Alion Awarded $39M Contract To Provide Engineering Support To The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center

DOD IAC PROGRAM, ALION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION | June 04, 2020

Alion Science and Technology announces today that it has been awarded a $39M U.S. Air Force (USAF), Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) task order to support the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR), and Special Operations Force (SOF) Directorate. The AFLCMC provides ISR/SOF with state-of-the-art technical support for every fighter, bomber and cargo aircraft; training system; remotely piloted aircraft; missile and aeronautical weapons currently in the USAF inventory as well as for a number of foreign military allies. Alion will provide engineering, airworthiness, system security and assurance, and risk management analyses in developing, implementing, and executing product logistics, sustainment and acquisition across the portfolio of ISR aeronautical weapon systems.

"Maintaining fleet readiness is critical for our military to succeed. Alion has a high level of expertise in engineering, avionics, airworthiness and cyber with the right team in place to meet the needs of this program," said Todd Stirtzinger, Alion Senior Vice President and General Manager. "Alion's risk management, logistics analysis, and cost analysis tools and methodologies will excel the government's ability to implement programs to track equipment reliability, plan for risk mitigation and sustain lifecycle management of aircraft. Our agile methodologies will allow for quick execution of new requirements."

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Quantum Automation for Improving Energy Efficiency with Its Building Automation Solutions

Quantum Automation | December 28, 2021

Frost & Sullivan recently assessed the Southeast Asian building automation industry, and based on its findings, recognizes Quantum Automation (QA) with the 2021 Building Automation Competitive Strategy Leadership Award. The company enables energy savings, reduced energy costs, and better comfort levels in buildings. It offers value-added services, such as free training and maintenance as a service, to secure competitive differentiation and distinct customer benefits. QA's sustainable solutions boost buildings' energy-efficiency.Quantum Automation's customer-centric business model improves cost competitiveness while adhering to customers' design requirements and expectations. QA offers the following benefits to BAS companies: Account managers conduct routine follow-ups (physical and virtual) with customers in Singapore and other countries to deliver a seamless experience. The key management team reviews all customer satisfaction matrix (CSM) feedback to boost project progress, address ever-evolving requirements, sustain relationships, and acquire new customers. Customers experience a strong sense of ownership as the company respects their individual opinions and facilitates unique customer journeys. QA applies its technical knowledge and expertise to develop/deliver customized products after listening to customers' ideas. Account managers address all negative responses and rapidly perform restorative measures, sustaining a high customer retention rate. It reinforces loyal and reliable customer relations through its motto "Never say no." According to Iqra Azam, Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Research analyst, "QA's advanced and unique solutions integrate various systems through its adaptability in software programming, expertise in hardware engineering, and driver designs in turnkey projects to address customers' requirements." Quantum Automation focuses on open and future-proofed systems to sustain its prominent market position across the region, enabling it to plan its designs and upgrades in advance and prepare for potential issues. It also integrates new technologies as market trends change, develops and manufactures their Direct Digital Controllers (DDC), incorporating comprehensive smart control algorithms to optimise HVAC & Electrical equipments' energy efficiency, enabling their clients to manage their building energy performance more effectively. Their DDCs have the flexibility to customize programming modules to suit technological advancement demands such as enhancing the building's sustainability goals. One such module is their data analytic module which using machine learning to monitor the interfaced equipments' performance through abnormalities & fault detection and anticipating equipment failure, notifying building operator before issue arises and minimizing impacts and downtime to the building's operation. New ventures (smart building projects) and integrated technology promote QA's brand equity and image in Southeast Asia. "The company solidifies its market position with its reliable, technology-integrated, and customizable capabilities. It sets itself apart from the competition with continuous focus on customer experience, ensuring regular engagement and all-inclusive training sessions for employees that create a seamless customer experience." Azam stated. "QA's versatile solutions and services portfolio allows individual designs for every customer, aiding the company's high customer acquisition and retention rate. It's no wonder that Quantum Automation has earned Frost & Sullivan's 2021 Southeast Asia Competitive Strategy Leadership Award in the building automation industry," Azam concluded. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has leveraged competitive intelligence to successfully execute a strategy that results in stronger market share, competitive brand positioning, and customer satisfaction. Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in various regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analyses, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry. About Frost & Sullivan For six decades, Frost & Sullivan has been world-renowned for its role in helping investors, corporate leaders, and governments navigate economic changes and identify disruptive technologies, Mega Trends, new business models, and companies to action, resulting in a continuous flow of growth opportunities to drive future success. Contact us: Start the discussion. About Quantum Automation Quantum Automation is a market leader in Integrated Building Management System and Integrated Security Management System whom they specialize in managing internal & external complex controls & security systems, providing one-stop system solutions in meeting increasing demand for a unified platform & future-proof management, while maintaining comfort and operational efficiency in complex buildings. Their system solutions are bespoke to meet different customer requirements, fusing different systems through their aptitude in hardware engineering and flexibility in software programming and customizing interfacing driver designs in their their turn-key project deliveries. Their agility in satisfying evolving customer needs is the key to their success that allows them to compete globally with cutting edge Open and Future Proof integrated platforms which embraces and accommodates the evolution of new technologies and systems as the building needs grow, enhancing the efficiency of facility management as well as ensuring the highest order of energy optimization with their systems widely employed in many Green certified (Platinum Green Mark & L.E.E.D. platinum) buildings. http://www.qa.com.sg/

