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March 14, 2005

Dear #firstname#:
Welcome again to CSE NewsWatch, the email newsletter brought to you by the editors of Consulting-Specifying Engineer .   In this edition, we connect with National Manufacturing Week and its emphasis on arc flash and cover a recent survey on lighting and control products. We also bring you news of ASHRAE's next research targets and report on the latest happenings at both industry vendors and leading M/E firms. Read on for more...
This Issue's Stories
1. OSHA has a Short Fuse on Arc Flash
2. Survey Shows Lighting Products Merging With Controls
3. ASHRAE Approves Indoor Noise Criteria Study
4. Industry Roundup: Awards, Patents and Partnerships
5. M/E Insider: Promotions, Additions and Olympic-Sized Work


1. OSHA has a Short Fuse on Arc Flash
This year at National Manufacturing Week in Chicago last week one thing that stood out immediately was a commitment to addressing the subject of arc flash. According to Steve Kovach, with fuse manufacturer Cooper Bussmann, the big push for greater arc-flash awareness has to do with the tone being set by OSHA, which recently adopted NFPA 70E as the standard on the matter. Go to Story... 2. Survey Shows Lighting Products Merging With Controls
More than 86% of respondents said that their lighting work now involves products and controls, according to a recent survey by Electrical Contractor Magazine. The implication is that designers now see lighting equipment and controls as integrated no longer as separate, diverse markets.
Go to Story...


3. ASHRAE Approves Indoor Noise Criteria Study
ASHRAE has recently approved more than $1 million in funding for research projects in various areas. Of that amount, nearly $70,000 is set aside for Productivity and Perception Based Evaluation of Indoor Noise Criteria, 1322-RP, a project that will study how indoor noise impacts productivity.
Go to Story... 4. Industry Roundup: Awards, Patents and Partnerships
New alliances and products lead the news in this issue's dispatches from the manufacturing trenches. Go to Story... 5. M/E Insider: Promotions, Additions and Olympic-Sized Work
Engineers are moving up at a number of firms - find out more in this issue's look at the latest happenings among M/E consultants. Go to Story... That wraps up this edition of the newsletter. Look for us again in two weeks.
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