Realdania Plans Major Disruptions in Construction Industry with 5 New Technology Partnerships

Realdania | July 03, 2020

These technological partnerships are a result of the first 5 winning teams led by Danish companies in the construction field that have been paired off with European Tech Startups by Tech Match, a collaborative program funded by Realdania in collaboration with BLOXHUB and FundingBox. This initiative has the main purpose of making the construction industry a more sustainable and efficient one.

"Tech Match aims to help attract international startups with leading technical solutions and know-how on the market and bring them into the development space of Danish companies that have exciting solutions and are committed to a digital and international vitamin injection," says Project Manager at Realdania, Simon Kofoed-Svendsen.

"When we match highly specialized European technology startups in IoT, artificial intelligence, and robotics technology with Danish SMEs, it ignites new innovation in the form of products, methods and knowledge which, through increased efficiency and sustainability, improves both profitability and competitiveness throughout the Danish construction sector," says Sanyu Karani, CEO at FundingBox.

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Linesight: Thriving Global Construction Consultancy Announces Office Expansion in Taiwan

Linesight | June 20, 2022

Linesight announced the relocation and expansion of its Taiwan office which is indicative of local business growth in addition to further strategic expansion plans for Northeast Asia. The new office demonstrates Linesight’s long term investment and commitment to further advance its operations, as well as develop local talent, in the region. Centrally located on the main street of Taiwan boulevard (Taichung) the office provides enhanced accessibility and convenience for both clients and staff, while its modern, open floor plan enables engagement and collaborative working. We are excited to welcome clients, colleagues and friends to our new office. We continue to provide leading cost management consultancy and build trusted partnership relationships with a highly coveted set of clients in the data centre sector as well as in high tech, commercial real estate, life sciences and energy. We have ambitious plans for the region as a whole, are continuously hiring and nurturing great talent and we strive to create an inclusive culture for our teams.” Garvan Barry, Director for Northeast Asia at Linesight Since 2018 the global construction consultancy has been working with clients in Taipei, New Taipei city, Taoyuan, Changhua and Taichung on all aspects of project and cost management including, but not limited to, procurement, scheduling, contract review and administration, and health and safety consultancy. Linesight has successfully delivered over 71MW of critical IT load to Taiwan data centres with a further 125MW coming onstream shortly. Its ongoing projects, including five data centres, are estimated to be completed between mid-2023 and Q1 2024. Commenting on the significance of Linesight’s continued investment in Taiwan, John Butler, Regional Director, APAC said “Over the past 48+ years in business Linesight has gained deep multi-sectoral knowledge and extensive project experience which we bring to bear locally in each of our 24 offices globally. By understanding the local construction landscape, its contractors, vendors and suppliers, we can provide our clients with an extensive set of project controls services including granular cost and schedule data which helps them manage every element of a project throughout its lifecycle and ultimately gives them improved predictability of outcome.” About Linesight Linesight is a multinational construction consultancy firm with over 48 years’ experience, providing cost, schedule, program, and project management services to a multitude of sectors including Life Sciences, Data Centers, Commercial, High-Tech Industrial, Residential, Hospitality, Healthcare, and Retail. Linesight’s specialist project teams, each with specific skills and experience, provide better predictability of project outcomes, faster project delivery, greater cost efficiency, and maximum monetary value for its clients.

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Hoffmann Green Signs a Major Distribution Contract With BOUYGUES IMMOBILIER

