In a time of trouble, Amazon moves to support STEM education

Amazon | April 07, 2020

Amazon leadership announced over recent weeks that they are closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 and working to support local communities, customers and employees during a  difficult time. Schools in Oklahoma are experiencing disruption during the health pandemic and Amazon leaders say they want to help. Evidence supports the assertion: Year round, Amazon is committing resources to ensure more students and teachers get access to a computer science education through the Amazon Future Engineer program. Amazon Future Engineer is providing free access to sponsored computer science courses in the U.S., which is for independent learners grades 6-12, and teachers who are remotely teaching this age group. Amazon Future Engineer is offering a virtual robotics program through partners CoderZ. The fully sequenced course accommodates age levels from second grade with block-based coding to high school with text-based coding.

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The innovative construction materials are introduced to overcome these challenges and evolve with the growing world. These materials are self-healing concrete, 3D graphene, aerographite, laminated timber, modular bamboo, transparent aluminum, translucent wood, light-generating concrete, microbial cellulose, spider silk, aluminum foam, nanocrystal, cigarette butt bricks, pollution absorbing brick, hydroceramics, biochar, biodegradable furniture, cabkoma strand rod. All these materials are the result of deep research and development.

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Carlisle Construction Materials Announces Plans for a New Missouri Manufacturing Facility

Carlisle Construction Materials | April 22, 2021

The monetary resurgence proceeds in Missouri with new speculations from organizations across a few enterprises. Carlisle Construction Materials LLC (CCM) is the furthest down the line organization to report intends to grow with another office in the state. The maker declared today that it is contributing $62 million and making 100 new openings at another 455,000 square foot creation and assembling office in Sikeston, Missouri. "We're energized that Carlisle Construction Materials is proceeding to develop its tasks in our state," Governor Mike Parson said. "This venture and the subsequent new openings will help support business and financial improvement in the area both now and later on – a significant success for Sikeston and all of Southeast Missouri." The organization is a broadened producer and provider of premium structure items and related advancements for the business and private development markets. The new office in Missouri will be its 50th area from one side of the country to the other. "The new polyiso office adds to our industry driving abilities and addresses the organization's continuous obligation to conveying a-list client experience," Nick Shears, President of CCM, said. "It is deliberately situated to more readily serve the focal U.S. what's more, will bring about improved assistance for CCM clients around there. The creation of energy-saving protection and decrease of transportation paths are both critical to Carlisle's ESG administrative role." The organization chose Missouri because of its focal area, which will help diminish lead times as provincial interest keeps on developing for development materials. The state's labor force, the minimal effort of working together, and local area support additionally pulled in the new venture. "Congrats to Carlisle Construction Materials on this new extension," Missouri Director of Economic Development Rob Dixon said. "They proceeded with speculation from this organization in our state shows the development potential for all organizations in Missouri. The great positions made through this venture will enormously affect Sikeston and the encompassing region." "Our people group is eager to invite Carlisle Construction Materials to Sikeston, Missouri," Mayor Steven Burch said. "Financial improvement is a group activity, and that was particularly evident with this undertaking. I'm pleased with the associations between the nearby, local, and state pioneers, including BNSF Railway, that assisted us with carrying this remarkable organization to Sikeston. We are anticipating watching them develop here for quite a long time to come." The organization intends to start development in the late spring of 2021. They join a developing rundown of organizations that have as of late reported designs to open new offices in Missouri, including Accenture Federal Services, Chewy, Inc., and Melaleuca, Inc. In only the previous year, Missouri Partnership has joined forces with networks across the state to help draw in organizations in assembling, circulation and coordinations, monetary and proficient administrations, and food arrangements adding up to more than $286 million in the capital venture.

