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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
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.