Engineering

AIChE SmartBrief

The best stories for chemical engineers

AIChE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Institute of Chemical Engineers

DHS makes progress on site security plan approvals

4/11/2014

  • Bloomberg Government (subscription required)

The Homeland Security Department continues to make progress on approving chemical facilities' site security plans, with new data showing it approved 143 site security plans between Feb. 1 and April 1 … Read More

ASCE SmartBrief

The latest news and information for civil engineers

ASCE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Civil Engineers

Minn. utility plans to build 220-mile, cross-border transmission line

4/18/2014

  • Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.)

Minnesota Power has formally filed for permits to allow the utility to build a 220-mile transmission line through northern Minnesota to a planned hydroelectric dam in Manitoba, Canada. Two routes have… 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

Air Force research office will stay in Virginia

4/16/2014

  • American City Business Journals
  • ScienceMag.org

The Air Force has nixed a plan to move a research office from Virginia to a base in Ohio. The office awards grants and contracts to academic institutions and private-sector firms. Critics of the propo… Read More

SMRP SmartBrief

News and information for MRO professionals

SMRP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals

Southwest to debut EPIC maintenance program for 737s

4/14/2014

  • FlightGlobal.com (U.K.)

Southwest Airlines plans to adopt a new maintenance program called EPIC for its Boeing 737s. EPIC will allow the carrier to perform overnight line checks on the next-generation aircraft instead of rel… Read More

C-Suite Brief

Leadership news for manufacturers

C-Suite Brief

Published in partnership with: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation

March manufacturing numbers up, Fed reports

4/17/2014

  • IndustryWeek

The Federal Reserve reports U.S. industrial output grew 0.7% in March and has updated its February growth number from 0.6% to 1.2%. Manufacturing grew 0.5% in March and an adjusted 1.4% in February. "… Read More

ASME SmartBrief

News and trends in the mechanical industry field

ASME SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Toyota innovations bring hydrogen cars closer to practicality

4/17/2014

  • Reuters

Toyota isn't the first to introduce a hydrogen-powered car but the automaker says its 2015 FC model incorporates design innovations in the fuel-cell technology that hold down cost, including flatter "… Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Infotech Enterprises

GE exec: Big Data, cloud tech needed for the industrial Internet

4/11/2014

  • CIO.com

For the industrial Internet to take hold in such industries as energy, health care and transportation, enterprises must avail themselves of Big Data analytics and cloud-based services to make use of t… Read More

BIMForum SmartBrief

Virtual design and construction news

BIMForum SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

A closer look at construction-software purchasing

4/13/2014

  • Construction Citizen

According to Software Advice's latest buyer review, 78% of buyers in the construction field do not have a preference for software deployment, while buyers in other industries prefer cloud systems. Als… Read More