Universal Engineering | July 09, 2021
Universal Engineering Sciences, a national engineering and consulting firm specializing in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, building code compliance, threshold inspections, and environmental consulting, has acquired Geotechnology, Inc., a leading provider of consulting services in applied earth and environmental sciences; exploration; geotechnical engineering; and underground consulting services. With over 300 team members and ten sites across Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas, the Geotechnology family of companies has been a part of thousands of major construction projects.
Ed Alizadeh, a 32-year veteran of the industry, will serve as UES President of the Midwest Division. Pat Donovan will continue to lead Geotechnology, LLC, which provides geotechnical, environmental, and materials testing services. Jim Howe will remain, President of Geotechnology Exploration, LLC, in charge of exploration services in the Midwest Division.
UES is well-positioned to serve the requirements of commercial, residential, and civic customers throughout the country, with almost six decades of expertise and recognition as the leading engineering and consulting firm in the geotechnical engineering space. 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, and McGinley & Associates, making it one of the largest and most resource-rich organizations of its kind in the country.
UES, a privately owned company, is committed to reaching $1 billion in revenue through strategic acquisitions and organic growth. With the acquisition of Geotechnology to the portfolio, UES now has locations in high-growth markets across the South, Midwest, and West.
About Universal Engineering Sciences
Universal Engineering Sciences, based in Orlando, is a fast-growing engineering and consulting firm with over six decades of expertise 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 new technology, best practices, and influential legislation. Public and private clients are served in projects ranging from transportation and healthcare to commercial and education. UES engineers, geologists, certified inspectors, and scientists are unwavering in their commitment to excellence, approaching each project as a chance to develop long-term client relationships.
About Geotechnology, Inc.
Geotechnology offers a wide variety of consulting services in applied earth and environmental sciences, exploration, geotechnical engineering, underground consulting, soils, rock, construction materials testing, non-destructive testing, special inspections, geophysics, and deep foundation testing. We can now provide you building envelope, occupational health and safety, and building code compliance services as well. The Geotechnology family of firms has been involved in thousands of major building projects across the Midwest and is ranked No. 407 in ENR's Top 500 Design Firms. Geotechnology is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, and has offices in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
Voormi | June 02, 2022
The next horizon in the future of CORE CONSTRUCTION® Technology has been announced by VOORMI®, the world's most innovative technical apparel manufacturer. The company's affiliate technology supplier (SWNR Technologies) is now delivering its first view into the future of textiles with improved functional cores, following a multi-year investment in advanced machinery.
When we launched the first generation of CORE CONSTRUCTION® Technology, there was so much excitement and speculation about where the technology could go. From Outside Magazine's vision for membranes in everything we wear, to Wired magazine deeming it thebiggest advancement in outerwear in the last 40 years, the opportunities out there felt boundless. What followed was a multi-year development project aimed at realizing the full potential ofcore-knitted textiles."
Timm Smith, CTO at VOORMI
While the first CORE CONSTRUCTION® products were made to improve the performance and weather protection of fleece and other thermal layers, Smith says the long-term goal has always been to make it possible to use even more complex functional substrates in the wider knitwear market and to look into the vast world of opportunities outside of clothing.
"From the beginning, fine-gauge knits, technical yarns, and the insertion of advanced substrates have all been key areas of focus for us," said Smith. "As is the case with most new 'methods of make' – it ultimately came down to equipment limitations. This Gen2 machinery truly opens up the world for us in terms of capability. With brand new patterning and multi-core insertion capabilities, there's no reason why every yard of knitted fabric in the world shouldn't contain a multi-functional core."
A lot of new VOORMI products are coming out this year, and the company has also started a number of pilot projects outside of the clothing industry. These projects aim to improve the functionality of things like automotive applications and e-textiles.
HercuTech | August 18, 2021
Isola Communities, a premier Seattle-based, multi-family property developer, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Tempe-based HercuTech, which will ensure that HercuTech's innovative HercuWall system is utilized in Isola's upcoming Arizona build-to-rent communities.
"HercuTech is excited to be partnering with Isola Communities on their build-to-rent product. We believe HercuWall absolutely provides Isola an opportunity to differentiate themselves in a very competitive market, as it improves the building process and provides tenants a superior living experience," said HercuTech CEO, Jason Rhees.
Prior to its planned expansion into Arizona, Isola Communities began its search for development partners that exemplified Isola's commitment to sustainable design and environmental stewardship. "We were immediately impressed with HercuWall's capabilities and the positive impact that it would have on our communities," noted Isola Communities Partner, Harry Nayyar.
"HercuWall is a sustainably manufactured, R31 insulated wall system that allows for significant energy savings, sound reduction, and airtightness. This offers a healthier, more cost-effective, and highly comfortable lifestyle," added Rhees.
One of Isola's main goals for their Arizona communities has been to develop quality housing solutions that benefit each neighborhood. "With the inclusion of HercuWall in our communities, it's even easier for us to ensure that our future residents will have quiet, durable, and energy-efficient homes. We're looking forward to a long and beneficial partnership with HercuTech," said Isola Communities Partner, Jeff LePage.
HercuTech is an innovative building technology company that manufactures HercuWall— an ICC-certified panelized exterior and demising wall system. These prefabricated wall panels are made of EPS foam, reinforced with a patented steel ShearStrip, and laminated with a weather-resistant barrier, resulting in a stronger, more energy-efficient, and sustainable building solution.
Established in 2008, Isola Homes and its affiliated companies have focused on providing beneficial housing solutions to the communities in which they build. Its homes are designed to enhance each neighborhood's livability and accessibility. After the company's expansion into apartment building in 2015 under Isola Communities, it successfully completed four apartment projects. Presently, Isola Communities has 10 multi-family buildings coming soon to 8 different Seattle neighborhoods as well as one near the University of Washington Tacoma.