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NuScale Power Secures Samsung C&T Corporation Investment and Support for Global SMR Deployment

Samsung C&T’s Engineering & Construction Group | July 23, 2021

NuScale Power announced today that Samsung C&T Corporation has agreed to make an equity investment in the company to help fund the deployment of its ground-breaking tiny modular reactor (SMR). In conjunction with the investment, Samsung C&T and NuScale’s main engineering, construction, and procurement (EPC) partner, Fluor Corporation, are working on a business collaboration agreement to expand the capabilities available for the future NuScale project deployment.

Samsung C&T, a reputable nuclear power plant contractor, helped build the four-unit Barakah Nuclear Power Plant in the United Arab Emirates. Samsung C&T will act as a strategic partner to Fluor and other prospective project participants under its agreements with NuScale and Fluor, relying on its nuclear construction expertise to complete the Barakah Plants and Uljin South Korea Nos. 5 and 6 Plants.

NuScale made history the first and only SMR to receive design approval from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission in August 2020. In July 2021, the Commission published the proposed rule that would certify the NuScale design – a critical step toward the construction and deployment of this SMR technology. The firm maintains strong program momentum toward commercialization of its SMR technology, including supply chain development, standard plant design, plant delivery program planning, and startup and commissioning plans.

About NuScale Power
NuScale Power has introduced a new modular light water reactor nuclear power plant that will provide energy for electrical generation, district heating, desalination, hydrogen production, and other process heat applications. This ground-breaking small modular reactor (SMR) design incorporates a fully factory-fabricated NuScale Power Module capable of producing 77 MW of electricity through a safer, smaller, and more scalable form of pressurized water reactor technology. The scalable design of NuScale—power plants that can house up to four, six, or 12 individual power modules—provides the benefits of carbon-free energy while reducing the financial commitments associated with gigawatt-sized nuclear facilities. Fluor Corporation, a global engineering, procurement, and construction company with a 70-year of experience in commercial nuclear power, is the majority shareholder in NuScale.

About Samsung C&T’s Engineering & Construction Group
The Engineering & Construction Group of Samsung C&T has more than 40 years of engineering and construction expertise operating globally. The group focuses on commercial and residential buildings, civil infrastructure, and plant construction. Its major projects include the world’s tallest building, the Riyadh Metro Project in Saudi Arabia, and the 5,600MW Barakah Nuclear Power Plant Project in the UAE.

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Tenna Introduces NEW Construction Resource Management Product Suite

Tenna | March 17, 2022

TENNA, the construction technology platform that revolutionizes equipment fleet operations, today announced the release of their construction Resource Management software, spring boarding them even further beyond the competition for total construction equipment management. Tenna is thrilled to introduce Resource Management as a new product offering within their total construction equipment management platform. This industry-specific product is a superior solution to others on the market and is uniquely tailored for equipment and labor resource requesting, planning and dispatching in construction. Tenna is excited to empower construction businesses to streamline their project and resource management operations even further alongside the robust existing functionality in the Tenna platform. This product includes features that are dedicated to the specific parts of the mobilization process that construction companies perform every day to make the best decisions on resource moves, and ultimately gives clear and visible direction to drivers, laborers and other crews to execute on. With over a year of design and development time and supported by in-depth interviews with current customers, this product serves a key need for contractors in their equipment management processes and use cases. “We worked closely with several of our current customers to get their input and learn about their critical needs in a product like this, That’s a key aspect that makes both Tenna and this product unique. As a dedicated partner, we considered our customers’ needs first-hand during our design and development to ensure we built features and functionality that provide a total solution to real construction dispatching and resource sharing use cases. We conducted over 125 hours of interviews with current customers to make this product a reality that would work for them as part of our commitment to their success and satisfaction.” Jose Cueva, Co-Founder and VP of Product at Tenna Tenna’s Resource Management product makes a big impact for contractors because it simplifies a key operational business need – supplying jobsites with mission-ready equipment and operators – making it easier to manage equipment through Tenna as a single provider. It serves the need to request, approve, plan, schedule and dispatch assets and labor resources while leveraging the real-time location, telematics alerts, maintenance needs, and other operational asset insights from Tenna. This allows them to make the best decisions around equipment planning in addition to efficiently approving and fulfilling project resource needs. Resource Management allows contractors to efficiently manage the sharing of equipment and laborer resources across project sites, departments and other locations like the maintenance shop, and allows the project team, dispatching personnel and labor resources to communicate efficiently with each other around equipment moves without picking up the phone. “This product is tailored to construction, as are the rest of our offerings,” says Austin Conti, CEO and Co-Founder of Tenna. “From requesting the equipment and related crews for a project operation, to dispatching tandems delivering materials, to coordinating the lowboy and driver moving equipment from site to site, you can do it all with Resource Management in Tenna. Resource Management is dynamically integrated into our product suite. It allows for accomplishing both complex people and equipment scheduling.” While some providers offer dispatching functionality as a separate, standalone product, Tenna’s resource management functionality is built within the greater Tenna platform, seamlessly integrated, and allows users to leverage the rest of Tenna’s equipment management insights within their scheduling and dispatching workflows within a single system. For Tenna, the release of their construction Resource Management software and construction equipment dispatching functionality further strengthens their already robust platform providing a total solution for contractors and their routine, critical operational needs. Tenna commits to staying ahead of contractor demands to remain the best construction-focused, integrated equipment management solution for the industry. About Tenna Tenna goes beyond tracking. Tenna, is the construction technology platform that revolutionizes equipment fleet operations. We are the standard for the construction industry. We enable you to know more. You get comprehensive, reliable tracking on a unified platform that is designed for mixed fleets. We built our solution on over 100 years of construction experience. With more insight, you can control more. From status to assignee and maintenance, get comprehensive data on your mixed fleet. On your projects, gain more control over equipment utilization, master job costing and oversee your safety and compliance needs. At the office, gain full visibility and improved communications with the field, shop and between departments, providing full transparency from any location and better data to make purchase decisions.

