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BETEC Symposium to address requirements of light-framed walls.

October 13, 2011

Scheduled for Dec 5-9, 2011, Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council Symposium will be held during NIBS Annual Meeting, in conjunction with Ecobuild America Conference. Symposium will address soon to be required levels of insulation for light-framed walls, potential benefits, and challenges for building process and performance. Participants will learn about types of high R-value walls, as well as durability and code issues for fire, structural, and cladding attachment. Read More

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ASTM offers Lexicon for Sensory Evaluation CD.

October 12, 2011

Updating and combining terminology and data previously available on 2 ASTM databases, Lexicon for Sensor Evaluation: Aroma, Flavor, Texture, and Appearance, covers large selection of finished products, ingredients, packaging, and chemicals used in development, production, and storage of consumer products. CD offers detailed description of process used for implementing a lexicon for specific product category, product examples, and most frequently used terms to describe ingredients and products. Read More

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Electric Vehicles Standards Panel to discuss strategic roadmap.

October 12, 2011

ANSI Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP) will convene its second plenary meeting November 17-18, 2011 in Arlington, VA in order to continue work on strategic roadmap identifying standards and conformity assessment programs needed to enable widespread acceptance and deployment of electric vehicles and associated infrastructure in U.S. Open to all affected parties, meeting will afford opportunity to discuss and refine, in face-to-face setting, initial draft of roadmap. Read More

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ANSI-HSSP Plenary examines Homeland Security standards. .

October 12, 2011

During their Tenth Plenary Meeting, scheduled for Nov 9, ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel will examine progress made in advancing homeland security over the past decade and discuss continued path forward. In conjunction with plenary, ANSI-HSSP will host Nov 10 workshop: Standards for Disaster Resilience for Buildings and Physical Infrastructure Systems, which will examine areas where standards and codes are needed to further support physical infrastructure and building resilience. Read More

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SAE International announces 2011 Vehicle Battery Summit.

October 12, 2011

Scheduled for Nov 14-15, 2011, SAE International 2011 Vehicle Battery Summit will integrate most recent battery innovations with lessons learned in recent EV/PHEV commercialization efforts. Event will feature more than 20 in-depth presentations organized across 4 sessions: Electrified Vehicle Market Development, Innovations in Cell Chemistry for Energy Storage, Battery Design for Safety and Extended Life, and Battery Pack Integration and Charging Challenges and Solutions. Read More

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SPE Seeks Executive Director to achieve strategic initiatives.

October 12, 2011

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) announced that it is searching for a new Executive Director. To be conducted by Kellen Company, this search is specifically targeting candidates who, according to SPE 2011-2012 President Harold Bloom, "possess a combination of strong leadership qualities, extensive knowledge of the global plastics industry, and a proven record of fundraising." Read More

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ZigBee Alliance, Energy@home collaborate on European platform.

October 12, 2011

ZigBee® Alliance and Energy@home will create integrated residential energy value added services platform for Europe by leveraging 4 ZigBee standards. Under liaison agreement announced today, both groups will focus on blending strengths of ZigBee Home Automation(TM), ZigBee Smart Energy(TM), ZigBee Telecom Services(TM), and ZigBee Gateway(TM) to create this platform to help European consumers better manage energy use in their homes. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute releases updated Nozzleloads Standard.

October 12, 2011

Applied Nozzleloads Standard ANSI/HI 9.6.2−2011 includes recommendations for assessment of applied nozzle loads for variety of pumps, including horizontal end suction single-stage, vertical inline single-stage, axial split case single and 2-stage, and vertical turbine short set pumps. Standard also contains additional explanatory information regarding criteria for pump nozzle loading allowances and more detail regarding material requirements for pump casings and hold-down bolts. Read More

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Federal Agencies, Private Sector collaborate on ways to fight botnets.

October 12, 2011

At an invitational meeting hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, U.S. Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security discussed with other federal agencies and private-sector leaders in IT industry the need to create a voluntary industry code of conduct to address detection, notification, and mitigation of botnets. Botnets are collections of computers that are secretly infected with malware and then remotely controlled by spammers, hackers, or criminals. Read More

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Manufacturers Say Free Trade Agreements will create jobs.

October 12, 2011

In his statement following President Obama's transmission of free trade agreements (FTA) with Colombia, South Korea, and Panama to Congress for approval, NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons gave his thanks and urged both House and Senate "to move as quickly as possible so manufacturers can begin to create much-needed jobs." "Now is the time to help manufacturers in the United States remain competitive," said Timmons, who also pointed out free trade agreements as part of the solution. Read More

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Manufacturers urge tax and entitlement reform.

