McKinstry | May 20, 2022
AkitaBox and McKinstry announce their partnership on delivering facility condition assessments (FCAs). AkitaBox FCA software will give architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) firms and building owners/operators a tool for conducting data collection, reporting, and other aspects of a complete FCA.
"A partnership with McKinstry, a leader in designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining high performance buildings, is exciting for AkitaBox, Their invaluable testing and feedback will help us ensure our software will truly improve every aspect of FCAs."
AkitaBox co-founder Josh Lowe
"We believe that we can help transform something that's been overlooked and is in desperate need of change," Lowe adds. "We look forward to moving the industry towards a better FCA, one asset at a time."
The collaboration began in mid-2021, when McKinstry first learned AkitaBox was developing FCA software. At the time, the company was looking for ways to augment their existing FCA offering to boost delivery of their building consulting services.
"McKinstry is partnering with AkitaBox to enhance our facility condition assessment and asset data collection, analysis, and reporting," says Casey Morris, national facility assessment leader for McKinstry. "AkitaBox brings a set of capabilities that complement our existing tools and methodologies while advancing our ability to achieve greater efficiency and improve deliverables for our clients."
"This partnership will expand our capabilities in the marketplace," continues Morris. "It's going to give us an opportunity to be more competitive while still offering the actionable data and custom solutions for which McKinstry is known."
AkitaBox FCA software fully digitizes a facility's floor plans and maps the location of each asset to the plan, creating a digital twin. Assessment data is collected and incorporated directly into the digital twin. This data can continue to be updated after the FCA is complete for an always current view of facility condition.
AkitaBox delivers an unrivaled data-driven software to assess and optimize the operation and condition of facilities, from the boiler room to the boardroom. Their cloud-based software provides real-time facilities data in a visual and easy-to-use, customizable format - helping teams simplify their operations, reduce risk, and solve even the most complex facility challenges. The AkitaBox Pulse suite of software solutions includes Facility Condition Assessment, Capital Management, Asset Management, Work Order Management, Preventive Maintenance, Occupant Experience, and Inspections. Visit www.akitabox.com.
McKinstry is a full-service, design-build-operate-and-maintain firm specializing in consulting, construction, energy, and facility services. The firm's innovative, integrated delivery methodology provides clients with a single point of accountability that drives waste and redundancy out of the design/build process. With over 2,000 professional staff and trades people throughout the United States and operations in more than 20 states, McKinstry advocates collaborative, sustainable solutions designed to ensure occupant comfort, improve systems efficiency, reduce facility operational costs, and optimize profitability "For The Life of Your Building."
Schlumberger | March 09, 2022
Schlumberger today announced an enterprise-wide deployment of the cloud-based DELFI cognitive E&P environment for ConocoPhillips. ConocoPhillips will use Schlumberger digital solutions enabled by the DELFI environment to bring its reservoir engineering modeling, data and workflows to the cloud.
“This digital platform will drive workflow and data efficiency, enabling ConocoPhillips to meet their diverse reservoir engineering modeling needs worldwide, Expert teams from both companies will work closely together to integrate our cloud-based digital solutions and AI with ConocoPhillips’ reservoir engineering modeling and workflows.”
Rajeev Sonthalia, president, Digital & Integration, Schlumberger
Upon completion of the integration, ConocoPhillips reservoir engineers will have access to cloud-based, high-performance computing resources in the DELFI environment as well as Schlumberger’s reservoir engineering solutions including Petrel E&P software platform's Petrel Reservoir Engineering, INTERSECT high-resolution reservoir simulator, and ECLIPSE industry-reference reservoir simulator.
Schlumberger is a technology company that partners with customers to access energy. Our people, representing over 160 nationalities, are providing leading digital solutions and deploying innovative technologies to enable performance and sustainability for the global energy industry. With expertise in more than 120 countries, Schlumberger collaborates to create technology that unlocks access to energy for the benefit of all.
