Are you leveraging the full value of your site technology?

Construction Dive | February 25, 2020

As technology continues to evolve, it’s important to understand the full value of adoption and how other successful site managers are utilizing today’s innovations to enhance their own value within an organization. Access your cameras from any location, on any Internet-enabled device, reducing travel costs and time driving from site to site. Gain real-time multi-site remote access and progress monitoring; avoid costly rework and delays with as-built documentation and collaboration; simplify your workflow. Let’s face it; miscommunication happens. Site cameras allow project managers, trade partners, owners and other stakeholders to communicate and collaborate with ease. Remote viewing, live video streaming, image compare and markup, automated as-built documentation and even public URL’s can be used to promote transparency and build trust. Construction sites are often the target of theft and vandalism. Complete your site intelligence solution with smart security cameras to receive critical real-time intelligence 24/7. Motion detected event notification alerts are pushed to your email or mobile device including a video clip or images of the triggering event for rapid review and response.

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Anderson Robotics is a paratech firm specializing in the sale of anomalous robots, androids, artificial intelligence, computer programs, and cybernetics. While it is believed that Anderson Robotics has been in operation since the 1990s, the firm first came to the Foundation's attention in 2007, after the capture of SCP-1360 during a raid on a paratech trafficking warehouse in Seattle.

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Anderson Robotics is a paratech firm specializing in the sale of anomalous robots, androids, artificial intelligence, computer programs, and cybernetics. While it is believed that Anderson Robotics has been in operation since the 1990s, the firm first came to the Foundation's attention in 2007, after the capture of SCP-1360 during a raid on a paratech trafficking warehouse in Seattle.

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Intelliwave Technologies Releases SiteSense® Integration with InEight® Field Execution Management, Planning Module

INTELLIWAVE TECHNOLOGIES | December 07, 2021

Intelliwave Technologies, a global leader in providing digital solutions for construction materials management and tracking is proud to announce a strategic partnership with InEight, a leading provider of construction project management software. Intelliwave Technologies was formed in 2007 to provide new solutions in the construction industry to help increase "Time on Tools" for craft labor and improve site safety. The result was the creation of a revolutionary web and mobile-based software solution in one encompassing brand, SiteSense. This advanced integration between SiteSense and InEight allows construction professionals real-time access to materials management and workface planning data from SiteSense combined with work plans and constraint management data from the InEight Plan module to make more informed decisions about upcoming scheduled activities and constraint analysis. Through this strategic partnership with InEight, the SiteSense integration adds valuable insights and functionality to create a connected ecosystem for our mutual customers allowing for Reduction of administration costs by 10% Craft labor productivity improvement by up to 16% Reduction in material bulk purchases by up to 40% "Working closely with the InEight team and their open project management platform, we were able to provide a deep integration between SiteSense and InEight to fully digitize planning and execution for our shared construction customers,We look forward to providing InEight users with accurate real-time materials management and asset data from SiteSense that will ultimately allow project teams to make better-informed decisions throughout the project's lifecycle." -Dale Beard, CEO of Intelliwave. The integration includes two major benefits for SiteSense and InEight customers, keeping their field and office workflows connected in a single ecosystem: Connect Engineering to Procurement and Inventory: Work Plan material components from Construction Work Packages (CWPs) and Installation Work Packages (IWPs) in the InEight Plan module sync to SiteSense to create a Material Needs Document. SiteSense Users can forecast material component availability and anaylze upcoming constraints by comparing scheduled installation dates against current inventory availability and procurement activities in SiteSense. Connecting these data sets together allows users to proactively solve constraints through procurement, expediting and vendor communication activities. Work Packaging Constraint Analysis: InEight Plan users can view available inventory quantities from a Work Plan by navigating to the Workspace tab to see the available quantity populated by SiteSense data. Inventory transactions in SiteSense such as Receiving Reports, Issue Tickets and Stock Adjustments update the available quantity to assist in updating the available quantity to identify color coded constraints to assist with planning activities. InEight Plan users can also view detailed inventory information through a direct hyperlink to the work plan component in SiteSense. "With our open, integrated and secure construction management platform, InEight is enabling leading partners to create integrations that accelerate the digital transformation of capital construction projects,The integration between InEight and SiteSense solves a massive challenge for companies looking to digitalize work planning and procurement processes, ensuring easy access to materials requirements and availability data." -Brad Barth, Chief Product Officer at InEight. View the Intelliwave listing on the InEight Partner Integration page that outlines the touchpoints between SiteSense and the InEight Field Execution Management Planning module. View the full news release on the Intelliwave Website and the SiteSense <> InEight Integration Page for more information.Contact Intelliwave Technologies today to learn more about SiteSense products. ABOUT INTELLIWAVE TECHNOLOGIES Intelliwave Technologies provides the world's most comprehensive materials management digital solution for construction projects. SiteSense Cloud and Mobile Software enables construction crews to make more informed decisions with accurate real-time information on material status and availability.To learn more visit www.intelliwavetechnologies.com or on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. ABOUT INEIGHT InEight provides field-tested project management software for the owners, contractors, engineers and architects who are building the world around us. Over 400,000 users and more than 850 customers worldwide rely on InEight for real-time insights that help manage risk and keep projects on schedule and under budget across the entire life cycle. From pre-planning to design, from estimating to scheduling, and from field execution to turnover, InEight has powered more than $400 billion in projects globally across infrastructure, public sector, energy and power, oil, gas and chemical, mining, and commercial. For more information, follow InEight on LinkedIn or visit InEight.com.

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Universal Engineering Sciences And BDT Capital Partners Have Announced A Long-Term Strategic Partnership

BDT Capital Partners | July 30, 2021

Universal Engineering Sciences® (UES), a national leading engineering and consulting firm specialising in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, building code compliance, threshold inspections, and environmental consulting, has recently revealed that BDT Capital Partners, LLC ("BDT") has agreed to create a meaningful strategic investment in the company through an affiliate agreement. BDT, which is linked with BDT & Co., LLC, a merchant bank that provides long-term specialised capital to family- and founder-led firms, will become the majority stakeholder of UES, combining existing shareholders Palm Beach Capital, company founders, and the management group. Michael Burke, former AECOM Chairman and CEO and current UES Chairman, will remain in his current position. "UES is an industry leading geotechnical engineering, building materials testing, and environmental consulting services firm with an expanding national footprint," stated Ben Sher, Partner at BDT Capital Partners. "BDT's long-term commitment to the UES and Palm Beach Finance is consistent with our merchant banking approach of providing patient capital to founder and family-led firms, comparable to the enterprises that have formed the backbone of the UES platform." Nate Ward, co-founder of Palm Beach Capital, and industry veteran Gary H. Elzweig, PE, F.ASCE founded the UES family of firms. Elzweig will continue to serve as Vice-Chairman of the firm. Nate Ward and Palm Beach Capital will continue to be significant investors and will have board involvement. "We are delighted to work with BDT because of their experience investing in and coaching founder-led enterprises with transformative growth possibilities," Ward added. "We would like to thank our partners, as well as every member of the UES team, for their contributions that contributed to this critical milestone. UES will realise its aim of being the nation's most sought after, respected, and successful geotechnical, building materials testing, inspections, and environmental consulting firm with BDT as the principal investor." "The geotechnical engineering, construction materials, and environmental services industries are very fragmented," Burke said. "I see a tremendous deal of opportunity to identify and partner with strong, well-run businesses that will increase our portfolio and geographic reach." "As the country focuses on repairing and improving existing infrastructure, we play an important role in servicing engineering firms, developers, contractors, and architects in all of our locations. I am excited to work with this outstanding leadership team as they guide UES through our next chapter of tremendous growth and development." Founded in 1964 by Sy Israel, UES has over six decades of expertise and recognition as the best engineering and consulting firm in the geotechnical engineering area, and is well-positioned to serve the demands of commercial, residential, and civic customers nationwide. UES has recently merged with GFA International, Inc., NOVA Geotechnical & Inspection Services, Contour Engineering, Wallace-Kuhl & Associates, Construction Testing & Engineering, SUMMIT Engineering, Laboratory & Testing, P.C., GEOServices, LLC, McGinley & Associates, and Geotechnology Inc., making it one of the largest and most resource-rich organisations of its kind in the country. UES, a privately held corporation, has made a commitment to organic expansion as well as strategic acquisition. UES has locations in high-growth regions throughout the South, Midwest, and West, including Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North and South Carolina, Washington, D.C., California, Utah, Nevada, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. The investment is scheduled to close in the third quarter of 2021, subject to customary restrictions. About Universal Engineering Sciences Universal Engineering Sciences, based in Orlando, is a fast-growing engineering and consulting firm with nearly six decades of experience in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, building code compliance, threshold inspections, and environmental consulting. UES is regarded as an industry pioneer, at the forefront of evolving technology, best practises, and relevant legislation. Public and private clientele are represented in projects ranging from transportation and healthcare to commercial and education. UES engineers, geologists, certified inspectors, and scientists are uncompromising in their commitment to excellence, treating each project as an opportunity to create long-term client relationships. UES recently ranked first on the Zweig Group Hot Firm List, which recognises the fastest-growing firms in the architectural, engineering, planning, environmental, and construction (AEC) industry. UES consults on projects of all kinds, with 2,500 professionals spread over 60 branches in 17 states, to assist deliver critical infrastructure and develop safe and successful communities. About BDT Capital Partners BDT Capital Partners provides long-term, distinctive capital to family and founder-led enterprises. Over the course of its investment funds, the firm has raised more than $18 billion, and its worldwide investor base has invested an additional $10 billion in debt and stock in the funds' portfolio firms. BDT & Company, the firm's affiliate, is a merchant bank that works with family and founder-led businesses to achieve their strategic and financial goals. BDT & Company offers problem-solving expertise and access to a world-class network of business owners and leaders.

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SimScale Develops API and Digital Wind Tunnel Solution for AEC

SimScale | November 11, 2020

SimScale GmbH, the provider of the world’s first production-ready SaaS application for engineering simulation, today announced a major platform development to enable integration and automation with their new application programming interface (API). The feature allows designers, engineers, and computational designers to link their preferred CAD tools directly to the SimScale simulation engine via the API. When designers need to use the power of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to optimize the performance of their designs, the typical workflow is to import a CAD model into the CFD software and run the simulation. This means the simulation process goes from the designer to simulation specialist in a cumbersome process which stifles the iterative design process as well as resulting findings, especially during early design stages. SimScale’s API now allows direct integration with a CAD software stack like Rhino and Grasshopper.

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