October 12, 2011

Aric Newhouse, NAM Senior VP for Policy and Government Relations, urged members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to go beyond their legislative mandate and take steps necessary to ensure nation's overall competitiveness and economic growth. According to Newhouse, tackling entitlement and comprehensive tax reform is the only way to find a serious solution to the debt crisis, which is critical to long-term growth and job creation. Read More

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Pacific Rim Summit to discuss biofuels, renewable chemicals.

October 12, 2011

BIO is co-organizing 2011 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy with BioMalaysia 2011 Conference and Exhibition, to be held November 21-23 in Malaysia. In addition to facilitating networking and business partnerships between companies from U.S. and Asia, event will address latest industrial biotechnology issues. These include algae, advanced biofuels, biopolymers and bioplastics, dedicated energy crops, green chemistry, and synthetic biology. Read More

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Academic Paper Competition is being sponsored by IPC.

October 12, 2011

IPC invites accredited U.S. and international colleges and universities with focus on electronics industry to submit paper abstracts for International Academic Paper Competition. Abstracts of 100-300 words that summarize technical and previously unpublished, non-commercial work covering case histories, research, and discoveries must be submitted by one researcher on behalf of accredited college or university and received by December 15, 2011. Read More

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USDA Research Grants to help develop advanced biofuel crops.

October 12, 2011

BIO thanked USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack for announcing grants that will support research on sustainably grown energy crops as well as conversion of existing infrastructure to biorefineries for advanced biofuels and aviation biofuels, renewable chemicals, and biobased products. As stated by BIO's Brent Erickson, 5-year research and development grants will support public/private sector partners in 22 states while helping grow integrated supply chain of renewable biomass for biorefineries. Read More

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ASTM Amusement Rides/Devices Committee to meet in Scottsdale, AZ.

October 12, 2011

ASTM International Committee F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices will be holding 3 days of meetings, from October 13-15, 2011 in Scottsdale, AZ. Approximately 50 separate meetings will be held, each focusing on specific safety element of amusement industry. Areas to be covered include, but are not limited to, ride design, operations, and maintenance. Meetings are open to members and non-members of ASTM. Over 150 safety experts are expected to attend. Read More

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NEMA Makes Statement on Rapid Response Team for Transmission.

October 11, 2011

NEMA expressed support for multi-agency effort to increase cooperation among federal agencies and accelerate federal approvals as they consider proposed electrical transmission projects that impact federal lands. NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis called announcement of Rapid Response Team for Transmission (RRTT) "an excellent first step" and said that "NEMA will continue to advocate for a streamlined and expedited federal review process for all transmission lines." Read More

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PMI hosts fall conference.

October 11, 2011

PMI Fall Conference kicked off with Executive Roundtable, featuring executives from 7 member companies who discussed state of plumbing manufacturing industry, responses to economic downturn, and global trends that will impact industry. Keynote address by roundtable moderator George Will touched on economic climate in U.S. and Europe, economic bailout, and current agenda of federal government. With dual track format, attendees chose to attend technical council meeting or marketing council meeting. Read More

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BSA 2011 Fall Meeting welcomed record number of attendees.

October 11, 2011

When BSA met Sept 26-27, they welcomed a record number of attendees to tackle a wide range of committee projects and association business. Attendees enjoyed a presentation on mobile technologies and participated in a workshop to refine and update the Performance Analysis Report. Board of Directors welcomed the appointment of Steve Smidler, Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp., to the open position on the board. In addition, BSA welcomed a number of members to new committee assignments. Read More

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IPC Begins Search for its new president and CEO.

October 11, 2011

IPC seeks one outstanding individual to become its next president and CEO. Whoever is chosen will succeed current CEO, Denny McGuirk, who leaves on November 3. As chief executive of association, president and CEO is responsible for providing strategic leadership and vision by working with Board of Directors and other stakeholders to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies. President is also ultimately responsible for IPC's fiscal performance. Read More

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Welding and Gases Today Guide aids GAWDA convention navigation.

October 11, 2011

Fall 2011 issue of Welding and Gases Today features Guide to Contact Booth Exhibitors, which focuses on Contact Booth Program, to be held October 11, from 9:00 am to noon at Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square, at Gases and Welding Distributors Association's 67th Annual Convention (October 9-12, NYC). Enabling distributors and other attendees to maximize their time, guide offers glance at 90+ gases and welding suppliers whose products and services will be on display. Read More