50 Game-Changing Innovations in Robotics, Home Technology and Medicine

Entrepreneur.com | April 08, 2019

Every year, the Edison Awards are given to world-changing innovations in a variety of categories. Winners are chosen by a panel of more than 3,000 business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical. Mynaric is a laser communication company which develops and manufactures laser products allowing for high data rate and long-distance wireless data transmission between moving objects in space and the sky, and the ground.
Alice is an all-electric aircraft designed to take nine passengers up to 650 miles at a cruise speed of 240 knots. Its state-of-the-art technology leverages an IP portfolio that includes thermal management and autonomous landing, as well as distributed electric propulsion, airframe design, industry-leading battery technology, and cutting-edge composite body frames.

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LandSouth Standardizes on Procore for Construction Management

LandSouth & Procore | November 11, 2021

Procore Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: PCOR), a leading provider of construction management software, announced that LandSouth Construction, a best-in-class builder of innovative multifamily and senior living facilities in the United States, has chosen Procore as its only construction management platform. Procore’s single platform is replacing more than five current software packages, streamlining LandSouth customers’ access to information and improving consistency, and resulting in fewer financial risks.By leveraging the Procore platform, LandSouth will be able to increase its safety, productivity and efficiency, while providing its teams with a single, trustworthy source of information. Specific benefits of Procore include: Enhanced usability in the field Better collaboration with architects Sophisticated job comparison reporting Ability to have project data available to all departments. "The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digitization in the construction industry, and the value of having a single construction management platform became clear — and its potential to drive greater profitability,LandSouth will stay at the forefront of the industry, with Procore’s platform taking us to the next level of project management, documentation and financial performance.” -Jamie DeWispelare, CFO of LandSouth. LandSouth has a passion for perfection and has established a new standard of excellence in construction, focused on providing the highest level of service to customers, employees, subcontractors and suppliers. The company has earned a reputation for employing the latest, most relevant technologies and programs to optimize project management, performance and delivery. Staying current, pushing the envelope and fine-tuning its systems are the leading contributors to its high level of client satisfaction, with over 80% of the business coming from repeat clients. “The industry is setting ever-higher bars across the board, from customer satisfaction to greater efficiency and productivity. LandSouth is a great example of how a company finds success,They achieve this by adopting the latest technologies designed to help them meet their goals across all their projects. We are honored that LandSouth has chosen Procore to take them to the next level.” -Tooey Courtemanche, Procore Founder and CEO About LandSouth LandSouth Construction, the Southeast’s premier general contractor, specializing in multifamily, senior living, and mixed–use development, was named one of Engineering News Record’s Top 400. Since 1998 LandSouth has transformed ideas into best–in–class communities. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. LandSouth has completed more than 25,000 multifamily units. Learn more at LandSouth.com. About Procore Procore is a leading provider of construction management software. Over 1 million projects and more than $1 trillion USD in construction volume have run on Procore's platform. Our platform connects every project stakeholder to solutions we've built specifically for the construction industry—for the owner, the general contractor, and the specialty contractor. Procore's App Marketplace has a multitude of partner solutions that integrate seamlessly with our platform, giving construction professionals the freedom to connect with what works best for them. Headquartered in Carpinteria, California, Procore has offices around the globe.Procore is a solution purpose-built for construction by construction experts, with a deep understanding of its end users. To learn more about Procore, please visit Procore.com.

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KCI Continues Growth in Texas with acquisition of Civil Engineering Consultants

KCI | December 03, 2021

KCI Technologies Inc., a multi-disciplined engineering firm with offices throughout the United States, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Texas-based Civil Engineering Consultants (CEC). CEC’s wide-ranging civil engineering, construction management, and surveying expertise will complement KCI’s continued expansion throughout the state. CEC was founded in 1983 as a three-person firm and has since grown to a comprehensive staff of more than 100 professionals specializing in transportation and traffic engineering, water and wastewater engineering, construction management, urban planning and design, residential and commercial site development, land surveying, and aerial and mobile LiDAR. Operating out of three offices in San Antonio, Laredo, and Bryan-College Station, Texas, CEC has long-held their reputation of providing excellent service to clients in both the private and public sectors, including local, state and federal entities. Over the years, their work has been honored with awards from numerous industry and local organizations including the American Public Works Association and the San Antonio Business Journal. “We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome CEC to our team. They are an admired and well-respected firm in the Texas market and adding them to KCI aligns well with our strategic growth. Through this acquisition, we can build upon our strong capabilities to better meet the needs of our clients and advance our future solutions and initiatives,” -Mehmet Boz, PhD, PE, Vice President, Texas Market Leader Bringing with him more than 37 years of experience in transportation engineering, Garland Galm, PE, has led CEC as president since 2015 when he succeeded the founder and owner of the firm. Galm joined the team in 1997 as a senior project manager and quickly took the lead as transportation division manager. By 2008, he had been promoted to chief operating officer, a role in which he held until his current appointment of president. He earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University and is a registered professional engineer in the state. He remains active in furthering the industry both in his leadership and in his participation in industry organizations. “Over the years, we have built a strong and diverse team,Bringing together CEC with KCI is an incredible opportunity for our clients, employees, and the industry, and combined, we can rely on each other’s strengths to deliver enhanced solutions to move the industry forward.” -CEC President Garland Galm, PE With the addition of CEC, KCI’s geographic footprint in Texas extends to 10 locations supporting a diverse team of more than 200 employees. KCI will leverage CEC’s multi-disciplined expertise to continue their growth in new service offerings and key markets throughout the state. About KCI Technologies With sales in excess of $343 million in 2020, KCI Technologies Inc. is ranked among the top 50 engineering firms in the country by Engineering News-Record. Roughly 1,750 employee owners support clients from more than 55+ offices throughout the U.S. KCI offers environmental, transportation, telecommunications, construction, facilities and land development services to government, institutional and private-sector clients. For more information, visit www.kci.com.

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Paragon Innovations is Acquired by TTI’s Exponential Technology Group

Paragon Innovations | September 14, 2021

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