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IndoTeak Design Announces Cinta Reclaimed Teak Wood Tile
9/30/2014 5:00:00 PM
IndoTeak Design , a leading manufacturer and design company in the recycled teak wood industry, announces it’s new collection, Cinta. The Cinta Collection is a groundbreaking teak wood tile, offered up in a vast array of designs that a customer can pick and choose and even design their own style.Cinta, means “love” in Indonesian, and with this new line of teak wood …
Commercial Tenant in Bakersfield Faced with Mold Dilemma
Commercial Tenant in Bakersfield Faced with Mold Dilemma
9/30/2014 4:51:13 PM
Last month, KBAK broadcasted a story about a Bakersfield, California business owner and her unexpected discovery that has disrupted plans for her new endeavor.  According to the report, the business owner thought she had found the perfect location to open her new business and signed a lease.  Shortly after signing the lease, she noticed a musty smell in the bathroom. Upon …
TWI Provides Rapid Supply Support to US Government Effort in Liberia
TWI Provides Rapid Supply Support to US Government Effort in Liberia
9/30/2014 10:22:34 AM
With the growing US Government activity in West Africa, TWI has started to deliver urgently needed building materials and heavy equipment for the establishment of temporary facilities in the regional fight against the Ebola virus. TWI is working closely with the Defense Logistics Agency to source large amounts of lumber, plywood, gravel and other construction materials …
SAMSUNG Introduces Industry’s First Self-Contained Step Dimming LED Tube at NECA 2014
9/29/2014 6:44:04 PM
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today introduced the industry’s first AC Direct step-dimming LED linear replacement for T8 and T12 fluorescent tubes at the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Convention 2014. Designed for use in commercial environments, the new LED Tube (L-Tube) offers an alternative to traditional fluorescent lamps to maximize energy …
Mold Concerns Force Closure of Hospital Ward in the Bahamas
Mold Concerns Force Closure of Hospital Ward in the Bahamas
9/29/2014 9:16:06 AM
Earlier this month, The Tribune published a report that a mold problem at the Princess Margaret Hospital’s delivery ward has resulted in its closure after healthcare workers complained of respiratory problems.  According to the article, the facility had been suffering from a leaky ceiling.   Moisture from a leak can quickly turn into a mold problem.  In fact, mold can …
EMLab P&K Enhances iPhone and Android Apps, Adding Environmental Lab Locations, Accreditations, and Chain of Custody
EMLab P&K Enhances iPhone and Android Apps, Adding Environmental Lab Locations, Accreditations, and Chain of Custody
9/29/2014 7:00:00 AM
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, upgraded its iPhone and Android apps by adding the company’s laboratory locations along with directions and accreditation certificates for each of its environmental labs. Clients can also view their specific project chain of custody (COC) in addition to …
Formaldehyde Confirmed by the National Academies as a Known Human Carcinogen
Formaldehyde Confirmed by the National Academies as a Known Human Carcinogen
9/26/2014 4:10:53 PM
Formaldehyde is used in many industrial applications and to make a number of building materials and furnishings. Just last month, the National Research Council, a part of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, issued its assessment of formaldehyde’s ability to cause cancer.  In the report, the council upheld the listing of formaldehyde as …
Identifying Environmental Causes of Occupational Asthma
Identifying Environmental Causes of Occupational Asthma
9/26/2014 1:42:05 PM
Occupational asthma, also known as work-related asthma, results from exposure to allergens or irritants on the job. Exposure to these substances can lead to new cases of asthma or worsen existing asthma in some people. Occupational asthma is the most common occupational lung disease in the United States.  According to OSHA, “An estimated 11 million workers in a wide range …
Bechtel Completes State-of-the-Art Combined-Cycle Plant in Texas
9/25/2014 11:10:49 AM
Bechtel announced today that it has completed the Panda Temple I Generating Station in Temple, Texas, two weeks ahead of schedule. The 758-megawatt natural gas-fueled, combined-cycle power facility is owned by Panda Power Funds and boasts advanced emissions control technology that makes it one of the cleanest plants in the nation. “The early completion of this plant is …
E. coli in the Home – It’s Not Just Found in Contaminated Foods
E. coli in the Home – It’s Not Just Found in Contaminated Foods
9/24/2014 3:19:48 PM
This summer, The Boston Globe published a report about the tragic death of a child in Norfolk County who had become infected with a dangerous strain of Escherichia coli ( E. coli) .  It was the first child death in Massachusetts due to E. coli since 2012. E. coli are a large group of bacteria found in the environment and the intestines of people and animals.  …
