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The Manufacturing Institutes and their Impact

You currently lead the U.S. Department of Defense Manufacturing Institutes. Why are they important? What is their impact? The Department of Defense... more


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Of Bone, Cells, and Standards

Industry Sectors: 
Medical
What sparked your interest in materials engineering for medical applications? In high school, I wrote a science report about bone. I had to describe... more


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Leading Voices: Cement and Concrete Standards

Industry Sectors: 
Construction
Safety
Environment
Transportation
Manuel Lascarro What large infrastructure projects are being developed in Latin America and how will standards help make them a reality? Since the... more


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Testing and Trade

Industry Sectors: 
Consumer Products
Metals & Materials
Transportation
Chemicals
Energy
Quality
Why is Inspectorate involved with ASTM’s Proficiency Testing Program? One of the primary reasons Inspectorate has been involved, and probably the... more


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Building Safety Redefined

Industry Sectors: 
Construction
Consumer Products
Environment
Buildings today can meet societal and personal needs like never before, and standards are part of the picture. Robert A. Ivy, CEO of the American... more


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Innovation in Infrastructure

Industry Sectors: 
Transportation
Construction
Consumer Products
A director at AECOM, a global firm that builds, finances and operates diverse types of infrastructure, Anne Ellis, P.E., talks about her work in... more


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Standards in the United Arab Emirates

Industry Sectors: 
Construction
Consumer Products
The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology holds responsibility for formulating and issuing national standards as well as adopting... more


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Manufacturing: Poised for Growth

Industry Sectors: 
Construction
Consumer Products
Metals & Materials
Safety
Environment
Transportation
Chemicals
Energy
Medical
Quality
Jay Timmons, chief executive of the National Association of Manufacturers, shares some insights... more


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Leveraging Standards in the Energy Resurgence

Industry Sectors: 
Consumer Products
Metals & Materials
Environment
Transportation
Chemicals
Energy
Quality
Marathon Petroleum's Fred Walas talks about today's energy developments, sustainability at his company's refineries and the crucial role of standards... more


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Safer Children's Products with Standards

Industry Sectors: 
Consumer Products
Working at the intersection of advocacy, standards and legislation, Rachel Weintraub, Consumer Federation of America, talks about improving the... more

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