ENGINEERING TECH

Schlumberger Announces Deployment of Reservoir Engineering Digital Solutions for Global Customer

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.

About Schlumberger
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.

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CONSTRUCTION

United Engineers & Constructors’ Shoreline Power Group Joint Venture Awarded Bruce Power Unit 3 Fuel Channel and Feeder Replacement Contract

United Engineers & Constructors | December 20, 2021

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H3 Dynamics & ELID Partner on Fully Autonomous Building Facade Maintenance, Link-up AXIOBOT Robotic Gondolas to H3 Zoom Façade Inspection Software

H3 Dynamics | April 11, 2022

Singapore industrial AI & robotics companies, H3 Dynamics and ELID Technology, have entered a commercial and technical partnership that ties H3 Dynamics’ AI-enabled façade assessments to ELID’s robotic façade repair gondolas. The combined technologies create the first end to end automation solution covering both inspection and remediation activities on tall buildings. This increases worker safety, while scaling up much needed maintenance in large-scale cities with aging populations and thousands of aging structures. Launched 3 years ago, H3 Dynamics’ H3 Zoom platform applies AI and workflow automation to help digitize health assessments of various structures and sites, with a first solution aimed at modernizing dangerous façade inspection work. This year Singapore enacted the Periodic Façade Inspection regime, making it compulsory to inspect buildings over 13 meters high and over 20 years of age every 7 years. 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The platform links seamlessly to third party enterprise software, such as SAP’s work order management systems, or BIM tools from Autodesk, and has now partnered with HP Enterprise and Oracle to reach even more clients. The company’s system is open, agnostic, and can flow easily from assets anywhere in the field to clients’ operations. ELID’s AXIOBOTS robotic gondolas bring façade maintenance automation to the next level: they can paint, grout, clean, check for waterproofing and provide visual inspection. Combining AXIOBOTS with H3 Zoom AI-enabled platform fully automates the physical inspection and remediation process, linking precise positioning and qualification of defects with automated NDT physical checks and repair. “Our partnership with ELID exemplifies a powerful end to end innovation, where robots are not just capable of acquiring data, but also execute repair tasks identified by our AI analytics platform. This will make smart cities even smarter - bringing building automation to the next level,” stated Taras Wankewycz, CEO of H3 Dynamics. “We are proud to have H3 Dynamics’ market leading 'Facade Inspector' solution tied to AXIOBOTS facade robots. This provides clients with an easy all-in-one-solution for their façade maintenance needs,” Kenneth Wong, CEO of ELID Technology International H3 Dynamics and ELID are expected to begin trials of the combined solution in Singapore with JTC Corporation and Frasers Property Singapore, as a springboard to other megacities and countries with dense urban city-centers. About H3 Zoom by H3 Dynamics: Seeing digitization as the main driver for autonomous robotics and drone operations, H3 Dynamics created the H3 Zoom platform in 2015. H3 Zoom is a cloud-based and sensor agnostic autonomous analytics services platform that aggregates and transforms raw image and video files into cloud-based analytical insights. H3 Zoom’s broad array of expert services help accelerate maintenance and compliance decision-making for site or structure owners, facilities managers, and construction companies. The platform was launched commercially in 2019 and has since become a market leader for remote analytics as a service in Southeast Asia, with expansion now taking place globally through several partnerships including SAP, Oracle, and HP Enterprise. About ELID Technology: ELID Technology has been a renowned manufacturer of Access Control solutions since 1993 and started the development of AXIOBOTS in 2015. AXIOBOTS ’ autonomous painting system was completed in 2017 while its cleaning, visual inspection, and water-tightness testing capability was launched in 2019—making AXIOBOTS the world’s 1st automated 4-in-1 robotic façade solution, and a market leader in its field. AXIOBOTS has patents granted in 7 countries including Singapore and United States while 6 other countries pending grant. 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Setting the Tempo: Level 3 Design Group Approved by Hilton to Design its Latest Lifestyle Brand

