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AECOM Relaunches Fellows Program

DALLAS, TX, June 11, 2024 – AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, announced the relaunch of its AECOM Fellows program, a cornerstone of the Company’s TechEx strategic initiative, designed to honor exceptional technical leaders whose groundbreaking work has had a profound and lasting impact on AECOM, its clients, and the global infrastructure community. This year, AECOM will induct two visionary leaders: Dr. Rosa Gwinn, global PFAS technical lead and Ken Butler, P.E., global head of complex structures in AECOM’s Transportation business.

Dr. Gwinn and Mr. Butler each boast decades of unparalleled experience at AECOM. They have distinguished themselves as industry trailblazers and esteemed mentors within the Company, and their contributions have established new benchmarks for excellence in their respective fields.

“As we relaunch the AECOM Fellows program, we are thrilled to honor Rosa and Ken as our newest inductees,” said Troy Rudd, AECOM’s chief executive officer. “Their remarkable expertise and technical leadership have significantly impacted our industry and our organization. This recognition underscores their unwavering commitment to technical excellence, innovation, and advancing our purpose of delivering a better world, while positioning us as the firm of choice for top talent.”

Once inducted as AECOM Fellows, Dr. Gwinn and Mr. Butler will continue to expand their influence, leadership and impact. They will support knowledge sharing across the Company through mentorship and career development, fostering the next generation of technical leaders, while helping ensure the highest standards of technical quality across AECOM’s projects. Their roles will also extend to strengthening strategic partnerships and advancing cutting-edge research and development.

“For decades, Rosa and Ken have played a vital role in cultivating our culture of technical excellence, and delivering innovative solutions to our clients’ complex challenges,” said Lara Poloni, AECOM’s president. “Their appointments as AECOM Fellows honor them as technical luminaries and celebrate their achievements in advancing our industry leadership. We look forward to their continued contributions to our success.”

Dr. Gwinn is a globally recognized authority in the identification and mitigation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), with over 30 years of experience at AECOM and its legacy companies. As the leader of AECOM’s Global PFAS Initiative, she has developed innovative PFAS evaluation protocols and contributed to critical publications and global presentations. Her expertise is highly sought after by regulatory bodies, exemplified by her invitation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to join an industry and technology roundtable focused on accelerating innovation in addressing PFAS in drinking water.

Mr. Butler, internationally recognized for his exceptional work on high-profile bridge projects, has dedicated 27 years of his career to AECOM. He has been instrumental in the design and construction of 38 complex bridge projects with a combined construction cost exceeding $10 billion. Ken has published and presented 34 technical papers on long-span and complex bridges, and he regularly conducts design training workshops for state and federal transportation agencies, and lectures at the collegiate level, further establishing his reputation as a trusted and valued expert in bridge engineering.

The relaunch of the AECOM Fellows program marks a significant milestone in AECOM’s ongoing commitment to technical excellence and innovation. By celebrating the achievements of leaders like Dr. Gwinn and Mr. Butler, who will be formally inducted in October 2024, AECOM reinforces its dedication to advancing the infrastructure sector and inspiring future generations of innovators.

Previously named AECOM Fellows include: Bill Hanway, global sports and social infrastructure lead; Marc Colella, global buildings and system engineering lead; Dr. Robert ‘Bob’ Edelstein, who helped pioneer the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS); Professor John Endicott, a thought leader in the geotechnical and tunneling fields; and Ant Wilson MBE FREng, an expert in building engineering and sustainable design.

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AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy, and the environment, their public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Their teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023.

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Bluebeam Partners with Suffolk Technologies

Bluebeam has partnered with Suffolk Technologies, the venture capital affiliate of Suffolk, for its fifth annual BOOST program. This intensive eight-week program is designed to ignite growth and equip pioneering startups in the built world with the right tools to transform the industry.

Throughout the intensive eight-week program, the selected startups will be launched into the built environment with direct access to jobsites and testbeds around the world, as well as an influential network of industry leaders and academics. As an Operating Partner, Bluebeam will work alongside these startups, providing product feedback, industry expertise, connections, and opportunities to test their technology in the field.

