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ALANKRITA KHERA | August 31, 2016 | 144 views

Meet Lewitt Somarajan, the ‘happy-go-lucky’ founder and CEO of LIFE (Learning Is Fun & Experiential) Labs – an organization that envisions a world in which every child enjoys learning, by replacing uni-dimensional rote learning with inquiry based teaching-learning practices. From challenging the status quo to re-inventing solutions for omnipresent issues, the 28-year-old social entrepreneur is on an ever evolving path to create sustainable impact in India’s development sector.

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The RBA Group

The RBA Group was founded in 1968 as a dynamic partnership of engineers, architects, planners and environmentalists who worked together in the creation of new towns across the United States. For over forty years, the company has continued its mission of innovative, quality services that work towards enhancing the quality of life.

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EDM set to lead skills development in new £10 million digital engineering centre

Article | September 27, 2021

UWE Bristol will play a central role in a new £10 million digital engineering centre for the region. The Centre for Digital Engineering Technology & Innovation is a research, innovation and skills initiative created to develop and accelerate digital engineering across multiple industry sectors, to ultimately benefit future generations of engineers and engineering products, and to help tackle global challenges.

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Service Tech Mobile Unveiled at AHR

Article | July 14, 2022

The recent AHR Expo 2020 was a showcase of the very latest - and coolest - technologies for service contractors. From cutting-edge air and water purification systems to virtual reality headsets to advanced sensors and alert systems to enhance safety, one thing is clear: service contractors today have a lot more tools at their disposal than they have in years past.

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The Future of Construction from a Leader in SLAM-Based Laser Scanning

Article | August 25, 2021

Since the early days of the personal computer the construction industry has been slow to adopt digital technology. As a result, increases in construction productivity have lagged virtually every other major industry, such as automotive and aircraft manufacturing. It’s true that every construction project is different, unlike automobiles and planes, but we can do more to improve the future of construction.

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Financial Engineering: How To Make SAP Shareholders Happy

Article | February 10, 2020

SAP is tweaking and twisting everything it can to make everybody happy. The efforts of Mucic, Morgan and Klein are remarkable. The three musketeers strike again: SAP co-CEOs Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein as well as CFO Luka Mucic want to make everyone in the SAP community happy, and they want to make everyone happy all at once. To make that happen, they are moving large sums of money around – only through legal, albeit a little questionable, methods, primarily financial engineering.

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The RBA Group

The RBA Group was founded in 1968 as a dynamic partnership of engineers, architects, planners and environmentalists who worked together in the creation of new towns across the United States. For over forty years, the company has continued its mission of innovative, quality services that work towards enhancing the quality of life.

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TPM Achieves Autodesk Elite Construction Partner Status

