Engineering

AIChE SmartBrief

The best stories for chemical engineers

AIChE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Federal gas pipeline approval doesn't require tighter emissions rules

9/8/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Opponents of a proposed 550-mile pipeline that would bring natural gas to North Carolina and Virginia are wrong to say that the federal government should implement stricter rules to curb methane emiss… Read More

ASCE SmartBrief

The latest news and information for civil engineers

ASCE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Civil Engineers

$1.65B power plant retrofit project underway in Ill.

9/11/2014

  • Engineering News-Record

Work has begun on the foundation of a new chimney that is part of a $1.65 billion retrofit to a power plant in Meredosia, Ill. The project involves implementation of new technology, a pipeline to carr… 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

Governments turn to technology to mitigate fraud and abuse

9/8/2014

  • InformationWeek

State agencies are adopting increasingly sophisticated technologies to stem waste tied to benefits fraud, which costs governments billions of dollars every year. To combat an increase in phishing atta… Read More

SMRP SmartBrief

News and information for MRO professionals

SMRP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals

Target overall equipment effectiveness as goal in data collection

9/8/2014

  • AutomationWorld.com

Effective data collection and analysis begins with setting up an infrastructure to gather the data that you've selectively determined that you need, writes Stephen Blank, CEO of Loman Control Systems.… Read More

C-Suite Brief

Leadership news for manufacturers

C-Suite Brief

Published in partnership with: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation

China's growth is good for U.S., MAPI's Waldman says

9/10/2014

  • Fox Business

Waldman

China is expected to become the world's largest economy by 2024, overtaking the U.S., according to IHS Global Insight. This may be disconcerting to the U.S., but it will open up new opportunities to s… Read More

ASME SmartBrief

News and trends in the mechanical industry field

ASME SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Walk-assisting robot fits under clothing

9/12/2014

  • BostInno (Boston)

A low-profile, walk-assisting robot that can be put on like a pair of pants has received $2.9 million in funding from the Defense Advanced Research Protection Agency. The Soft Exosuit, under developme… Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cyient

How big companies are jump-starting R&D

9/8/2014

  • BBC

Big companies are learning from startups the value of internal innovation capabilities. That can mean turning to online communities to source new ideas, setting up R&D accelerators or acquiring upstar… Read More

BIMForum SmartBrief

Virtual design and construction news

BIMForum SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

Commentary: Using BIM to design, build, install building facades

9/8/2014

  • AEC Cafe

The design, fabrication and installation of a building envelope and facade sometimes lead to waste levels of more than 25%, writes Patrick Mays of Dassault Systemes. This can be minimized, he contends… Read More