“In the fifth year of BOOST, we’re excited to harness the powerful ecosystem that’s emerged around this program over the past few years,” said Parker Mundt, vice president of platform for Suffolk Technologies. “Our 25 alumni remain deeply involved, alongside more than two dozen global Operating Partners and a network of industry advisors who’re excited to engage with innovators in our space. Together, they’ll play pivotal roles in guiding our new BOOST 5 cohort. We believe this group is poised to create exciting new opportunities for efficiency, cost savings, sustainability and so many other benefits for the industry as a whole.”

Startups that have participated in BOOST over the past several years have benefitted greatly from the program, with the first four cohorts collectively raising more than $505 million of venture funding after completing the program. BOOST alumni companies include startups such as CANVASMoxion PowerPassive LogicWintRugged Robotics, Exodigo, and Trunk Tools.

“It’s a profound experience to grow a company from inception, and Bluebeam is proud to be among those sharing insights to innovative startups during this critical business phase,” said Don Jacob, chief innovation officer and one of the founding members of Bluebeam. “The AEC industry was in a much different place when we started out in 2002, and like many technology startups, Bluebeam was scrappy. Working with early-stage companies in the BOOST 5 program is a wonderful way to pay it forward, and we’re eager to share our learnings to help them make informed business decisions that will propel them and the built world toward further success.”

The application window will close at 11:59PM (PDT) on June 15, 2024. Suffolk Technologies will invite a select group of applicants to participate in an interview process for a coveted spot in this year’s program. Successful applications will highlight team collaboration, well-defined industry challenges that can be solved by innovative technologies, and bold visions for the future of the built environment.

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Trimble Q3 Results, Conf Call on Nov 1, 8AM ET

WESTMINSTER, CO, Oct 23, 2023 – Trimble will hold a conference call on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 8AM ET to review its third quarter 2023 results. The call will be broadcast live on the Web at Investors without internet access may dial into the call at (888) 660-6347 (US) or (929) 201-6594 (international). The conference ID is 1043223.

About Trimble

Trimble is a technology company delivering solutions that enable our customers to work in new ways to measure, build, grow and move goods for a better quality of life. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics connect the digital and physical worlds to improve productivity, quality, safety, transparency and sustainability. From purpose-built products and enterprise lifecycle solutions to industry cloud services, Trimble is transforming critical industries such as construction, geospatial, agriculture and transportation to power an interconnected world of work.

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Aliza Stern Joins Quire Board of Directors

DOYLESTOWN, PA, Aug 8, 2023 – Quire, the best-in-class technical report writing platform for project-driven companies in the environmental, AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction), and commercial real estate markets, announced that Aliza Stern has joined the Quire Board of Directors. Stern, a recent executive vice president at Bureau Veritas and a former environmental attorney with three decades of industry experience, brings deep expertise in key markets for Quire.

Stern helped propel Bureau Veritas (formerly EMG), a global provider of testing, inspection, and certification services, to a position of market leadership in technical assessments and project management for commercial real estate. Her journey with this industry-leading organization spanned a number of roles, from top sales producer to head of the transactional sales team to internal board member with direct input into the company’s growth strategy and culture.

“We’re thrilled to have a seasoned professional of Aliza’s stature join the Quire board,” said Chris Connell, Quire CEO. “Her deep understanding of the commercial real estate and environmental consulting markets we serve as well as her track record of driving significant growth for a highly respected services business will prove invaluable as we aggressively scale Quire. We look forward to Aliza’s insights and input as we drive the next stage of growth for the company.”

Kelly L. Stratton, Quire founder and president, added “Aliza is a highly respected executive in our industry and having her level of expertise available to us as we continue to make major investments in our technical report management solutions will be instrumental to both Quire and our clients. Most importantly, our clients will have an active advocate from the industry advising Quire.”

“As a former client of Quire, I’m excited to join the board of a company that offers a high-value solution to the challenges of delivering technical reports accurately, efficiently, and profitably,” Stern said. “I have seen firsthand how Quire delivers significant benefits to its clients and look forward to working with Quire’s leadership team and contributing my perspective to the company as it enters this exciting new phase of product innovation and market expansion.”

About Quire

Quire is the premier technical report-writing software, trusted by thousands of consultants around the globe and across dozens of industries. Quire’s intuitive platform streamlines the report writing process to ensure consistent, high-quality deliverables. With innovative tools and a staff of industry experts, Quire helps clients evolve their workflow processes, saving hours of time on each report. QuireSight Analytics reveals valuable insights into clients’ report editing times versus industry benchmarks, enabling data-driven decisions that improve the bottom line.

