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Healthcare Facility Design Guide improves energy efficiency.

Written by building industry organizations, Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) for Small Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities provides recommendations for achieving 30% energy savings over minimum code requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-1999. Recommendations, focused on healthcare facilities up to 90,000 ft-², provide design practices for integrating energy efficiency while...

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ANSI announces availability of BSI standards at Webstore.

ANSI announced that its website for purchase of U.S. and other national, regional, or international standards now offers complete collection of standards from British Standards Institution (BSI). Comprised of nearly 30,000 documents, BSI standards address range of topics critical to every industry, and include standards of CEN and CENELEC. According to Stuart V. Radcliffe, BSI content will...

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SIAA Summit to feature keynote speaker Ken Auletta.

SIIA 2010 Information Industry Summit on January 26-27 will include New Yorker columnist Ken Auletta, author of Googled: The End of the World As We Know It, which tells story of Google's beginnings and how it transformed traditional media businesses. Auletta will reveal how industry is being disrupted and redefined, and will help attendees understand, and prepare for, future of digital media....

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Virtual Meeting Session emphasized textile industry sustainability.

Hosted by ASTM International, virtual meeting addressed sustainable textile manufacturing concerns, what it means, and how to determine it. Participants from India, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Europe, and US represented textile firms, testing agencies, academia, and ASTM International. In addition to ASTM's work in sustainability standardization, content included use of E60 forum to meet specific needs,...

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MHEDA Online Magazine focuses on leadership.

November issue of MHEDA Edge features article titled Leadership 101: Five Things Every Leader Should Be Doing. Skills described in article include having vision, showing confidence in abilities, leading by example, being firm and fair, and caring about job and employees. MHEDA Edge is online resource for young professionals in forklift, storage and handling, conveyor, and general material...

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Forklift Distributor Profile notes expansion despite economy.

As featured in Fourth Quarter 2009 issue of The MHEDA Journal, material handling equipment distributor Thompson and Johnson Equipment Company is expanding to overcome recession. President and CEO David Schneckenburger chose to expand the company in down market by building new branch in Vestal and adding to company's Elmira location while remaining focused on customer service. According to...

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RBCA Course addresses action applied at petroleum release sites.

Based on ASTM International's Risk-Based Corrective Action (RBCA) standard for petroleum release sites, 2-day training course for private sector will be made available 3 times in 2010. It includes copy of ASTM E1739, Standard Guide for RBCA Applied at Petroleum Release Sites, A Fate and Transport Models Compendium, and course workbook. Program can also be tailored to unique company's needs and...

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Hands-On Class covers property condition assessments.

ASTM's 2-day hands-on class gives overview of ASTM Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments: Baseline Property Condition Assessment Process. It guides attendees on how to use standard to conduct baseline property condition assessment and how to prepare Property Condition Report. Participants will learn procedures for conducting walk-through survey, which key areas should be included in...

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ASTM Training Course to cover marine fuels.

Marine Fuels: Specifications, Testing, Purchase, and Use, sponsored by ASTM International, is 3-day technical and professional training course that will be held May 11-13, 2010, in Miami, FL, and October 26-28, 2010, in Stamford, CT. Course will cover several topics and will feature inspection tour of marine-fuel laboratory. It is intended for laboratory supervisors, shipping company employees,...

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AWWA announces second edition of The Water Dictionary.

Newly updated and expanded, The Water Dictionary provides standardized definitions for more than 15,000 water- and wastewater-related words, phrases, acronyms, chemicals, microorganisms, calculations, and formulas. In addition to terms for every area of drinking water, dictionary includes chemical structure illustrations, Units of Measure section, and Table of Conversion Factors.

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