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SOCOTEC GROUP FURTHER EXPANDS ITS PRESENCE IN THE NETHERLANDS

SOCOTEC GROUP | January 18, 2022

After its first acquisition in 2021 in the Dutch market, the SOCOTEC Group, a trusted third party and a leading company in building and infrastructure risk management, announces the acquisition of Inpijn Blokpoel, a major player in the Dutch ground investigation and geotechnical market. With the acquisition of Inpijn Blokpoel Engineers, SOCOTEC is strengthening its position as a key player in the Dutch construction and infrastructure TIC market and is expanding its service portfolio to better serve its customers. The ambition of the group is to become the leading company in testing, inspection and certification services in the construction and infrastructure sectors, alongside the lifecycle of any built environment. Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Son, close to Eindhoven, Inpijn Blokpoel Engineers, employs more than 100 people and has a turnover of over 12 million euros. With three main locations around the country (Son, Waddinxveen and Groningen), it is a key player in geotechnics, geophysics and environmental services, some of the core services of the SOCOTEC Group whose global ambition is to meet the growing challenges of environmental, energy, regulatory and digital transitions in the construction and infrastructure sectors. Inpijn Blokpoel Engineers is a specialist in the field of geotechnical and environmental consultancy services using the most modern ground investigation equipment and a cutting-edge laboratory. Consultancy services are provided in the areas of building foundations, construction pits, drainage, wind turbines, logistics centers, structural damage analysis, geophysics, dykes etc. During construction phase, full geotechnical supervision and monitoring can be supplied. Inpijn Blokpoel's clients are contractors, property developers, structural engineers, large engineering companies but also private individuals and of course most Dutch water boards, given its specific know-how in the field of dykes. Inpijn Blokpoel Engineers' core expertise in geotechnics is highly complementary to Hanselman Group acquired by the SOCOTEC Group last August 2021, as the company offers technical expertise for claim management, construction site nuisances management and monitoring services as well as technical inspection in the real estate market. "We are thrilled to have Inpijn Blokpoel as part of our group. Inpijn Blokpoel's brand reputation in the Netherlands and entrepreneurial culture fit extremely well with our organisation and internationalisation strategy. Also, Inpijn Blokpoel broadens our service offering following the acquisition of Hanselman Group. Even if they will remain independent, both companies will be much stronger together and will support the development of the SOCOTEC brand in Europe. With a €25.0m of combined turnover in the Netherlands, SOCOTEC is now a key player in the country and the only one able to offer such a range of services to the Dutch construction and infrastructure markets. Finally, Inpijn Blokpoel complements our existing network of pan-European experts in geotechnics and monitoring across France, the UK, Germany and Italy, from which I expect great technical synergies as well as commercial benefits." -Hervé Montjotin, CEO of the SOCOTEC Group Erik Geurtjens, Managing Director of Inpijn Blokpoel Engineers added: "Joining the SOCOTEC Group is a great opportunity for our organisation, our people and our customers. With the support of SOCOTEC and its technical expertise, we will be in an even better position to accomplish what we have been striving for as a team, over the last 45 years: to minimise the geotechnical and environmental risks for our clients when developing projects in the construction and infrastructure sectors, always looking for the most economical and sustainable options. In the near future, we will be able to expand our market further, serving our customers throughout the entire life cycle of a project." ABOUT THE SOCOTEC GROUP At the service of companies for almost 70 years, the SOCOTEC Group, chaired by Hervé Montjotin, has built its reputation as a trusted third party in the fields of risk management, compliance, safety, health and environment in the Construction, Infrastructure and Industry sectors.As a guarantor of the integrity and performance of assets as well as the safety of people, SOCOTEC develops a range of services in testing, inspection and certification (TIC) for companies in the public and private sectors for their buildings, equipment, infrastructures or constructions. SOCOTEC contributes to the optimisation of their performance by controlling the risks inherent to their activity. Its expertise enables SOCOTEC to support its clients throughout the life cycle of their projects and assets, resulting in a long-term partner position.N°1 in construction inspection in France, and a major player in TIC services in the Construction and Infrastructure sectors in Europe and the United States, the SOCOTEC group will achieve a consolidated turnover of €1bn in 2021 (50% of which was generated outside France) with 200,000 clients. With a presence in 23 countries and 9,700 employees, it has more than 250 external accreditations, enabling SOCOTEC to act as a trusted third party in many projects. In France, it has more than 150 locations throughout the country, including 32 training centers.

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LandSouth Standardizes on Procore for Construction Management

LandSouth & Procore | November 11, 2021

Procore Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: PCOR), a leading provider of construction management software, announced that LandSouth Construction, a best-in-class builder of innovative multifamily and senior living facilities in the United States, has chosen Procore as its only construction management platform. Procore’s single platform is replacing more than five current software packages, streamlining LandSouth customers’ access to information and improving consistency, and resulting in fewer financial risks.By leveraging the Procore platform, LandSouth will be able to increase its safety, productivity and efficiency, while providing its teams with a single, trustworthy source of information. Specific benefits of Procore include: Enhanced usability in the field Better collaboration with architects Sophisticated job comparison reporting Ability to have project data available to all departments. "The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digitization in the construction industry, and the value of having a single construction management platform became clear — and its potential to drive greater profitability,LandSouth will stay at the forefront of the industry, with Procore’s platform taking us to the next level of project management, documentation and financial performance.” -Jamie DeWispelare, CFO of LandSouth. LandSouth has a passion for perfection and has established a new standard of excellence in construction, focused on providing the highest level of service to customers, employees, subcontractors and suppliers. The company has earned a reputation for employing the latest, most relevant technologies and programs to optimize project management, performance and delivery. Staying current, pushing the envelope and fine-tuning its systems are the leading contributors to its high level of client satisfaction, with over 80% of the business coming from repeat clients. “The industry is setting ever-higher bars across the board, from customer satisfaction to greater efficiency and productivity. LandSouth is a great example of how a company finds success,They achieve this by adopting the latest technologies designed to help them meet their goals across all their projects. We are honored that LandSouth has chosen Procore to take them to the next level.” -Tooey Courtemanche, Procore Founder and CEO About LandSouth LandSouth Construction, the Southeast’s premier general contractor, specializing in multifamily, senior living, and mixed–use development, was named one of Engineering News Record’s Top 400. Since 1998 LandSouth has transformed ideas into best–in–class communities. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. LandSouth has completed more than 25,000 multifamily units. Learn more at LandSouth.com. About Procore Procore is a leading provider of construction management software. Over 1 million projects and more than $1 trillion USD in construction volume have run on Procore's platform. Our platform connects every project stakeholder to solutions we've built specifically for the construction industry—for the owner, the general contractor, and the specialty contractor. Procore's App Marketplace has a multitude of partner solutions that integrate seamlessly with our platform, giving construction professionals the freedom to connect with what works best for them. Headquartered in Carpinteria, California, Procore has offices around the globe.Procore is a solution purpose-built for construction by construction experts, with a deep understanding of its end users. To learn more about Procore, please visit Procore.com.

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