A look around construction in the region right now, from new hotels to new apartments

The Business Journals | March 20, 2019

Winter is finally or at least, officially over, and new buildings are springing up around the Albany region. University at Albany is building a $180 million academic complex, Peter Luizzi is building a $60 million gated community and Ayco is building a $56 million headquarters in Latham. These are some of the region's biggest projects, which we track on our Crane Watch map. We recently checked in on some of these projects where construction is underway.

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DESIGN,ENGINEERING TECH,CONSTRUCTION

CTCI Helps Top Chipmaker TSMC Save Water With the Industry's First Industrial Wastewater Reclamation Plant for Chip Use

CTCI | September 19, 2022

Leading engineering, procurement, and construction group CTCI announced today the operation start-up of the TSMC Southern Taiwan Science Park Water Reclamation Plant, an industrial wastewater reclamation plant dedicated to supplying reclaimed water to the chip-making process through bio-treatment, ultra-filter, and reverse osmosis technologies. TSMC Southern Taiwan Science Park Water Reclamation Plant is the industry's first reclaimed water plant that uses innovative green technology to successfully regenerate industrial wastewater and reuse it in the semiconductor process, effectively alleviating stress on the local water supply and setting a precedent in the recycling of water resources. A ceremony marking the commencement of operations was held today, presided over by John T. Yu, CTCI Group Chairman. Notable attendees included Wei-che Huang, Mayor of Tainan City, and Arthur Chuang, Vice President of TSMC. "Utilizing reclaimed water as a water resource is becoming increasingly important in achieving global sustainable development,"We are pleased to have the opportunity to join forces with TSMC, which shares our commitment and vision in terms of sustainability, to bring that dream to reality. I believe this water reclamation plant has set a brand new milestone in terms of water reuse and waste reduction." -John T. Yu Chairman CTCI Group. TSMC practices green manufacturing, is deeply engaged in water resource risk management, and is committed to expanding diversified water resources, said TSMC Operations / Facility Vice President, Dr. Arthur Chang. The TSMC Southern Taiwan Science Park Water Reclamation Plant is an important milestone in global green technology innovation. Together with CTCI, we have developed technology to successfully regenerate industrial wastewater to meet the process cleanliness standard in order for it to be reused in semiconductor production. TSMC looks forward to attracting other industries to jointly support the use of reclaimed water in order to accelerate the development of related industries and technologies and realize a more sustainable future. CTCI was commissioned by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to design, build, own and operate the plant for the next 20 years, providing clean water for TSMC's chip-making business. The plant sources its influent from the wastewater generated from the chip-making process, as well as from the discharge of the science park's wastewater treatment plant. Currently, the plant can supply 5,000 tons of reclaimed water per day and will be able to supply up to 20,000 tons per day a year from now. Two other municipal wastewater reclamation plants, Yong-Kang and An-Ping, are being constructed and will join the initial plant, in stages, to supply additional reclaimed water. This is a major milestone for the water-intensive chip industry, as TSMC's fabs inside the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) will now begin to receive at least 5,000 tons of reclaimed water per day and will receive 67,000 tons of reclaimed water per day by 2024, equivalent to 68% of the city water used by TSMC's fabs inside STSP in 2021. CTCI, which has extensive experience in industrial wastewater treatment, adopts advanced bio-treatment technology to significantly cut down the amount of energy required for and the sludge produced from traditional aeration bio-treatment. As a result, the plant has less pollution, less energy consumption, and better water quality. For the future expansion of the plant, CTCI aims to utilize the residual heat from a nearby energy-from-waste plant to heat up the wastewater generated from the plant itself, and to condense and collect the vaporized steam to produce another 16,000 tons of reclaimed water per day. About CTCI: CTCI (TWSE: 9933, TPEx: 5209, TPEx: 6803) is a global engineering services provider that offers a comprehensive range of services, products, and solutions. Since its founding in 1979, CTCI has strived to deliver the world's most reliable engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, commissioning and project management services. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, CTCI serves the hydrocarbon, petrochemical, power, environmental, transportation, advanced technology facilities, and industrial markets. The company is Taiwan's leading EPC services provider, with about 7,000 employees in around 40 operation bases spanning across more than 10 countries. It is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability™ Emerging Markets Index.

