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Cylon Energy Inc acquire American Auto-Matrix
This article originally appeared in CABA Building Weekly Newsletter.
Cylon Energy Inc. announced today its acquisition of American Auto-Matrix, an American-based Building Automation Systems Critical Environments Controls manufacturer located in Export, PA. This acquisition is part of Cylon’s continued expansion in the American building automation controls market.
Article by Esther DAmico. Originally appeared in ENR New York newsletter.
As public sector work continues its downward spiral, regional contractors are filling revenue gaps with a much more diverse mixture of project types than in recent years. While several large-scale energy and transportation projects broke ground in and around New York City in 2013, most of industry's new construction was sharply focused in the private sector, executives say. The broader array of offerings, they add, is fueling industry growth and providing work for more firms that struggled through the downturn.
Article originally appeared on ENR Mountain States Newsletter After more than 18 months of planning and fundraising, Metro CareRing broke ground May 14 on its new Hunger Relief Center at East 18th Avenue and Downing Street. GH Phipps Construction Cos. is building the 15,000-sq-ft center. During the event, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock revved up a bulldozer brought in for the occasion to “bulldoze hunger”—but not the building. Construction began in early June, with completion expected in early 2015.
In earthquake-prone San Francisco, crews are digging the city's deepest foundation piles for an 802-ft-tall office-residential tower that is on course to be the city's second-tallest structure, if only temporarily. The 55-story 181 Fremont tower, sited on land reclaimed from the San Francisco Bay after the 1906 earthquake, will be founded on 42 piers that plunge an average of 255 ft—with the deepest down 264 ft—to bedrock.
Article by Craig Guillot. Originally appeared in ENR Texas and Louisiana Newsletter Ranked as one of the top zoological parks in the country, New Orleans' Audubon Zoo is home to some critically acclaimed exhibits that have set a standard for other zoos around the world. Audubon's latest project is the construction of a new orangutan exhibit, an elephant exhibit and a river water ride for guests. Spread across three acres, the new attractions have visually appealing designs to immerse visitors in the natural world.
Web-based dashboards and IP-enabled devices are key market enablers
This article originally appeared in www.ibmagazine.com, and was written by Joe Vanden Plas. For the full article, visit the above link
What Businesses Get Wrong About Creating Smarter Buildings
Buildings around the world are demonstrating “smart” behavior today, thanks to automated systems that save energy, streamline building operations and prevent expensive equipment failures. Yet the value of making smart technology investments remains unclear to many people. Here are some of the misconceptions our smart building experts deal with as they help clients improve the performance and value of their properties.
NEW YORK—The 2014 AHR Expo set an all-time attendance record despite a storm that dropped 10 in. (250 mm) of snow on New York City and created a state of emergency in parts of New York State. According to Show organizer International Exposition Company (IEC), more than 61,000 attendees (42,991 visitors and 18,219 exhibitor personnel) registered for the 2014 AHR Expo held at the Javits Convention Center on Jan. 21–23. "We were very happy with the attendance, as were all the exhibitors and attendees we spoke with," said IEC President Clay Stevens.
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