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AASHTO and ASTM Agreement benefits road construction.

November 8, 2012

Signing of an Agreement on Standards between AASHTO and ASTM International solidifies coordination between two organizations working in common interest of highway construction, safety, maintenance, and sustainability in the United States and around the world. According to AASHTO Executive Director John Horsley, this agreement will help organizations to avoid duplication of effort and streamline the process, saving both time and resources. Read More

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PTDA launches new website.

November 8, 2012

Located at www.ptda.org, PTDA's redesigned website includes powerful search tools that enable users to find relevant industry information and locate distributors and manufacturers throughout North America and beyond. While some industry-specific content is accessible only to members, much of the information—such as guidelines and formats—is publicly available with a few additional steps. Featuring mobile-friendly design, site is accessible from tablets and cell phones. Read More

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ANSI welcomes 12 new members.

November 7, 2012

In October, ANSI welcomed 12 new members: Alliance Data Systems; Appleton Papers; Crane Operator Certification Authority; Early Warning Services; Elixir Centre for Bio Environmental Quality Standards Certification; GPM Global; International Medical Equipment Service, Inc.; MC Miller Co., Inc.; Navigant Consulting Inc.; Saint-Gobain RD Center; and Secant Medical, Inc. These organizations joined federation that represents more than 125,000 companies and over 3.5 million professionals. Read More

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PTDA 2012 Industry Summit delivers big ideas.

November 7, 2012

Held Oct 18-20, PTDA Industry Summit gathered power transmission/motion control industry to network, share solutions, and build business. Themed "Big Ideas to Steer Your Business," event hosted 715 participants, which included 570 industry delegates. Summit featured opening keynote titled "Trends, Technology Taking the Lead" as well as workshops titled "The Changing Sales Model," "Knowledge Transfer  The Emerging Generations," and "Understanding and Implementing Cloud and Mobile Computing." Read More

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PTDA Presents Warren Pike Award to Barbara J. Ross.

November 7, 2012

Barbara J. Ross, VP sales and marketing for Timken Drives LLC, is 23rd recipient of Warren Pike Award for lifetime achievement in power transmission/motion control industry. Ross has been a leader for PTDA and PTDA Foundation since late 1990s, when she joined PTDA Industry Relations Committee. Since then, she has served on various committees in addition to all 3 leadership groups of the Association: Manufacturer Council, PTDA Board of Directors, and PTDA Foundation Board of Trustees. Read More

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New ISO Standard aids design of energy-saving residences.

November 7, 2012

ISO Technical Committee (TC) 205, Building environment design, developed new International Standard – ISO 13153:2012, Framework of the design process for energy-saving single-family residential and small commercial buildings – that provides framework for effective consideration of energy-saving approaches to building of residences and small commercial buildings during various design process stages. Standard also includes 3 annexes intended to facilitate effective usage. Read More

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ASTM International launches Professor's Tool Kit.

November 7, 2012

ASTM International has announced a new academic offering for university professors to include technical standards as part of their engineering and business curricula. Professor's Tool Kit includes: 5 scripted PowerPoint modules; sample syllabi and standards; short videos on the value of standards and student membership in ASTM; articles about standards education; ASTM industry sector overviews; standards case studies; and informational brochures on membership/benefits. Read More

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Standards cover insulated apparel and tensile membrane structures.

November 7, 2012

ANSI/ISEA 201-2012, Classification of Insulating Apparel Used in Cold Work Environments, provides apparel manufacturers, purchasers, and wearers with parameters whereby cold weather clothing can be measured, certified, and specified, so employees can choose the right workwear for their needs. ASCE 55-10, Tensile Membrane Structures, provides minimum criteria for design and performance of membrane-covered cable and rigid member structures, including frame structures. Read More