Association News

Association News

ANSI Student Paper Competition has August 1, 2012 deadline.

July 19, 2012

Overseen by ANSI and its Committee on Education, ANSI Student Paper Competition raises awareness of strategic importance of standards and conformance among students at university level. Students of all disciplines enrolled at associate, undergraduate, or graduate level at any U.S. academic institute of higher learning can submit papers of no more than 2,000 words that explore theme of How Standards Facilitate Innovation and Benefit Society. Read More

Association News

IPC and JPCA Printed Electronics Standard defines material categories.

July 19, 2012

IPC and JPCA have released IPC/JPCA-4921, Requirements for Printed Electronics Base Materials (Substrates), which defines terms and establishes basic requirements for categories of ceramic, organic, metal, glass, and other. Standard provides common language for designers, equipment makers, and manufacturers, according to Marc Carter, of IPC. It also provides starting point for IPC's Printed Electronics Initiative to establish infrastructure that will help contribute to industry expansion. Read More

Association News

NREL joins Global Alliance of Solar Research Institutes.

July 19, 2012

During opening session of Intersolar North America, NREL Director Dan Arvizu signed Memorandum of Understanding with Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems and Japan's Research Center for Photovoltaic Technologies, a research unit of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. Main objective of alliance is to accelerate progress toward shared solar research and development goals as well as to ensure sustainable long-term use of solar energy. Read More

Association News

ATA Natural Gas Summit will feature keynote by T. Boone Pickens.

July 19, 2012

American Trucking Associations President and CEO, Bill Graves, announced that energy executive T. Boone Pickens will participate as keynote speaker at Natural Gas in Trucking Summit, to be held November 28-30, 2012. Pickens, currently Chairman and CEO of BP Capital, will speak during session, The Transformation of America's Energy Future. Also, Graves announced 3 major corporate sponsors: Clean Energy, Freightliner Trucks, and TravelCenters of America. Read More

Association News

ANSI Calls for Nominations for 2013 PCAC candidates.

July 18, 2012

ANSI invites members to recommend qualified candidates for Institute's Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC). Nominations are due by August 16, 2012 and are for 3-year terms that begin January 1, 2013. PCAC Nominations Committee seeks national experts in fields of personnel certification, accreditation, and policy development. Duties will include creating recommended policies and procedures, determining accreditation status, and providing input regarding operations. Read More

Association News

ANSI Teams with Leavitt Partners on healthcare standards project.

July 18, 2012

Leavitt Partners launched Patient Billing and Collection Standards Project (PBSCP) to promote, accelerate, and coordinate development of voluntary American National Standards for health care billing and collection practices. In comment, ANSI president and CEO S. Joe Bhatia said this decision demonstrates Leavitt Partners' "commitment to an inclusive, consensus-based process." ANSI has been selected by Leavitt Partners to serve as "Trusted Advisor" for PBSCP. Read More

Association News

NIBS Consultative Council Report notes 4 areas for improvement.

July 18, 2012

NIBS Consultative Council report highlights 4 areas where industry and nation can improve buildings and infrastructure. These address defining high-performance and common metrics for buildings, codes and standards adoption and enforcement, energy and water efficiency, and sustainability. Requirement by U.S. Government for water metering and enforcement of green building or plumbing codes is suggested. Report also supports tax incentives and insurance to help finance sustainability efforts. Read More

Association News

ASTM Standard aids selection of aggregate for green roof systems.

July 18, 2012

ASTM E2788, Specification for Use of Expanded Shale, Clay, and Slate (ESCS) as a Mineral Component in the Growing Media and Drainage Layer for Vegetative (Green) Roof Systems, was developed by Subcommittee E60.01. According to E60.01 member Chuck Friedrich, ASTM International standard provides typical gradations as well as physical and chemical properties of rotary kiln expanded lightweight aggregates that can be used as lightweight fill, drainage material, or growing media component. Read More