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The Austin Company Acquires Gala & Associates Inc.

The Austin Company | February 01, 2022

The Austin Company, a design-builder established more than 140 years ago, has acquired Gala & Associates, Beverly Hills, Michigan. Founded in 1987, Gala provides architectural engineering, design, and project management services for automotive assembly and heavy industrial facilities. "Gala & Associates is an exceptional business. I have a high regard for Chuni Gala and his leadership team. The relationships and trust they have earned from the major automotive manufacturers is testament to their values and integrity. Those values align completely with Austin's, Gala has a great name, culture, and business model. We are treating this as an acquisition, not a merger." -Austin's president and CEO, Mike Pierce. The acquisition of Gala & Associates compliments The Austin Company's strategy to expand its design and engineering share of the automotive and heavy industrial facilities market. Austin expands Gala's capacity by providing additional structure and support through its network of offices, including its parent company Kajima USA. "With over 35 years of service and the creation of many treasured relationships throughout the industry, our reputation for design and engineering for the automotive industry is unparalleled. We take pride in our hands-on approach to every project and look forward to continuing to serve our clients while incorporating the resources Austin and Kajima provide to expand our market base and build new relationships," -Chuni Gala, Gala and Associates President. Austin was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1878. Its headquarters remain in Cleveland, with offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Irvine, California; Kalamazoo, Michigan; San Luis Potosi, Mexico; and London, England.

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Hill International to Provide Construction Management Services for the Marina Towers Project in New Alamein City

