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Did You Know? offers a quick look at the broad scope of activities underway within the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Federation, highlighting the people and initiatives making waves in standardization.

November SES Webinar to Focus on Government Participation in Standards Development
ANSI member and accredited standards developer SES - The Society for Standards Professionals will hold a webinar focused on government agencies' role in the development of voluntary consensus standards on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. eastern.

The webinar will be led by Gregory Saunders, director of the Defense Standardization Program (DSPO) at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). In his current role, Mr. Saunders is responsible for policies and procedures governing the development and use of military specifications and standards, voluntary standards, qualified products/manufacturers lists, data item descriptions, and parts management.

The webinar is offered free of charge to all current SES members and costs $50 for non-members. Under a reciprocal agreement between the two organizations, ANSI full member technical contacts are considered SES members and can take part in the webinar at no cost. More information on the webinar is available on SES's website.

NACE Releases Corrosion App for Tablets and Mobile Devices
ANSI organizational member and accredited standards developer NACE International - the Corrosion Society has released a free app providing corrosion-related information to NACE members and the public at large. The NACE International Corrosion App includes access to cathodic protection calculators, a searchable directory of individuals holding NACE International Institute Certification, and calendars of upcoming NACE events and classes. Additional features, including access to personal profiles, the NACE membership directory, and NACE's Materials Performance magazine, are available to NACE members using the app.

The app is available for iPhone and iPad from ANSI member Apple Inc.'s iTunes Store and for devices using Android 4.0 or higher from ANSI member Google Inc.'s Google Play store.

NIBS Consolidates Existing Journals into New Periodical
ANSI member the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) has announced the launch of a new publication, the Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences (JNIBS). The new periodical was created from the consolidation of four of NIBS' existing journals: the Journal of Building Enclosure Design (JBED), the Journal of Building Information Modeling (JBIM), the Journal of Advanced and High-Performance Materials (JMAT), and the Journal of Hazard Mitigation and Risk Assessment (JHAZ).

The establishment of a single publication covering the various topics examined in the four previously published journals is expected to allow NIBS to expand its coverage into new program areas. And unlike the periodicals it replaced, JNIBS is available to subscribers both in a print edition and a searchable online edition.

To subscribe to JNIBS for free, visit the subscription page on the NIBS website.

Approval of U.S. TAG Accreditation for ISO Water Re-use Technical Committee
ANSI's Executive Standards Council (ExSC) has formally approved the accreditation of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 282, Water Re-use, with ANSI member and accredited standards developer the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) serving as TAG Administrator. For additional information, please contact contact Gretchen Pienta, ASPE director of publications and standards ([email protected]; 708-426-5427).

PCI Applies to Become ANSI Accredited Standards Developer
ANSI organizational member the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) has submitted an application to become an ANSI-accredited standards developer, and has submitted proposed operating procedures overseeing the documenting of consensus on proposed PCI-sponsored American National Standards (ANS). PCI's proposed scope is focused on the development of standards focused on the design, detailing, fabrication, transportation, and erection of precast and precast/prestressed concrete products.

For questions, or to offer comments, please contact Jason Krohn, PCI's managing director, technical activities, by email at [email protected], or by phone at 312-583-6771. Please submit your comments by Monday, October 14, 2013, to PCI, with a copy to [email protected].

PCI's proposed operating procedures are available online.

Approval of U.S. TAG Accreditation for ISO Construction Works Organization Subcommittee
ANSI ExSC has formally approved the accreditation of the U.S. TAG to ISO TC 59, Buildings and civil engineering works, Subcommittee (SC) 13, Organization of information about construction works, with ANSI member and audited designator ASHRAE serving as TAG Administrator. For additional information, please contact Douglas Tucker, ASHRAE's assistant manager of standards - international, by email at [email protected], or by phone at 678-539-1209.


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