Engineering

AIChE SmartBrief

The best stories for chemical engineers

AIChE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Institute of Chemical Engineers

McCabe: States may need more time to finish carbon-emission plans

7/21/2014

  • Bloomberg BNA (free content)

Environmental Protection Agency official Janet McCabe said most states will likely need more time to complete their carbon-reduction plans for existing power plants. Many will need to enact new legisl… Read More

ASCE SmartBrief

The latest news and information for civil engineers

ASCE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Civil Engineers

Va. DOT pushes design-build to fast-track $230M road project

7/28/2014

  • Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Va.), The

The Virginia Department of Transportation intends to use the design-build method to construct the $230 million U.S. 29-Rio Road interchange so that it can be completed by fall of 2016. Several states,… Read More

IEEE-USA SmartBrief

News and information about technology policy

IEEE-USA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers USA

Senator wants to stimulate venture-capital activity in N.Y.

7/22/2014

  • Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is backing a bill that aims to work with other efforts to attract more venture capital to New York state. Read More

SMRP SmartBrief

News and information for MRO professionals

SMRP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals

Are you leading through fear?

7/22/2014

  • CEO.com

If employees are afraid of you, they'll be reluctant to bring mistakes and problems to your attention, warns Colin Baird. That ultimately leads to bigger problems, including a lack of innovation and c… Read More

C-Suite Brief

Leadership news for manufacturers

C-Suite Brief

Published in partnership with: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation

June factory output falls short of expectations

7/23/2014

  • IndustryWeek

The Federal Reserve reports that manufacturing output increased 0.1% last month, falling short of the expected 0.3% growth. Read More

ASME SmartBrief

News and trends in the mechanical industry field

ASME SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

3D-printer-like device prints circuits in 30 minutes

7/25/2014

  • EDN

A prototype device draws on some of the technologies used in 3D printers to print functional circuits in 30 minutes. The "Squink," developed by BotFactory, is billed as a "screen-to-machine" electron… Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cyient

Chip would enable e-money functions on wearables

7/20/2014

  • CIO.com

A Sony unit is modifying its smart-card chip for wearable devices. The chip would allow users to make contactless e-payments or gain access to restricted areas. Read More

BIMForum SmartBrief

Virtual design and construction news

BIMForum SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

BIM adds respectability to prefabrication

7/18/2014

  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

Building information modeling and the ability to visualize structures in 3D have done much to take prefabrication to the next level, experts say. The advantages include reduced expense without sacrifi… Read More