Asite | September 24, 2020
Asite’s Common Data Environment (CDE) solution will be used on all of Ogilvie Construction’s current and upcoming construction projects. Ogilvie Construction has chosen to use Asite’s Common Data Environment (CDE) on all their upcoming projects, including various initiatives across Scotland. Asite’s cloud-based platform will streamline Ogilvie’s document management and increase collaboration across their projects. Rob Clifton, Asite SVP for UK & Europe said: “The work Ogilvie Construction is undertaking across Scotland is improving the quality of life for many different communities, from helping to deliver affordable housing to transforming derelict buildings into new hubs for both the public and private sectors. “Asite is excited to be able to support their exciting portfolio of projects and work with such a renowned family-owned business.” Spanning a range of different sectors, Ogilvie Construction works across education, health, industrial, hotels, residential, retail and industrial projects in the UK. One project in Ogilvie Construction wide-ranging portfolio which will implement the Asite CDE is the construction of the 245-bed Marriott hotel in Glasgow.
TerraPower | October 09, 2020
TerraPower today unveiled Bechtel as its plant design, licensing, procurement, and construction partner in a federal grant application to build a demonstration plant for the Natrium™ reactor and energy system architecture. Bechtel, the industry leader in nuclear plant engineering and construction since the 1950s, joins a team that also includes GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, PacifiCorp, Energy Northwest, and Duke Energy. The Natrium system features an advanced, cost-competitive sodium fast reactor along with an innovative molten salt energy storage system based on those used in solar thermal generation. The result is a design that is affordable and capable of adapting to changes in daily electricity demands driven by solar and wind energy fluctuations. The Natrium technology also separates nuclear and non-nuclear facilities and systems within the plant footprint, simplifying the licensing process and lowering construction costs. "Natrium fulfills the industry vision of what a true advanced reactor should be—safer, simpler, easier and less costly to construct, less expensive to operate, and able to provide energy that is competitive with fossil fuels and complementary to solar and wind power," said Barbara Rusinko, president of Bechtel's Nuclear, Security & Environmental global business unit. "The Natrium system evens out the peaks and valleys in production when the sun is not shining or the wind is not blowing, and it does so affordably with proven technology. We're honored to join the team." Breakthroughs in sodium fast reactor technology have allowed the Natrium reactor to safely operate at much higher temperatures and lower pressures than conventional nuclear reactors. The heat is used to generate steam for a turbine, like most power plants, but it also can be used for industrial processes or stored in molten salt. The system's gigawatt-hour-scale energy storage can also be optimized to meet the needs of specific markets.
CNVRT Consulting | June 19, 2021
CNVRT, a sales and marketing consulting firm focused exclusively on the building and construction industry, is enabling building materials companies to successfully gain access and win work in government markets with the launch of GovBiz. GovBiz provides customizable, measurable services and solutions to building materials companies seeking to successfully get their products specified for construction projects in government markets.
"The competition for government work is fierce, and getting products specified for these jobs can lead to steady profit and even long-term partnerships with buyers in the government construction sector," said Vince Scarfo, CEO at CNVRT. "GovBiz was founded by professionals in the building materials space with extensive expertise working in government markets, including purchasing building materials. The GovBiz team is comprised of specialists with a deep understanding of the market from both sides of the fence."
GovBiz works directly with building materials company leadership teams in a consultative role to ensure strategies for pursuing government work are sound and aligned with corporate objectives. GovBiz performs a comprehensive audit and assessment of current sales and channel processes to get a baseline understanding of the present state of the company. This informs how to best optimize go-forward recommendations, strategies, and processes for government pursuits.
About CNVRT Consulting
CNVRT is a full-service, fully integrated sales consultancy focused exclusively on the building and construction sector. Comprised of industry-leading experts, CNVRT partners with building materials manufacturers to ensure marketing strategies are seamlessly aligned with realistic sales and channel partner objectives. CNVRT services also include sales training (Yellow Hat), consulting specific to government markets (GovBiz), as well as a soon-to-be launched CRM service. CNVRT uses data to help companies implement best practices so that sales and marketing are working as one integrated unit and are aligned with overall company objectives.