Black & Veatch Dedicates Rodman Innovation Pavilion at World Headquarters
9/24/2014 12:14:33 PM
State and city officials today joined Black & Veatch professionals and former company CEO Len Rodman to dedicate the recently completed Rodman Innovation Pavilion. The Pavilion is the centerpiece of a $60 million renovation and expansion of Black & Veatch’s World Headquarters in Overland Park.  Featuring renewable energy technology and a grass roof, the Pavilion serves …
DVTEL Introduces the New ioimage HD camera
DVTEL Introduces the New ioimage HD camera
9/23/2014 4:25:15 PM
DVTEL, INC., the video surveillance solutions provider, announced today the release of its new ioimage HD CF-5222 (2.1MP HD 1080p) and CF-5212 (1.3MP HD 720p) cameras, which bring military-grade video analytics and Quasar HD broadcast-quality IP video together for critical infrastructure protection. The ioimage HD cameras includes the benefits of DVTEL’s Quasar …
Unicel Architectural skylight systems preserve Préfontaine metro station distinctive design elements
9/23/2014 6:00:00 AM
MONTREAL, Canada – September 23, 2014 – Unicel Architectural, manufacturer of vision and daylight control solutions, today announced the completion of the Préfontaine metro station renovation project. Préfontaine is a subway station on the Green Line of the Montreal Metro rapid transit system located in the district of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. It originally opened in June 1976 …
MacGregor secures RoRo cargo access equipment order from South Korea
9/22/2014 6:05:01 PM
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea for the design and delivery of MacGregor RoRo cargo access equipment. It is destined for a 180m logistics and support vessel (LSV) under construction at the yard for the Royal Norwegian Navy’s Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO). The vessel is …
EMLab P&K’s San Diego Lab Celebrates 12th Anniversary, Supports San Diego County with Mold and Asbestos Analysis
EMLab P&K’s San Diego Lab Celebrates 12th Anniversary, Supports San Diego County with Mold and Asbestos Analysis
9/22/2014 3:22:40 PM
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, celebrates its San Diego, California laboratory’s 12th anniversary. For more than a decade, EMLab P&K has been serving the community throughout San Diego County with mold and asbestos analysis. In the past twelve years, the San Diego laboratory has …
North Melbourne Electrical Contractor Wins Commercial Project Of The Year
North Melbourne Electrical Contractor Wins Commercial Project Of The Year
9/22/2014 1:00:00 AM
North Melbourne electrical contractor Corospark Electrical & Solar has impressed the judges of this year’s Master Electricians Australian (MEA) VIC Excellence Awards, taking out the coveted prize as Commercial Project of the Year for their Voltage Optimisaton project at University of Melbourne.  Corospark will now go on to battle out against the best from around the …
Safar Returns to Full Operations in Iraq
Safar Returns to Full Operations in Iraq
9/18/2014 10:26:39 AM
TWI and Safar are happy to announce that the Erbil team and facility are fully operational following the recent security issues in Iraq. The remaining personnel joined the team that has supported customers throughout the past several weeks, ensuring reliable service and timely deliveries. At Safar, we are committed to providing smart, tested, and trusted solutions for the oil …
Innovyze President Dr. Paul F. Boulos Appointed to ASCE Industry Leaders Council
9/17/2014 6:44:39 PM
Innovyze, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced that its President, COO and Chief Technical Officer, Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, has been appointed a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Industry Leaders Council (ILC). Established in 2009, the …
A Dozen Wildfires Rage Across California Causing Widespread Property Damage
A Dozen Wildfires Rage Across California Causing Widespread Property Damage
9/17/2014 5:27:57 PM
Currently, thousands of firefighters are deployed across California to battle a dozen raging wildfires. The wildfires have resulted in widespread evacuations and have caused damage or the complete destruction of hundreds of homes and businesses. Chronic dry conditions continue to hinder efforts to stop the wildfires and many of these fires are burning aggressively due to gusty …
Siemens delivers switch panels for gas-insulated high-voltage switchgear to Saudi Arabia
Siemens delivers switch panels for gas-insulated high-voltage switchgear to Saudi Arabia
9/17/2014 1:47:26 PM
Siemens has received an order for the delivery of 111 switch panels that will be used to meet Saudi Arabia’s growing demand for electricity. The switch panels will be installed in a total of five gas-insulated high-voltage switchgear (GIS). The order marks Siemens’ entry into the direct EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) business for GIS systems in Saudi Arabia and …