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AkzoNobel launches €12 million organic peroxides expansion in Mexico
AkzoNobel launches €12 million organic peroxides expansion in Mexico
1/19/2018 9:58:17 AM
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals is investing more than €12 million to expand production capacity and upgrade its organic peroxides facility in Los Reyes, Mexico.
Braskem presents a new plastic application for the industry
Braskem presents a new plastic application for the industry
1/19/2018 9:31:18 AM
Braskem starts testing a new plastic application for the industry. At the Petrochemical Complex of Camaçari (BA), the company started to use, in a pilot project, thermal insulation jackets made of plastic to protect an isolated steam line, replacing metal sheets.
Alliance awarded design and construct contract for Oaklands rail crossing in South Australia
Alliance awarded design and construct contract for Oaklands rail crossing in South Australia
1/19/2018 7:43:35 AM
An Alliance of the South Australian Government Department of Planning, Transport, and Infrastructure (DPTI), McConnell Dowell, Arup and Mott MacDonald has been formed to design and construct a project to grade separate the Oaklands rail crossing on the Seaford train line, approximately 13km south of Adelaide.
Denver Area Homebuilder, Berkeley Homes, to Grand Open Its New Pavilion Villas Community in Northglenn, Colorado
Denver Area Homebuilder, Berkeley Homes, to Grand Open Its New Pavilion Villas Community in Northglenn, Colorado
1/17/2018 11:00:00 AM
Award-winning Denver area homebuilder, Berkeley Homes, is set to host a special Grand Opening event the weekend of January 27th and 28th at the builder’s new Pavilion Villas community in Northglenn.
The Arraiján treatment plant Aqualia’s first contract in Panama
The Arraiján treatment plant Aqualia’s first contract in Panama
1/16/2018 8:38:23 AM
• Panama’s Ministry of Health is making improvements to the sanitation of the Panama Bay and the improvement of the living conditions of more than 130,000 citizens • The project, valued at 85 million euros, includes the design and construction of the plant, as well as its operation and maintenance for a period of 10 years Panama’s Ministry of Health has chosen …
January is National Radon Action Month in Puerto Rico
January is National Radon Action Month in Puerto Rico
1/15/2018 1:08:14 PM
This is the time to test, fix and save a life according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Those three actions are the cornerstone of the EPA’s message for its recognition of National Radon Action Month, taking place all this month.
Worthington at Villages of Urbana Honored at the 2017 Great American Living Awards
Worthington at Villages of Urbana Honored at the 2017 Great American Living Awards
1/15/2018 12:39:04 PM
Nationally acclaimed interior design and model merchandising company, Lita Dirks & Co., together with Parkwood Homes, gained national accolades at the recent Great American Living Awards (GALA), hosted by the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association, Washington Metropolitan Sales & Marketing Council, and the Maryland Building Industry Association.
FCC consolidates its position in the USA by winning a recyclables management contract in Houston for more than 250 million dollars
FCC consolidates its position in the USA by winning a recyclables management contract in Houston for more than 250 million dollars
1/12/2018 12:12:23 PM
• The contract has a duration of 15 years extendable up to 20 years • This is the ninth contract won by FCC Environmental Services in the USA • The total portfolio signed to date in the USA by the FCC Group’s environmental services subsidiary is 900 million dollars Houston City Council has awarded FCC Environmental Services, the American environmental services …
New member of Supervisory Board of thyssenkrupp AG
New member of Supervisory Board of thyssenkrupp AG
1/12/2018 12:06:53 PM
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ursula Gather is to join the Supervisory Board of thyssenkrupp AG. She will be delegated by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation for a period of five years and succeeds Dr.
Mazda, Toyota select Alabama for new U.S. auto manufacturing plant
Mazda, Toyota select Alabama for new U.S. auto manufacturing plant
1/12/2018 10:10:24 AM
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle joined Mazda (MZDAF) and Toyota (NYSE: TM) leaders today to announce the automakers have selected Huntsville, Alabama as the site of their new joint-venture manufacturing plant.
EMSL Analytical, Inc. Acquires Pace Analytical Services, Inc.’s Industrial Hygiene / Asbestos Division
EMSL Analytical, Inc. Acquires Pace Analytical Services, Inc.’s Industrial Hygiene / Asbestos Division
1/11/2018 8:25:43 AM
On January 4, 2018, EMSL Analytical, Inc. acquired Pace Analytical Services, Inc.’s industrial hygiene and asbestos laboratory division located in Minneapolis, MN.
Arup contributes innovative Building Services Designs for the Simon Sainsbury Centre at University of Cambridge
Arup contributes innovative Building Services Designs for the Simon Sainsbury Centre at University of Cambridge
1/10/2018 4:19:09 PM
Arup has led on the Building Services Design for the Simon Sainsbury Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School. The building services design complements a strong architectural vision for this new extension, providing a comfortable environment, minimal energy consumption and flexibility.
National Radon Action Month Arrives as a Reminder to Test Homes and Buildings
National Radon Action Month Arrives as a Reminder to Test Homes and Buildings
1/10/2018 8:37:41 AM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that although people can’t see, smell or taste radon, it could still be present at dangerous levels in a home.
Summit Metro Parks to reinvent two city parks, help build a more successful Akron with $785,000 from Knight Foundation
Summit Metro Parks to reinvent two city parks, help build a more successful Akron with $785,000 from Knight Foundation
1/10/2018 3:08:54 AM
To improve neighborhood life and support Akron’s future growth, Summit Metro Parks announced $785,000 in new support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
York’s National Railway Museum finalising £50m development masterplan
York’s National Railway Museum finalising £50m development masterplan
1/9/2018 1:10:06 PM
The National Railway Museum in York has said its £50m (US$67.6m, €56.7m) masterplan still is still being finalised, following local reports revealing new details about the institution’s redevelopment.
Alstom’s JV Gibela moves the team dedicated to PRASA project in the new train manufacturing plant in South Africa
Alstom’s JV Gibela moves the team dedicated to PRASA project in the new train manufacturing plant in South Africa
1/9/2018 12:55:20 PM
Gibela’s current 400+ fulltime employees are now based at the complex at 2 Shosholoza Avenue, and work begins on the manufacture of the first of 580 six-car X-Trapolis Mega commuter trains to be built over the next 10 years for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).
Families in Puerto Rico Reminded of Secondhand Asbestos Exposure Hazards
Families in Puerto Rico Reminded of Secondhand Asbestos Exposure Hazards
1/8/2018 2:12:10 PM
Recently, the St. Louis Record published a story about a complaint that was filed at the St. Louis Circuit Court. The complaint alleges several companies “failed to warn of the dangerous effects of inhaling, ingesting or otherwise absorbing asbestos.”   One of the plaintiffs was recently diagnosed with mesothelioma and claims that between the early 1950s and 1990, when …
Eni: Sinopec, the world’s largest refining operator, is to use Eni’s EST technology
Eni: Sinopec, the world’s largest refining operator, is to use Eni’s EST technology
1/8/2018 2:06:20 PM
Eni has sold the licence and basic engineering project to the Chinese company Sinopec, for the construction of a refining plant based on the Eni Slurry Technology (EST).  The plant will be built at the Sinopec refinery in Maoming, in Guandong province.
The Importance of Checking Flooring Materials for the Presence of Asbestos
The Importance of Checking Flooring Materials for the Presence of Asbestos
1/8/2018 9:47:05 AM
Recently, KTRE broadcasted a story about the discovery of asbestos in several buildings owned by a college in Lufkin, Texas. The hazardous material was reportedly found by school officials who performed testing before a remodeling project was to take place.
Rediscovering the Dying Component of American Architecture
Rediscovering the Dying Component of American Architecture
1/5/2018 9:48:15 AM
Fire escapes are more than a functional egress form. They are an accidental art meant to ensure safety. In “The Fire Escape: A Visual Survey (Second Edition),” architect Peter J.