The Way of the World.Wide Web

There's no better time than today for another brief visit to We've updated our Web site, and we have more features and better functionality than ever before.


There's no better time than today for another brief visit to We've updated our Web site, and we have more features and better functionality than ever before. First off, we still offer our most popular features :

  • Staff-reported news. Check in frequently for ongoing coverage of breaking news stories that directly affect the work of consulting engineers.


  • Specifier's Guide. Now searchable and expanded, this resource has a comprehensive list of manufacturers of M/E components and systems.


  • Article abstracts. Looking for background on a technical or legal topic? We have a searchable database of articles going back to the early 1980s.


  • Deep Links. Every month, we post relevant, related original articles that we are unable to fit in our our magazine. This signature section is full of useful technical and professional papers, industry links, case studies and more.

The editors are quite proud of our many new tools and services, too:

  • StockWatch. For stock quotes and newswire articles on any NASDAQ- or NYSE-listed companies, check out this new, deep feature. The site also includes a sampling of companies that serve as's leading indicators for the construction and mechanical/electrical industries.


  • Search with muscle. Our database-driven Web site allows full searches of or the whole Internet, powered by the Google search engine.


  • Polls. Register your opinion on the latest trends and controversies affecting the engineering profession-and view the results immediately.


  • E-mail newsletters. Users have the option of registering for informative newsletters with highlights of breaking stories on

In short, we are offering a powerful package of easy-to-access online information for consulting and staff engineers on everything from HVAC technology and power-quality upgrades to tips on firm management and CAD technologies. So come and visit-and feel free to add a link to on your firm's Web site or Intranet. After all, that's the way of the World ... Wide Web!

VE articles, anyone?

Any VE stories worth telling out there? The editors are looking for a private-sector case study on value analysis with input from all project participants-including the original design engineers. Send any suggestions and a description of the project to me at, so that we can tell the full story.

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