Autodesk Invests in Aurigo Software to Bolster Construction Technology Offering for Owners

The Week | April 15, 2020

Aurigo Software and Autodesk, Inc. today announced an alliance to develop the most comprehensive set of cloud-based solutions for public and private owners. Aurigo will integrate with Autodesk Construction Cloud, a powerful portfolio of construction management software and services, soon giving owners a single end-to-end technology platform for design, planning, construction and operations of infrastructure and private assets. As part of the alliance, Autodesk will acquire a minority stake in privately-held Aurigo. The present climate of uncertainty and risk further increases the need for owners and contractors to leverage modern cloud software to plan, construct and maintain infrastructure assets that are considered absolutely essential to the nation, said Balaji Sreenivasan, CEO and founder of Aurigo Software. Autodesk and Aurigo have very synergistic products, and our strategic alliance will allow us to deliver a full digital lifecycle experience for owners and contractors. Aurigo helps the world build modern, efficient and reliable infrastructure with a comprehensive suite of capital planning and project management technology products. Aurigo's customers provide the roads, bridges, airports and water facilities vital to the economy and local communities.

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Although flipping a switch to light a room, or keeping the AC on while at work are acts that many of us do without a second thought, they come with consequences. In fact, according to recent studies electricity generation is one of the leading contributors to carbon dioxide emissions, and by 2035, electricity generation could account for at least 35 percent of CO2 emissions worldwide.

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Although flipping a switch to light a room, or keeping the AC on while at work are acts that many of us do without a second thought, they come with consequences. In fact, according to recent studies electricity generation is one of the leading contributors to carbon dioxide emissions, and by 2035, electricity generation could account for at least 35 percent of CO2 emissions worldwide.

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AECOM to provide engineering services for Houston METRO’s University Corridor Bus Rapid Transit project

AECOM | October 25, 2021

-AECOM (NYSE: ACM), the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, announced that it will serve as general engineering consultant (GEC) for Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County’s (METRO) University Corridor Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, called METRORapid University Line. In this role, AECOM will provide project management and conceptual and preliminary engineering services to assist in the development of the high capacity transit project that will enhance service and connections to the METRORail Red, Purple, and Green lines. “A project of this complexity and magnitude requires a team with local knowledge and roots. As a trusted partner to METRO, we’re thrilled to provide our depth of experience and diversity of resources to the METRORapid University Line,We look forward to engaging with the community, working with area agencies, and leveraging lessons-learned to move this important project forward and help realize better transit access, reliability, and customer experiences.” -Travis Boone, chief executive of AECOM’s U.S. West region. The METRORapid BRT system combines elements of light rail and bus to deliver efficient, accessible, and environmentally friendly service with dedicated traffic lanes, stations, and platforms. The planned 25-mile University Corridor is the largest in METRO’s BRT expansion, running from the Westchase Park and Ride to the Tidwell Transit Center and connecting with existing and proposed METRO services along the route. Once complete, the METRORapid University Line will be the longest contiguous BRT system in the U.S. BRT is one of the fastest-growing modes of public transit and a catalyst for economic development and social equality,” said Jennifer Aument, chief executive of AECOM’s global Transportation business. “Having supported BRT planning, design, and implementation in cities across North America, we’re excited to deliver our broad technical and project management expertise, understanding of the local environment, and latest in emerging transit technologies in support of METRO’s vision to build a seamless, equitable, sustainable, and efficient University Corridor BRT system that enhances the communities it connects. AECOM will be responsible for preparation of the preliminary design documents and management of the overall GEC project delivery – from final design through construction and commissioning. In addition, it will provide subject matter expertise related to the implementation of BRT projects, mentorship to small and disadvantaged business enterprises as well as university students, and public involvement support. About AECOM AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical expertise and innovation, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.2 billion in fiscal year 2020. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.

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GA Telesis Expands its Tooling and GSE Distribution Business Through New Agreement with Makro Aero

GA Telesis & Makro Aero | December 30, 2021

GA Telesis, LLC (“GAT”) announces the expansion of the Flight Solutions Group (“FSG”) tooling and ground support equipment business with a three-year agreement to become a global distributor of aircraft access stands, platforms, and maintenance & painting docking systems with Turkish-based Makro Aero. The new distribution agreement will cover sales to customers worldwide to ensure their MRO facilities have the right equipment for the planned growth of aircraft maintenance activities undertaken over the next five years.The agreement further develops FSG’s Tarmac Solutions’ support of airlines and MRO facilities ensuring front to back end support on maintenance activity in the sector. With engine green-time management flourishing, and airframe maintenance visits doubling over the next five years, the new support contract will enable customers to further rely on GA Telesis for maintenance infrastructure and engine handling ramp up. “We are excited to partner with Makro Aero as they bring an important new product line to our growing aftermarket distribution offerings,With the overall growth of MRO activities scheduled over the coming years, we are positioning our product offerings to match the needs of our customers. Having Makro onboard now provides FSG and our customer base with an even greater level of engine management options as well as front-end airframe maintenance support choices,” -Jason Reed, President of the Flight Solutions Group. Makro Aero welcomes the worldwide distribution agreement with GA Telesis. I believe this agreement has great potential to extend our businesses beyond our reach, and we will achieve our five-year growth target, cementing our leading position in our product line. We are proud to partner with GA Telesis,” said Levent Ondogan, General Manager of Makro Aero. About GA Telesis GA Telesis is the leading provider of integrated services in the commercial aviation industry. Through the GA Telesis Ecosystem™, the Company is distinctly positioned, across six continents, to leverage its resources to create innovative solutions for its customers. Consisting of global operations encompassing Component Solutions, Leasing/Financing, Logistics Solutions, and MRO Services business units for landing gear, component/composite, and turbine engine repair, as well as digital solutions, the GA Telesis Ecosystem™ provides an unparalleled resource to airlines. The Company’s core business is its mission to ensure “Customer Success,” built from a reputation for unsurpassed excellence and integrity.For further information, please get in touch with Cathy Moabery at marketing@gatelesis.com. About Makro Aero Makro Aero is an engineering and manufacturing company with a concentration in aviation. The company designs, manufactures, and delivers Aircraft Access Stands and Docking Systems, MLG and NLG Removal and Installation Tools, Carts, and Trolleys suitable for apron and hangar use for Narrowbody, Widebody aircraft, Regional and Business Jets, and Helicopters. Makro Aero retains in-house design capability and offers standard and customized equipment depending on customer needs. Design parameters are premised on delivering cost-effective and efficient solutions to meet the daily operational challenges of the aviation industry.

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Congruex, National End-to-end Provider of Design, Engineering, Construction Announces the Acquisition of True North

Congruex | November 04, 2020

Congruex, a national end-to-end provider of design, engineering, construction, and maintenance services to broadband providers, today announced the acquisition of True North Management Services, LLC ("True North"), a leading regional provider of wireless infrastructure. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2000, True North is a U.S. veteran owned and operated provider of complete, turn-key solutions for tier 1 wireless carriers, fiber companies and tower owners. Its core service areas are ground and small cell installation, tower construction, maintenance and emergency response. True North is headquartered in St. Louis and serves a number of states including Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. True North is the eighth strategic acquisition that Congruex has completed since establishing a partnership with Crestview Partners, a leading New York-based private equity firm with significant expertise in the cable, telecommunications and business services industries. Collectively, these transactions have firmly established Congruex as one of the largest telecom engineering and construction firms in the United States. Congruex provides best-in-class, turn-key services to broadband operators.

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