McKim & Creed, GSA, Inc. | June 09, 2021
McKim & Creed, one of the top engineering and surveying firms in the US, announced today that it had acquired GSA Consulting Engineers, Inc., an award-winning engineering firm in Gonzales, Louisiana.
GSA provides planning, engineering, and permitting services for water and wastewater facilities, hydraulic engineering, including drainage/ levee/ flood protection, transportation and roadway engineering, and civil/site design. Glenn G. Shaheen, PE, established the company in 1988.
GSA has provided engineering services for such projects as:
Water System Upgrades including the 1-Million-Gallon Pedesphere Elevated Storage Tank, Transmission Mains, and SCADA for the City of Gonzales;
West Lac Des Allemands Shoreline Protection project for St. John the Baptist Parish;
Regional Sewer System for Ascension Parish;
Wastewater System Expansion/Upgrade for the City of Gonzales and the City of Donaldsonville;
In addition, GSA recently secured funding for projects through the Louisiana Watershed Initiative, including $42 million for the Louisiana Highway 22 Bridge Construction and Drainage Improvements Project.
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. In the future, GSA will provide services as McKim & Creed, Inc.
About McKim & Creed
McKim & Creed is an employee-owned ENR top 148 engineering and surveying firm with 600 staff members operating throughout the US.
About GSA, Inc.
GSA Consulting Engineers, Inc. provides professional engineering consulting services to federal, state, and local governments and the private sector.
ABB Robotics | May 24, 2021
ABB Robotics is driving automation within the housing industry with new robotic automation solutions to deal with key challenges, including the necessity for cheaper and environmentally friendly housing and to scale back the environmental impact of construction, amidst a labor and skills shortage.
Robotic automation offers huge potential to reinforce productivity, efficiency and manufacturing flexibility throughout the development industry, including automating the fabrication of modular homes and building components off-site, robotic welding and material handling on building sites and robot 3D printing of homes and customised structures also as making the industry safer and more cost effective, robots are improving sustainability and reducing environmental impact by enhancing quality and cutting waste.
81 percent of construction businesses said they're going to introduce or increase the utilization of robotics and automation within the next decade, while today only a couple of companies enjoy robotics. within the survey, only 55 percent of construction companies say they use robots, compared with 84 percent in Automotive and 79 percent in Manufacturing.
Industry forecasts for the entire value of the worldwide housing industry predict it'll rise by 85 percent to $15.5 trillion worldwide by 20302, while ABB Robotics' internal analysis of the market potential for robotic automation over subsequent 10 years is for top integer rate of growth in key sectors of construction including pre-fabrication and 3D printing.
Robots enabling a replacement approach with the industry facing increased environmental regulation and therefore the need for less expensive buildings, robotic automation reduces waste by improving quality and consistency, which is critical when it's estimated that up to 1 / 4 of fabric transported to a vacant lot leaves as waste3. With automation and digital solutions, builders also can design waste out at the start of a project through effective building design and construction processes.
Tata Elxsi | October 28, 2020
Tata Elxsi, a global design and technology services company, announces the opening of a Global Engineering Center (GEC) with Aesculap AG, a subsidiary of B. Braun, one of the world´s leading manufacturers of medical devices and pharmaceutical products and services. Tata Elxsi has been selected as the global engineering services partner by Aesculap. The GEC is part of a strategic multi-year engagement in the field of engineering services. The GEC serves as a platform of talent and expertise for product design & engineering, regulatory support and clinical evaluation services. This center will be essential to accelerate innovation, drive the transformation and growth for Aesculap's medical business.