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Sealant/Adhesive Symposium addresses construction durability.

April 13, 2011

Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives will be held June 16-17 in Anaheim, CA with objective of gathering and disseminating latest information on all aspects of durability testing, assessment, and specifications for building and construction sealants and adhesives. Symposium's scope covers all building envelope, interior building, construction, and civil engineering applications. Online registration opens ~8 weeks before workshop and closes June 8. Read More

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Smart Grid Cost-Benefit Estimate is released by EPRI.

April 13, 2011

Estimating the Costs and Benefits of the Smart Grid - A Preliminary Estimate of the Investment Requirements for a Fully Functioning Smart Grid, shows smart grid implementation could cost from $338-476 billion and result in benefits from $1.3-2 trillion. Costs are projected for transmission, substation, distribution, and customer interface over next 20 yr. EPRI estimate also factors in investment needed for growth and correcting deficienciesas well as deploying new technologies. Read More

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BIO announces recipient of biotechnology innovation award.

April 13, 2011

BIO has announced that Royal DSM CEO/Chairman of the Managing Board, Feike Sijbesma, will be honored with George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology. Award will be delivered at 2011 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, in Toronto, Ontario, on May 9, 2011. Under his guidance, Royal DSM has made significant steps in developing industrial biotechnology for conversion of renewable resources for health, nutrition, and materials applications. Read More

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ANSI Workshop addresses electric drive vehicle standardization.

April 13, 2011

ANSI Workshop: Standards and Codes for Electric Drive Vehicles (EDVs) took place to examine activities needed to drive safe and effective deployment of one million EDVs by 2015 as called for in President Obama's January 2011 State of the Union address. During workshop, one common theme was a call for coordination, participation, and harmonization of standardization efforts as well as concern over number of forums in which stakeholders currently must participate. Read More

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ISO Workshop explores financial services industry needs.

April 13, 2011

Current and future needs of global financial services industry will be examined at workshop in Amsterdam on May 13, 2011. Topics to be discussed are use of standards by regulators and market players in response to post-crisis reporting requirements, standards to support transaction-based business, and consumer-focused issues such as privacy management and fraud protection. Focus will be on activities to support evolving business needs, innovation, and regulatory requirements. Read More

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Energy Star Awards for 2011 recognizes 111 leaders.

April 13, 2011

US EPA is honoring 111 Energy Star® partners who have demonstrated leadership and commitment in protecting Americans' health and the environment through energy efficiency achievements. Comprised of manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders, 2011 Energy Star award winner totals, by category, included 46 for Sustained Excellence, 44 for Partner of the Year, and 21 for Excellence. Read More

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New Air Traffic Control Command Center is fully operational.

April 13, 2011

David J. Hurley Air Traffic Control System Command Center in Warrenton, VA is responsible for managing overall use of national airspace system. There, traffic management specialists balance air traffic demand with system capacity and work with aviation stakeholders to handle any system constraints such as weather, runway closures, and delays. Employees also coordinate with air traffic controllers at facilities throughout country to ensure air traffic moves as smoothly as possible. Read More

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Training Course addresses RBCA at petroleum release sites.

April 12, 2011

Offered in Lansing, MI on May 10-11 and October 18-19, national Risk-Based Corrective Action (RBCA) training program for petroleum release sites is intended for private sector. It is required for persons seeking Certified Professional status under Michigan statute Part 215 and associated rules. Cost includes copy of ASTM E1739, Standard Guide for Risk-Based Corrective Action Applied at Petroleum Release Sites, A Fate and Transport Models Compendium; course workbook; and refreshments. Read More

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Fire Standards Uncertainty Symposium sponsored by ASTM.

April 12, 2011

Uncertainty in Fire Standards and What to Do About It, to be held in Anaheim, CA on June 16, will cover how different parties - testing laboratories, enforcement authorities, manufacturers, practicing engineers - incorporate uncertainty into their use of results from fire safety tests and calculations as well as explore legal, technical, and ethical implications. Symposium will also provide overviews of technical guidance for handling uncertainty in ASTM standards and other standards and documents. Read More

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AIA Poll shows public support for FAA and NextGen funding.

April 12, 2011

AIA March poll showed 68% of Americans support new technologies to improve air safety, while 65% favor maintaining or increasing FAA funding levels. Also, majority of Americans knowledgeable about NextGen air traffic control system support timely implementation of bill. Passing fiscal year 2011 appropriations bill by Congress will allow FAA to enter into new contracts, move forward with new construction, hire more safety inspectors, and certify new technology activities. Read More

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Papers on Integrated Design sought for ASHRAE Winter Conference.