Level 3 Design Group | December 30, 2021

Level 3 is excited to announce that they are one of the first firms approved by Hilton to design its newest lifestyle brand, Tempo. The custom design concept, beautifully imagined by Senior Designer Lindsay Clarke, is for a new Tempo coming soon to San Diego, California. The 127- room property is exceptionally unique in its design with one of a kind artwork, finishes and colors. "My intention was to ensure this hotel was distinguishable from others in the local area, so the design elements center around the coastal location of the property and the ripple effect,The sunset color palette consists of neutral and blue tones to add a contemporary twist on coastal colors, but also includes rippled textures, stone, natural wood and metal for the finishes and other interior components throughout the property." -Senior Designer Lindsay Clarke Described by Hilton as having "modern achievers" in mind, visitors will appreciate the mindful experience the hotel will provide. Design-forward public spaces, comfortable guest rooms, flexible meeting areas, and wonderful amenities were crafted specifically to meet the diverse, ambitious lifestyles of each guest. It is rewarding to be approved by the Hilton brand," said Clarke. "There is no better feeling of accomplishment than designing a property that considers the overall well-being of the guest; whether it's to increase focused work productivity, physical activity or relaxation. About Level 3 Design Group: Recognized nationally as a Top 10 hospitality design and purchasing firm and winner of the 2019 Renovation of the Year award by Marriott International, Level 3 offers comprehensive services including interior design, architecture, FF&E purchasing, and project management. For more information, contact Level 3 at 213.955.5881 or visit www.level3designgroup.com.

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CONSTRUCTION

RedTeam enhances growing suite of construction solutions with Paskr acquisition

RedTeam | March 16, 2022

RedTeam, a leading construction management platform provider for mid-size to enterprise-level firms, announces the acquisition of cloud-based construction management solution Paskr. The acquisition enhances RedTeam's continuing mission to deliver a comprehensive suite of premier technology solutions for commercial construction contractors of all sizes. "Both RedTeam and Paskr are driven by a commitment to providing solutions based on the real-life experiences of contractors and their teams, Paskr is designed specifically to help small to mid-size companies increase efficiency and productivity, so it's a powerful complement to RedTeam's existing platform. Incorporating Paskr into our growing inventory reflects RedTeam's strategy to offer one of the industry's leading suites of integrated software solutions." Jim Atkinson, CEO of RedTeam RedTeam's complete cloud-based solution enables commercial construction teams to collaborate effectively throughout all stages of a project, from business development and pre-construction to closeout. Paskr's construction management solution offers small to mid-size contractors an accessible platform with built-in, repeatable processes to reduce risk,increase oversight, and deliver more predictable project outcomes. The Paskr agreement follows RedTeam's 2020 acquisition of Fieldlens, a mobile plan markup tool for contractors that provides visibility and communication throughout the entire project chain. The full RedTeam catalog of applications now includes products ranging from field-management software to enterprise-level workflow and management solutions. RedTeam's trusted investment partners Braemont Capital and JettyCove supported the Paskr acquisition with a recapitalization that bolsters RedTeam's growth strategy and boosts continuing innovation among the company's products. "RedTeam's investment in Paskr enhances each company's strength and allows us to deliver powerful results and value to our customers," said Pat Whelan, founder and CEO of Paskr. "RedTeam and Paskr share the same mission, to help commercial contractors solve real-life challenges. Combing resources presents an outstanding opportunity for us to elevate productivity and efficiency as we work together to meet the needs of our customers." RedTeam was recently included in the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in the United States, with 160% growth over three years. More than a thousand general contractors and several hundred thousand users have managed a collective $25 billion of commercial construction work with RedTeam. For more information, visit https://www.redteam.com. About RedTeam Software RedTeam Software offers the most comprehensive cloud-based solution for construction project and accounting management. With intuitive social design interface and real-time updates, RedTeam enables construction and accounting teams to collaborate effectively online at all stages of a project from business development and pre-construction to closeout. About Paskr Paskr is a cloud-based construction management solution built for every member of your construction team to bid, build, and track great projects. Paskr brings efficiency, visibility, and accountability by streamlining back office and field operations. Users are able to access all project related information through any web connected mobile device, tablet, laptop, or desktop.

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