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ENGINEERING TECH

Datumate signs a strategic distribution agreement with Hitachi Solutions, Ltd. for the construction market in Japan

Datumate | May 19, 2022

Datumate, an infrastructure construction software company and developer of the DatuBIM cloud-based Construction Data Analytics platform, announced today a new strategic distribution partnership with Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., a subsidiary of the Tokyo-headquartered multinational conglomerate Hitachi Group and a leading systems integrator in Japan. The multi-year strategic partnership agreement entails that Hitachi Solutions, Ltd. will integrate Datumate's construction analytics platform into its professional service offering to the Japanese infrastructure construction market. The DatuBIM platform will be used by major Japanese contractors in the building of roads, highways, railways and other critical transportation infrastructure. Hitachi Solutions' decision to partner with Datumate follows rigorous testing of other construction data analytics solutions. Following successful trials of DatuBIM in Japan and confirmation of value and product market fit by leading contractors, Hitachi Solutions declared their decision to proceed with Datumate. "We're absolutely thrilled to be partnering with Hitachi Solutions. DatuBIM generates engineering digital-twins of the construction site to enable collaborative monitoring of construction processes, reduce uncertainty, boost efficiency, and deliver infrastructure projects safely, on time and within budget," Tal Meirzon, CEO of Datumate "Japan is home to some of the world's most impressive transport infrastructure projects. We are always looking for experienced local engineering partners to facilitate digital construction transformation for general contractors and project owners, and Hitachi Solutions fits the bill perfectly." Already a leading system integrator in Japan, Hitachi Solutions has a rich history of providing their clients with tier-1 professional services and support. The complete service package tailored for infrastructure construction now combines a cutting-edge construction data analytics platform and world-class value-added services, translating into end-to-end digitization of the construction planning and execution process. "In Japan, construction infrastructure projects are carried out with extra care and precision down to the last detail. Our partnership with Datumate introduces a first-rate platform into our professional service offering. It enables us to continuously and accurately compare digital As-Built versus Design to an unprecedented degree, and to continue to lead the way in Japan's tech-driven construction infrastructure sector," said Bahadir Gultekin Ph.D., Director, Business Promotion & Alliances Sustainable City Business Division at Hitachi Solutions. DatuBIM provides infrastructure construction companies and project owners with a complete job site mapping, measurements, predictions and corrective actions solution that empowers their teams to make data-driven decisions and: remotely and collaboratively monitor project progress over time, with survey-grade accuracy increase transparency, accountability, and efficiency compare digital As-Built vs. Design and Schedule Plan receive automated engineering reports supervise teams, assure quality, and control bills track progress, detect deviation and prevent costly rework About Hitachi Solutions, Ltd. Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, provides value-driven services throughout the IT life cycle from systems planning to systems integration, operation and maintenance. Hitachi Solutions delivers products and services of superior value to customers worldwide through key subsidiaries in China, Asia, the United States and Europe. The flagship company in the Hitachi Group's information and communication system solutions business, Hitachi Solutions also offers solutions for social innovation such as smart cities. About Datumate Datumate is a construction technology (ConTech) company offering a cloud-based 4D infrastructure construction data analytics platform. Our AI Construction Engine (ACE) analyzes multi-dimensional data models consisting of digital as-built, design and project schedules. It provides deviation analysis and predictive intelligence to reduce uncertainty and accelerate project delivery. Trusted by departments of transportation, project owners and general contractors, our platform effectively digitizes the infrastructure construction site, enabling collaboration, monitoring and control over design validation, construction progress and inspection processes. This dramatically reduces construction lifecycle costs while improving efficiency and overall quality.

