Old dams are being taken down around the country for environmental and safety reasons. In Massachusetts, the story of the Upper Roberts Meadow Reservoir Dam removal project shows the complexities involved and the opportunities for engineers.
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Cleveland Vibrator Company has released a white paper entitled “Selecting the Right Vibratory Feeder for Industrial Applications.” This presents guidelines to help manufacturing professionals select and maintain the proper vibratory feeder for their application.
The Plastics Pipe Institute has announced that Patrick Vibien, P.Eng., has been appointed technical director of the association and will also assume the position of director of engineering for the Power and Communications Division and director of education.
The American Society of Civil Engineers and its Environmental & Water Resources Institute, the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance, and the Water Environment Federation have announced that stormwater infrastructure will be included in the ASCE 2021 Infrastructure Report Card
The Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is updating the 2016 edition of ASCE 7 Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures approach to wind design
ASME has launched its first standard for medical devices, as the new V&V 40 standard assesses the credibility of computational modeling through verification and validation with application to devices including endovascular and orthopedic devices, heart valves, and stents.
Water-fueled satellites, 3D medical scans, and vibration resistant metal fasteners impressed judges at the NASA iTech competition in Mountain View, California. NASA iTech is an initiative to find and foster innovative solutions to challenges faced on Earth and in space. Ten finalists pitched their unique innovations at the competition’s 2019 Cycle I forum.
Contributed by Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd CollegeStudents majoring in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are much less likely to participate in study abroad programs during their college years than students in other majors.According to Open...
The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) has announced the most recent round of wave energy converter (WEC) testing at the U.S. Navy's Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) off Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH),...
Daikin America has partnered with TOPS Friendly Markets to complete the first refrigeration conversion of a U.S. supermarket from R-22 to Creard R-407H refrigerant. At the TOPS store in Alden, NY, 1200 pounds of Creard R-407H has been used to provide more than 25...
Modjeski and Masters has been selected as the engineer of record for the design of the vertical lift span on the I Street Bridge in Sacramento, California.
The Southwestern Parkway Combined Sewer Overflow Basin project received the Best in Engineering Design Award and a National Award of Excellence from the Design-Build Institute of America
3 Phase Associates of Chattanooga, TN, has partnered with Tri-State Electrical Contractors to perform several turnkey engineering, procurement, and construction projects for multiple manufacturing, industrial, and large commercial facilities.
Inc. magazine recently revealed that RGD Consulting Engineers ranks number 2648 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
Baxter & Woodman Consulting Engineers has opened a new Naperville, Illinois office to better serve the needs of the firm’s growing client base
SEPI Engineering & Construction, an integrated engineering firm, announced the launch of its new brand, symbolized by the introduction of a new logo and visual identity that reflects its diversity and spirit. As SEPI has evolved over the years, the firm has transitioned into a consultancy by continually expanding its service offerings
Schnabel Engineering’s commitment to the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) continues, as three employees will serve in key leadership positions in the mid-Atlantic region. The DBIA Mid-Atlantic Region covers the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland,...
Cardno has announced that Matt Herman has earned his licensure as a Professional Engineer in the state of California. He has more than 15 years of experience providing engineering support for a variety of environmental assessment and remediation projects...
SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, has elevated Tom Faucette to lead its Science & Technology studio in Washington, DC. Adding Faucette to this role strengthens the company’s position as a designer of cutting-edge research environments in the Mid-Atlantic,...
Dallas entrepreneur and educator Bobby Lyle has designated $10 million to power a new strategic vision for the Lyle School of Engineering at SMU
Researchers have created a silicon carbide photonic integrated chip that can be thermally tuned by applying an electric signal. The approach could be used to create reconfigurable devices such as phase-shifters and tunable optical couplers for networking applications and quantum information processing.
Alexis Abramson, a mechanical engineer and leader in sustainable energy technology, has taken over as dean of Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College
Dr. Heng Pan, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has received a boost from the National Science Foundation to support his efforts to create large-scale nanostructures from small nanocrystals
The University of Florida came out on top at the 32nd Annual American Society of Civil Engineers National Concrete Canoe Competition. The school’s team of engineering students and their canoe, Free Floatin’, competed against 23 other teams over three days to win America’s Cup of Civil Engineering.
Officials representing Virginia Commonwealth University and the government of Ivory Coast have signed an agreement to train researchers in the West African country to develop high-quality pharmaceutical manufacturing capabilities. VCU and its College of...
Good neighbors often share resources: a cup of sugar, extra lawn chairs, a set of jumper cables. Researchers across campus at the University of Arizona will soon be able to share a less common but far more valuable resource to help them further their research:...
By Milady NazirParfait Masungi is one of the lucky ones. At the age of 15, he won a green card lottery visa and with it, a ticket to leave the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This was his chance to escape the country embroiled in “Africa’s World War,” the...
Countless hours spent hunched over petri dishes, using needles to pluck tiny samples from bacteria colonies and place them in test tubes, are not the most exciting experiences for researchers in Seth Walk's lab at Montana State University. Walk, who studies the...
The Swedish Steel Prize recognizes the good engineering, cooperation, and steel innovations that lead to a better and more sustainable world. Roofit.solar, a company from Estonia that combines solar panels with steel roofing, was one of the four finalists for this year’s prize.
Energport is installing a 72MW/72MWH lithium ion battery energy storage system for a major global independent power producer to complement onsite renewable energy generation
The plan for cutting greenhouse gas emissions states that buildings larger than 25,000 square feet must reduce their emissions by 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050.
A computer engineer who deals in managing solid waste tells how architects, engineers, and construction companies are becoming more proactive about building sustainable structures.
Environmental, labor, and community groups recently celebrated the New Mexico Legislature’s passage of the landmark Energy Transition Act (ETA), a measure that will boost renewable energy production, create jobs, reduce carbon pollution, and diversify the economy in coal-impacted areas.
Here's an entry from Reinventing Green Building, the newsletter published by Jerry Yudelson, president of green building firm Yudelson Associates in Carlsbad, CA. Yudelson has a B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science from Caltech, an M.S. in Water Resources...
ASHRAE hires McLennan Design, Houser Walker Architecture, and Integral Group to design its world headquarters
The partnership of McLennan Design and Houser Walker Architecture, in collaboration with international engineering firm Integral Group, has been selected to lead design of a new world headquarters for ASHRAE
By Jeff Deyette Despite the Trump administration's ongoing attempts to prop up coal and undermine renewables—at FERC, EPA and through tariffs and the budget process—2018 should instead be remembered for the surge in...
Capstone Development Partners recently announced that the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB) Dining and Residence Hall project has achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). "We are thrilled," says Jeff Jones, principal,...