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Standards in Use – What Value do they Provide?

What is a “standard”? Well, according to my dictionary, the relevant definition (other than “a personal flag or banner”) is:
 
something established by authority, custom, or general consent as a model or example
 
something set up and established by authority as a rule for the measure of quantity, weight, extent, value, or quality
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PE Licensure for Controls Folk – Are you ready?

Is there an empty spot on your wall, crying out for one more degree or certification? A PE licensure is considered the industry’s highest standard of proficiency, an assurance of skill and qualifications. Candidates for licensure must meet requirements regarding education and work experience, and pass an exam. Are you a controls engineer ready to obtain your PE license?
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Your Cube, Your Space

There was a time when I thought a productive employee needed an office where they could shut the door and work away in distraction-free silence. However, while silence is precious and clearly needed at times, there is a lot to be said for the open cubicle office environment. Immediate collaboration is an obvious advantage. The ability to easily open a dialog with a nearby co-worker can be very attractive. However, there are rules and boundaries associated with cube space that we should understand before walking into or shouting over a coworker’s cubicle walls.
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New Year Resolutions for Control Engineers

As 2016 comes to an end and we mentally prepare ourselves for the struggle to date everything 2017, it’s time once again for that time-honored tradition: New Year’s resolutions!
 
We recently asked our control engineers to give us some resolutions they are making for 2017. Here’s what they came up with:
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I Am Not The Enemy! I Am Your Advocate!: Why You Shouldn’t Fear A Quality Audit

I guarantee no one is thrilled to see a calendar invite from me. Why? Chances are I’m asking them to join me in a quality audit review. These meetings aren’t usually anyone’s favorite. But don’t RSVP your excuses just yet! When the following three keys to a successful quality program are in place, the quality auditor has a great opportunity to build a bridge of confidence between the project execution ideal and the reality of everyday project pressures.
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