Engineering

AIChE SmartBrief

The best stories for chemical engineers

AIChE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Institute of Chemical Engineers

McCabe: States may need more time to finish carbon-emission plans

7/21/2014

  • Bloomberg BNA (free content)

Environmental Protection Agency official Janet McCabe said most states will likely need more time to complete their carbon-reduction plans for existing power plants. Many will need to enact new legisl… Read More

ASCE SmartBrief

The latest news and information for civil engineers

ASCE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Civil Engineers

Opening of 2 new Houston rail lines delayed until Dec.

7/22/2014

  • Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Houston's Metropolitan Transit Authority has pushed back the simultaneous opening of its Green and Purple lines to December of this year. Although construction for the two lines, which cost a total of… 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

Are you leading through fear?

7/22/2014

  • CEO.com

If employees are afraid of you, they'll be reluctant to bring mistakes and problems to your attention, warns Colin Baird. That ultimately leads to bigger problems, including a lack of innovation and c… 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

Survey reveals technological optimism tempered by concerns

7/22/2014

  • ASME.org

The American public has high levels of technological optimism but there are also significant concerns about whether coming changes will be for the better, according to a study by the Pew Research Cent… Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cyient

Chip would enable e-money functions on wearables

7/20/2014

  • CIO.com

A Sony unit is modifying its smart-card chip for wearable devices. The chip would allow users to make contactless e-payments or gain access to restricted areas. Read More

BIMForum SmartBrief

Virtual design and construction news

BIMForum SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

BIM adds respectability to prefabrication

7/18/2014

  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

Building information modeling and the ability to visualize structures in 3D have done much to take prefabrication to the next level, experts say. The advantages include reduced expense without sacrifi… Read More