MATERIALS, ENGINEERING TECH
Cornerstone Building Brands | October 31, 2022
pulsESG, a pioneering software as a service (SaaS) platform offering enterprises a centralized system of record and reference for environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics, announced today that Cornerstone Building Brands has selected pulsESG as its ESG platform for data collection, management and analytics. The technology enables companies to more fully integrate ESG efforts into their operations and build the framework to drive and measure sustainability goals.
Cornerstone Building Brands will use the pulsESG platform to report ESG metrics from across their facilities and to streamline the collection, integration and analytics of their ESG data from ERP, HR, Supply Chain and other systems. The application will be used to simplify SASB, GRI and other sustainability standards reporting.
“At Cornerstone Building Brands, we are committed to helping build stronger communities now and for generations to come. Strengthening our ESG capabilities is a significant step toward creating more sustainable exterior building solutions, and our partnership with pulsESG will allow us to measure and analyze our ESG data with improved speed and accuracy.”
-Alena Brenner, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Cornerstone Building Brands.
The pulsESG team is excited to provide a comprehensive, integrated and flexible SaaS platform that will support Cornerstone Building Brands’ efforts to capture, analyze and measure progress, said Murat Sönmez, pulsESG Co-founder and CEO.
“Our technology offers a complete ESG performance management platform, including disclosure frameworks, regulatory compliance, GHG calculators, benchmarking, and goal setting with full audit trail, We are looking forward to partnering with Cornerstone Building Brands to help them accelerate their impact through our innovative platform.”
-Inderjeet Singh, co-founder and CTO of pulsESG.
About Cornerstone Building Brands:
Cornerstone Building Brands is the largest manufacturer of exterior building products by sales for residential and low-rise non-residential buildings in North America. Headquartered in Cary, N.C., we serve residential and commercial customers across the new construction and repair and remodel markets. Our market-leading portfolio of products spans vinyl windows, vinyl siding, stone veneer, metal roofing, metal wall systems and metal accessories. Cornerstone Building Brands’ broad, multichannel distribution platform and expansive national footprint includes more than 20,000 employees at manufacturing, distribution and office locations throughout North America. Corporate stewardship and environmental, social and governance (ESG) responsibility are embedded in our culture. We are committed to contributing positively to the communities where we live, work and play.
Founded in 2021, pulsESG is a public benefit corporation dedicated to empowering purpose-driven enterprises to manage and improve their ESG footprint with an integrated and comprehensive SaaS platform built for compliance tracking and insight.
WSP | December 12, 2022
WSP Global Inc. (TSX: WSP) (“WSP” or the “Corporation”) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire enstruct, a 75-employee structural engineering firm with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, noted for designing and delivering quality building projects throughout Australia.
Although still subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, the transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2023.
“We are excited about joining forces with enstruct as it will strengthen our structural business in Sydney and provide relevant structural engineering capabilities that tie in strategically within our Properties & Buildings sector’s ambitions, The people at enstruct are highly regarded and will deepen our technical skills in the Australian market. I look forward to welcoming them to WSP.”
-Alexandre L’Heureux, President and CEO WSP.
Our firms have a highly complementary client base, a common focus on the healthcare, education, defence and transport sectors and a shared commitment to excellence. said Guy Templeton, WSP’s CEO, Asia Pacific. This acquisition represents a significant opportunity to provide enhanced structural engineering services to our clients, while making a lasting and positive impact on our community.
“Like WSP, we focus on delivering outstanding projects that combine innovation and quality, Combining our two teams means we can keep on delivering the personalized client service and leading structural engineering solutions for which we are known while offering our clients access to the expanded network of expertise, digital tools, and resources now available to us as part of WSP.”
-Ross Clarke, enstruct’s Founder and Managing Director.
enstruct is a specialized structural and civil engineering firm with a workforce of 75 employees in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Formed in 2000 by a group of like-minded engineers with experience designing and delivering landmark building projects throughout Australia, enstruct has become a leading consultant thanks to its innovative and pragmatic approach.
As one of the world's leading professional services firms, WSP exists to future-proof our cities and our environment. It provides strategic advisory, engineering, and design services to clients in the transportation, infrastructure, environment, building, power, energy, water, mining, and resource sectors. Its 65,000 trusted professionals are united by the common purpose of creating positive, long-lasting impacts on the communities we serve through a culture of innovation, integrity, and inclusion. Sustainability and science permeate its work. WSP derived about half of its $10.3B (CAD) 2021 revenues from clean sources. Its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WSP).
DASSAULT SYSTEMES | November 29, 2022
Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: FR0014003TT8, DSY.PA) (Paris:DSY) today announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with Samsung Heavy Industries, a global leader in the high-tech shipbuilding sector, to create a “smart yard” based on new digital transformation technology with the aim to establish a fully digital shipyard and a competitive edge.
The smart yard is designed to optimize the shipyard operations’ scheduling and execution as well as streamline and automate the flow of information required for construction, to accelerate production and assembly operations. Samsung Heavy Industries can better meet the booming demand for liquefied natural gas carriers by improving its capacity to produce them and shortening their delivery time.
By introducing model-based systems engineering, Samsung Heavy Industries can design more sophisticated and sustainable vessels requiring more automation, new systems and propulsions, and higher safety and control. MBSE, which is already a standard product development method in the transportation and mobility, aerospace, and high-tech industries, will enable Samsung Heavy Industries to strengthen its competitiveness in the ship development process and accelerate this process thanks to full traceability from concept to production.
“Automation systems are proven to greatly affect business efficiency across all industries. A smart yard in the shipbuilding industry will also help reduce construction costs and improve the quality of ships, We plan to accelerate innovation in shipbuilding.”
-Jung Nam Lee, DT Director, Samsung Heavy Industries.
The cooperation with the Smart SHI team of Samsung Heavy Industries will allow Dassault Systèmes to organize a consultative group for digital transformation to define and validate new processes and tools required to achieve the smart yard. This will involve Dassault Systèmes’ core technologies and experts from its local office and global headquarters.
Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform-based smart yard will support a unique digital thread integrating various data sources and real-time operations information. Connecting the virtual twins of ships and the virtual twin of the shipyard, automating and standardizing business processes with artificial intelligence, and optimizing planning and operations within the shipyard and with the supply chain will enable smart innovations for both production methods and production execution.
“It is essential for Korea’s shipbuilding to accelerate its transformation with new and advanced technologies that allow it to keep its leadership in productivity and quality for complex vessels, and we are proud to support SHI in this journey, Through our cooperation with Samsung Heavy Industries, we’re given an opportunity to introduce and implement our outstanding marine industry solution experiences, and achieve a new paradigm in the shipbuilding industry in Korea.”
-François-Xavier Dumez, Vice President, Marine & Offshore Industry, Dassault Systèmes.
ABOUT DASSAULT SYSTÈMES:
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, is a catalyst for human progress. We provide business and people with collaborative 3D virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. By creating virtual twin experiences of the real world with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and applications, our customers push the boundaries of innovation, learning and production to achieve a more sustainable world for patients, citizens, and consumers. Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 300,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries.