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Wärtsilä wins contracts for sea water desalination systems for seven cruise ships
Wärtsilä wins contracts for sea water desalination systems for seven cruise ships
12/18/2014 10:19:55 AM
The Meyer Werft Germany, Meyer Turku, STX France, and Fincantieri shipyards have all placed orders with Wärtsilä for the supply of fresh water generators to a total of seven cruise ships. The orders were placed between September and November 2014. Delivery of the Wärtsilä systems is scheduled to commence in May 2015 and will be completed by autumn 2017. Wärtsilä’s delivery …
Windlab Selects the Vaisala Triton to Support African Wind Development
12/18/2014 9:55:02 AM
Vaisala, global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, has announced that wind energy developer, Windlab, is using the Vaisala Triton Sonic Wind Profiler, a ground based remote sensing system, to assist with ongoing and critical site selection work in Africa. With the continent registering a boom in renewable energy deployment in a number of countries, and South …
EMLab P&K Launches Customizable Fungal Glossary for Spore Trap Reports with Mold Analysis
EMLab P&K Launches Customizable Fungal Glossary for Spore Trap Reports with Mold Analysis
12/18/2014 8:00:00 AM
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, launched a customizable Fungal Glossary supplement for spore trap reports. Now clients can include information for any fungi from the fungal glossary along with their results of their mold lab report. The fungal glossary supplement makes it easier for clients …
IAQ Experts Provide Tips for Preventing the Winter Blues due to Water Damage & Mold
IAQ Experts Provide Tips for Preventing the Winter Blues due to Water Damage & Mold
12/17/2014 5:41:41 PM
Few things can turn the holiday season from a festive time to the onset of the winter blues as quickly as finding water damage and mold growth in a home.  The winter season can be tough on any type of property and this can be especially true for the millions of homes located in areas that experience arctic blasts and heavy …
Texas IAQ Professionals Help Businesses & Families Recover from Smoke and Water Damage following a Fire
Texas IAQ Professionals Help Businesses & Families Recover from Smoke and Water Damage following a Fire
12/16/2014 5:00:07 PM
Recently, Austin’s KVUE broadcast a report about thirty seven people who were displaced from their homes after a fire at their apartment complex in Round Rock.  According to the report, sixteen units were destroyed or sustained water and smoke damage.   While homes and businesses can be completely destroyed by fires, in multi-tenant situations and when a fire is in close …
Former Employees of National Sporting Goods Store Sue Alleging Exposure to Mold
12/16/2014 2:59:24 PM
In November, The Louisiana Record published a report about two former employees of a national chain of sporting goods stores that allege they became sick after being exposed to mold at the retailer.  The store in question is located in Gretna and the lawsuit was filed at the 24th Judicial District Court.   According to the article, “The defendant is accused of failing to …
Northeast IAQ & Energy Conference Offers Excellent Opportunities to Earn Continuing Education Credits
Northeast IAQ & Energy Conference Offers Excellent Opportunities to Earn Continuing Education Credits
12/16/2014 9:56:22 AM
The 2015 Northeast IAQ and Energy Conference will provide attendees with one of the best opportunities to increase their knowledge and network with their peers in the coming year.  In addition, it will offer a wide range of opportunities to earn continuing education and certification maintenance credits from a diverse range of organizations and certifying bodies.   While the …
Pipeline Support Contractor Puts Its Equipment “Where Billy Goats Fear to Tread”
Pipeline Support Contractor Puts Its Equipment “Where Billy Goats Fear to Tread”
12/16/2014 9:48:25 AM
R-Value Foam has announced completion of eighteen miles of 8” and 10” pipeline support services for a pipeline project owned by Blue Racer, contracted by Welded Construction, L.P.     R-Value Foam was engaged to provide foam pads and foam trench breakers or plugs for the project. R-Value’s president, Mark Benaske explained some of the challenges, including the steep …
Massive Fire in Los Angeles Causes Destruction and Smoke Damage Concerns in Nearby Buildings
Massive Fire in Los Angeles Causes Destruction and Smoke Damage Concerns in Nearby Buildings
12/15/2014 10:22:56 AM
In the early hours of December 8th, approximately 250 firefighters were called to battle a massive blaze in downtown Los Angeles. The fire broke out at a construction site the size of a city block and could be seen from miles away.   The fire, which closed nearby freeways and caused millions of dollars in damages, is under investigation.  Not only did the fire cause …
Unicel Architectural issues newsletter on Ebola and the need for safer, more hygienic patient isolation spaces
Unicel Architectural issues newsletter on Ebola and the need for safer, more hygienic patient isolation spaces
12/15/2014 10:22:28 AM
