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ISO Standard offers glossary for building energy performance.

April 18, 2013

Developed by ISO Technical Committees 205 and 163, ISO/TR 16344:2012 establishes unambiguous and consistent set of terms, definitions, and symbols for all elements to assess overall energy performance of buildings. Standard includes tables containing relevant concepts and physical quantities, designating energy measures with their corresponding symbols and units, and lists symbols and subscripts that are common to set of International Standards covering energy performance of buildings. Read More

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USNC Brochures cover benefits of standards development work.

April 18, 2013

USNC has published 2 brochures providing information about benefits associated with involvement in IEC-related standards and conformance work. "Why IEC Standards Work Is Important to My Company" features testimony from business leaders regarding advantages that come from taking active role in IEC standards development. "An Introduction to IEC Conformity Assessment Systems in the U.S." provides overview of IEC’s system of conformity assessment schemes for electrotechnical equipment and components. Read More

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AASHTO President outlines top priorities in new video.

April 18, 2013

In new video on Transportation TV, Michael Lewis, President of AASHTO and Director of the Rhode Island DOT discusses what should be done to preserve and modernize America's aging transportation system. Since his election, President Lewis has made deployment of new technologies, implementation of reforms included in Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, and leading AASHTO's effort to pass next surface transportation reauthorization bill his top 3 administrative priorities. Read More

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RIA Webinar explores aspects of vision guided robotics.

April 18, 2013

Advanced Vision Guided Robotics webinar will take place April 25, 2013 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm EDT. In addition to describing concepts of 2.5D and various kinds of 3D guidance, webinar will cover advanced calibration techniques suited for specific applications as well as use of one or multiple cameras and mathematical techniques behind them. Evolution of 3D structured and random bin picking will be reviewed with new growth and acceptance trends, and new application videos will be shown. Read More

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Conferences cover regulations impacting electronics industry.

April 18, 2013

On June 3–5, IPC will hold two events, "IPC Conflict Minerals Update: Developing Industry Practices" and "It’s Not Easy Being Green: Regulatory and Sustainability Update." Conflict minerals conference will feature discussion of current regulatory interpretations, overview of auditing issues, and expert panel discussions, while regulatory conference will focus on critical regulatory regimes affecting electronics industry in addition to panel discussions on implementing sustainability goals. Read More

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IPC ESTC to include 8 professional development courses.

April 18, 2013

On May 20-21 and May 23, 2013, IPC ESTC will feature 8 educational courses examining packaging, materials, design, and assembly considerations in electronics, from bare board to end-product. Courses will take systems approach to sustainable and cradle-to-grave product lifecycles. Examples include: Advanced Packaging; Soldering Technology for Electronics Assembly: Achieving High Yields and Reliability; Simulation Based Reliability Assessment; and PCB Fabrication Basics. Read More

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Terry Bowden to speak at BSA 2013 Annual Convention.

April 18, 2013

From outstanding student-athlete, to National Coach of the Year, to one of college football’s leading television and radio personalities, Terry Bowden knows what it takes to be a success at whatever he does. At the age of 26, Bowden became the youngest head football coach in America when he was hired by Salem College in Salem, WV. On May 7, Bowden will deliver a motivational presentation focused on teamwork and getting everyone "into the game". Read More

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Vegetable Oils/Fats ID Standard will aid fire investigations.

April 17, 2013

Subcommittee E30.01 on Criminalistics is developing ASTM WK34571, Test Method for the Extraction and Derivatization of Vegetable Oils and Fats from Fire Debris and Liquid Samples with Analysis by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. Detailing process by which acids can converted to their corresponding methyl esters, this proposed ASTM International standard will aid in fire investigation by facilitating identification of vegetable oil or fat gathered from fire debris. Read More