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ASTM Standard covers measurement systems analysis.

January 25, 2011

Developed by Subcommittee E11.20 on Test Method Evaluation and Quality Control, ASTM E2782 covers many core issues of Measurement System Analysis, which is an important topic in engineering, manufacturing, laboratory practice, and business process applications. As currently approved, standard applies to variable measurements and nondestructive applications. It will be useful anywhere measurement systems are used and/or where measurement error is important to assess. Read More

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NIST Baldrige Award Recipients to appear at Quest Conference.

January 24, 2011

Recipient organizations of 2010 Baldrige Award will appear at 23rd annual Quest for Excellence® Conference from April 4-6, 2011. Event will showcase best practices and lessons learned from seven 2010 award recipient organizations as well as past awardees. Plenary session with senior executives of recipients, and 60 concurrent sessions, will be featured, covering how to improve performance results, customer and employee engagement, process management, and organizational sustainability. Read More

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Winners of 2011 Facility of the Year Awards announced.

January 24, 2011

Six pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities have been selected as Category Winners in the seventh annual Facility of the Year Awards program, which recognizes state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing projects that utilize new and innovative technologies to enhance delivery of a quality project. Winners include F. Hoffman - La Roche Ltd; MedImmune, LLC; Merck and Company, Inc.; Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics GmbH; Pfizer Health AB; and Pfizer Manufacturing Deutschland GmbH. Read More

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Indian Construction Expo offers extensive supporting program.

January 24, 2011

Taking place in Mumbai from February 8-11, BAUMA CONEXPO SHOW in India (bC India 2011) will feature program of co-located industry events. Technical program will kick off on February 9, with BAI's Top Buyers' Conference, and following educational offerings will include seminars and workshops on range of topics that concern construction industry. High-ranking visitors from Indian building and construction industry will leverage bC India to gather information about latest innovations. Read More

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ANSI Standards cover slip-resistant flooring and power-driven brushes.

January 24, 2011

ANSI/NFSI B101.1-2009 specifies procedures and devices used for laboratory and field testing to measure wet static coefficient of friction of common hard-surface floor materials. Using voluntary standard, walkway slip resistance can be measured and categorized as high, moderate, or low. Embracing all configurations of brushing tools whose functional performance is accomplished by power-driven operation, ANSI B165.1-2010 includes rules for proper storage, handling, mounting, and use of brushes. Read More

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ASHRAE Las Vegas Convention to focus on energy-efficient engineering.

January 24, 2011

Centered around Zero Energy Design: A Safe Bet theme, ASHRAE's 2011 Winter Conference will take place January 29 through February 2 and host 3,500 members in Las Vegas, NV. Exchange of technical information will allow HVAC/R engineers to design and operate buildings, systems, and equipment that are energy efficient and ensure safe, productive, and healthy indoor environments. Simultaneously, AHR Expo will feature 1,800 exhibitors as well as 45,000 attendees and exhibitor staff. Read More

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Dimension Stone is subject of proposed ASTM standard.

January 24, 2011

Proposed standard ASTM WK31179, Practice for Selection and Preparation of Dimension Stone Test Specimens, will communicate to quarriers and sawyers of stone products the importance of preparing specimens as mandated by test procedure. Additionally, discussion and graphics included in standard will reduce confusion regarding anisotropic and surface machining aspects of specimen. Primary users will be those involved in import/export activities. Read More

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AEM Construction Challenge Finals will feature 24 student teams.

January 24, 2011

U.S. and Canadian students will travel to Las Vegas, NV to compete in AEM Construction Challenge national finals, which take place March 21-25 at international CONEXPO-CON/AGG construction industries trade show. Once there, top 24 teams that advanced from regional rallies will compete for scholarships and other prizes as well as meet and learn from construction industry leaders. Read More

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FAA mandates CRM training for on-demand charters.

January 24, 2011

The FAA has finalized a rule that requires non-scheduled charter airlines and air taxis to train pilots and flight attendants in Crew Resource Management, a concept that helps reduce human error in commercial aviation by teaching aviation workers to act as a team. The training must address the captain's authority; intra-crew communications; teamwork; managing workload, time, fatigue, and stress; and decision-making skills. Read More

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FMA 2011 Industry Award honors Clark Metal Products.

January 21, 2011

FMA has honored Clark Metal Products with The FABRICATOR's Industry Award 2011 for company's efforts to improve operations and contribute to local and industry communities. Even during economic recession in 2010, Clark Metal Products installed ERP system, reorganized engineering and purchasing departments, and focused on planning and materials management, and productivity and revenues rose. Award will be presented at FABRICATOR's Leadership Summit beginning March 2 in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Read More

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FAA Celebrates History with renewed focus on safety.