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FARO Q2 Revenue Up 15% to $88M with $28M Loss

FARO has announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023. Revenue for the second quarter of 2022 was $88.2M, compared to $76.6M for the first quarter of 2022. Net loss was $28.2M.

Comparative analysis based on FARO’s financial results in the last 12 quarters (Result source FARO website)

Comparative analysis based on FARO’s financial results in the last 12 quarters (Result source FARO website)

A complete chart of the financial results is available here.

About FARO

For 40 years, FARO has provided industry-leading technology solutions that enable customers to quickly and easily measure their world, and then use that data to make smarter decisions faster. FARO continues to be a pioneer in bridging the digital and physical worlds through data-driven reliable accuracy, precision and immediacy.

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Woolpert Acquires Cooperative Strategies

DAYTON, OH, Aug 2, 2023 – Woolpert has acquired Cooperative Strategies, a multidisciplinary education facility and program planning firm that specializes in school facility management, assessments, educational program planning, demographic analyses and enrollment projections, capital planning, and community engagement. Cooperative Strategies has offices in Ohio, California, and Colorado, and serves schools, districts, statewide agencies, and school systems nationwide.

Cooperative Strategies CEO Scott Newell said, after collaborating with Woolpert on projects in Ohio, North Carolina, and Rhode Island, joining the company was a natural next step. He said it was evident that the firms shared an outcome-based approach to enhancing education.

“We have seen Woolpert’s dedication to providing tangible benefits for their K-12 clients firsthand, as well as their expansive expertise in consulting, planning, and design,” Newell said. “We look at life through the same lens, which is focused on the client. This is an opportunity to drastically enhance and localize our current program management and service offerings to provide best-in-class deliverables, a greater range of resources and experience, and additional services for schools and districts.”

In addition to gaining national education facility expertise, Woolpert will augment its cloud-based solutions with the My Facility Informer (MFI) app, a data collection and reporting dashboard that aggregates and displays facility, educational suitability, and capacity findings for K-12 clients. Woolpert and Cooperative Strategies will merge and evolve analytics and geospatial capabilities in demographic, housing, and assessment services.

Eric Dillinger, Woolpert vice president and strategic director, said the combined capabilities of Woolpert and Cooperative Strategies are unique to the market.

“Our products and services complement each other nicely and support our shared focus on improving educational outcomes,” Dillinger said. “This integration of needs, strategy, and financing opportunities provides an actionable approach for clients.”

Woolpert chief corporate development officer Neil Churman lauded Cooperative Strategies’ reliable client service to hundreds of school districts across the US. He said this acquisition strengthens and expands the intersection of Woolpert’s core services—architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG), and strategic consulting—specific to client need.

“We welcome this diverse group of dedicated and talented consultants, who support our nation’s schools as they plan and operate their districts for the betterment of students and communities,” Churman said. “Together, we will elevate and expand K-12 facility assessment, planning, funding, and program management for schools and districts across the country. We are very excited to have this outstanding team on board.”

About Cooperative Strategies

Cooperative Strategies provides educational facility and program planning services to school districts and education departments across the country. Staffed with former teachers, school administrators, educational thought leaders, and facility planning specialists, Cooperative Strategies enables schools to assess, plan, fund, and build their visions from concept to completion. The firm employs My Facility Informer, a proprietary facility assessment and reporting platform built for schools, which provides customized capacity data, pricing, and reporting for school districts and the public. Cooperative Strategies has assessed more than 200 million square feet of schools, provided over 4,000 enrollment projections and demographics studies, performed over 100 attendance boundary redistricting studies, developed over 320 facility master plans, and secured over $15 billion in bonds to advance education during its 27-year history.

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About Woolpert

Woolpert is the premier architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG), and strategic consulting firm, with a vision to become one of the best companies in the world. They innovate within and across markets to effectively serve public, private, and government clients worldwide. Woolpert is a Global Top 100 Geospatial Company, a Top 100 ENR Global Design firm, earned six straight Great Place to Work certifications, and actively nurtures a culture of growth, inclusion, diversity, and respect. Founded in 1911 in Dayton, Ohio, Woolpert has been America’s fastest-growing AEG firm since 2015. Woolpert has over 2,000 employees and more than 60 offices on five continents.

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