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ANSI EESCC seeks participants.

December 13, 2012

ANSI has launched Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative, which will assess energy efficiency landscape and develop standardization roadmap and compendium, identifying gaps in existing standards, codes, and conformance programs, and working to adopt and implement new standards, codes, and conformance activities that will advance energy efficiency. ANSI encourages experts on energy efficiency-related issues and members of the greater standardization community to join EESCC. Read More

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Construction Industry loses 20,000 jobs in November.

December 13, 2012

According to employment report by U.S. Department of Labor, national construction industry unemployment rate was 12.2% in November, up from 11.4% the previous month. Nonresidential building construction sector lost 4,300 jobs, while residential building construction sector lost 6,800 jobs, and nonresidential specialty trade contractors lost 7,400 jobs. In contrast, residential specialty trade contractors added 3,200 jobs in November and have added 20,700 jobs compared to same time last year. Read More

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Fieldbus Foundation Announces latest specification updates.

December 13, 2012

Updates to open, non-proprietary FOUNDATION™ fieldbus specifications help automate device replacement and enable backwards compatibility among different revisions of FOUNDATION devices used in plant automation systems. Specific updates include revised series of function block and transducer block profiles as well as requirements for H1 (31.25 kbit/s) device replacement that are part of Fieldbus Foundation's device registration process. Read More

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Portland, Oregon Flights to be cleaner and greener.

December 13, 2012

According to FAA, pilots will start using NextGen technology and procedures that will enable aircraft to fly more efficient, environmentally friendly flights into Portland International Airport beginning next year. NextGen program uses RNAV approach procedures, which enable aircraft to fly safely on any desired flight path within coverage of ground- or space-based navigation aids. Aircraft approaching Portland can now power back sooner, saving fuel, making less noise, and emitting fewer pollutants. Read More

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SME announces call for speakers for 2013 RAPID event.

December 13, 2012

SME announced its call for presentation abstracts for the RAPID Additive Manufacturing Solutions Conference and Exposition to be held June 10-13, 2013. Speakers are invited to present latest trends, advanced applications, and case studies in subject areas such as 3D imaging/printing, additive layer technologies, concept modeling, direct digital manufacturing, forensic anthropology, mold making, and reverse engineering. Deadline to submit abstracts is December 17, 2012. Read More

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ASTM approves specification for constant air inflatable devices.

December 13, 2012

ASTM International Committee F15 on Consumer Products has approved ASTM F2729, Consumer Safety Specification for Constant Air Inflatable Play Devices for Home Use, which covers devices intended for use by children ages 2-12. In addition to detailed general requirements, standard covers areas such as calibration, marking/labeling, and instructional literature. It also suggests that products include a label identifying conformance to ASTM F2729. Read More

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Transatlantic Roundtable focuses on electric vehicle standards.

December 13, 2012

Cooperation on eMobility standardization was the focus of discussion during Transatlantic Roundtable organized by European Committee for Standardization, European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization, and ANSI, which took place in Brussels on November 28-29. Discussions concentrated on 4 key areas of electric vehicle standardization: coupler safety and interoperability; vehicle-to-grid communications; wireless charging; and safety of electric vehicle infrastructure and batteries. Read More

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Annual Reports and Procedural Compliance Forms are due Jan 31.

December 12, 2012

ANSI and its Procedures and Standards Administration department wish to remind all ANSI-Accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group administrators to ISO that Procedural Compliance Form issued via email and 2012 TAG Annual Reports must be submitted no later than January 31, 2013, to ANSI PSA department. Failure to submit these required documents by deadline may jeopardize organization’s status as an ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAG and TAG Administrator. Read More