April 12, 2011

Papers are being sought on how integrated building design and project delivery processes are being applied to build better buildings and how those processes and workflows need to evolve to meet net zero energy buildings commitments. Additionally, papers are sought for tracks on Specialized Applications, Energy Modeling, Operations and Maintenance, HVAC Systems, HVAC Fundamentals and Applications, Professional Skills, and Refrigeration. Deadline for submissions is April 18, 2011. Read More

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EPA to Address IRIS Assessments with in-depth reviews.

April 12, 2011

U.S. EPA plans to address 4 draft Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessments - methanol, methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), ethyl tertiary-butyl ether (ETBE), and acrylonitrile - placed on hold in June 2010, pending review of underlying studies relied on in said assessments. Review has begun and will continue over next several months. Results will be made public, and cancer assessment for methanol will remain on hold until its completion. Read More

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Manufacturing Technology Consumption is up 138.1% from last year.

April 12, 2011

February U.S. manufacturing technology consumption, according to AMT and AMTDA, totaled $329.43 million as reported by companies participating in USMTC program. While down 10.9% from January, this total was up 99.3% compared with February 2010. Year-to-date total of $699.16 million is up 138.1% compared with 2010. According to AMT President Douglas K. Woods, this dramatic growth underscores current manufacturing renaissance taking place. Read More

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Standards Publication details 3 generations of MOST technology.

April 11, 2011

MOST® Book, "The Automotive Multimedia Network - From MOST25 to MOST150," provides access to all 3 MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) technology generations, including MOST150. Addressing electronics development professionals, project managers, and executives, qualified compendium offers overview and helps readers both understand and apply technology. Through detailed presentations, publication shows most important technology aspects. Read More

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Coaxial Physical Layer Specification expands domain support.

April 11, 2011

MOST® Cooperation, standardization organization for automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST), released MOST150 Electrical Physical Layer Sub-Specification Rev. 1.0 based on coaxial cable. It provides pathway into vehicle domains such as driver assistance, as physical layer can provide bi-directional communication and power supply on same cable. Multi-channel network (control data, synchronous, and packet channel) allows parallel usage of all said services. Read More

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Window, Door, Skylight Care Brochure covers proper maintenance.

April 11, 2011

Published by AAMA, "Caring for Your Windows, Doors and Skylights" provides tips for proper cleaning as well as information to help ensure fenestration products perform as intended. Publication covers glass care, frame cleaning, and hardware/component care in addition to drainage system design, condensation/moisture considerations, and finish color retention. Manufacturers can personalize this 6-panel, fold-out brochure with their logo and contact information for distribution. Read More

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ASTM Training Workshop helps users understand ASTM D3241.

April 11, 2011

ASTM International is offering a workshop to teach operators how to use ASTM D3241, Standard Test Method for Thermal Oxidation Stability of Aviation Turbine Fuels. Course will explain the significance of ASTM D3241 and help users understand the test method and the standard heater section of the instrument; perform hands-on rating of D3241 heater tubes using light boxes; and interact with other participants in the workshop to better understand the rating process. Read More

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Protective Clothing/Equipment Symposium is sponsored by ASTM.

April 11, 2011

Ninth Symposium on Performance of Protective Clothing and Equipment: Emerging Issues and Technologies will be held June 16-17 in Anaheim, CA. Providing forum on emerging technologies and issues regarding protective clothing and equipment, symposium has specific objectives such as showcasing recent research and advances in personal protective technology; defining existing/emerging challenges in development and use of PPE; and ascertaining areas where new or revised standards are needed. Read More

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Exhibit Space Sales strong for World of Asphalt and AGG1 shows.

April 11, 2011

Exhibit space sales successfully kicked off for 2012 co-located World of Asphalt and AGG1 Aggregates Forum and Expo with a "space draw" at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 in late March. Show floor spans 67,300 net sq-ft, and space sales are tracking ahead of record-breaking 2010 event, which attracted more than 6,000 industry professionals from the aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance, and traffic safety sectors. More than 75% of the 2010 final space tally has already been reserved. Read More

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Auto Alliance joins distracted driving awareness campaign.

April 11, 2011

The Auto Alliance joined the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association at their launch of a national initiative to encourage drivers to focus on driving, or "Decide to Drive," every time they get behind the wheel. The multimedia campaign includes www.decidetodrive.org interactive website, public service announcement campaign, and student PSA contest. Read More