lunes, 28 de julio de 2008

Final Project

My project is about Global warming. We are working in this project and look for solutions. Some of them are :

1. Using energy more efficiently and moving to renewable energy (wind, solar, geothermal, and bioenergy) would significantly reduce our emissions of heat-trapping gases.

2. Cars and trucks are another significant source (25 percent) of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. A serious effort to address global warming must therefore reduce emissions from cars and trucks. Many technologies already exist that can do this

3. We can reduce our contribution to global warming while creating a stronger, healthier, and more secure nation.

4. The car you drive: the most important personal climate decision.

When you buy your next car, look for the one with the best fuel economy in its class. Each gallon of gas you use is responsible for 25 pounds of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere. Better gas mileage not only reduces global warming, but will also save you thousands of dollars at the pump over the life of the vehicle. Compare the fuel economy of the cars you're considering and look for new technologies like hybrid engines.

5. Choose clean power.

More than half the electricity in the United States comes from polluting coal-fired power plants. And power plants are the single largest source of heat-trapping gas. None of us can live without electricity, but in some states, you can switch to electricity companies that provide 50 to 100 percent renewable energy. (For more information go to

6. Look for Energy Star.

When it comes time to replace appliances, look for the Energy Star label on new appliances (refrigerators, freezers, furnaces, air conditioners, and water heaters use the most energy). These items may cost a bit more initially, but the energy savings will pay back the extra investment within a couple of years. Household energy savings really can make a difference: If each household in the United States replaced its existing appliances with the most efficient models available, we would save $15 billion in energy costs and eliminate 175 million tons of heat-trapping gases.

7. Unplug a freezer.

One of the quickest ways to reduce your global warming impact is to unplug the extra refrigerator or freezer you rarely use (except when you need it for holidays and parties). This can reduce the typical family's carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 10 percent.

8. Get a home energy audit.

Take advantage of the free home energy audits offered by many utilities. Simple measures, such as installing a programmable thermostat to replace your old dial unit or sealing and insulating heating and cooling ducts, can each reduce a typical family's carbon dioxide emissions by about 5 percent.

9. Light bulbs matter.

If every household in the United States replaced one regular light bulb with an energy-saving model, we could reduce global warming pollution by more than 90 billion pounds over the life of the bulbs; the same as taking 6.3 million cars off the road. So, replace your incandescent bulbs with more efficient compact fluorescents, which now come in all shapes and sizes. You'll be doing your share to cut back on heat-trapping pollution and you'll save money on your electric bills and light bulbs.

10. Think before you drive.

If you own more than one vehicle, use the less fuel-efficient one only when you can fill it with passengers. Driving a full minivan may be kinder to the environment than two midsize cars. Whenever possible, join a carpool or take mass transit.

11. Buy good wood.

When buying wood products, check for labels that indicate the source of the timber. Supporting forests that are managed in a sustainable fashion makes sense for biodiversity, and it may make sense for the climate too. Forests that are well managed are more likely to store carbon effectively because more trees are left standing and carbon-storing soils are less disturbed.

12. Plant a tree.

You can also make a difference in your own backyard. Get a group in your neighborhood together and contact your local arborist or urban forester about planting trees on private property and public land. In addition to storing carbon, trees planted in and around urban areas and residences can provide much-needed shade in the summer, reducing energy bills and fossil fuel use.

13. Let policymakers know you are concerned about global warming.

Our elected officials and business leaders need to hear from concerned citizens. Sign up for the Union of Concerned Scientists Action Network to ensure that policymakers get the timely, accurate information they need to make informed decisions about global warming solutions.

lunes, 9 de junio de 2008


Job ID
Company Name
PEAK Technical Services, Inc.
Job Category
Engineering/Architecture; Other
Pittsburgh, PA
Position Type
Full-Time, Contract-to-Hire
5-10 Years Experience
Date Posted
June 4, 2008 (Reposted Jun 5)
Civil/Structural Engineers- 152381

US Work Authorization RequiredRequirements * Candidate should have between 4 and 10 years experience in heavy industrial, metals, chemical / petrochemical and environmental projects. * A B.S. degree in Civil / Structural Engineering is required, and a PE license is a plus. * Working knowledge and experience with STAAD Pro is required. Individual duties include: * Prepare design calculations for concrete and steel and check those made by other engineers, have a working knowledge of concrete, steel and building codes, and prepare technical specifications. * Candidate must be able to lead the civil /structural engineering functions for projects, supervise and direct design and drafting efforts, make field trips to verify existing conditions, schedule manpower requirements and monitor progress, prepare engineering and construction cost estimates, and initiate change order requests.