MONTREAL, Canada – December 15, 2014 – Unicel Architectural today announced the latest issue of its Reflections newsletter for architects and building professionals. The December 2014 Reflections edition addresses design considerations for airborne infection isolation rooms (AIIRs). More and more healthcare facilities are building AIIRs to better prepare for Ebola and other …
Cargotec’s MacGregor signs major equipment contract with Kleven Shipyard for six new anchor handlers
12/15/2014 9:41:08 AM
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a major order from Kleven in Norway for six comprehensive deck handling equipment packages. They will be installed on six new-generation Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels for Maersk Supply Service. MacGregor’s delivery of Triplex and Hatlapa products is planned to start in the last quarter of 2015 and run until the second …
Changes Coming to Phase I Environmental Site Assessments in Puerto Rico
Changes Coming to Phase I Environmental Site Assessments in Puerto Rico
12/15/2014 8:05:56 AM
This past fall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final rule with changes to site assessment standards that will go into effect October 6th, 2015.  The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard E1527-05 will be replaced with ASTM E1527-13.   People potentially affected by this action are those who perform all appropriate inquiries, …
McCann Systems Rings in the New Year with Northeast Expansion
McCann Systems Rings in the New Year with Northeast Expansion
12/15/2014 8:00:00 AM
BOSTON, Massachusetts (December 11, 2014) - McCann Systems has announced that it is opening a new regional office in the Boston area to help meet the needs of New England clients.  Slated to open January of 2015, the regional office will be led by two veterans of the New Jersey McCann Systems regional office.  Joseph Fusaro has been named the region’s Vice President, Senior …
Kalmar gains order for zero-emission RTGs as Gdynia Container Terminal increases capacity in Poland
12/12/2014 1:37:36 PM
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has gained a further order for five of its latest generation zero emission rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) from Gdynia Container Terminal (GCT) in Poland. The order follows the delivery of two similar machines earlier in 2014. The latest order was booked into Cargotec’s fourth quarter intake with delivery scheduled for December 2015. GCT opted to …
KUKA publishes definitive final result of takeover offer for Swisslog
12/12/2014 1:03:08 PM
KUKA AG today presented the definitive final result of its public takeover offer for Swisslog Holding AG. KUKA AG had acquired 230,678,047 Swisslog shares. The number is equal to 92.2 percent of the 250,311,599 Swisslog shares that were subject to the acquisition offer. The finalizing of the takeover offer is planned for 15 December 2014. KUKA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT …
Mold Temporarily Closes Another California Fire Station
Mold Temporarily Closes Another California Fire Station
12/11/2014 5:24:16 PM
Last month, the Contra Costa Times reported that the East Contra Costa Fire District had to temporarily relocate firefighters from their station in Knightsen, California. The firefighters are being moved to a facility in Brentwood during the mold removal process along with the cleaning of its heating and air conditioning system. The repair work is expected to take the rest …
TWI Named Superior Gold Supplier by DLA
TWI Named Superior Gold Supplier by DLA
12/11/2014 1:03:34 PM
TWI is proud to announce that it has been selected by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to receive the award as one of 15 Superior Gold Suppliers for 2014. As a part of the Department of Defense’s Superior Supplier Incentive Program, TWI was selected from a group of more than 150 international suppliers that supports DLA on its largest contracts over the past two years. This …
Dow Corning High Performance Building Solutions team member named a top influencer in glass & glazing industry
12/10/2014 10:24:57 AM
A façade expert from the Dow Corning High Performance Building Solutions team has been formally recognized as a top industry influencer. USGlass magazine recently named Dow Corning Façade Design and Construction Specialist Stanley Yee one of "The Glass & Glazing Industry’s Most Influential People." Yee: ‘The needs of the built environment... are calling for a paradigm …
Bold Energy Reforms Needed across Major Emerging Economies to Sustain Economic Growth and Tackle Sustainability Challenges: Report
12/10/2014 10:19:06 AM
The Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2015 , launched today, ranks 125 countries on ability to deliver secure, affordable and sustainable energy Switzerland, Norway and France top the global rankings; Brazil ranks highest of the major emerging economies examined, with China and India facing some of the greatest challenges Effective energy reforms are …
River Thames Scheme moves forward with appraisal award for GBV
12/10/2014 10:13:09 AM
The UK’s largest inland flood risk scheme has moved forward with the award of a major appraisal study to GBV, a joint venture comprising Galliford Try and Black & Veatch. Flood risk for more than 15,000 properties, including all communities between Datchet and Teddington, will be reduced by the River Thames Scheme. The work encompasses many areas affected by major flooding …