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Engineers looking for actionable information on projects funded by the stimulus bill don't have time to dig and dig and dig for information. So Consulting-Specifying Engineer did it for them.
Consulting-Specifying Engineer's editor-in-chief, Michael Ivanovich was initially frustrated with the difficulty in finding project-level information about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which is generally referred to as the stimulus bill. Where's the transparency? Where's the accountability?
But after playing around with keywords, he persevered and aggregated a useful list of that has the information engineers are looking for. His list includes the usual suspects, such as recovery.gov, but also includes deep links within common sites and hidden gems (like NYSERDA's site) and the National Clearinghouse for Educational
According to Ivanovich, part of his problem was that he was going to Web sites that he thought should have information on shovel-ready projects, such as the National Association of State Energy Offices and utilities that have rebate-oriented energy efficiency programs, such as Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison. "I was thinking ARRA funds targeting energy efficiency would make use of existing program infrastructures, which are expensive and time-consuming to start up. But, either I was wrong, it's just too soon, or the utilities I looked at
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey