ProcessMAP | January 28, 2022
ProcessMAP Corporation, the leading digitization and process transformation platform that empowers customers to minimize Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) risks, announced that Sterling and Wilson Pvt. Ltd. (Sterling and Wilson), one of the world's leading Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies, leverages ProcessMAP's digital transformation solutions to support its strategic HSE initiatives across all business units, globally.
Sterling and Wilson - A Global Leader in Business Operations and Worker Safety
Sterling and Wilson deliver projects across solar energy, turnkey data center, MEP-IEPC, transmission & distribution, hybrid and energy storage, COGEN plants, and diesel generators and panel manufacturing. With thousands of workers working on the project sites globally, Sterling and Wilson has always had a deep focus and steadfast commitment to providing safe and sustainable workplaces across their global construction sites and other facilities.
Leveraging Breakthrough Technology to Support a World-class HSE Vision
To support its commitment to achieve and sustain Zero Accident, and a vision to build on its matured processes, Sterling and Wilson partnered with ProcessMAP in 2019 to deploy a mobile-first EHS software platform, and accelerate the digital transformation of its global HSE processes at construction sites across 30+ countries.
The company aims to achieve the following business objectives:
Establish standardization and process consistency across all construction projects and O&M sites
Accelerate Digitization of Key Processes with a 100% mobile solution to empower employees to bring efficiency and reduce human errors
Integrate Information and Data Silos to centralize data and gain a holistic view of EHS performance at every level of the organization
Drive Data-Driven Decisions via integrated analytics and data visualization
Mitigate Risk Exposure by proactively identifying deficiencies and implementing corrective actions
Sustain Compliance with the internal, customers' and external regulatory requirements
Institutionalize Knowledge to ensure critical people-centric knowledge are retained
Deliver safety in construction as a key differentiator by bringing in innovation
To realize these objectives, Sterling and Wilson adopted a comprehensive suite of ProcessMAP EHS solutions, including Incident Management, Audits Management, Sustainability Management, Risk Assessment, Hazard Reporting and Safety Suggestions, Behavior-Based Safety, Training Management, Permit to Work, among others.
In just over a year since going live with the solutions, the company has realized the following results:
100% transition of key safety processes such as inspection, hazard observation, Toolbox Talks, incident reporting, safe work permits, and others to mobile apps
Significant process transformations such as 250% increase of near-miss reported, and 145% increase in on-time incident investigation, among others
Comments on the News
As a global construction leader, we drive innovation to deliver quality and safety in all our projects. Our long-term partnership with ProcessMAP demonstrates our commitment to our employees, contractors and customers. This EHS digital transformation initiative has enabled us to empower our team at all levels of the organization with key insights to keep workers safe. The rapid adoption of ProcessMAP's mobile platform across our 250+ project sites globally has been key for our transformation initiative said Mr. Tirtha Chattopadhyay, Group Head-HSE at Sterling and Wilson.
"We are honored to support Sterling and Wilson in such a strategic business and technology transformation initiative,"
-Dave Rath, CEO of ProcessMAP Corporation.
This engagement continues to validate the versatility of the ProcessMAP's platform to meet the specific business requirements of customers in all major markets globally, added Mr. Ashish Mohanty, Head of Asia-Pacific, ProcessMAP Corporation.
About ProcessMAP Corporation
ProcessMAP Corporation is a leader in data-intelligence-driven smart EHS software solutions, empowering global customers to make informed decisions today for a better tomorrow. Our platform gives customers the ability to automate, aggregate, track and analyze their business operations to drive the digital transformation of their ESG and EHS commitments. The ProcessMAP Platform includes solutions for Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), and Operational Risk Management (ORM), Industrial IoT, and analytics to connect people, systems, assets, and the planet to drive a Sustainable Enterprise. We are headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, with locations across the globe, serving customers in over 140 countries. Visit https://www.processmap.com/ to learn more.
Trimble | April 20, 2022
Trimble announced the release of SketchUp for iPad, a new app that blends the power of 3D with the simplicity of hand sketching. SketchUp for iPad enables interior designers, architects, engineers, and construction professionals to work more efficiently on-site, on the go, and in the office.
Users may quickly sketch in 3D with SketchUp for iPad's smart drawing tools and support for the Apple Pencil. The software features cutting-edge capabilities and workflow advancements that enable architects and designers to spend less time on repetitive modeling activities and more time on idea exploration. Autoshape, a new machine-learning technology, converts sketches into three-dimensional shapes and adjustable components in an instant. Users can capture real-time customer input in Markup mode by digitally superimposing annotations and illustrations on top of 3D models with the Apple Pencil. SketchUp for iPad also enables users to integrate satellite images and terrain data for current site locations, apply picture textures using the iPad camera, and visualize 3D creations in the real world via augmented reality.
SketchUp for iPad integrates with the Trimble Connect® collaboration platform via a native connection. Trimble Connect-stored SketchUp models immediately sync between devices, allowing project stakeholders to effortlessly switch between SketchUp for iPad, SketchUp for Web, and SketchUp Desktop applications.
