Engineering

AIChE SmartBrief

The best stories for chemical engineers

AIChE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Roche boosts respiratory drug pipeline with $8.3B InterMune buy

8/25/2014

  • Reuters
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Roche Holding agreed to pay $8.3 billion in cash to acquire California-based biotech firm InterMune and its promising new drug pirfenidone, which is under regulatory review in the U.S. and already app… Read More

ASCE SmartBrief

The latest news and information for civil engineers

ASCE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Civil Engineers

Rammed earth blocks use less energy, withstand earthquakes

8/29/2014

  • Architizer.com

Watershed Blocks by Watershed Materials are made of rammed earth, and appear strong enough to withstand earthquake forces. They're created using a hydraulic press system that uses 65% less energy than… 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

Which schools turn out the most female entrepreneurs?

8/27/2014

  • Fortune

Stanford, Harvard and MIT appear to be solid bets for women who are considering founding their own companies. These universities turn out the most female entrepreneurs who eventually receive venture f… Read More

SMRP SmartBrief

News and information for MRO professionals

SMRP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals

Inadequate process safety management contributed to refinery spill

8/22/2014

  • Hydrocarbon Processing online

A sulfuric acid spill that lasted for 2.5 hours at Tesoro's refinery in Martinez, Calif., was caused by a pipe fitting that hadn't been tightened, according to a report released by the U.S. Chemical S… Read More

C-Suite Brief

Leadership news for manufacturers

C-Suite Brief

Published in partnership with: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation

Aircraft sector drives up U.S. durable-goods orders, MAPI notes

8/27/2014

  • IndustryWeek

GE aircraft engines at Boeing assembly plant

U.S. orders for durable goods rose 22.6% to a record high in July, thanks to a 318% surge in orders for civilian aircraft and parts. MAPI Foundation economist Cliff Waldman warns that the backlog from… Read More

ASME SmartBrief

News and trends in the mechanical industry field

ASME SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Fix seen for F-35 engine fire problem

8/29/2014

  • Air Force Times (free registration)

Having identified excessive rubbing of a fan blade as the cause of a fire that recently grounded the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Pratt & Whitney is preparing to test an engine design change. The compan… Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cyient

Verizon exec sees consensus on need to revamp telecom act

8/21/2014

  • Multichannel News

Policy differences aside, telecom industry stakeholders generally agree that the 1996 Telecommunications Act needs to be updated, Verizon Executive Vice President Craig Silliman told a tech conference… Read More

BIMForum SmartBrief

Virtual design and construction news

BIMForum SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

MEP goes all in with BIM, CAD

8/25/2014

  • Consulting-Specifying Engineer

All companies on the 2014 MEP Giants list created by Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine say they use building information modeling and CAD, along with other tech tools. More than 90% of mechanica… Read More