ANSI Launches Sharepoint Sites to improve document access.
As part of- its ongoing website revitalization, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) published- 2 new SharePoint document libraries: connect.ansi.org, which- replaces members.ansi.org (Member Document Library), and share.ansi.org, which- replaces publicaa.ansi.org (Public Document Library). Both sites, with modernized and process-optimized design for end-users, are engineered for...Read More »
SME Announces Corporate Membership Program with tailored benefits.
Rolled out by SME, corporate membership program connects manufacturing companies to tens of thousands of professionals within SME network. Companies' employees have access to all SME membership benefits, including SME training, events, research, and publications. For companies with specific challenges, premier membership option offers- tailored- option to meet specific- areas of concern...Read More »
ASC Spring Expo reaches record levels.
ASC Spring Convention and EXPO 2016 will feature 82 companies. According to ASC president Matthew E. Croson, the event connects new and emerging technologies to the formulating community. Since 2010, ASC Spring EXPO has experienced growth. There were 52 companies in 2010 and, due to 7% compounded annual growth rate and commitment to emphasize technically oriented programming, overall event has...Read More »
NIST Sees Big Turnout for Manufacturing Institute funding.
On March 8, 2016, NIST Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) hosted 200+ participants for- Proposers' Day. Attendees learned details of applying for- DOC/NIST competition, which- will support establishment and operation of up to- 2 Manufacturing Innovation Institutes. Competition is open to any topic, proposed by industry, that is not being addressed by another institute or funding opportunity...Read More »
ASTM Guide aids chemically impacted site assessment/repurposing.
E3033, Guide for Beneficial Use of Landfills and Chemically Impacted Sites, will help environmental professionals assess or repurpose landfills and chemically impacted sites. Approved by ASTM International, guide is based on information from several environmental site assessments, provides standard approach to assessing safety, and may also be used- to establish criteria for chemical cleanup and...Read More »
BIO Applauds Iowa Senate's renewable chemical tax credit passage.
BIO applauded Iowa’s Senate for approving 5-year, $105 million- production tax credit for renewable chemicals and helping to drive innovation in this new sector. Speaking on behalf of BIO, vice president of its Industrial- and Environmental Section Brent Erickson- pledged to support Iowa legislature, other states, and federal government in helping to level the playing field in economic...Read More »
FAA proposes civil penalty against P.R. Ports Authority.
FAA proposes a $917,000 civil penalty against the Puerto Rico Ports Authority for alleged aircraft rescue and firefighting violations at three of its commercial airports: Rafael Hernandez Airport, Mercedita Airport, and Antonio Rivera Rodriguez Airport. Some examples include: failing to ensure that firefighters received recurrent aircraft familiarization training, not inspecting tenant fueling...Read More »
ASHRAE Opens Registration for free webcast on net zero buildings.
Registration for- Making Net Zero Net Positive: Solving the Efficiency & Cost Paradox opened as of March 21. This free webcast, scheduled for April 21, 2016 from 1–4 pm EDT and offered by ASHRAE's Chapter Technology Transfer Committee (CTTC), will feature- - presenters discussing technical and financial challenges in achieving net zero buildings. Presenters include David Underwood (ASHRAE),...Read More »
BIO's Jim Greenwood will Chair BVGH's Board of Directors.
BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) announced that Jim Greenwood, BIO president and CEO, has been elected as BVGH Board Chair for 3-year term. BVGH President Jennifer Dent called Greenwood's leadership of the BVGH Board an important signal to the global health community of BIO member companies' ongoing commitment to solving global health issues. Regarding the latter, Dent cited the eradication...Read More »
Proposed ASTM Standard addresses crumb-rubber infill in turf.
ASTM International Committee F08 on Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces and Facilities is developing WK47821, Specification for Extractable Hazardous Metals in Synthetic Turf Infill Materials. Proposed standard measures properties of crumb rubber infill that could be ingested by players on artificial turfs. Test method simulates infill coming in contact with stomach acid for a period of time, and...Read More »