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ASTM Vehicle Pavement Systems Committee honors Kevin McGhee.

Kevin K. McGhee, associate principal scientist at Virginia Transportation Research Council in Charlottesville, VA, received Tilton E. Shelbourne Memorial Award from ASTM International Committee E17 on Vehicle Pavement Systems. ASTM member since 1997, McGhee was recognized for his work in vehicle pavement industry and his active contributions as past chairman of Committee E17. McGhee holds BA in...

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ANSI Committee publishes roadway and area lighting standard.

NEMA announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C136 published ANSI C136.49-2016 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Plasma Lighting. Standard defines the electrical and mechanical requirements of plasma type light sources for use in roadway and area lighting luminaires. It is available in hard copy or as an electronic download on the NEMA website.

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Stephanie Mains joins NEMA Board of Governors meeting.

At its July meeting, NEMA Board of Governors welcomed Stephanie Mains, who was elected to board earlier this spring. Mains is CEO of GE's Industrial Solutions business, which is part of GE Energy Connections. She has 26 years of experience at GE in finance, operations, and business management. In 1999, after holding roles at GE Transportation and GE Capital for 10 years, she joined GE...

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AIM Ultracode Standard minimizes required barcode display space.

Announced by AIM, Ultracode international standard establishesÂ- significant enhancement in barcode technology for automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) industry and consumerization. Ultracode marks first 2D, error-correcting color barcode that can be displayed on smartphones as well as printed by using digital color camera or smartphone app. Using Ultracode, standard...

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ASTM Workshop on Embrittlement seeks presentations.

ASTM Committee F07 on Aerospace and Aircraft seeks participation, through presentations and papers, for 12th Annual Hydrogen Embrittlement Workshop, which will take place November 17, 2016 in Orlando, FL. Presentations are being solicited within all hydrogen embrittlement technology areas, including evaluation of existing test methods, new test method proposals, failure mechanisms, and...

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EPA Announces Funds to clean up contaminated brownfield sites.

U.S. EPA announced ~$10.7 million in supplemental funding to help communities clean up contaminated brownfield properties. Supplemental funding, provided to 33 successful Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) grantees, is specifically intended to help 40+ communities carry out cleanup and redevelopment projects that will also help communities create jobs and protect people's health and environment....

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NAMRI/SME Announces Board Members at research conference.

North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME (NAMRI/SME) installed its 2016–17 board of directors on July 1. While Dean Bartles, PhD, will serve as new board president, Steven Schmid, PhD, will continue to serve board as past president. Other board members assuming new leadership roles include President-elect Bryan Dods; Second Past President Shreyes Melkote, PhD; Secretary Hitomi...

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Registration opens for Basic Powder Metallurgy Short Course.

Scheduled for Aug 15-17, 2016, Basic PM Short Course will focus on introduction to powder metallurgy, ideal for those new to the world of PM or for those working in specialized fields looking to broaden their knowledge. Attendees will learn history, current practice, and future of PM; why PM is a leading method for producing metal parts; applications that use PM parts; fine points in designing...

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NEMA stresses importance of modern energy technologies.

In comments on second installation of the Quadrennial Energy Review, NEMA recommended concrete steps federal government should take to update the U.S. electric system. NEMA’s comments address planning and siting transmission infrastructure, as well as tax provisions that impact modern electrical systems. NEMA also commented on treatment of distributed energy resources in electricity markets,...

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ANSI Committee revises reference ballast standard.

NEMA announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C82 revised ANSI C82.3-2016 Reference Ballasts for Fluorescent Lamps, which describes essential design features and operating characteristics of reference ballasts. Items specified are those that have been found necessary to ensure accurate and reproducible results when either lamps or ballasts are being tested. It includes requirements for...

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