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DESIGN

Sciens Building Solutions Acquires Central California Company

Sciens Building Solutions | July 15, 2022

Sciens Building Solutions ("Sciens") today announced the addition of Lodi, California-based Cen-Cal Fire Systems ("Cen-Cal") to its national portfolio of companies. Cen-Cal is the latest acquisition announcement from Sciens and adds to the company's footprint in the important and strategic Northern/Central California market, where it already has an established presence through its Bay Area Division, Sabah International. Cen-Cal will partner closely with Sabah in this region to deliver more value for their customers through cross-collaboration. "We chose to partner with Sciens to continue the success and growth of Cen-Cal by working alongside its experienced leadership team and leveraging the investment that they will provide to help our business grow while building on our great success, . Sciens' growing national presence, combined with Cen-Cal's established reputation in the Central Valley, positions us to develop even broader customer offerings and employee opportunities in the Northern/Central regions of California." -Byron Weisz, Vice President of Cen-Cal Fire Systems. In 1986, brothers Wayne and Byron Weisz founded Cen-Cal based on their extensive experience and knowledge in fire sprinkler design, fabrication, and installation. They have experience with wet, dry, pre-action and AFFF fire sprinkler systems in commercial, industrial, and multi-family residential applications. Cen-Cal has decades of experience in the specialty sprinkler and suppression markets and bring with them a long-standing respected reputation in the industry. "As we continue on our rapid growth trajectory, I'm pleased to welcome Cen-Cal and its very capable team to the fun Sciens journey, We have enjoyed significant success over the past five years with Sabah International in this region and are delighted to add the considerable sprinkler capabilities that Cen-Cal brings to the table. We have no plans of slowing down and continue to seek partnerships with companies like Cen-Cal that are closely aligned with our vision and core values." -Terry Heath, CEO Sciens'. About Sciens Building Solutions- Headquartered in San Francisco, California, and backed by The Carlyle Group, Sciens Building Solutions is a holding company focused on the fire detection and security services sector. This includes the design, installation, and provision of maintenance services for fire detection and clean agent fire suppression systems in a variety of commercial, institutional, and government facilities. About Cen-Cal Fire Systems- Cen-Cal was founded in 1986, when brothers Byron and Wayne Weisz combined their experience and knowledge in fire sprinkler design, fabrication, and installation to form the company with the business mantra of "doing what you tell people you are going to do." Cen-Cal's portfolio of expertise includes consultation, design, fabrication, installation, and service of underground and overhead fire protection systems. They have experience with wet, dry, pre-action and AFFF fire sprinkler systems in commercial, industrial, and multi-family residential applications.

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PRODUCTS,CONSTRUCTION

Trimble Sets New Standard for Robotic Total Station Scalability

Trimble | September 21, 2022

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today the latest addition to its portfolio of innovative robotic total stations—the Trimble® Ri. The instrument's flexibility and upgradeability makes high-end total station technology more accessible and sets a new scalability standard for use across the construction industry. Offered in multiple configurations to meet a diverse set of workflows, the Trimble Ri is ideal for MEP, concrete, steel and general contractors. The base units can be scaled remotely via annual subscription licensing packages and software customization. The Trimble Ri is built on the company's decades of field-proven experience developing and producing robotic total stations. Easy to operate with extended layout capabilities, the total station provides longer laser range, focusable EDM, eye-safe laser pointer and improved target tracking. Leveraging Trimble FieldLink software on a tablet or FieldLink MR on a Trimble XR10 for Mixed Reality, users can control and automate their workflow with improved accuracy and visibility. With Trimble VISION™ technology, integrated digital cameras, the instrument can be controlled from anywhere on the jobsite and allows for quick and accurate target detection and lock. In addition, the self-calibration feature performs automatic calibrations as required and reduces the need to send the total station in for service. "The new Trimble Ri sets a new standard for optical positioning solutions for the construction field worker. To date, no other supplier has introduced this type of robotic total station flexibility in the market. It is an exciting way for our customers to purchase and utilize the solution, which can be more aligned with their project-based business needs." -Martin Holmgren, general manager, Trimble Building Construction. About Trimble Construction: Trimble is developing technology, software and services that drive the digital transformation of construction with solutions that span the entire architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Empowering teams across the construction lifecycle, Trimble's innovative approach improves coordination and collaboration between stakeholders, teams, phases and processes. Trimble's Connected Construction strategy gives users control of their operations with best-in-class solutions and a common data environment. By automating work and transforming workflows, Trimble is enabling construction professionals to improve productivity, quality, transparency, safety, sustainability and deliver each project with confidence. About Trimble: Trimble is an industrial technology company transforming the way the world works by delivering solutions that enable our customers to thrive. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics connect the digital and physical worlds to improve productivity, quality, safety, transparency and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble is transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation.

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