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Steel Standard offers guide to mechanical tests.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
April 6, 2009 ASTM A1058, Test Methods for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products-Metric, will serve as guide for manufacturers and laboratories that make and test steel products according to standards using SI system of units. ASTM A1058 includes coverage of international standards, and references and cross references international standards such as European Committee for Standardization, International Organization for Standardization, and Japanese Standards Association.
Forecast Predicts long-term aviation activity growth.
Federal Aviation Administration    Washington, DC 20591
April 6, 2009 With regards to long-term concerns, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) annual aviation forecast predicts a return to growth for air travel. This 16-year forecast, covering 2009-2025, predicts domestic passenger enplanements to decrease by 7.8% in 2009 and then grow 2.7% per year thereafter. US aircraft operations are predicted to experience a 5.7% decrease in 2009 from 2008 levels, but operations are expected to grow at an annual rate of 1.5% from 2010 to 2025.
IPC Gives Hall of Fame Award to 2 industry veterans.
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries    Bannockburn, IL 60015
April 6, 2009 IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® bestowed the 2009 Raymond E. Pritchard IPC Hall of Fame Award to 2 industry verterans at the IPC APEX EXPO(TM) in Las Vegas. It recognizes contributions to IPC and the electronic interconnect industry, volunteer service on IPC standards development committees, and lifetime achievement. Recipients were Bill Jacobi, former president and CEO of William Jacobi and Associates, and Dan Feinberg, owner of Fein-Line Associates.
BIO announces convention welcome reception entertainment.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
April 6, 2009 BIO has announced that The B52s will be performing during 2009 BIO International Convention Welcome Reception, which is being hosted by BioGeorgia. Presentations and educational sessions will focus on research and development, partnership opportunities, and new business models required to meet global health challenges. BIO Exhibition at International Convention will feature new Product Focus Zones, including BioIT, BioFuels, Business Services, and Emerging Technologies.
BIO urges Congress to enforce biofuels policy and stimulate investment.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
April 6, 2009 BIO submitted letter to Congressional leaders proposing 6 principles to guide development of legislation supporting continued development and deployment of advanced biofuels. Congress has authorized various programs to assist biofuels producers, according to Brent Erickson, but effort to coordinate and fund them is needed. Also, help is needed in developing various parts of value chain, such as transport and delivery as well as fuel distribution networks.
AMCA releases Publication 512-09 AMCA Listing Label Program.
Air Movement & Control Association International, Inc.    Arlington Heights, IL 60004
April 6, 2009 Publication 512 provides follow up service for louvers tested in accordance with ANSI/AMCA Standard 540, Test Method for Louvers Impacted by Wind Borne Debris, and louvers tested in accordance with AMCA Standard 550, Test Method for High Velocity Wind Driven Rain Resistant Louvers. Program applies only to complete cataloged series of sizes, and is not applied to individual sizes in series, or part of series, or special units where catalog ratings are not published.
Third Plenary Meeting addresses identity theft and fraud.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
April 6, 2009 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will hold the third plenary meeting of its Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Standards Panel (IDSP) on April 27-28, 2009 in Arlington, VA. This meeting will take a point-in-time look at the state of identity theft prevention and identity management, and panel discussions will consider progress made on various fronts as well as look ahead at areas that still need attention. Advance registration by April 15 is required.
NIST Workshop to address standardization education.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
April 6, 2009 Scheduled for May 8, 2009 and supported by ANSI Committee on Education, workshop on Promoting Education about Standardization in America will address existing course offerings on standardization and lessons learned from both academic and industry representatives. Participants will have opportunity to discuss different pedagogical alternatives and future strategies for developing, delivering, and promoting standards education curricula in North America.
IPC presents corporate recognition awards at annual meeting.
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries    Bannockburn, IL 60015
April 6, 2009 At IPC Annual Meeting and Luncheon, March 31, 2009, in Las Vegas, IPC recognized Uyemura International Corp. as winner of Peter Sarmanian Corporate Recognition Award, which recognizes member corporation that has taken leadership role and contributed to PCB industry. Stan Plzak award, recognizing active contributors in electronics assembly industry, was presented to Phoenix International. Both awards also recognize support of IPC and its activities.
NACD appoints Director of Government Affairs.
The National Association of Chemical Distributors    Arlington, VA 22209
April 6, 2009 As Director of Government Affairs, Conrad Schatte will maintain and develop new relationships with Congress, regulatory agencies, and other organizations to advanced NACD's advocacy efforts. He will work with NACD's Government Affairs Committee and Issue Task Groups to develop positions on legislative and regulatory proposals, and will also assist members with regulatory compliance. Schatte will report to Vice President of Government Affairs, Jennifer Gibson.
