Articles by tag: engineering

Advanced Technology Can Provide the Visual Data to Quickly Identify Critical Infrastructure Needs

The U.S. is facing an urgent and critical infrastructure crisis, and nowhere is this more evident than in the thousands of aging, decaying, and in some cases, downright dangerous bridges. Naturally, bridge replacement seems like the clear solution, but other things like money, time and pre-planning come into play. Even with the biggest infrastructure […]

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The New Frontier of Decarbonization with Built Environments and the City of Tomorrow: Part 1

As cities around the world face urgent questions of sustainability and carbon reduction, Detroit is becoming a testing ground for decarbonization in built environments. In 2020, $10 trillion was to be invested in new structures over the next decade, and given that buildings account for 37% of combustion-related emissions globally, the stakes have never […]

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The New Frontier of Decarbonization with Built Environments and the City of Tomorrow: Part 2

In an era where America is experiencing a construction boom, from new suburban developments to city revitalizations, there’s a hidden challenge in built environments we can’t afford to overlook: a glaring shortage of skilled tradespeople. As cities like San Francisco witness the top global construction cost at $440 per square foot, the stakes are […]

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Quantitative Data Analysis Can Help Avoid Water Risks in Construction Projects and Save Money

The intersection of engineering, technology, and real-world challenges in the construction industry is often overlooked, yet it bears profound impact on project costs and overall efficiency. Advanced solutions such as predictive analytics, data visualization and remote sensing are no longer just industry jargon. In fact, they’re pivotal tools addressing critical issues such as water […]

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InfoComm 2023: Send HD Videos More Efficiently With Hall Technologies

This month in Las Vegas, InfoComm 2023 buzzed with all the latest tech and gadgets. Hall Technologies was one of several companies highlighting new and exciting products, and this year the company showed off the HT Gemini. The device is essentially two switchers that communicate over HDBaseT, a technology that allows for the transmission […]

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Icom’s Memorial Day Tribute 2023

As the rhythms of daily life ebb and flow, there comes a moment each year when the nation collectively slows its pace to remember and honor the indelible sacrifice of our military men and women–Memorial Day. Jim Hanshaw, Icom’s South Central Territory Manager, shares that this isn’t simply a day off from work, a […]

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Balancing Sustainability and Profitability by Extending Product Lifecycles

In the AV and Integrated Technology industries, rapid innovation often leads to shorter product lifecycles, contributing to increased e-waste and environmental concerns. To address these sustainability challenges, companies are exploring strategies like extending product lifecycles and leveraging software based tools, but there is a natural push and pull when it comes to balancing sustainability with […]

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V2G technology
Plug into the Future: Decoding V2G for Utility Applications
April 19, 2024

Brian Rudy from Verizon IoT and Melissa Chan of Fermata Energy explore the cutting-edge potential of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Their discussion highlights how this innovation transforms electric vehicles into dynamic energy storage units, capable of stabilizing the grid by storing and discharging power as needed. This technology represents a significant shift […]

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zero trust architecture
Secure Grid Modernization with Zero Trust Architecture
April 19, 2024

Ray Bauer of Verizon Business engages with Del Rodriguez from Palo Alto Networks at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Rodriguez shares insights into the significance of cybersecurity within the utility sector, particularly in light of increasing cyber threats and the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT). Bauer and Rodriguez discuss Palo Alto Networks’ initiatives to enhance […]

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private wireless networks
Private Wireless Networks
April 19, 2024

Verizon host Wayne Weeks discusses the evolving utility industry with John Gaster, CEO of KSI Data Sciences at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Together, they explore how KSI focuses on harnessing data from remote sensing devices to enhance the safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of utility operations. Gaster emphasizes the significant role of AI and machine learning in […]

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5G network platforms
5G Network Platforms
April 19, 2024

Verizon host Matt Montgomery chats with Blaze Vincent and Thedy Wana from Ericsson, where they discuss pressing challenges and opportunities within the utility sector, emphasizing the significant role of digital transformation and 5G technology in addressing these issues. The conversation highlights Ericsson’s contributions to smart grid modernization and how their innovative solutions are tailored […]

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Advanced Automation: Learning about Minuteman Empire Automation Systems
March 23, 2023

On this episode of Advanced Automation, host Josh Gravelle spoke with Scott Pask, VP of Sales and Marketing for Minuteman Empire Automation Systems. Scott talks about what makes the company a leader in selling automation products, along with how he brought his many years of experience to the role and how the company always strives […]

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How to Understand and Utilize Distribution Fulfillment Software
February 24, 2023

Unless you’re in tech, software isn’t always the easiest to understand, let alone know what to put in place. Choosing the right kind of software for your distribution and fulfillment needs can feel like a daunting task – especially since there are three different categories. How do you know what the right investment is?  […]

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How the Role of the Product Designer Has Grown
February 2, 2023

As newer workers enter the workforce, more focus and value is put on company culture. A positive company culture directly relates to higher job satisfaction, which can have all sorts of positive effects. How has one man’s journey in the product design industry led him to truly value company culture? On the newest episode of […]

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Women in Construction Featuring Sherry Valdes
January 1, 2023

Although the percentage of women in construction has grown over the past few years, the number is still small, 10.9% in fact. Despite this, there are opportunities in the construction industry for women to make their mark–just ask Sherry Valdes. So, how did Valdes get started in the community and what has she learned […]

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The Social Impact Panel, featuring Eric Coleman, Stacy Bruce, and Derek Alley
January 1, 2023

Community describes a group of people that live in the same place or share similar characteristics. Every community is different, but one commonly shared theme is how businesses can impact their respective communities. Corporate philanthropy can spure great societal impact. But what causes are companies giving back to the communities they operate in and […]

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The Comprehensive Role for Quality Control in Project Planning and Implementation with Jon Herring
January 1, 2023

Jon Herring, the Quality Control Director of VCC, joins Gabrielle Bejarano in this episode of Deconstruction to discuss the role of quality control at VCC and how substitutions in supplies create complications. The VCC’s Total Quality Management (TQM) department starts by assessing risk on jobs. TQM ensures the plan is in place and its […]

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The Importance of Design in Pre-Construction with Donn Calaway
January 1, 2023

Design in pre-construction plays a critical role in this phase of a project. At VCC, their In-House Design and Construction Integration team gets involved in all projects from start to finish. Donn Calaway, Chief Design Officer at VCC, heads up the design and construction integration group. He sat down with Gabrielle Bejarano on Deconstruction […]

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Field Safety Leadership and Task Hazard Analysis with Scott Anders
January 1, 2023

Construction job sites are full of hazards. That’s the nature of the industry; however, that doesn’t mean that these risks are inevitable. Through task hazard analysis, construction leaders can be more proactive about safety and accident prevention. VCC Safety Director Scott Anders offers insights on this practice, who joined host Tyler Kern on Deconstruction […]

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Field Safety Leadership and Behavior Change Management with Scott Anders
January 1, 2023

Behavior change management with employees is one of the most challenging aspects of any workplace. That’s even more so in construction because a failure to change can lead to unsafe conditions and even injury. So, how can field safety leaders invoke change so that it sticks? VCC Safety Director Scott Anders shared his wisdom on […]

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