government for creation of programs and curriculum that enhance workforce preparation for jobs in robotics and advanced manufacturing. Among the goals of Rho Bota Phi is to enable exchange of ideas between robotics instructors, and to help disseminate information on qualifications needed for various positions in robotics. Read More

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Peer-Reviewed Papers detail monitoring of in-service oils.

January 23, 2012

ASTM International compilation STP 1536, In-Service Lubricant and Machine Analysis, Diagnostics and Prognostics, includes 11 peer-reviewed papers that provide information on monitoring in-service oils. In addition to guidelines for alarm limits and trend analysis, topics cover such issues as optimizing wind turbine oil condition monitoring program, linear sweep voltammetry in condition monitoring of diesel engine oil, and FTIR lubricant condition monitoring methodology. Read More

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Hands-On ASTM Class to cover property condition assessments.

January 23, 2012

Two-day class gives overview of ASTM Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments: Baseline Property Condition Assessment Process, and explains why standard was developed. Course also guides attendees on how to use standard to conduct baseline property condition assessment and how to prepare Property Condition Report. Participants will learn procedures for conducting walk-through survey; which key areas should be included in PCR; and how to identify property's physical deficiencies. Read More

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AFS seeks Board of Directors and 2nd Vice Chair nominations.

January 23, 2012

Every year, AFS Society elects 2nd Vice Chair and 6 members of Board of Directors. Elected 2nd Vice Chair will become AFS 2nd Vice Chair for 2013, 1st Vice Chair for 2014, and AFS Chair in 2015. For elected members of Board of Directors, term of service will begin at Fall 2012 Board of Directors Meeting or November 30, 2012, whichever is sooner, for term of 2 years. Only requirement is that nominees must be current 2012 members of AFS. Read More