Dome Construction | January 21, 2022
Dome Construction, one of California’s leading general contractors, announced that the company won two awards from Construction Employers’ Association (CEA). Dome Construction won the Excellence in Safety award for the 19th year in a row, proving its consistent work towards safety in the industry. The company also earned the President’s Safety Award for the second year in a row, making this their 6th President’s Safety award win
“We are proud to be recognized by the CEA again this year for the results our teams have produced in safety, Our peers in the CEA have impressive safety records, so to earn the President's Award two years in a row is a real accomplishment. Safety is an important part of our culture and deeply rooted in our values. Our people work hard every day to create a safe working environment for everyone who steps foot onto our projects. Sending everyone home safe each day is our definition of success.”
-Brent Miller, Director of Risk Management at Dome Construction
The Excellence in Safety Award winners have achieved both a total incident rate and a lost workday incident rate 25 percent below the industry average, an experience modification rate below 1.0, a flat or negative experience modification trend over the past four years and demonstration of an active safety training program.
The President’s Safety Award recognizes CEA member firms whose safety programs far exceed the industry standard. President’s Safety Award winners are recognized for having achieved both a total injury and incident rate and a lost workday rate at least 50 percent below the industry average, an experience modification rate of .70 or less.
About Dome Construction
Dome Construction was founded in 1969 on a people-first philosophy and the idea of developing a thoughtful, innovative, and sustainable construction firm with fundamental values rooted in integrity, transparency, and a solid commitment to doing it right. Dome ranks in the top five of the 44 highest rated California general contractors with the lowest EMR rate, putting the company in the top one percent of the safest builders in the state. The strong safety culture Dome has built is why they have been recognized for the past 19 years by the CEA for Safety awards and are a three-time winner of the NAWIC Safety Award. As pioneers of innovative construction practices, Dome is committed to utilizing methodologies and technologies that push construction forward, such as creating technologies like eMOD. For additional information about Dome Construction, please visit www.domebuilds.com
MAULINI | May 11, 2022
Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies an industrial player committed to decarbonizing the construction sector that designs and distributes innovative clinker-free cement, announces the construction of an R+6 (six-storey) building made entirely of Hoffmann decarbonated concrete in Geneva, Switzerland with the Maulini Construction Group.
One year after signing its first international contract with the Swiss construction group Maulini, concrete castings made with Hoffmann's H-UKR cement, are accelerating and are currently being used for the complete construction of a six-storey building (foundations, columns, beams, floors and walls) in Geneva. This is the first multi-family building in Europe to be 100% built with carbon-free and clinker-free concrete.
"The completion of this large-scale, fully carbon-free construction site in Switzerland demonstrates both the competitiveness and quality of Hoffmann concrete and, more generally, that it is already possible to massively decarbonise the construction sector with our technologies.”
Julien Blanchard and David Hoffmann, co-founders of Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies
Nicolas Maulini, Chairman of the Maulini Group, states: "We are proud of the partnership we are developing with Hoffmann; it allows us to offer our clients and to use Hoffmann cement on our construction sites right now. On site, Hoffmann's carbon-free concrete performs perfectly and allows us to build this six-storey building with unprecedented environmental performance in full compliance with our schedule and specifications. We will carry on with large-scale projects of this type in order to meet the growing demand of all our partners for carbon-free construction.”
ABOUT HOFFMANN GREEN CEMENT TECHNOLOGIES
Founded in 2014 and based in Bournezeau Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies designs, produces and distributes innovative extremely low-carbon cements – with a carbon footprint 6 times lower than traditional cement – that present, at equivalent dosage and with no alteration to the concrete manufacturing process, superior performances than traditional cement. With one 4.0 industrial sites already operational and two new sites on the way, the Group has industrialized a genuine technological breakthrough based on alterations to cement’s composition and the creation of a clean, heating-free and clinker-free manufacturing process making it a leading and unique player on a cement market that has not undergone any significant changes in the last 200 years. Within the context of the climate emergency, Hoffmann Green Cement is thus actively participating in the energy transition by working to create eco-responsible buildings and by encouraging the circular economy and the preservation of natural resources. Thanks to its unrivaled technological know-how that is constantly improving, driven by effective and cutting-edge teams, Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies addresses all construction sector markets, both in France and abroad.
Maulini is a century-old family business with 250 employees, which has been one of the main players in Geneva and the Lake Geneva region in construction, renovation, civil engineering and general contracting since 1910.
Driven by strong values, the 4th generation is leading the company with the aim of making it evolve with the times and projecting it into a sector that must reinvent itself in order to minimise its environmental impact.