Engineering

AIChE SmartBrief

The best stories for chemical engineers

AIChE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Endo to purchase generic-drug-maker Par Pharma

5/18/2015

  • Nasdaq.com

Dublin-based Endo International will purchase generic-drug-maker Par Pharmaceutical of Woodcliff Lake, N.J., in a stock-and-cash deal valued at $8.05 billion. The acquisition will put Endo's generics … Read More

ASCE SmartBrief

The latest news and information for civil engineers

ASCE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Civil Engineers

Design-build contracts could be limited in Texas

5/22/2015

  • TexasTribune.org (Austin)

When Texas introduced design-build contracts, they were touted as a way to save money and time and improve efficiency in large projects. But some companies don't like the process, saying it squeezes o… 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

Senate to vote on NSA data-collection bill

5/20/2015

  • The Hill

McConnell

A bill that would limit the National Security Agency's meta-data-collection program is heading to the Senate floor after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who opposes the legislation, said he would let… Read More

SMRP SmartBrief

News and information for MRO professionals

SMRP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals

Reliability deserves its own place apart from maintenance

5/18/2015

  • Plant Engineering

Reliability should be considered as a function separate from maintenance, writes Obaidullah Syed. The two are closely intertwined historically, "but can maintenance alone handle all aspects of reliabi… Read More

C-Suite Brief

Leadership news for manufacturers

C-Suite Brief

Published in partnership with: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation

MAPI: U.S. manufacturing forecast brings it closer to economic growth

5/20/2015

  • IndustryWeek

Meckstroth

U.S. manufacturing's outlook is still strong but has been downgraded by MAPI to 2.5% from the 3.5% last year. Energy prices, a strong U.S. dollar and consumer spending are among the reasons for the do… Read More

ASME SmartBrief

News and trends in the mechanical industry field

ASME SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Dassault's Living Heart Project designs 3D human heart simulator

5/22/2015

  • FDAnews

The first 3D human heart simulator will be unveiled by 3D software company Dassault Systemes on May 29. Using the firm's 3DExperience platform, the technology was designed to enhance clinical diagnose… Read More

BIMForum SmartBrief

Virtual design and construction news

BIMForum SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

BIM helps create ultrasustainable building in Seattle

5/18/2015

  • Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce

Stone34, a 225,000-square-foot office building in Seattle designed by LMN Architects, has LEED Platinum designation for its rainwater harvesting, concrete framing system that gives thermal mass and sh… Read More

AGC Risk Management SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

IFAC thought looks at integrating risk management into operations

5/12/2015

  • Accounting Today

 "From Bolt-on to Built-in" is a new thought paper that looks at the benefits of properly integrating risk management into organizational operations developed by the International Federation of Accou… Read More