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Niels Diffrient died on June 8, 2013 at the age of 84. This Q&A from the Today’s Facility Manager archives illustrates how one of the top human factors designers came from humble beginnings to sprout impressive roots. It has been retrieved in his honor. From the October 2002 issue.
An illusionist/scientist who goes by the Internet name of Brusspup has updated the Chladni experiment and posted an impressive video that demonstrates the impact of sound waves.
NEMA has published NEMA ICS 15.1-2012, Instructions for the Handling, Installation, Operation, and Maintenance of Medium Voltage Electric Fire Pump Controllers Rated Not More Than 7200V.
Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases a Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. This year, there is little to celebrate once again, as the overall grade rises from D (in 2009) to D+ (in 2013).
Common definitions for terms found in ASHRAE standards and other publications can now be found at a new website from the Society.
The role of engineers is perhaps one of the most misunderstood in society, which is it why it’s important to recognize more than 1.8 million US engineers for their achievements. National Engineers Week (February 17-23, 2013) celebrates the achievements of past, present, and future.
A new student design competition from ASHRAE is focused on taking advantage of today’s technology to provide simple, affordable solutions that benefit people around the world.
This Friday Funny comes from John Haydon, social media consultant and astute observer. Infographics are extremely popular these days, and Haydon has come up with this one to sum up what he calls “The Ultimate Flowchart For Engineers.”
Since many facility management professionals have engineering instincts at the very least (many actually have formal engineering training and/or work as licensed engineers), this seemed like an appropriate item.
This feel good story explains how local engineering firms have sponsored reading/mentoring projects as part of the Engineering Better Readers program developed by the Engineers’ Leadership Foundation.