Job ID
Company Name
Burris Logistics
Job Category
Other; Transportation/Logistics
Elkton, MD
Position Type
Full-Time, Employee
2-5 Years Experience
Desired Education Level
Bachelor of Science
Date Posted
May 21, 2008 (Reposted Jun 2)

Industrial Engineer!
Industrial Engineer sought for our Elkton, MD facility. B.S. / B.A. in Industrial Engineering and two years (2) of professional experience required. Must be APICS and Product & Inventory Management certified. $ 66,581.00 / year. 40 hours / week, Mon. – Fri., 9AM – 5PM. Permanent position to be supervised by the General Manager.
Mail resume to: Lori Metz, HR Assistant, c/o Burris Logistics, 501 SE 5th Street, Milford, DE 19963. Or fax to: 302-839-1238. No phone calls please.
Job description: Oversee all aspects of industrial engineering activities, including facilities’ design and implementation of labor standards software to optimize warehousing slotting, labor planning, equipment, and resources. Use network analysis and simulation tools to implement and supply chain and lean warehousing initiatives. Review and evaluate new material-handling equipment. Identify possibilities of improvement of existing management systems. Exercise experience in working with such supply chain execution software as Red Prairie, Manhattan, and SAP. Create staffing models for new and existing facilities. Create and interpret detailed facility drawings. Identify opportunities in productivity, safety, and customer service areas. Occasional travel to other facilities may be required.

lunes, 26 de mayo de 2008

Industrial engineering

ndustrial engineering is a branch of engineering that concerns the development, improvement, implementation and evaluation of integrated systems of people, money, knowledge, information, equipment, energy, material and process. Industrial engineering draws upon the principles and methods of engineering analysis and synthesis, as well as mathematical, physical and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design to specify, predict and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems. In lean manufacturing systems, Industrial engineers work to eliminate wastes of time, money, materials, energy, and other resources. Industrial engineering is also known as operations management, systems engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or manufacturing systems engineering; a distinction that seems to depend on the viewpoint or motives of the user. Recruiters or educational establishments use the names to differentiate themselves from others. In healthcare, industrial engineers are more commonly known as management engineers or health systems engineers. Where as most engineering disciplines apply skills to very specific areas, industrial engineering is applied in virtually every industry. Examples of where industrial engineering might be used include shortening lines (or queues) at a theme park, streamlining an operating room, distributing products worldwide (also referred to as Supply Chain Management), and manufacturing cheaper and more reliable automobiles. Industrial engineers typically use computer simulation, especially discrete event simulation, for system analysis and evaluation. The name "industrial engineer" can be misleading. While the term originally applied to manufacturing, it has grown to encompass services and other industries as well. Similar fields include Operations Research, Management Science, Financial Engineering, Supply Chain, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering Management, Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Systems Engineering, Ergonomics, Process Engineering, Value Engineering and Quality Engineering. There are a number of things industrial engineers do in their work to make processes more efficient, to make products more manufacturable and consistent in their quality, and to increase productivity.

A supply chain or logistics network: is the system of organizations, people, technology, activities, information and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer. Supply chain activities transform natural resources, raw materials and components into a finished product that is delivered to the end customer. In sophisticated supply chain systems, used products may re-enter the supply chain at any point where residual value is recyclable. Supply chains link value chains[1].

A typical supply chain begins with ecological and biological regulation of natural resources, followed by the human extraction of raw material and includes several production links, for instance; component construction, assembly and merging before moving onto several layers of storage facilities of ever decreasing size and ever more remote geographical locations, and finally reaching the consumer.

Ergonomics : is the scientific discipline concerned with designing according to the human needs, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance. [1] The field is also called human engineering, and human factors engineering.

Ergonomic research is primarily performed by ergonomists, who study human capabilities in relationship to their work demands. Information derived from ergonomists contributes to the design and evaluation of tasks, jobs, products, environments and systems in order to make them compatible with the needs, abilities and limitations of people (IEA, 2000). In the UK the professional body for ergonomists is the Ergonomics Society.

lunes, 12 de mayo de 2008

Hi :)

Hi, there! My name’s Ruth Ferrer but you can call me Ruth. I’m from Maracaibo, originally. I live in Maracaibo, in Terranorte. I’m 19 years old and I study engineering at URBE. My favotite subjects are mathematics and English. I speak French.
I love music, dancing, go out with my friends, studying English, talking on the phone with my friends.
I hate onions, smoking, getting up early on the weekend.
My dream is to travel around the world, visit The Eiffel Tower in Paris. Of course, I want to graduate from Engineering School and be a good engineer. I’d love to work in an important company and buy a house, get married and start a family.
About English, I love to learn new languages. I think English is very important. I listen to music and watch TV in English. It’s a good exercise. I can write well, but I need to practice more.