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Participants Sought to review pump standards.

November 23, 2012

Under ANSI's approval, Hydraulic Institute (HI) seeks qualified individuals to participate in review of 3 standards to be placed into stabilized maintenance. Said standards include ANSI/HI 6.1-6.5 Reciprocating Power Pumps for Nomenclature, Definitions, Application, and Operation; ANSI/HI 6.6 Reciprocating Pump Test; and ANSI/HI 8.1-8.5 Direct Acting (Steam) Pumps for Nomenclature, Definitions, Application, and Operation. Read More

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Next Gen Standards Professionals get glimpse of future careers.

November 21, 2012

During 2012 World Standards Week, 25 students, new faculty, and new professionals, along with numerous observers, gathered for workshop simulating experience of taking part in process of creating voluntary consensus standards. Workshop made use of standards simulation exercise, titled "Setting Standards: Exercise in Strategy and Cooperation in Standardization Process," provided by NIST. Hosted by ANSI, event was made possible by sponsorship of ASTM International, IEEE, and INCITS. Read More

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Frederick G. Wright selected as AASHTO Executive Director.

November 21, 2012

At annual meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, AASHTO's Board of Directors voted to approve Frederick G. "Bud" Wright to be 7th executive director of organization. Wright succeeds John Horsley, AASHTO's executive director since 1999 who is retiring February 1, 2013. Currently transportation consultant based in Alexandria, Virginia, Wright served as Executive Director of FHWA from 2001-2008 and, from 2001-2002, was FHWA program manager for safety. He is also member of ARTBA Board of Directors. Read More

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Facts About Modern Manufacturing is now available.

November 21, 2012

A collaboration between the Manufacturing Institute, MAPI, and NAM, 9th Edition of the Facts About Modern Manufacturing consists of a compilation of 65 slides and analysis presenting wide array of data for manufacturing sector. For example, every dollar in final sales of manufactured products supports $1.34 in output from other sectors. In December 2011, manufacturing employers paid $32.93/hr in wages and benefits, while all employers in economy paid approximately $30.44/hr. Read More

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Working Group Co-Chairs appointed to lead ANSI EESCC activity.

November 21, 2012

ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative has announced appointment of 8 working group co-chairs who will help lead development of EESCC standardization roadmap addressing energy efficiency in the built environment. Roadmap will identify what standards, codes, and conformance solutions are currently available, where gaps may exist, and what additional standardization activities may be needed to advance energy efficiency in the United States. Read More

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Adapteva Joins EEMBC to participate in benchmark development.

November 21, 2012

Adapteva, provider of energy-efficient and scalable multicore microprocessor IP, has joined Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium's (EEMBC) Consumer subcommittee. Within said subcommittee, working groups are focused on developing mobile device benchmarks – especially regarding smartphone and tablet benchmarking as well as general-purpose Android-based applications. Membership will let Adapteva utilize such benchmarks as well as EEMBC CoreMark®. Read More

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ASTM Invites Participation in SLAB recycling standards meeting.

November 21, 2012

Meeting on Dec. 3, 2012 in Washington, D.C. from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm will be held to discuss potential for developing standards for spent lead acid battery (SLAB) recycling. One mechanism to improve safety of SLAB recycling is to develop international performance standards that any facility can meet and any generator or handler of SLABs can require of their downstream processors. Neutral forum will allow private and public sectors to work together to develop consensus standards program. Read More

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Daniel E. Williams receives L. Ray Buckendale Lecture Award.

November 21, 2012

Daniel E. Williams, Chief Engineer of Advanced Engineering with TRW Automotive Commercial Steering Systems, has been named winner of 2012 L. Ray Buckendale Lecture Award from SAE International. At 2012 SAE International Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, held in Rosemont, IL, Williams presented his technical paper, "Multi-Axle Vehicle Dynamics." Award provides for annual lecture dealing with automotive ground vehicles for on- or off-road operation in commercial or military service. Read More