Engineering

AIChE SmartBrief

The best stories for chemical engineers

AIChE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Interview order matters, study says

5/22/2015

  • Business Insider

The fourth person to interview for a position may have an advantage over other candidates, according to researchers from Old Dominion University. Interviewees in the fourth spot receive more considera… Read More

ASCE SmartBrief

The latest news and information for civil engineers

ASCE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Civil Engineers

Funding for Mass. bridge-fix program could dry up

5/29/2015

  • The Boston Globe (tiered subscription model)

Massachusetts embarked on a $3 billion program to fix its bridges seven years ago. Since then, the state has made good progress, reducing the number of structurally deficient bridges from 613 to 446, … 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

ITU: Internet penetration to hit record highs, but developing world still lags

5/27/2015

  • IT PRO (London)

The number of people around the globe with Internet access will reach 3.2 billion by the end of 2015, but a gap still exists between wealthy nations and the developing world, where Internet penetratio… Read More

SMRP SmartBrief

News and information for MRO professionals

SMRP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals

IoT as part of predictive maintenance can reduce downtime

5/22/2015

  • The Motley Fool

Nearly one in four industrial machinery companies around the world are using Internet of Things devices to aid their predictive maintenance programs. Intel saved $9 million at one plant by using IoT t… Read More

C-Suite Brief

Leadership news for manufacturers

C-Suite Brief

Published in partnership with: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation

MAPI data show sluggishness in tech trade, manufacturing

5/27/2015

  • Manufacturing Business Technology

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The U.S. trade deficit in the technology sector rose 30% year-over-year to reach $143 billion in the first quarter of 2015, MAPI said. This deficit represents the equivalent of 230,000 jobs lost in th… Read More

ASME SmartBrief

News and trends in the mechanical industry field

ASME SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Lag times are tested for robotic surgery over the Internet

5/29/2015

  • Computerworld

A Florida hospital used a simulator to mimic a human patient and test the lag times for surgery performed over the Internet 1,200 miles away in Texas. The surgeon used a Mimic Simulator based on the d… Read More

BIMForum SmartBrief

Virtual design and construction news

BIMForum SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

Augmented, virtual reality makes a (small-as-of yet) splash in AEC

5/25/2015

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Finance

An application developed for mobile devices enables users to point the device's camera at a project's 2D plans to obtain a 3D building information model. This app from JBKnowledge, highlighted in a co… Read More

AGC Risk Management SmartBrief

Construction risk management news

AGC Risk Management SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

Risk transfer is part of Calif. water-recycling P3 project

5/26/2015

  • JDSupra.com

When Santa Paula, Calif., needed a municipal water recycling facility, it decided on a public-private partnership. Since then, the city has taken advantage of an option in the P3 agreement to buy back… Read More