Engineering

AIChE SmartBrief

The best stories for chemical engineers

AIChE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Institute of Chemical Engineers

House passes spending bill boosting fossil-energy funds, lowering renewable energy

7/11/2014

  • Politico Pro (subscription required)
  • Hill, The

The House passed a fiscal 2015 energy and water spending bill that increases funding for fossil energy programs and cuts funding for renewable energy by about $111 million. The bill puts $27.3 billion… Read More

ASCE SmartBrief

The latest news and information for civil engineers

ASCE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Civil Engineers

Chinese chemical firm to build $1.85B methanol complex in La.

7/21/2014

  • Oil & Gas Journal

Chinese petrochemical company Yuhuang Chemical is planning to build a $1.85 billion methanol production complex in St. James Parish, La. It intends to begin the construction of two methanol plants and… 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

Report: IT changes put pressure on scientific community to adapt

7/16/2014

  • Government Computer News

Data collection, storage and management will be an ongoing issue for IT infrastructure, especially for the scientific community, a CERN Openlab white paper says. The report cites six areas of concern … Read More

SMRP SmartBrief

News and information for MRO professionals

SMRP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals

Why performance metrics matter

7/14/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The ability to measure your workers' performance in ways that make sense to them is a key part of being a good leader, says Tiger Tyagarajan, CEO of Genpact. "Metrics that show progress, and that make… Read More

C-Suite Brief

Leadership news for manufacturers

C-Suite Brief

Published in partnership with: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation

Waldman: Weak economic recovery dragging down U.S. manufacturing

7/16/2014

  • IndustryWeek
  • IndustryWeek

The IW 500 -- IndustryWeek's annual list of the largest publicly held U.S. manufacturers based on revenue -- shows that the manufacturing sector is still struggling with lingering aspects of the reces… Read More

ASME SmartBrief

News and trends in the mechanical industry field

ASME SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

16-year-old inventor creates flashlight that runs on body heat

7/21/2014

  • ASME.org

A flashlight that runs on the thermal energy of the human body won 16-year-old Ann Makosinski top honors in her age category at last year's Google Science Fair. Makosinski has been experimenting since… Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cyient

Bay Area residents get automated PV-installation quotes

7/11/2014

  • San Francisco Chronicle (free content)

Sungevity is creating 3D computer models of every house in the San Francisco Bay Area to show homeowners how the company would go about installing solar panels on their properties. A new online instan… Read More

BIMForum SmartBrief

Virtual design and construction news

BIMForum SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

5D model helps speed Calif. prison health facility

7/14/2014

  • Building Design + Construction (free registration)

A federally appointed receivership ordered an unalterable deadline of January 2014 for a 1,722-bed housing and health care facility for inmate-patients in Stockton, Calif. The building team for phase … Read More