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies | May 23, 2022

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies an industrial player committed to decarbonizing the construction sector that designs and distributes innovative clinker-free cement, announces the signing of a partnership with Bouygues Immobilier, a key real-estate developer on the French market for over 60 years. Within the framework of the collaboration between the two entities, the Hoffmann Green and Bouygues Immobilier teams have been able, over the last 12 months, to undertake specific technical trials with Hoffmann cement. The clinker-free decarbonized cement was able to be tested on several Bouygues Immobilier construction sites: SKYLINE: a 4-star business tourism residence with 127 rooms including 20 suites, in the heart of Angers. LES MARQUISES: a mixed project comprising over 100 homes, apartments and houses, in Nantes city center. K2: a residence comprising 294 homes, common areas and ground-floor activity facilities for students in Angers. LE CLOS SAINT-FRANCOIS: a mixed housing project comprising 118 apartments and 12 houses located in the heart of the former Sœurs de Saint-François d’Assises site in Saint-Philibert de Grand Lieu. As well as reducing CO2 emissions by 80%, feedback from these trials highlighted that the technical and implementation quality of decarbonized concrete notably during the pouring is identical to that of traditional concrete. Following these tests that have proved more than conclusive, the two companies have decided to accelerate their collaboration through the signing of a partnership contract with volume commitments that includes Hoffmann’s entire cement range: H-EVA, H-UKR and H-IONA. Hoffmann Green will supply its 0% Clinker decarbonised concrete to Bouygues Immobilier as of this year for the realisation of a number of large-scale construction projects throughout France. “We are very proud to sign a partnership deal with a group as emblematic as Bouygues Immobilier. It perfectly illustrates the necessary paradigm shift that is currently affecting the construction industry. Sharing a common desire to decarbonize the building sector, this first contract is the fruition of months of work between our teams and marks the beginning of lasting commercial collaboration that will lead to the construction of homes and infrastructures combining technical, esthetic and environmental performances”. Julien Blanchard and David Hoffmann, co-founders of Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies Bernard Mounier, Chairman of Bouygues Immobilier, added: “This partnership is strategic for Bouygues Immobilier, as it today allows us to incorporate this clinker-free decarbonized concrete into our projects, just like wood and combined solutions, with the stated goal of significantly reducing our environmental footprint across our buildings’ entire life cycle. This represents not just a necessity, but also a clear desire to promote these ever more responsible solutions”. ABOUT HOFFMANN GREEN CEMENT TECHNOLOGIES Founded in 2014 and based in Bournezeau (Vendée, Western France), 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. ABOUT BOUYGUES IMMOBILIER Bouygues Immobilier, an urban developer-operator and a key player on the French market for over 60 years, is present on the entire real-estate development value chain from property development to urban planning and operation. It designs living spaces that reflect the needs of users at every level and listens to its clients and communities to design useful, people-centric and sustainable places to live. The Company provides places to live, work and meet up. Committed to limiting its negative impact on the environment and maximizing its positive impact, the Company’s goal is to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 32% by 2030 and to design 25% of its projects with positive biodiversity by 2025.

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DEWALT® To Premiere New Innovation for the Commercial Concrete and Masonry Construction Industries at World of Concrete® Trade Show

