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Hydraulic Institute set to host 2011 Annual Meeting.

December 1, 2010

Scheduled for Feb 17-22, 2011 Annual Meeting, hosted by Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Pump Systems Matter, will serve as resource for executives, engineers, and marketing professionals who are seeking exclusive educational and networking opportunities. HI technical committees will meet to address industry standards, guidelines, and electronic data exchange protocols. In addition to variety of guest speakers, event will also include bi-annual CEO Roundtable and Supply Chain Managers Roundtable. Read More

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ANSI offers free education courses for eligible constituents.

December 1, 2010

To facilitate U.S. participation in international standardization activities, ANSI will offer 2 free courses in 2011. In Course 208, participants will explore processes and operating procedures of ANSI-accredited U.S. TAGS to ISO and learn how to be an effective international delegate at ISO committee meetings. Course 205 will help stakeholders become fluent in all aspects of ISO committee management, as well as increase understanding of international standards development process. Read More

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ISO seeks feedback on ISO 9001 via online survey.

December 1, 2010

ISO is soliciting input on ISO 9001:2008, the principal document in the ISO 9000 family of standards for quality management systems. Purpose of survey is to determine whether ISO 9001 should be revised, and, if so, how potential revisions can help to maintain standards relevancy for organizations globally. In particular, survey seeks input relating to strengths, weaknesses, and potential gaps; future market needs not currently addressed; and compatibility with other management system standards. Read More

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NBIMS Rules of Governance approved by Board of Directors.

December 1, 2010

National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors approved Rules of Governance during its September Board meeting, completing process to set structure for National Building Information Modeling Standard - United States(TM) (NBIMS) Version 2. Specifically, NBIMS Rules of Governance set overall scope of standard; procedures for development/revision processes; as well as deadlines, formats, and logistics for getting standard completed and published on schedule. Read More

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EPA screens 1,000 chemicals for toxicity using ToxCast. .

December 1, 2010

Integrating advances in molecular biology, chemistry, and computer science, ToxCast screening program determines how chemical exposures impact the human body and how chemicals most likely lead to health effects. When fully implemented, ToxCast will be able to screen thousands of chemicals in fast, cost-effective tests that provide relevant information. Chemicals being tested are found in industrial and consumer products, food additives, and drugs that never made it to market. Read More

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Front-End Loader Safety Standard has been revised by ASABE.

December 1, 2010

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) completed its revision to front-end loader safety standard ANSI/ASAE S355.4, Safety Practices for Agricultural Front-End Loaders. Specifically, revisions clarify normal operation and travel of loader, loader arm position during transport, and travel locks. References for document were also revised. Read More

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EPA calls for nominations for Green Chemistry Challenge Awards.

November 30, 2010

U.S. EPA is accepting nominations for 2011 Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. Agency is encouraging nominations for design of safer and more sustainable chemicals, processes, and products that will protect the public, particularly children and other sensitive populations, from exposure to harmful chemicals. Awards recognize innovative technologies that incorporate green chemistry into chemical design, manufacture, and use and help protect human health and environment. Read More

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IPC Summit to address American competitiveness.

November 30, 2010

Scheduled for February 1-2, 2011, in Washington D.C., IPC Summit on American Competitiveness will provide U.S. electronics manufacturing companies with information on specific measures they can take to increase competitiveness. In addition, crucial meetings between participants and their elected members of Congress will be arranged to establish important relationships and discuss timely legislative issues and actions to strengthen the industry. Read More

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ASHRAE Thermal Comfort Standard revises indoor air requirements.

November 30, 2010

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2010, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy, incorporates research innovations such as use of elevated air speeds to widen acceptable range of thermal conditions for building occupants. It also includes method for determining cooling effect of air movement above 30 fpm. Compliance form for documentation of design, which mirrors USGBC's LEED® template for thermal comfort design credit in LEED New Constuction-2009, is provided in appendix. Read More

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ASTM Honors Greg B. Hale for work on amusement ride standards.

November 30, 2010

At their recent meeting, ASTM presented Dr. Richard H. "Doc" Brown Memorial Exceptional Service Award to Greg B. Hale, chief safety officer and VP of worldwide safety and accessibility for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Hale was recognized for improving level of safety within amusement industry; his high level of integrity, fairness, and technical expertise; and for outstanding efforts in promoting worldwide use, application, and adoption of Committee F24 standards. Read More

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NIST Standard for collecting suspected biothreat agents is updated.

