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December 12, 2012 09:00 ET

Knovel Announces Partnership With Engineers Without Borders USA

Contributions Support Community-Driven Engineering Projects

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Dec 12, 2012) - Knovel, a leader in providing a Web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools, today announced a partnership with Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA). EWB-USA is a nonprofit humanitarian organization established to support community-driven development programs worldwide through partnerships that design and implement sustainable engineering projects.

"Knovel is deeply involved in the engineering community, and our support extends beyond our product offerings," said Knovel President and CEO Chris Forbes. "We are eager to support an organization that produces such meaningful, impactful projects. We work with an extensive network of engineers worldwide, and many already support EWB-USA with time and resources. This is a great opportunity to increase awareness and expertise."

Knovel will support the organization through grant funding, and thanks to the generous participation of its publishing partners, Knovel will provide access to a subset of its product to EWB-USA members free for one year. Participating publishers include Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons, Industrial Press, American Society of Plumbing Engineers, Woodhead Publishing, and the International Council on Mining and Metals.

The materials for inclusion have been selected with the special requirements of EWB-USA projects in mind, and include water storage, piping and plumbing system design, metal fabrication (including welding), land surveying, water and wastewater treatment, land grading for drainage, sustainable power (including wind and solar) and sanitation systems. The collection further covers the engineering fundamentals that underpin these methods (strength of materials, mathematics, fluid mechanics, hydrology, soil mechanics, geology and general construction methods), to empower engineers with the resources they need to develop and implement new and innovative solutions in the field. These resources will help engineers complete their projects more efficiently and safely, maximizing the value of the volunteers' time and efforts.

"We are thrilled that Knovel is partnering with Engineers Without Borders USA to build a better world," said Cathy Leslie, executive director of EWB-USA. "Knovel's grant funding and its technical resources will be extremely valuable for EWB-USA members as they implement life-changing projects around the globe."

Knovel's Web-based application offers a unique value to EWB-USA engineers. Knovel will help these engineers have immediate access to validated information, improving decision-making time, reducing errors and allowing for more flexibility in finding solutions to everyday engineering challenges.

About Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA)

EWB-USA is a nonprofit humanitarian organization established to support community-driven development programs worldwide through partnerships that design and implement sustainable engineering projects. EWB-USA members comprised of professional and student engineers or other disciplines, work with local communities and NGOs in over 45 developing countries around the world on projects such as water, renewable energy, sanitation and more. Time Magazine called Engineers Without Borders USA the "Blueprint Brigade." EWB-USA has grown from little more than a handful of members in 2002 to over 12,000 members today and has over 400 projects worldwide. EWB-USA maintains over 250 dedicated chapters, including university chapters on 190 campuses in the United States, and has touched the lives of more than two million people. For more information about EWB-USA please visit www.ewb-usa.org.

About Knovel

Knovel is a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide. Knovel has more than 700 customers worldwide including 74 of the Fortune 500 companies, five of the Top 10 Constituents on the FTSE 100 Index and more than 400 leading universities. Founded in 2000, Knovel is a private company headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit www.knovel.com or call (866) 240-8174.

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