Built environment

AIA announces film challenge winners

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 6:49pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced today winners of the AIA Film Challenge 2021.

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  • WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced today winners of the AIA Film Challenge 2021.
  • The film will receive a $5,000 cash award as well as other prizes.
  • Judges for the AIA Film Challenge 2021 were AIA 2021 First Vice President/2022 President Dan Hart, FAIA; filmmaker and 2020 Grand Prize Winner John Gordon; Midland Architecture Principal Greg Dutton, Assoc.
  • The AIA Film Challenge, which is celebrating its seventh anniversary in 2021, is an annual crowdsourced creative competition sponsored by AIA.

Greentown Labs, Saint-Gobain, and MassCEC Announce the Healthy Buildings Challenge Startup Participants

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

"When we opened the Healthy Buildings Challenge, we wanted to recognize the significant role healthy buildings will play in improving the sustainability of the built environment and promoting occupant wellbeing," said Minas Apelian, Vice President, External and Internal Venturing, Saint-Gobain.

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  • "When we opened the Healthy Buildings Challenge, we wanted to recognize the significant role healthy buildings will play in improving the sustainability of the built environment and promoting occupant wellbeing," said Minas Apelian, Vice President, External and Internal Venturing, Saint-Gobain.
  • "Congratulations to the startups on their selection to the programwe can't wait to see the positive milestones they'll achieve throughout the Healthy Buildings Challenge!"
  • "The startups participating in the Healthy Buildings Challenge are poised to make tremendous progress in improving both the comfort and the efficiency of the buildings where we live and work.
  • Greentown Labs, Saint-Gobain, and MassCEC hosted a kickoff for The Healthy Buildings Challenge on Oct. 6, 2021; a recording of the event can be viewed here .

Fast-Growing, Smart-Access Technology Zerv Secures $15 Million in Series A Funding

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 3:00pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Zerv Access Solutions, a first-of-its-kind contactless control platform, has formally closed on $15 million in Series A funding to pursue its mission of simplifying access control and bringing people together with an innovative technology solution.

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  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Zerv Access Solutions, a first-of-its-kind contactless control platform, has formally closed on $15 million in Series A funding to pursue its mission of simplifying access control and bringing people together with an innovative technology solution.
  • Founder and CEO Cody Horchak said the funding will equip Zerv to accelerate product development, expand its global team and increase production capacity to meet surging demand.
  • The funding was led by investment from GreenPoint Partners and Taronga Ventures, in addition to a number of other strategic individuals.
  • "This funding is a huge signal to us that we're on the right track with the direction of the company," Horchak said.

The Engine Releases 2021 Tough Tech Landscape Report Detailing Record Venture Investment in Climate Change, Human Health, and Advanced Systems & Infrastructure Startups

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 3:00pm

Theres an urgency to improve human health and agriculture, build resilient systems, enable adaptive infrastructure, and reverse and adapt to climate change.

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  • Theres an urgency to improve human health and agriculture, build resilient systems, enable adaptive infrastructure, and reverse and adapt to climate change.
  • To download the full report and see in-depth data and analyst commentary across the individual Tough Tech sectors, visit the 2021 Tough Tech Landscape .
  • Register here to virtually attend The Engines upcoming 4th Annual Tough Tech Summit October 27 - 28, 2021.
  • The Engine has raised two funds, totaling more than $526 million, and has invested in 37 Tough Tech startups since 2017.

Buildings IOT Implements Smart Building Management System for Thor Equities' 800 Fulton Market Development in Chicago

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 11:00am

As the Master Systems Integrator for the project, Buildings IOT implemented its onPoint Enterprise platform to deliver an advanced building management solution for 800 Fulton that monitors, reports, analyzes, and provides command-and-control functionality across the property's disparate building systems.

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  • As the Master Systems Integrator for the project, Buildings IOT implemented its onPoint Enterprise platform to deliver an advanced building management solution for 800 Fulton that monitors, reports, analyzes, and provides command-and-control functionality across the property's disparate building systems.
  • "We are positioning 800 Fulton Market as a technology-first new building offering unique amenities, beyond the norm, to tenants of all types," explained Peter McEneaney, Senior Vice President of Development and Construction at Thor Equities.
  • "800 Fulton is a visionary project, as the building incorporates several systems that we don't typically see integrated into a building management solution," explained Brian Turner, CEO of Buildings IOT.
  • Buildings IOT simplifies smart buildings with software, services, and solutions for every aspect of building management.

