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The Art of Losing Volumetric Weight

by Lana Hall
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Did you know it costs more to ship 100 pounds of feathers, than 100 pounds of bricks? Shipping costs are determined by volumetric weight, a pricing technique for commercial freight transportation which uses an estimated weight that is calculated from the length, width, height of a package. A less dense item generally occupies more volume of space, in comparison to its actual weight – so when you are transporting items you are essentially paying for the space your product is occupying in the airplane or truck carrying it.

Technology, Trading Offer Opportunity for Managing Nutrient Discharge

Efforts to reduce nutrient levels are shifting and becoming more widespread as water and wastewater utilities work to improve effluent and adhere to regulations
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Nutrient pollution and the resulting excess of nutrients in waterbodies continues to plague aquatic environments around the world, threatening waterways, fish and plant life — and even public health. The runoff of phosphate and nitrogen from farming, stormwater, wastewater treatment plant  discharges and other sources into waterbodies continues to unbalance ecosystems, resulting in toxic algal blooms and hypoxic dead zones.

The Evolution of Project Delivery: The How and Why

Nontraditional delivery methods are gaining ground when commissioning large-scale water projects
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There are an estimated 240,000 water main breaks every year in the United States, and those ruptures waste between 14 percent and 18 percent of the nation’s drinking water. Aging infrastructure is primarily to blame, as an estimated 40 percent of U.S. water and  wastewater pipes are beyond their life expectancy, notes a recent article in WaterWorld.

Predictive Maintenance Offers Promise in Asset Management

When it comes to asset management, water utilities tend to weight their efforts toward preventive maintenance
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Water utilities the world over faced with challenges, including of increasing demand, falling revenues and climate change. While building new assets remains part of the solution, enhancing the performance of existing assets is more important than ever before.

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The Ray and Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners Partner to Further Transportation Innovation Combining Urban and Rural Settings

Peachtree Corners and The Ray Position Georgia as Transportation Innovation Powerhouse
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The Ray and Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners, are excited to announce a partnership to further transportation innovation in Georgia.

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The Ray and Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners, are excited to announce a partnership to further transportation innovation in Georgia.

3form and LightArt Pursue Living Product Challenge and LEED V4.1

3form and LightArt have engaged leading third-party certification body, SCS Global Services, to provide life cycle assessments, EPDs, LPC assessments.
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SALT LAKE CITY, July 1st, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Award-winning material and product innovators 3form and LightArt are excited to announce their newest efforts in a long-standing commitment to manufacture quality products with a focus on human health, the environment, and social equity. Recognizing that the accelerating rates of the climate crisis, habitat and species loss, and human health concerns requires more than a status quo response, the companies are pursuing Living Product Challenge (LPC) and LEED V4.1 optimization certifications.

Annettee Luchene, CFO, Describes How Sappi North America Contributes to Global Group Success

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Our journey continues

Sappi North America (SNA) takes a holistic stance on prosperity, understanding that a myriad of factors will define our financial success. This means always seeking answers—have we listened to our customers and made decisions in anticipation of their needs and expectations? Are all employees engaged and motivated to lead projects to execute their ideas? Do we understand how our operations impact our local communities and work with them to develop “win-win” strategies?

Local Engineering Students Design For The Future

By: Gerald Perada, Innovation Operations Manager
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On Thursday, May 9, representatives from Bechtel Innovate, along with a Bechtel university relations representative visited the University of Maryland in College Park, to take part in the university’s Clark School Department of Mechanical Engineering Design Day. Design Day highlights the talents and creativity of mechanical engineering students in the Integrated Product and Process Development Course. 33 teams of senior-level students presented project prototypes built to solve selected engineering problems.

Project Update: What's New at the MCAS Miramar Microgrid

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Completion of Energy & Water Operations Center (EWOC)

One of the most integral components of the MCAS Miramar microgrid is now operational. Construction is complete for the new Energy and Water Operations Center (EWOC), where the microgrid system will be monitored, controlled and managed. The EWOC provides operators with direct control of integrated microgrid control system, utilizing Schneider Electric’s OASyS SCADA software, as well as other utility and energy control systems.

Tetra Tech Won Three Leonard Awards and the Visionary Award at the Quebec Consulting-Engineering Awards

Creating innovative, sustainable solutions for premiere projects throughout Quebec
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The Association des firmes de génie-conseil (AFG), the association of engineering consulting firms of Quebec, held its 17th Edition of the Quebec Consulting-Engineering Awards, an event that highlights the province’s engineering experts and the best projects in the industry.

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