Materials for Medical Devices Database reaches milestone.
ASM International    Materials Park, OH 44073
April 3, 2009 Supporting medical device design, Materials for Medical Devices Database provides 22,000 datasheets and literature references for 10,661 cardiovascular and orthopedic devices, 380 materials, and 945 specific material grades. Extending Cardiovascular Module, information has been added for all FDA classifications of catheters and other related interventional devices. Characterization, numerical information, and links to specific devices have been completed for 16 materials in Orthopedic Module.
Nominations are Open for HART Plant of the Year Award.
Hart Communication Foundation    Austin, TX 78759
April 2, 2009 End users are invited to enter their company's application for the HART® Communication Protocol for recognition in the eighth annual HART Plant of the Year Award Program. This international award, presented to end-user companies for exceptional application of HART technology, recognizes plants that extend capabilities of HART instruments beyond configuration and calibration or use real-time diagnostics and process variables in HART-enabled devices integrated with other systems.
BIO Executive appointed to serve on EBI committee.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
April 1, 2009 Brent Erickson, Executive VP of BIO Industrial and Environmental Section, has been appointed to serve on Advisory Committee to Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI). Erickson joined BIO in 2000 and since 2004, has been active in Bioenergy/Agriculture Working Group of Energy Future Coalition. Science Advisory Committee provides advice to EBI Director and Governing Board about goals and program implementation, definition of mission, scope of research, operational processes, and scientific culture.
School Stimulus Funding offers energy efficiency opportunities.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers    Atlanta, GA 30329
April 1, 2009 As school boards and superintendents develop programs to utilize U.S. economic recovery stimulus funds, projects focused on improving energy efficiency can result in long-term savings for school districts. ASHRAE and other building industry organizations have developed Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings, which provides recommendations for achieving 30% energy savings over minimum code requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-1999.
NACD Opposes railroad limits on common carrier obligation.
The National Association of Chemical Distributors    Arlington, VA 22209
April 1, 2009 National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) filed comments with the Surface Transportation Board in response to a petition from the Union Pacific Railroad Company to determine the extent of common carrier obligation to transport chlorine over long distances. They opposed UP's request and argued that if this exception is granted, the entire common carrier obligation to transport toxic inhalation hazards will be threatened.
ATA CEO applauds FAA leadership selection.
Air Transport Association Of America, Inc. (ATA)    Washington, DC 20004
March 31, 2009 Air Transportation Association of America applauded administration's announcement that it will name industry veteran Randy Babbitt as Administrator of FAA. According to James C. May, ATA President and CEO, Babbitt has both experience and leadership skills to drive modernization of aging air traffic management system and to improve relations with air traffic controllers.
AWWA Webcast to focus on trenchless technology.
American Water Works Association    Denver, CO 80235
March 31, 2009 On Wednesday, April 22, American Water Works Association (AWWA) is going to host the Trenchless Technology Applications in the Water Industry Webcast. Topics will include currently available trenchless methods, maintaining customer service during construction, as well as various types of replacement pipe that can be installed with the pipe-bursting and pipe-splitting processes. Presenters include Dr. Samuel T. Ariaratnam, Collins Orton, and Dan Ellison.
AWS Revises major qualification standard.
American Welding Society    Miami, FL 33010
March 31, 2009 American Welding Society (AWS) published the fifth edition of AWS B2.1, Specification for Welding Procedure and Performance Qualification. This standard, known as B2.1/B2.1M:2009, explains requirements for qualifying welding procedures as well as the performance of welders and welding operators for manual, semiautomatic, mechanized, and automatic welding. It covers qualification requirements related to metals, other qualification variables, and testing requirements.
NIST Study examines use of stairs for emergency evacuation.NIST Study examines use of stairs for emergency evacuation.
National Institute of Standards & Technology    Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070
March 31, 2009 In study, NIST researchers examined people movement speeds during 3 full-building fire drill evacuations and compared data to already published results to identify factors that could hamper rapid evacuation using stairways. They concluded that research to date provides limited insight into how people react and behave during evacuations, and that variances in speed cannot be explained by evacuation models currently used in building design and emergency planning.
EPA determines ASTM forest standard complies with AAI rule.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
March 31, 2009 EPA has decided ASTM E2247-08 Forestland Site Assessment Standard is now compliant with All Appropriate Inquiries Rule. First published in 2002, standard was revised in 2008 to comply with 2005 AAI rule and address site assessment issues involving property uses and environmental concerns typical of forestland and rural property. It provides for use of remote sensing methods during site reconnaissance process to identify areas for ground inspection, according to David Parsonage.

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