"The way we work has changed and SketchUp for iPad was designed to go wherever work takes our users with a uniquely intuitive 3D experience to help capture and bring creative inspiration to life whether on the jobsite, in a coffee shop or meeting with clients in an office, We're excited to make 3D even more accessible to designers who've always dreamed of working in 3D. We want to help dissolve barriers between the physical and digital worlds by offering immersive and collaborative 3D experiences that can be shared by all stakeholders, from concept through construction."
Christopher Cronin, vice president and general manager of Trimble SketchUp
SketchUp for iPad is included in all paid SketchUp subscriptions. To learn more, visit SketchUp for iPad or purchase from the Apple App Store.
Stony Point Development Group | January 10, 2022
The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and an international symbol of excellence. LEED® projects earn points by adhering to prerequisites and credits across nine measurements for building excellence from integrative design to human health to material use. The LEED® systems work for all buildings at all phases of development and are meant to challenge project teams and inspire outside-the-box solutions.
Stony Point Development Group achieved LEED Silver® for the core and shell of Dairy Central Phase 1 by implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions in areas including sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. Green buildings allow companies to operate more sustainably and give the people inside them a healthier, more comfortable space to work. To ensure sustainability initiatives are continued within the building each prospective tenant received the Tenant Guidelines that outlines implementable sustainability strategies that align with the core and shell sustainability strategies pursued for certification.
“Achieving LEED Silver® is a monumental task and one we are very proud to have accomplished, Especially in a complicated adaptive re-use project like Dairy Market. It requires collaboration from everyone who touches the building. We were blessed with a fantastic project team and deeply committed Owners who pushed Dairy Market over our original target of certification to achieve the recognition of Silver.”
-Josh Batman, Stony Point Development Group Vice President
As a result of sustainable building practices, Dairy Central Phase 1, saw an indoor water use reduction of 32.80% compared to the baseline, which was achieved via low-flow fixtures throughout the building. In addition, Dairy Central Phase 1 saves 16,764 kWh/year of electricity and 13,845 therms/year of natural gas or 6.6% of energy cost savings compared to the baseline.
Coupled with the indoor water use reduction methods and energy cost saving initiatives, there were also several enhanced indoor air quality strategies:
Each ventilation system that supplies outdoor air to occupied spaces has particle filters with a minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) of 13 or higher, in accordance with ASHRAE Standard 52.2–2007.
All air filtration media was replaced after completion of construction and before occupancy.
Interior cross-contamination prevention
Spaces where hazardous gases or chemicals may be present or used (e.g., garages, housekeeping and laundry areas, copying and printing rooms) are sufficiently exhausted at a minimum of 0.50 cfm per square foot to create negative pressure with respect to adjacent spaces when the doors to the room are closed. For each of these spaces, self-closing doors and deck-to-deck partitions or a hard-lid ceiling were provided.
Permanent entryway systems at least 10 feet (3 meters) long in the primary direction of travel have been installed to capture dirt and particulates entering the building at regularly used exterior entrances. These mats are maintained on a weekly basis.
“The work of innovative building projects like Dairy Phase 1 is a fundamental driving force in transforming the way our buildings are built, designed and operated, Buildings that achieve LEED® certification are lowering carbon emissions, reducing operating costs, and conserving resources while prioritizing sustainable practices and human health. Because of Dairy Phase 1, we are increasing the number of green buildings and getting closer to USGBC’s goal to outpace conventional buildings, while being environmentally and socially responsible and improving quality of life for generations to come.”
-Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC
Project partners on Dairy Phase 1:
Cunning Ham Quill Architects, LPA , Hourigan, STRUCTR Advisors, Water Street Studio, Timmons Group, City of Charlottesville, Thalhimer, Retro Hospitality
About Stony Point Development Group
Stony Point Development Group is an award-winning real estate development firm headquartered in Charlottesville, VA. Stony Point's mission is creating great places and enhancing lives through the built environment. The company is uniquely focused on community building in high quality, walkable locations with connections to natural amenities. It acquires, builds, and operates mixed asset development projects primarily focused on housing, office, and experiential retail. Connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
About Dairy Central
Dairy Central is a new mixed-use district within walking distance of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia. The centerpiece of the multi-phase project features the adaptive reuse of the historic 1937 Monticello Dairy facility. A destination food hall Dairy Market with unique local restauranteurs, national retailers and a craft brewery anchor Phase 1 of the neighborhood hub and create an amenity for the 50,000 sq. ft. of new Class A office space. Future phases include 180 residential apartments, additional retail, and structured parking on site. Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.
About the U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a healthy, resilient, and equitable future for all through the development of green buildings, cities and communities. For more than 20 years, USGBC has been advancing green building practices through the development of LEED, the world’s most widely used green building program. With the support of thousands of members, volunteers and partners, USGBC provides robust green building education courses, a rigorous professional credentialing program, and advocates for effective public policies. It convenes an international network of green building and sustainability leaders through the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and forward-thinking programs, including the Center for Green Schools. For more information, visit usgbc.org and connect on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.