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Single Process Available for accreditation to multiple standards.

January 25, 2013

ANSI announced that ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board/ACLASS has begun offering opportunity for environmental laboratories to undergo concurrent accreditation to multiple relevant standards. Under new process, laboratories may be accredited concurrently to NELAC Institute (TNI) Volume 1: Management and Technical Requirements for Laboratories Performing Environmental Analysis as well as several standards and programs: ISO/IEC 17025, U.S. DoD ELAP, U.S. EPA NLLAP, and TNI NEFAP. Read More

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Publication Date Announced for 2013 AMT Directory & Buyers Guide.

January 25, 2013

Publication date for 2013 AMT Directory and Buyers Guide will be September 2013. Future plans include producing IMTS Directory and Buyers Guide in even years and AMT Directory and Buyers Guide in odd years. Gardner Business Media, Inc. will continue to partner with AMT to produce 2013 AMT Directory and Buyers Guide, and TechSpex will continue to house data for product. Read More

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NESCC Task Group seeks members.

January 25, 2013

Recent meeting of Nuclear Energy Standards Coordination Collaborative resulted in establishment of new task group, which will be a standing study group focused on building techniques and materials intended to improve speed and quality of nuclear-related construction while potentially lowering costs. As part of its work, TG will assess efficiency and cost benefits of specific technologies, such as moisture tolerant concrete epoxies, modular rebar, and threadless conduit couplers. Read More

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ASTM publishes new volume of STP 1561.

January 25, 2013

ASTM has announced publication of 13th volume of STP 1561, Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres. Book includes 17 peer-reviewed papers covering latest research on ignition and combustion of metals and non-metals, oxygen compatibility of components and systems, analysis of ignition and combustion, failure analysis, and safety. Publication addresses aerospace, military, scuba diving, and industrial oxygen applications. Read More

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Committee on Lime releases compilation for 100th anniversary.

January 25, 2013

ASTM Committee C07 on Lime has released the compilation, LIME: Building the 100-Year Legacy of the ASTM Committee C07. Book includes 16 peer-reviewed papers, covering such topics as historical standards development, current industry activities, and potential areas for future work. Several papers present traditional uses of lime in asphalt, soil stabilization, and paper manufacturing, while others cover environmental applications and updates on test methods for XRF analysis and free moisture. Read More

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Detroit Students to compete at 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition.

January 24, 2013

SME Education Foundation is providing $50,000 grant to the Michigan Engineering Zone, the U-M, College of Engineering, high school student support facility. Funding will help nearly 175 students, comprising 40 teams, from 12 Detroit Public Schools, and surrounding community, compete in 2013 FIRST® Robotics Competition. Once these young inventors create a robot, their teams will participate in competitions that measure effectiveness of each robot, power of collaboration, and their determination. Read More

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January 2013 MCI-EFI shows increase in industry confidence.

January 24, 2013

January 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) reports confidence in equipment finance market at 54.2, up from December's 48.5. Regarding business conditions over next 4 months, 6.1% of respondents expected improvement (up from 5.9% in December); 87.9% said conditions will remain same (up from 73.5% in December); and 6.1% believe business will worsen (down from 20.6% from December). Also, 87.9% evaluates current U.S. economy as fair, up from 76.5%. Read More

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Career Certifications bolster networking, security workforce.

January 24, 2013

ANSI announced accreditation of several Cisco Career Certifications under Accreditation Program for Personnel Certification Bodies. Accreditation was granted to Cisco for following certifications: Cisco CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) for Routing and Switching, Cisco CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) for Routing and Switching, CCNA Security, and CCNP Security. Decision was based on review of documentation as well as onsite verification. Read More