National Design Competition Launches to Demonstrate the Role of Mass Timber in Decarbonizing the Built Environment

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 5:30pm

The competition will serve to strengthen the mass timber sector and support increased employment in advanced wood products design, engineering, construction, and manufacturing sectors.

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  • The competition will serve to strengthen the mass timber sector and support increased employment in advanced wood products design, engineering, construction, and manufacturing sectors.
  • The competition will award $2M to multiple project teams to design and construct mass timber buildings in the U.S. that are repeatable and scalable.
  • Beginning in 2021 the International Code Council International Building Code allowed the construction of mass timber buildings up to 18 stories in height.
  • This is the second mass timber competition hosted and funded by the USDA and the SLB.

Geo Week Conference Program and Speaker Lineup Announced

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 5:00pm

Geo Week will have multiple tracks with content clearly identified as relevant to one or more of the audience groups feeding into Geo Week.

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  • Geo Week will have multiple tracks with content clearly identified as relevant to one or more of the audience groups feeding into Geo Week.
  • "We've witnessed the growing convergence between geospatial and the built world," said Lee Corkhill, Group Event Director at Diversified Communications, organizer of Geo Week.
  • Geo Week takes place February 6-8, 2022, with conference programming and exhibits Sunday, February 6 through Tuesday, February 8.
  • Diversified Communications also produces Geo Week E-Newsletter, SPAR 3D E-Newsletter, AEC Next E-Newsletter, GeoBusiness Show (UK), Digital Construction Week (UK), Commercial UAV Expo Americas, and Commercial UAV News.

Brivo and MRI Software Partner to Improve Security and Enhance the Resident Experience

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 2:00pm

The combination of Brivo's multifamily proptech solutions and MRI Software will help property managers create modern resident experiences," said Steve Van Till, Brivo Founder and CEO.

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  • The combination of Brivo's multifamily proptech solutions and MRI Software will help property managers create modern resident experiences," said Steve Van Till, Brivo Founder and CEO.
  • "Brivo has a rapidly expanding ecosystem of integrated solutions and we're committed to driving value for our mutual customers through partnerships with industry leaders like MRI Software."
  • "We're excited to now offer Brivo's access control integration to enhance both facility management and the resident experience," notes Sean Slack, Vice President of Partnerships at MRI Software.
  • MRI Software is a leading provider of real estate software solutions that transform the way communities live, work and play.

Advanced COVID-19 and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Technologies To Be Featured and Utilized at Realcomm | IBcon 2021

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 1:05pm

The Realcomm | IBcon 2021 conference ( http://www.realcomm.com/realcomm-2021/) will take place at the Westin Kierland in Scottsdale, Arizona on November 2nd and 3rd.

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  • The Realcomm | IBcon 2021 conference ( http://www.realcomm.com/realcomm-2021/) will take place at the Westin Kierland in Scottsdale, Arizona on November 2nd and 3rd.
  • In addition, these technologies fit perfectly into the larger conversation of smart, connected buildings," said Jim Young, co-founder and CEO of Realcomm.
  • Event attendees will have the opportunity to experience as well as see firsthand how these technologies and approaches work.
  • By investigation and deployment of new technologies, comprehensive conversations will be held around advancing indoor air quality.

New York Engineers and Solar Energy Systems Team Up with Eaglestone LLC To Offer Full Suite of Energy-Saving Services

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 12:34pm

(NYE) and Solar Energy Systems (SES) are pleased to announce a collaboration with Eaglestone, LLC , a portfolio company of Aterian Investment Partners , aiming to expand the suite of energy-saving services available to large multi-family residential and commercial clients in the metro-New York area.

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  • (NYE) and Solar Energy Systems (SES) are pleased to announce a collaboration with Eaglestone, LLC , a portfolio company of Aterian Investment Partners , aiming to expand the suite of energy-saving services available to large multi-family residential and commercial clients in the metro-New York area.
  • "Eaglestone is proud to announce the two latest additions to our growing group of best-in-class affiliated companies," said Andru Coren, CEO of Eaglestone, LLC.
  • "We look forward to working with New York Engineers and Solar Energy Systemsteams' and providing them with the financial support and business-related management services needed to allow them to grow and expand their business services and market coverage."
  • New York Engineers provides engineering services including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, sprinkler, and fire protection, as well as building condition assessments & commissioning, LEED consulting, energy modeling, and engineering design reviews.