New MADCAD version launched
MADCAD launches eLibrary version 3.0, which searches through more than 7,000 codes and standards faster.
MADCAD.com recently announced the launch of eLibrary v3.0, an online resource where subscribers can search across thousands of codes and standards instantly.
With MADCAD.com, industry professionals have quick, web-based access to the codes and standards they need every day.
Once the subscriber is in the relevant section, MADCAD.com makes it easy to browse the code with web-based (HTML) features:
Chapters, sections, and figures cross-referenced and linked
Linked table of contents and errata
Ability to copy and paste relevant excerpts and tables into reports.
Personal Book Groups is a new feature that MADCAD.com is introducing with v3.0 in which users can organize books as desired, such as all the applicable books for a current project.
MADCAD.com v3.0 also incorporates a new database with adopted model codes by states and state amendments and a database of more than 10,000 product manufacturer's website links organized by CSI's MasterFormat.
MADCAD.com is a web-based subscription service that provides online access to building codes and standards from all major content providers in HTML format. Founded in 1995, MADCAD.com has subscribers from top AEC firms, educational institutions and government agencies.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.