Autodesk | December 09, 2022

TPM, a Southeast-based digital technology organization, has achieved Autodesk Construction Cloud Elite partner status that enables TPM to provide the complete portfolio of Autodesk Construction products and services to further support the Construction industry. This achievement bolsters TPM's ability to enhance the entire Project lifecycle from Design to pre-construction, Construction, and Facility Management, connecting and enhancing all members of a Project. This new partnership level supports TPM's Vivid Vision of becoming one of the leading Digital Transformation consulting firms serving Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Manufacturing. To support this dedicated focus on Construction technology, TPM has promoted new leadership, including Jon Deming to Associate Director of Technical Solutions and Joel Hanneman to Director of Technical Solutions. In addition, TPM has added Scott Anderson as Technical Manager for Construction Technology. These changes come as TPM continues its investment in software and hardware resources to provide construction industry professionals with the best possible products and services. TPM is an Autodesk Construction Cloud Elite Partner with a portfolio that includes Autodesk's Build, Assemble, Building Connected, and more. In addition to its Construction portfolio, TPM also leverages TrebleHook, an AEC-focused CRM solution, and Leica Geosystems laser scanning hardware and reality capture services. With these industry-leading products and personnel changes, TPM is well-positioned to provide construction industry professionals with the support and services they need from concept through project closeout. "TPM has the vision to become a leading consultant in the AEC and Manufacturing space. Enhancing our 30+ year relationship with Autodesk to now be the highest level of Construction Certified partner only supports our vision. We are extremely excited about this achievement and the associated team members at TPM who will lead this charge." -Chris Fay, President of TPM. We are excited to have TPM join us as an Elite partner for the Autodesk Construction Cloud portfolio. Our focus is on building the right tools to maximize efficiency on every construction site to minimize errors, said Angi Izzi, Senior Director of Partnerships and Digital Sales, Autodesk Construction Solutions. It's imperative to provide scale to our construction customers with a well-enabled channel to help drive significant adoption. This significant investment in technology & partners maximizes our customer's ability to deliver high-quality projects within budgets, timelines, and with success. Partners within the Elite Construction Partner program are uniquely positioned to provide customers with clarity on their current tech stack, a deep understanding of how the continuation of technology adoption can increase their current capabilities and processes, and first-class implementation services to ensure all desired outcomes. TPM remains dedicated to helping construction industry professionals win more business, improve their designs, and deliver more work. With its team of construction experts, the addition of new products, and personnel changes, TPM is well-positioned to do just that. About TPM: TPM is a Southeast-based digital technology organization with a portfolio of industry-leading software, hardware, and services that helps Architects, Engineers, Contractors, and Manufacturers win more business, improve their designs, and deliver more work. About Autodesk: Autodesk is changing how the world is designed and made. Our technology spans architecture, engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing, media and entertainment, empowering innovators everywhere to solve challenges big and small. From greener buildings to smarter products to more mesmerizing blockbusters, Autodesk software helps our customers to design and make a better world for all.

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Jama Software® Partners with Sterling PLM

Jama Software | December 08, 2022

Jama Software®, the industry-leading requirements management and traceability solution provider and Sterling PLM, an industry leader in engineering management problem-solving, have partnered together to expand expertise and offerings across requirements management and Live Traceability™ solutions. "Jama Software's world-class consulting organization — that spans across multiple verticals including medical device development — will be greatly complemented by this partnership with Sterling PLM, Sterling PLM expands on our already comprehensive services that drive measured improvements across product development processes that result in faster time to market and higher product quality." -Tom Tseki, Chief Revenue Officer at Jama Software. At Sterling PLM, we have years of experience cultivating superior technical and lifecycle management know-how. We pride ourselves on our ability to anticipate problems before they become apparent to our clients, said Dan Sterling, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Founder at Sterling PLM. We are excited to add Jama Connect® to our arsenal of technology solutions, adding to our capability to apply our specialized expertise and customized approach to solving problems for our clients. Jama Connect is the only platform that delivers Live Traceability™ across engineering disciplines through the entire product development process to reduce defects, delays, rework, and cost overruns. Sterling PLM's team has decades of combined experience consulting in highly regulated industries for a variety of medical device manufacturers. By partnering with Jama Software, Sterling PLM will collaborate and support lifecycle management services around configuration, training, and process development. "We're especially excited to leverage the expertise and experience of the Sterling PLM team with our Medical Device customers, They'll be a great addition to our out-of-the-box solutions for medical device developers and provide specialty services such as computer systems validation and legacy tool data migration." -Vincent Balgos, Director, Medical Solution at Jama Software. Jama Software has consistently been listed as the leader for Requirements Management software tools by G2® for the fourth consecutive reporting period. By combining Sterling PLM's customized solutions and seasoned expertise in lifecycle management technologies and Jama Software's industry-leading requirements management and traceability offerings, Jama Software and Sterling PLM will continue to accelerate transformation to serve the needs of medical device developers. About Jama Software: Jama Software is focused on maximizing innovation success. Numerous firsts for humanity in fields such as fuel cells, electrification, space, autonomous vehicles, surgical robotics, and more all rely on Jama Connect® to minimize the risk of product failure, delays, cost overruns, compliance gaps, defects, and rework. Jama Connect uniquely creates Live Traceability™ through siloed development, test, and risk activities to provide end-to-end compliance, risk mitigation, and process improvement. Our rapidly growing customer base of more than 12.5 million users across 30 countries spans the automotive, medical device, life sciences, semiconductor, aerospace & defense, industrial manufacturing, financial services, and insurance industries. About Sterling PLM: Sterling PLM helps engineering companies across the globe implement proven processes that govern the design and development of their engineered products, while leveraging software that tracks processes with greater visibility across the enterprise. Our team has decades of combined experience consulting in highly regulated industries for a variety of manufacturers—from small start-ups to large global organizations—and we've spent years cultivating unique skills and concentrated expertise in the business of engineering. We specialize in regulatory-compliant software programs that help customers track the project artifacts that they care about—across the entire project lifecycle.

