ENGINEERING TECH

Langley Company, WalkOn Plans, Brings Revolutionary Building Technology to the Lower Mainland

WalkOn Plans | July 29, 2021

WalkOn Plans introduces new and innovative technology to the building industry by allowing people engaged in the construction process to walk around the project before it starts. This technology is being introduced to Canada for the first time by the company.

WalkOn Plans brings blueprints to life by projecting them inside their facility, allowing customers to see each room in their architectural design at a real 1:1 scale. This one-of-a-kind experience minimizes the probability of costly post-construction modifications and provides more control to both commercial and residential projects.

"Toward the end of 2019, I was speaking with a couple of individuals who were building a house. They were having difficulty choosing which designs to choose from their designer," explains Andrew Vanderwoerd, Principal and Founder of WalkOn Plans. "They were making this big choice based on a set of PDF plans, basically putting all of their faith in someone else to make their dream home a reality. "I told myself, 'there has to be a better way!'"

WalkOn Plans caters to everyone engaged in the building process, from families to architects to builders, to guarantee that everyone is a part of the experience from drawing to completion.

WalkOn Plans is now accepting new customers who want to envision their building ideas before they begin construction completely.

About WalkOn Plans
A building project, whether commercial or residential, is a significant financial investment. You want to be certain that the final product will be in keeping with the architectural designs. Consider walking through your project before it starts to be built. Walkon Plans offers a whole new visualization concept for homebuilders, architects, real estate agents, and everyone else in between.

Spotlight

The Manual for Railway Engineering (MRE) is an annual publication released every April. The Manual consists of more than 5,000 pages of railway engineering reference material, the recommended practices for the industry.

Spotlight

The Manual for Railway Engineering (MRE) is an annual publication released every April. The Manual consists of more than 5,000 pages of railway engineering reference material, the recommended practices for the industry.

Related News

CONSTRUCTION

W. R. Berkley Corporation Forms Berkley Construction Solutions

W. R. Berkley Corporation | January 07, 2022

W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) announced the formation of Berkley Construction Solutions, to provide excess liability insurance for contractors throughout the construction industry. Andrew Robinson has been named president of the new business, effective immediately. “The formation of this new business is a continuation of our efforts to enhance our participation in emerging and dynamic parts of the economy, by bringing talent and expertise to various specialty industries. Construction is a very important industry focus for Berkley. We are pleased to be expanding our existing participation with dedicated capabilities and expertise for contractors. Andy is an exceptionally accomplished insurance professional with a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience in the construction space and will undoubtedly bring great value to the marketplace. We are excited to welcome Andy to Berkley.” -W. Robert Berkley, Jr., president and chief executive officer of W. R. Berkley Corporation Mr. Robinson brings nearly 40 years of experience in the property casualty insurance industry to Berkley, with a focus on construction. Most recently, he served as the senior vice president of primary and excess construction at a leading commercial lines insurer. Mr. Robinson holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Connecticut College. For further information about products and services available from Berkley Construction Solutions, please contact Andy Robinson at arobinson@wrberkley.com. Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States and operates worldwide in two segments of the property casualty insurance business: Insurance and Reinsurance & Monoline Excess. For further information about W. R. Berkley Corporation, please visit www.berkley.com.

Read More

ENGINEERING TECH

Rural Sourcing Acquires Leading Midwest Digital Engineering Company

Digital Engineering Company | August 16, 2021

Rural Sourcing, Inc., a leader in onshore digital engineering, has entered an agreement to acquire Centare, a digital business and technology consultancy that will expand Rural Sourcing's software product design and development capabilities. In addition, this acquisition will add two Middle America locations to Rural Sourcing's onshore delivery center network, bringing the total to eight U.S.-based centers. Centare's Milwaukee and Madison, Wis. locations will bring new skills and scale to the Rural Sourcing network. Existing Centare clients will benefit from access to a broader set of capabilities and resources, and its employees will have access to expanded career opportunities. Rural Sourcing's existing clients will see even more potential to scale up for big projects through a continued emphasis on software development excellence. "Despite the challenges of a pandemic, Rural Sourcing has seen tremendous growth in the need for digital engineering," said Monty Hamilton, CEO of Rural Sourcing. "Through our onshore model that brings technology jobs to Middle America, we are building new tech hubs, expanding opportunities for talented professionals and delivering world-class development work for our clients. Centare allows us to expand our footprint in the Midwest and join with an organization that values culture, colleagues and community." Centare brings significant digital engineering capabilities including Digital Product Strategy and Development, Product Design, Application Modernization and DevOps Transformation to Rural Sourcing's clients. The company has built strong client relationships for 20+ years through trust, transparency and remarkable results. All traits that mesh well with Rural Sourcing's company culture. "Rural Sourcing is a great fit for Centare and its colleagues," said Tim Eiring, CEO of Centare. "Centare has a rich history of building relationships and delivering results. By joining Rural Sourcing, we are bringing new resources to our clients and colleagues while expanding our ability to scale. Culturally, the two organizations are very well aligned, meaning it will be a smooth transition for our colleagues and clients. I'm excited to be a part of the combined organization and Rural Sourcing's high growth trajectory." In today's digital economy, there is increasing need for technology solutions and resources. With this acquisition, Rural Sourcing further cements its place as the leader in onshore development. Since being founded 13 years ago, Rural Sourcing has remained steadfast to its mission to bring technology jobs to parts of the country where there otherwise would not be opportunities. This model has proved successful by providing a low-risk, high-collaboration solution for clients, while delivering the quality and responsiveness that are needed in today's fast paced digital world. In 2019, Bain Capital Double Impact, the impact investing business of Bain Capital, acquired a majority stake in Rural Sourcing allowing the company to further scale its national footprint and digital service offerings while creating high-quality jobs and new technology corridors across the country.

