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ASHRAE Issues Call for Comments on Multiple Standards
December 17, 2015

ASHRAE has issued an invitation for public comments on the following items.

ASHRAE Standard 41.2P, Standard Methods for Air Velocity and Airflow Measurement: Prescribes methods for air velocity and airflow measurement, including consideration of density effects.
ASHRAE Standard 110P, Method of Testing Performance of Laboratory Fume Hoods: Specifies a quantitative and qualitative test method for evaluating fume containment of laboratory fume hoods.
ASHRAE Standard 199P, Method of Testing the Performance of Industrial Pulse Cleaned Dust Collectors: Provides a quantitative laboratory test method for determining the performance of industrial pulse cleaned dust collectors using a test dust.

Comments related to the standards listed above are due to ASHRAE by December 28, 2015.

Additionally, public comment is solicited in reference to the following standards.

ASHRAE Standard 41.8P, Standard Methods for Liquid Flow Measurement: Prescribes methods for liquid flow measurement and applies to laboratory and field liquid flow measurement for testing HVACR systems and components.
• Advisory Public Review Draft of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 211P, Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits: Establishes consistent practices for conducting and reporting audits for commercial buildings.

Comments related to the standards listed above are due to ASHRAE by January 4, 2016.

Access the Public Review Drafts by visiting ASHRAE’s Standards, Research & Technology/Public Review Drafts web page and following the instructions to access the online comment database. To obtain a paper copy, contact ASHRAE.

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ASHRAE Issues Call for Comments on Multiple Standards
December 17, 2015

ASHRAE seeks public comment pertaining to five different standards.

ASCE's New Book Examines Solutions For Clean Drinking Water
December 15, 2015

The American Society of Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) essential new book, Forward Osmosis: Fundamentals and Applications, examines solutions to easily and efficiently produce clean drinking water.

ASCC Initiates Mentoring Program
December 11, 2015

The Emerging Leaders Committee (EL) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO has initiated a mentoring program for its contractor and associate members, Bev Garnant, executive director, announced recently.

Manufacturing DaySM 2015 Exceeded Expectations
December 9, 2015

Manufacturing Day 2015, including all events scheduled throughout the year, has far exceeded expectations of scale and impact, reaching more than 400,000 participants and improving the public’s perception of manufacturing.

DuPont Receives CRDF Global Corporate Impact Award
December 7, 2015

DuPont has been awarded the 2015 Corporate Impact Award from CRDF Global.

Record-Setting Flexible Phototransistor Revealed
December 4, 2015

Inspired by mammals’ eyes, University of Wisconsin–Madison electrical engineers have created the fastest, most responsive flexible silicon phototransistor ever made.

Cougars Likely To Recolonize Parts of U.S.
December 3, 2015

A groundbreaking new study shows that cougars, also known as mountain lions and pumas, are likely to recolonize portions of habitat in the middle part of the United States within the next 25 years.

Space Cups Enable Espresso
December 2, 2015

Sometimes the little things in life can make all the difference — and when you are in orbit above the planet Earth, like the crew aboard the International Space Station, this is especially true.

MWH Global Provides Grant To Helping Hands For Freedom
November 17, 2015

MWH Global, an engineering, consulting and construction firm focused on water and natural resources, recently announced a new partnership with Helping Hands for Freedom (HHFF) by providing a $25,000 grant to assist in the growth of their organization and services that support the military community.

ASCC Calendar Items For 2016
November 16, 2015

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) has scheduled the following events for 2016.

The William States Lee College of Engineering Celebrated 50th Anniversary
November 13, 2015

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, The William States Lee College of Engineering, at the University of North Carolina—Charlotte, held its second annual Heritage Reception on October 29th at UNC Charlotte Center City.

N.C. A&T Continues To Rank As A Top Producer Of Engineers
November 12, 2015

For the sixth consecutive year, North Carolina A&T State University has been ranked the No. 1 producer of engineering degrees on the undergraduate level awarded to African Americans in Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine’s Top 100 ranking.

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