Hill International | March 23, 2022

Hill International delivering the infrastructure of change, announced today it was selected by City Edge Development on behalf of New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) to provide Construction Management services for its flagship mixed-use project in the New Alamein City, North Coast, Egypt. The project is one of the most prominent developments in New Alamein City and will feature three residential towers, a commercial tower, and a hospitality tower, each ranging from 30-40 floors. The Hill International team will provide construction management services for the construction stages including project controls, contract administration, construction management, and commissioning. The project is expected to be concluded in 2025. Sited on a premier seafront location, the towers occupy an 80,000 SM plot. Once complete, the Towers will entice visitors from around the world with its pristine shoreline and numerous activities and entertainments. The project is divided into two packages: Package 1 consists of the three residential towers of 30, 35, and 35 floors each, along with a three-level podium housing amenities and services. The total built up area of Package 1 is 275,000 SM. Package 2 consists of a 40-floor hospitality tower and a 40-floor commercial tower, with a three-level podium housing commercial, retail, dining services, and other amenities, with a total built up area of 215,000 SM. Waleed Abdel-Fatah, Senior Vice President of Hill’s Africa region, explains: “New Alamein City represents a bold vision for Egypt’s tourism industry. The Marina Towers will complement the City’s Mediterranean coastline with luxury lodgings and accommodations and provide easy access to New Alamein’s other cultural and entertainment offerings. Our role as the project’s construction manager is to ensure this critical component of the mega-development is built according to plan and meets all budget, schedule, and quality goals.” “Hill enjoys a sterling reputation for managing complex, high-rise projects like the Marina Towers around the world, and in North Africa and the Middle East in particular. We understand how these mega-developments connect and interface with their sites and surroundings, and how to manage their construction successfully. I look forward to adding the Marina Towers as another achievement for Hill’s team in Egypt.” Hill Chief Executive Officer Raouf S. Ghali About Hill International Hill International, with more than 3,000 professionals in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, project management oversight, facilities management, and other consulting services to clients in a variety of market sectors. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as one of the largest construction management firms in the United States.

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Gretel Announces General Availability of Its Privacy Engineering Developer Stack

Gretel | February 02, 2022

Gretel announced the general availability of its privacy engineering APIs and services. Gretel’s comprehensive offering enables users to classify, transform and generate the industry's highest-quality synthetic data. Combined, these capabilities remove privacy bottlenecks for a myriad of development and workflow processes that prevent data sharing and stifle innovation. A free plan for developers is available to anyone who wants to get started, and usage-based options are available for larger projects and teams.Gretel has tested its products in an open beta program for over a year, and incorporated improvements to its toolkit based on feedback from more than 60 enterprise engagements, its community of thousands of users, and open source users who have downloaded their SDK over 70,000 times. “We’ve built a privacy toolkit that’s accessible to all developers, and scalable to any enterprise-ready project. With Gretel, anyone can classify, anonymize, and synthesize data that’s privacy-proven and highly accurate in just a few clicks, Gretel’s advanced privacy guarantees also give users complete control to adjust data privacy levels, based on their project needs, and guard synthetic data against adversarial attacks.” -Gretel CEO and co-founder Ali Golshan. Today, working with data is… hard. Gretel is making it easier. By building flexible, secure, and easy to deploy tools to support data-driven developers, Gretel will open a world of progress across industries, said Max Wessel, Executive Vice President & Chief Learning Officer at SAP. Gretel has been working with teams and organizations across industries including healthcare, life sciences, finance, and gaming. Some of their recent work includes creating synthetic genomic data and synthetic time-series banking data. The broad interest in Gretel’s privacy engineering tools is not a surprising trend and is supported by analysts’ forecasts that by 2030, synthetic data will completely overshadow real data in AI models. Gretel is committed to fostering a culture of trust, transparency, and shared knowledge with the public and developer community. They continue to open source their core synthetic data technology and research as well as offer free access to its tools through its Developer tier. Advanced Privacy Engineering Made Accessible With Gretel’s all-in-one privacy stack, developers everywhere can streamline workflows, and access advanced privacy engineering tools to easily Create highly accurate, privacy-proven synthetic data Seed pre-production systems with safe, statistically accurate datasets Identify and remove sensitive data to reduce PII-related risks Augment and de-bias datasets to train ML/AI models fairly Anonymize sensitive data in real time, for data at scale “Asking data-driven developers to exchange real-world data for synthetics requires they not only have a deep dedication to privacy, but also access to simple, intuitive solutions that return value immediately. Gretel provides all of the above and helps simplify privacy engineering,” -Chris Hymes, the VP of Information Security, Data Privacy and Enterprise IT at Riot Games. Gretel is also previewing its AWS S3 connector for its toolkit, and anyone interested in it can contact Gretel directly. For more information about Gretel’s toolkit, see their product overview or visit http://gretel.ai. About Gretel Gretel pioneered Privacy Engineering as a Service and a comprehensive toolkit for generating high-quality synthetic data. Their platform offers easy-to-use APIs, an open-source AI-based core that’s available for free to all developers and individuals getting started, and flexible pay-as-you-go options for production-ready projects as they scale. Gretel’s services can be used through its SaaS cloud offering or CLI for local environments.Gretel is hiring for positions throughout the company. Check out their careers page for a full list of job openings.

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