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WSP Announces Agreement to Acquire Swiss-Based BG Consulting Engineers

BG Consulting Engineers | December 07, 2022

WSP Global Inc. (TSX: WSP) (“WSP” or the “Corporation”) today announces it has entered into an agreement to acquire BG Bonnard & Gardel Holding SA (“BG Consulting Engineers” or “BG”), one of Switzerland’s leading engineering consulting firms, with a strong presence in France. Headquartered in Lausanne, BG offers consulting, engineering, and project management services in the infrastructure, building, water, environment, and energy sectors. It has a workforce of approximately 700 professionals, including 480 in Switzerland and 210 in France. BG also has operations in Portugal and Italy. Following the closing of the proposed transaction (currently expected in the first quarter of 2023), WSP’s Swiss workforce will more than quadruple to over 600 professionals. WSP is expected to gain a foothold in the French-speaking region of the country while also enlarging its presence in the German-speaking region. Also, as a result of the transaction, WSP is expected to almost double its workforce in France, adding offices and clients in Paris, Lyon, and Marseille. Joining forces with BG will capitalize on WSP’s strengths and further scale its capabilities in key sectors, with significant growth opportunities, in Buildings, Environment, Renewable Energy, Water and Industry sectors. It will also add BG’s renowned tunnel expertise, including ventilation, fire protection, and system design, to WSP’s European service offering. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory and closing conditions. “We are very pleased to announce the proposed acquisition of BG Consulting Engineers, a company with strong technical know-how and a solid reputation in the Swiss and French markets, Integrating BG into WSP will secure our leadership position in Switzerland, strengthen our presence in France and enhance our offering to clients of both firms.” -Alexandre L’Heureux, WSP’s President and Chief Executive Officer. This acquisition fits well into WSP’s European strategy. Once completed, it will reinforce our presence in the region and bolster our expertise in our top three markets, Transportation & Infrastructure, Property & Buildings and Earth & Environment, said Mark Naysmith, WSP’s Chief Executive Officer for the UK, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Through this transaction, we propose to combine two firms with closely aligned values and cultures and a clear focus on clients, projects, people and technical excellence. “This transaction is an opportunity for both companies, BG’s position will be strengthened in its traditional markets; our clients will benefit from an even wider range of services and our employees will benefit from the advantages inherent in being part of a global organization. We look forward to new growth and development opportunities as we draw on WSP’s international network of experts and contribute to exceptional projects.” -Pierre Epars, BG’s Chief Executive Officer.

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TPM Achieves Autodesk Elite Construction Partner Status