November 30, 2010

Together with federal, state, and local agencies as well as other organizations, NIST worked to update existing standard that would help first responders at all levels of government deal safely and effectively with suspected biothreat agents. Standards E2458-10 and E2770-10 specifically deal with sample collection and overall guidance for when to collect sample as well as how to coordinate with other agencies and organizations. Read More

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NIST announces 2010 Baldrige Award winners.

November 30, 2010

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke named 7 organizations as recipients of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest Presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement, and visionary leadership. Recipients include MEDRAD; Nestle Purina PetCare Co.; Freese and Nichols Inc.; K&N Management; Studer Group; Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital of Downers Grove, IL; and Montgomery County Public Schools of Rockville, MD. Read More

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AIA adds new members, extending record total.

November 30, 2010

AIA has enrolled 3 new full members to reach highest total membership in history, standing at 136 full and 185 associate members. Aero-Mark LLC is an aviation investment and operating company with more than 25 years of experience. Colt Defense LLC, together with its subsidiaries, is one of world's leading designers, developers, and manufacturers of small arms weapons systems. Comtech AeroAstro, Inc. provides satellite systems, components, and advanced communication technologies. Read More

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Meeting Registration Open for annual HI and PSM networking event.

November 30, 2010

Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Pump Systems Matter (PSM) will host 2011 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ from February 17-22. Offering executives, engineers, and marketing professionals exclusive educational and networking opportunities, meeting will feature HI technical committees addressing industry standards, guidelines, and electronic data exchange protocols. In addition to several guest speakers, program will include diverse roundtables and committees. Read More

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SAE Publication compiles technical papers on green technology.

November 29, 2010

Green Technologies and The Mobility Industry, part of SAE series, Progress in Technology, covers latest developments in vehicle electrification, fuels and emissions, sustainable mobility, and emerging technologies. Edited by 2010 SAE International President, Dr. Andrew Brown, Jr., P.E., FESD, NAE, it also discusses hybrid drive systems, including articles on in-vehicle network technology and green aviation. Book is available in print and digital formats. Read More

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SAE and AVL List GmbH partner to develop technical content.

November 29, 2010

SAE International and the AVL List GmbH engine technology company have agreed to partner in development of technical content. Both will cooperate through 6th AVL International Commercial Powertrain Conference (ICPC), organized by AVL and held in Graz, Austria. Under agreement, SAE will globally distribute technical papers chosen to be presented during ICPC event. Effort is part of SAE's Content Partnership Program which seeks to expand society's offerings of technical information. Read More

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SAE unveils salary survey results at Convergence 2010.

November 29, 2010

Results of SAE's salary survey for mobility engineers revealed that out of 5,288 respondents, SAE International members tend to make average of $10,000-$40,000 more per year than non-members. Survey benchmarked compensation levels based on geography, education, industry sector, experience, and managerial and budgetary responsibility. Using results of survey, SAE created salary calculator on its EngineerXchange professional networking site. Read More

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November ANSI Caucus hosts cybersecurity expert.

November 29, 2010

To address need for common guidance in identifying and responding to cyber risks, ANSI invited cybersecurity expert Melissa Hathaway to serve as featured guest speaker at its Caucus Luncheon in Washington, DC. Hathaway discussed recent developments as well as potential challenges of policy emerging from Congress. She noted multi-trillion dollar e-commerce industry lacks internationally accepted best practices and standards that help businesses identify and curb cybersecurity risks. Read More

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MESA White Paper explores work process management.

November 29, 2010

MESA White Paper No. 36 explains how to implement ISA-95 workflow applications on manufacturing enterprise platform to execute plant tasks through Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) and physical process levels while coordinating them with supply chain tasks. Business benefits of optimizing operations are realized by structuring workflows in ISA-95 models as foundation for manufacturing architecture, thereby enforcing effective data structure, definition, integrity, and governance. Read More

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ANSI convenes U.S.-India Standards and Conformance workshop.

November 29, 2010

ANSI, in cooperation with Confederation of Indian Industry and Bureau of Indian Standards, convened fifth workshop held under U.S.-India Standards and Conformance Cooperation Program. Workshop focused on plumbing and mechanical codes, and their application in supporting expanding construction industries in U.S. and India. Participants examined consensus code development; environmentally conscious, internationally recognized codes and standards; and expanding public awareness through education. Read More