January 21, 2011

FAA Safety Briefing celebrates the publication's 50th anniversary by looking back on state of general aviation (GA) safety and highlighting half a century of safety focus and progress. Building on safety accomplishments made by FAA and GA community towards reducing fatal accidents, issue outlines agency's plan to further reduce fatal accident rate by reaching out to and working with GA community. Publication also helps airmen recognize that managing risk is foundation for safe flying. Read More

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ANSI TAG Annual Reports due by January 31, 2011.

January 21, 2011

Procedures and Standards Administration department of ANSI wishes to remind Administrators of ANSI-Accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Groups to ISO that 2010 TAG Annual Reports are due by Jan 31, 2011. Report should include information on meetings, actions taken, and work program; current TAG membership list; list of problems encountered during past year in functioning of U.S. TAG or U.S. TAG administration; express certification by U.S. TAG administrator; and results of any self-audit. Read More

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ANSI Campaign shows how standards impact competitiveness.

January 21, 2011

To generate awareness about US voluntary standards system's role in boosting competitiveness and innovation, ANSI launched Standards Boost Business campaign with partners throughout standards community. Site thoroughly explains why standardization is important, how standards boost business performance, and how participation in standards activities helps to strengthen US competitiveness. Read More

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Australian elected as SME's 2011 president.

January 21, 2011

Reaching beyond North American borders, SME elected Paul D. Bradley, PE, managing director, Peterson Industries of Adelaide, South Australia. Bradley's career path gives him broad view of manufacturing, from apprenticing with Peterson's in 1980 to his current role of professional engineer/managing director. As president, Bradley will lead board in developing SME Strategic Plan 2015 and help strengthen Society's brand as "the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education, and networking." Read More

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Manufacturing Conference to feature 5 top manufacturing minds.

January 21, 2011

Responsible for driving productivity in enterprise, 5 speakers representing aerospace, defense, and space manufacturing technology will keynote AeroDef Manufacturing 2011 technical conference and exposition. Speakers include Mike Vander Wel of Boeing; Tom Burbage of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; Steve Linder from Department of Defense Research and Engineering's Office of Technology Transition; James K. Sutter, PhD of NASA Glenn Research Center; and Douglas Comstock of NASA Headquarters. Read More

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<i>Green Tips for Data Centers</i> released by ASHRAE.

January 21, 2011

AHSRAE book, titled Green Tips for Data Centers, identifies techniques for optimizing energy efficiency in existing datacom facilities. Many of the techniques can be implemented through simple operational changes, upgrades, or modifications that require relatively low investment and that cause little disruption to existing operations. Some tips include: optimize supply air temperature, install monitoring equipment, improve lighting efficiency, and optimize data storage. Read More

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ANSI-HSSP Plenary Report addresses homeland security.

January 20, 2011

ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel (ANSI-HSSP) released its final report from its ninth plenary in November. Bringing together 130+ experts from U.S. and abroad, meeting set path for U.S.-European collaboration on global security issues. Discussions centered around standards and conformance-based solutions to support aviation, border, and maritime security, crisis management, and global supply chain security. Plenary report outlines key findings of each and sets path for collaboration. Read More

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Energy Projects transform trash to green power.

January 20, 2011

U.S. EPA recognized 6 landfill methane capture projects and partners for their innovation in generating renewable energy and protecting climate and people's health by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This year's winning projects will avoid emissions of 165,600 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year. This reduction is equivalent to annual GHG emissions from more than 31,600 passenger vehicles or the carbon dioxide emissions from 385,200 barrels of oil consumed. Read More

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MESA Global Education Program addresses manufacturing operations mgmt.

January 20, 2011

To help organizations with optimization of plant and supply chain as well as global operations, MESA Global Education Program delivers independent competency training in MES/MOM (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions/Manufacturing Operations Management) arena. Certificate of Competency and Certificate of Awareness programs, offered on different subjects and audiences, initially include 4-day MES/MOM Methodologies and 2-day Business Awareness courses. Read More

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EPRI and TVA to show electric vehicle solar charging station.

January 20, 2011

On January 25, EPRI and Tennessee Valley Authority will demonstrate prototype 6-bay integrated solar-assisted electric vehicle charging station at EPRI laboratory in Knoxville, TN. Several electric vehicles will also be available to media for inspection, charging, and driving demonstrations. Station will produce data to assist with integrating wind and solar power onto smart grid, assess impact on reliability of distributed resource generation, and analyze electric vehicle supply equipment. Read More