DEWALT | January 15, 2022

DEWALT, a leader in total jobsite solutions and part of Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK), the world's largest, fastest growing and most innovative tools and storage company, today announced it will debut several new products supporting the concrete and construction industries from the World of Concrete® TradeShow in Las Vegas, taking place from January 18-20. Attendees at the World of Concrete Trade Show will be among some of the first to test and demo these new products onsite:60V MAX* Cordless SDS MAX Chipping Hammers in 22 lb. (DCH892X1) and 15 lb. (DCH832X1) models Made in the USA Critical Connection Undercut Anchors (CCU+™) 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Cordless 1/2-in. Hammer Drill (DCD805) 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Cordless 1/2-in. Drill/Driver (DCD800) 60V MAX* Cordless SDS MAX Chipping Hammers in 22 lb. (DCH892X1) and 15 lb. (DCH832X1) models Designed for heavy-duty demolition, concrete, and masonry work, the DEWALT 60V MAX* 22 lb. Cordless SDS MAX Chipping Hammer quickly breaks down dense concrete with up to 19.4 Joules of impact energy**. The hammer tackles horizontal and downward chipping for high-performance in mid-to-lower wall and flooring tasks and is also ideal for demanding highway jobs. The midweight 60V MAX* 15 lb. Cordless SDS Max Chipping Hammer delivers up to 10.5 Joules of impact energy** and is highly maneuverable for horizontal chipping in upper or lower walls and concrete surface preparation applications. The hammers deliver precision chipping with 7-position variable speed control and maintain consistent speed under load through built-in constant-speed electronics for steady operation. Both hammers feature an integrated SHOCKS Active Vibration Control® system designed to minimize vibration felt at the handles compared to rotary hammers without this feature. Each is enabled with WIRELESS TOOL CONTROL connectivity for remote activation of the DCV585 60V MAX* Dust Extractor (sold separately) and comes Tag Ready™ providing the ability to attach a DEWALT Tool Connect™ Tag for location tracking via the DEWALT Tool Connect™ app (tags sold separately). The hammers will be available April 1, 2022 as kitted units. Made in the USA Critical Connection Undercut Anchors (CCU+™) When critical mechanical anchor connections are required, DEWALT heavy-duty Critical Connection Undercut (CCU+™) Anchors get the job done. The 3/8-in, 1/2-in, 5/8-in and 3/4-in CCU+™ anchor range combines with Hollow Stop and Undercutting Bits, 60V MAX* rotary hammers and dust extractors for an OSHA Table 1 compliant cordless system that is designed to fast-track anchor installation and reduce dust exposure. Available now in two steel grades, Carbon Steel B7 and 316 Stainless Steel Class 2, the anchors are Made in the USA and compliant with the procurement requirements under the Buy American Act for USDA projects. They are ideal for: Beam, column, and post anchorages Safety related attachments and assemblies Industrial facilities and water treatment plants Transportation structures Equipment supports and utility systems Barriers, guards, and railing mounts Critical overhead anchorages Seismic qualification (SDC A – F) Tension zone / cracked concrete 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Cordless 1/2-in. Hammer Drill (DCD805) and the 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Cordless 1/2-in. Drill/Driver (DCD800) Attendees will also preview the new DEWALT 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Cordless 1/2-in. Hammer Drill (DCD805) and 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Cordless 1/2-in. Drill/Driver (DCD800), both launching in March 2022. In addition, DEWALT will spotlight a wide variety of its latest tools, accessories, and technology solutions at World of Concrete, including the following: DEWALT POWERSTACK™ 20V MAX* Compact Battery: DEWALT is the world's first major power tool brand to use pouch cell batteries designed for the construction industry DEWALT ELITE SERIES™ Accessories: SDS PLUS and SDS MAX Carbide Drill Bits, Diamond† Blades, and Abrasive Cutting Wheels that are Built to Last™ 20V/12V MAX* XR® 3x360 Green Line Laser: Compatible with the DEWALT 12V MAX* and 20V MAX* battery platforms offering versatility across both battery systems Total Trade Solutions™: A new DEWALT end-to-end solution offerings including industry-leading software, products, services, and trainings as tailored for the specific needs and unique challenges of concrete contractors To learn more about DEWALT products, please visit: www.dewalt.com. *With respect to 60V MAX* - Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 60 volts. Nominal voltage is 54. With respect to 20V MAX* - Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18. With respect to 12V MAX* - Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 12 volts. Nominal voltage is 10.8. According to EPTA-Procedure 05/2009 These blades use manufactured diamonds engineered for cutting. World of Concrete® is a registered trademark of Hanley Wood Exhibitions, Inc., which has not endorsed or approved these products About DEWALT DEWALT is obsessed with how users work in the real world and is relentlessly pursuing total jobsite solutions. By incorporating its latest technology and industry innovations, DEWALT is leading the charge for the jobsite of the future. DEWALT products. GUARANTEED TOUGH®. For more information, visit www.dewalt.com or follow DEWALT on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. About Stanley Black & Decker Headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut, Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a leading $14.5 billion global diversified industrial with 56,000 employees in more than 60 countries who make the tools, products and solutions to deliver on its Purpose, For Those Who Make The World. The Company operates the world's largest tools business featuring iconic brands such as DEWALT, STANLEY, BLACK+DECKER and CRAFTSMAN; the world's second largest commercial electronic security company; and is a global industrial leader of highly engineered solutions within its engineered fastening and infrastructure businesses. Learn more at www.stanleyblackanddecker.com.

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AkitaBox and McKinstry Announce Partnership to Deliver Facility Condition Assessment Software Offering

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. About AkitaBox 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. About McKinstry 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."

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