Autodesk | December 09, 2022

TPM, a Southeast-based digital technology organization, has achieved Autodesk Construction Cloud Elite partner status that enables TPM to provide the complete portfolio of Autodesk Construction products and services to further support the Construction industry. This achievement bolsters TPM's ability to enhance the entire Project lifecycle from Design to pre-construction, Construction, and Facility Management, connecting and enhancing all members of a Project. This new partnership level supports TPM's Vivid Vision of becoming one of the leading Digital Transformation consulting firms serving Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Manufacturing. To support this dedicated focus on Construction technology, TPM has promoted new leadership, including Jon Deming to Associate Director of Technical Solutions and Joel Hanneman to Director of Technical Solutions. In addition, TPM has added Scott Anderson as Technical Manager for Construction Technology. These changes come as TPM continues its investment in software and hardware resources to provide construction industry professionals with the best possible products and services. TPM is an Autodesk Construction Cloud Elite Partner with a portfolio that includes Autodesk's Build, Assemble, Building Connected, and more. In addition to its Construction portfolio, TPM also leverages TrebleHook, an AEC-focused CRM solution, and Leica Geosystems laser scanning hardware and reality capture services. With these industry-leading products and personnel changes, TPM is well-positioned to provide construction industry professionals with the support and services they need from concept through project closeout. "TPM has the vision to become a leading consultant in the AEC and Manufacturing space. Enhancing our 30+ year relationship with Autodesk to now be the highest level of Construction Certified partner only supports our vision. We are extremely excited about this achievement and the associated team members at TPM who will lead this charge." -Chris Fay, President of TPM. We are excited to have TPM join us as an Elite partner for the Autodesk Construction Cloud portfolio. Our focus is on building the right tools to maximize efficiency on every construction site to minimize errors, said Angi Izzi, Senior Director of Partnerships and Digital Sales, Autodesk Construction Solutions. It's imperative to provide scale to our construction customers with a well-enabled channel to help drive significant adoption. This significant investment in technology & partners maximizes our customer's ability to deliver high-quality projects within budgets, timelines, and with success. Partners within the Elite Construction Partner program are uniquely positioned to provide customers with clarity on their current tech stack, a deep understanding of how the continuation of technology adoption can increase their current capabilities and processes, and first-class implementation services to ensure all desired outcomes. TPM remains dedicated to helping construction industry professionals win more business, improve their designs, and deliver more work. With its team of construction experts, the addition of new products, and personnel changes, TPM is well-positioned to do just that. About TPM: TPM is a Southeast-based digital technology organization with a portfolio of industry-leading software, hardware, and services that helps Architects, Engineers, Contractors, and Manufacturers win more business, improve their designs, and deliver more work. About Autodesk: Autodesk is changing how the world is designed and made. Our technology spans architecture, engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing, media and entertainment, empowering innovators everywhere to solve challenges big and small. From greener buildings to smarter products to more mesmerizing blockbusters, Autodesk software helps our customers to design and make a better world for all.

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Jama Software® Partners with Sterling PLM

Jama Software | December 08, 2022

Jama Software®, the industry-leading requirements management and traceability solution provider and Sterling PLM, an industry leader in engineering management problem-solving, have partnered together to expand expertise and offerings across requirements management and Live Traceability™ solutions. "Jama Software's world-class consulting organization — that spans across multiple verticals including medical device development — will be greatly complemented by this partnership with Sterling PLM, Sterling PLM expands on our already comprehensive services that drive measured improvements across product development processes that result in faster time to market and higher product quality." -Tom Tseki, Chief Revenue Officer at Jama Software. At Sterling PLM, we have years of experience cultivating superior technical and lifecycle management know-how. We pride ourselves on our ability to anticipate problems before they become apparent to our clients, said Dan Sterling, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Founder at Sterling PLM. We are excited to add Jama Connect® to our arsenal of technology solutions, adding to our capability to apply our specialized expertise and customized approach to solving problems for our clients. Jama Connect is the only platform that delivers Live Traceability™ across engineering disciplines through the entire product development process to reduce defects, delays, rework, and cost overruns. Sterling PLM's team has decades of combined experience consulting in highly regulated industries for a variety of medical device manufacturers. By partnering with Jama Software, Sterling PLM will collaborate and support lifecycle management services around configuration, training, and process development. "We're especially excited to leverage the expertise and experience of the Sterling PLM team with our Medical Device customers, They'll be a great addition to our out-of-the-box solutions for medical device developers and provide specialty services such as computer systems validation and legacy tool data migration." -Vincent Balgos, Director, Medical Solution at Jama Software. Jama Software has consistently been listed as the leader for Requirements Management software tools by G2® for the fourth consecutive reporting period. By combining Sterling PLM's customized solutions and seasoned expertise in lifecycle management technologies and Jama Software's industry-leading requirements management and traceability offerings, Jama Software and Sterling PLM will continue to accelerate transformation to serve the needs of medical device developers. About Jama Software: Jama Software is focused on maximizing innovation success. Numerous firsts for humanity in fields such as fuel cells, electrification, space, autonomous vehicles, surgical robotics, and more all rely on Jama Connect® to minimize the risk of product failure, delays, cost overruns, compliance gaps, defects, and rework. Jama Connect uniquely creates Live Traceability™ through siloed development, test, and risk activities to provide end-to-end compliance, risk mitigation, and process improvement. Our rapidly growing customer base of more than 12.5 million users across 30 countries spans the automotive, medical device, life sciences, semiconductor, aerospace & defense, industrial manufacturing, financial services, and insurance industries. About Sterling PLM: Sterling PLM helps engineering companies across the globe implement proven processes that govern the design and development of their engineered products, while leveraging software that tracks processes with greater visibility across the enterprise. Our team has decades of combined experience consulting in highly regulated industries for a variety of manufacturers—from small start-ups to large global organizations—and we've spent years cultivating unique skills and concentrated expertise in the business of engineering. We specialize in regulatory-compliant software programs that help customers track the project artifacts that they care about—across the entire project lifecycle.