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PRODUCTS

Mitrex launches "Solar Brick" to transform buildings into energy-generating power plants

Mitrex | March 04, 2022

Mitrex, a Canadian solar technology manufacturer, is launching Solar Brick—a solar-integrated facade solution designed for use as brick wall cladding that transforms a building into a renewable power plant. Mitrex Solar Brick facades boast up to 330W per panel while recreating a traditional masonry brick look, a staple of buildings in North America.Mitrex's newest project features an installation of their Solar Brick made to match the existing brick facade on the post-war era building. The installation features a 59kW system size spanning over 4,000SF. Incorporating Solar Brick into the facade allowed the building owner to have an energy-generating building envelope without the poor aesthetics associated with solar technology. Mitrex specializes in building-integrated solar products (BIPV), including solar facades, glass, roof panels, and more, with a vision of incorporating solar technology onto every exterior surface on a structure without altering the looks or design. The launch of Mitrex's Solar Brick showcases a cladding product that meets this mission—Solar Brick is suitable for new construction projects or retrofits of older structures, including recladding or over-cladding. "Our mission is to transform how we build our structures—electrically-powered buildings are a logical and sustainable solution to combat climate change, With our products, everyone can contribute to reducing emissions while constructing buildings with materials that last for generations. There is no compromise for builders, architects, or homeowners." -Mitrex CEO Danial Hadizadeh Mitrex solar facade features and benefits: Advanced manufacturing methods to maximize efficiency and functionality, made in Canada Enhanced aesthetics with a customizable facing layer Utilize patented coatings with anti-reflective and anti-soiling properties A wide range of panel size options Various backing options that allow for the panels to be incorporated on any structure Low embodied carbon of the solar materials, efficient energy generation, and contribution to LEED points to help builders achieve net-zero Mitrex facade panels are guaranteed to last for years to come, providing durable and energy-efficient building envelopes. About Mitrex Mitrex strives to be a world leader in the green building sector by researching, advancing and manufacturing integrated solar technology. Our mission is to be the catalyst that accelerates the adoption of sustainable, energy-generating, human-made structures. We carefully balance beauty and efficiency. Our belief is that rapid, low-cost, sustainable manufacturing is economically viable, and is the road to a brighter future for humanity. We will continue to push innovation in integrated solar products. For more information, visit www.mitrex.com

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MARKET

Kier Invests in Procore to Support Its Digital-first Ambitions

Kier | April 08, 2022

Procore Technologies, Inc., a leading global provider of construction management software, announced that Kier Group Plc, the major UK construction and infrastructure services company, has selected its enterprise-ready platform solution to enhance and standardise operations across its construction business and projects. This agreement will support Kier’s ambitions to be a digital-first business. As a leading regional builder in the UK, Kier Construction delivers some 200 projects each year for public sector and blue-chip clients. Kier has chosen Procore as its field and quality management solution to take its success to the next-level and operate in the most effective and collaborative way possible with all its stakeholders - from clients to subcontractors. Procore’s ease of use and range of integrations, alongside its ability to consolidate point solutions and create efficiencies for everyone on a single platform, will provide Kier with greater visibility across its projects - ensuring consistency, enhancing quality and supporting sustainable working practices. The high-level of transparency Kier will gain also allows the company’s data to be redelivered as intelligent insight which can drive improvements in everything from project progress, to supply chain developments as well as safety and performance. We have bold ambitions to revolutionise digital practices within the construction industry and our partnership with Procore is integral to supporting our aims as part of our project delivery. The platform is easy to use and provides consistency which is vital as we deliver on our purpose and provide high-quality projects for our customers,” states Louisa Finlay, director of clients & markets for Kier Construction. “Working smarter isn't just about using technology, it’s about amplifying a company’s mission and values. It’s a privilege to partner with Kier and support their social and environmental impact goals. By connecting the field to the office and all stakeholders, Procore’s enterprise-ready solution, built by and for the construction industry, is very proud to welcome Kier into our portfolio of customers in EMEA. The company is now one of our largest customers in-region.” -Brandon Oliveri-O’Connor, VP of EMEA at Procore About Procore Procore is a leading global provider of construction management software. Over 1 million projects and more than $1 trillion USD in construction volume have run on Procore's platform. Procore’s platform connects key project stakeholders to solutions Procore has 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 Procore’s platform, giving construction professionals the freedom to connect with what works best for them. Headquartered in Carpinteria, California, Procore has offices around the globe. Learn more at https://www.procore.com/en-gb. About Kier Kier’s purpose is to sustainably deliver infrastructure which is vital to the UK. We are a leading provider of construction and infrastructure services and committed to delivering for communities and leaving lasting legacies through our work.At the core of our project delivery is technical excellence, utilising the latest building methods, innovations and technology to ensure we offer the best value for our clients.

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