Read More

PRODUCTS

Ozop Energy Solutions and Hyde Engineering to Bring Neo-Grid to Market

Ozop Energy Solutions | November 29, 2021

Ozop Energy Solutions. (OZSC), (“Ozop” or the “Company”), announces that after several months of analyzing the developmental direction of the energy markets and defining the needs of the “new” energy demand and logistical challenges incurred by the rapidly expanding Electric Vehicle market, the Company has elected to engage Hyde Engineering Services, Inc. (“HES”) to produce the conceptual design of the Neo-Grid. The conceptual design includes the charging, transportation, and the discharging of energy into Level 3 chargers. HES provides electrical, mechanical, structural, and architectural engineering designs for permitting and construction. HES holds PE licenses in 23 States and has a history of technical engineering and service for commercial, industrial, and utility-connected advanced energy projects, including solar, storage, microgrids, EV charging, and backup generation. To date, HES has designed and interconnected over 175MW of distributed energy resource projects across the US and internationally. “This begins the development phase for the proof-of-concept prototype that we have been seeking. With our experience in energy storage, technology and EVs we will move forward from the conceptual idea to proof of concept then prospectively to a commercial ready prototype in approximately eight months. Our team has calculated the numbers on many levels and followed the market as it continues to mature. Once this is deployed it will be a great day for the industry and of course for OZOP”, Hyde shares our vision and the outside-the-box way of thinking, making our blueprint for Energy Mobility a reality” -Brian Conway CEO of Ozop Energy Solutions, Inc. Current applications to energize EVs are all Grid reliant which is a serious and seminal flaw in the current infrastructure build out manifesting in California’s continual rolling blackouts and with the east coast’s existing infrastructure seriously deficient and obsolete; California’s experience can become a National one in short order. This represents among other things Ozop’s attempt to help facilitate and support the National initiatives in the recently passed National Infrastructure Legislation. Most suburban and urban utilities are heavily reliant on investor supported grid-tied storage to alleviate the high-demand hours on the grid, however, that will take decades of work. OZOP has developed the Neo Grid that is not geographically tied, can support multi-MW demands and is not exposed to any grid-tied regulation of power supply. The Neo Grid proof of concept will prove-out our distribution plan and our modular engineering design by deploying to real life applications. In addition, it will confirm our financial model and validate our energy loss calculations defining resistance losses from the usable energy coming from storage. From production of the energy to consumption by our bi-coastal customer base, the Neo Grid system will be able to support the currently elusive Level-3 charger (under 30 minutes) market. The Company believes the Neo Grids will be able to service other markets including but not limited to, Marine support, trucking, last mile vehicles, emergency-demand and of course the residential markets. About Ozop Energy Solutions. Ozop Energy Solutions (http://ozopenergy.com/) invents, designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes ultra-high-power chargers, inverters, and power supplies for a wide variety of applications in the defense, heavy industrial, aircraft ground support, maritime and other sectors. Our strategy focuses on capturing a significant share of the rapidly growing renewable energy market as a provider of assets and infrastructure needed to store energy. About Ozop Energy Systems, Inc. Ozop Energy Systems is a leading Manufacturer and distributor of Renewable Energy products in the Energy Storage, Solar, Microgrids, and EV charging Station space. We are always among the first to receive the newest technology, products, and application techniques. We offer a broad portfolio of Renewable Energy products at competitive prices with a commitment to customer satisfaction from selection, to ordering, shipping, and delivery. About Power Conversion Technologies, Inc. Power Conversion Technologies, Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures, and distributes standard and custom power electronic solutions for industrial, military, and sustainable energy sectors. Founded in 1991 and located in East Butler, Pennsylvania, PCTI’s mission is to be the global leader for high power electronics with the highest standard of reliability, quality and continued innovation. For more information on PCTI please follow us on our website www.pcti.com or Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. https://twitter.com/OzopEnergyhttps://www.facebook.com/OzopEnergy/

Read More