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ABC Announces an Increase in the Construction Backlog Indicator in March 2019

The Associated Builders and Contractors says an increase in the monthly backlog indicator of 8.8% in March 2019. According to the report the nonresidential construction spending activity lags the overall performance of the U.S. economy by 12-18 months. In first quarter more number of construction projects appeared to be greenlighted that translated into meaningful increase in construction backlog.

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Athena Institute Releases Version 5.4 Life Cycle Assessment Software Tool

The Athena Institute’s LCA software tool for buildings generates client-ready reports that consist of assembly algorithms for CLT walls, floors and roofs. Latest version includes updated Canadian wood product profiles, regional N. America electricity profiles, CMU wall take-offs for regional and seismic locations. The tool helps users to reduce environmental impact of buildings. It allows bulk...

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Plastics Pipe Institute Announces New Name and Website for Corrugated Plastic Pipe Association

The Plastics Pipe Institute’s Corrugated Plastic Pipe Association has become Drainage Division of PPI with a new website. This announcement was made in the association’s annual meeting held in Naples, Florida, May 6 – 8, 2019. The updated website includes specific areas devoted to culverts and highways, storm sewers, stormwater management, agricultural and turf drainage. The division was...

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AIAA Donates $1 Million from Boeing Charitable Trust

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation and Boeing announces a donation of $1 million. The donation would support diversification of STEM talent pipeline and support foundation’s education fund in focus with increasing number of women and minority students in science and engineering programs. Muilenburg announced the donation at induction ceremony for 2019 class of...

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AMCA Updates Airflow-Measurement-Station Standard 610

The Air Movement and Control Association has revised ANSI/AMCA standard 610, Laboratory Methods of Testing Airflow Measurement Stations for Performance Rating. The revisions include updated terminology, units and symbols made with normative-reference ANSI/AMCA standards. The revised standard includes uniform test methods for determining performance characteristics of airflow measurement stations.

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MCAA Joins Ken Hoffer into Its Hall of Fame

The Measurement, Control and Automation honored Ken Hoffer with the distinguished achievement award on Wednesday, May 1. Hoffer is the eighth member to join Hall of Fame, which includes Gordon Arnold, Wade Mattar, late Richard Morley, Robert Deane and Malcolm McQueen, the late Judy Stevenson and Peter G. Martin. The MCAA’s hall of fame was established to recognize individuals who make...

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SPE Honors Thomas Haglin with Thermoformer of the Year Award

The Society of Plastics Engineers presents Thomas Haglin with Thermoformer of the Year award. The award will be presented during the 27th SPE Thermoforming Conference® held on September 9-11, 2019 in Milwaukee, WI at Wisconsin Center and the Hilton Milwaukee City Center Hotel. He is the owner and CEO of LINDAR Corporation and also CEO and owner of Avantech. Haglin received a bachelor’s degree...

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