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WSP Announces Agreement to Acquire Swiss-Based BG Consulting Engineers

BG Consulting Engineers | December 07, 2022

WSP Global Inc. (TSX: WSP) (“WSP” or the “Corporation”) today announces it has entered into an agreement to acquire BG Bonnard & Gardel Holding SA (“BG Consulting Engineers” or “BG”), one of Switzerland’s leading engineering consulting firms, with a strong presence in France. Headquartered in Lausanne, BG offers consulting, engineering, and project management services in the infrastructure, building, water, environment, and energy sectors. It has a workforce of approximately 700 professionals, including 480 in Switzerland and 210 in France. BG also has operations in Portugal and Italy. Following the closing of the proposed transaction (currently expected in the first quarter of 2023), WSP’s Swiss workforce will more than quadruple to over 600 professionals. WSP is expected to gain a foothold in the French-speaking region of the country while also enlarging its presence in the German-speaking region. Also, as a result of the transaction, WSP is expected to almost double its workforce in France, adding offices and clients in Paris, Lyon, and Marseille. Joining forces with BG will capitalize on WSP’s strengths and further scale its capabilities in key sectors, with significant growth opportunities, in Buildings, Environment, Renewable Energy, Water and Industry sectors. It will also add BG’s renowned tunnel expertise, including ventilation, fire protection, and system design, to WSP’s European service offering. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory and closing conditions. “We are very pleased to announce the proposed acquisition of BG Consulting Engineers, a company with strong technical know-how and a solid reputation in the Swiss and French markets, Integrating BG into WSP will secure our leadership position in Switzerland, strengthen our presence in France and enhance our offering to clients of both firms.” -Alexandre L’Heureux, WSP’s President and Chief Executive Officer. This acquisition fits well into WSP’s European strategy. Once completed, it will reinforce our presence in the region and bolster our expertise in our top three markets, Transportation & Infrastructure, Property & Buildings and Earth & Environment, said Mark Naysmith, WSP’s Chief Executive Officer for the UK, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Through this transaction, we propose to combine two firms with closely aligned values and cultures and a clear focus on clients, projects, people and technical excellence. “This transaction is an opportunity for both companies, BG’s position will be strengthened in its traditional markets; our clients will benefit from an even wider range of services and our employees will benefit from the advantages inherent in being part of a global organization. We look forward to new growth and development opportunities as we draw on WSP’s international network of experts and contribute to exceptional projects.” -Pierre Epars, BG’s Chief Executive Officer.

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