Taking Charge

Linda Zhang spearheaded the engineering and marketing behind Ford Motor Company’s conversion of the popular F-150 pickup truck to an electric vehicle

Recycling Goes Intelligent

Armed with artificial intelligence, robots are working in recycling facilities to address contamination, safety, and manpower issues

All Things Chemical Process Engineering

Headquartered in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, engineering firm Process Engineering Associates specializes in one discipline, but they apply it to many types of projects all over the world

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Engineering News

Charles Pankow Foundation awards grant for Assembly Live Load Consistency for Buildings: Gateway to Reducing Embedded Energy

Grant goes to the University of Colorado Boulder and Principal Investigator Dr. Ross Corotis, P.E.

Stan Brown, P.E. assumes presidency of APWA

The American Public Works Association veteran has worked in local government for more than 34 years, holding various public works, engineering, and management positions in Georgia, Colorado and Wyoming.

ASCE releases its infrastructure report card

The American Society of Civil Engineers has released the 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, its latest quadrennial assessment, and gives the United States an overall C- grade 

Engineering Firms

Janice Noeldner, PE named TSPE Young Engineer of the Year

The Texas Society of Professional Engineers Greater Houston Chapter bestowed the award on the senior project manager and assistant department manager at AEI Engineering

Engineering Schools

New programmable smart fabric developed at the University of Waterloo responds to temperature and electricity

This makes it the first material ever to respond to two different stimuli.
The unique design paves the way for a wide variety of potential applications.

Green Building

ERDC research engineer awarded SEED grant

Mechanical engineer Dr. George Stubblefield from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory will use the funding to study smooth particle hydrodynamics and reducing the thickness of military airstrips

2021 International Green Construction Code released

The International Code Council; the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers; the U.S. Green Building Council; and the Illuminating Engineering Society have released the anticipated 2021 IgCC

Report on indoor air quality in schools released

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council and ASHRAE have released survey results from school districts, detailing measures they have taken to improve indoor air quality in schools in response to the pandemic.