WaterBriefs: Emerson engineers receive honors from ISA peers

Also in this report: ARCADIS rehabilitation project honored; Sterling Construction among Forbes 200 Best Small Companies; China Evergreen signs BOT wastewater treatment deal; TAS commissions U.A.E. packaged central plant project; Aqua America, Drexel University launch online partnership; NSF partners for wastewater monitoring in Harris County, TX; Westin Engineering launches Canadian operations in Toronto; Itron Users Conference offers record workshops; HDR names water reuse director...

In other news below:
-- ARCADIS' White Creek Project wins Rehabilitation Project of the Year Award
-- Sterling Construction named to Forbes List of America's 200 Best Small Companies
-- China Evergreen signs for new BOT wastewater treatment project
-- TAS commissions U.A.E. packaged central plant project at Jumeirah Beach
-- Health care design guidance provided in new ASHRAE courses
-- Aqua America, Drexel University launch online educational partnership
-- NSF partners with Harris County, TX, for Onsite Wastewater Monitoring Program
-- Westin Engineering launches Canadian operations in Toronto
-- 2006 Itron Users Conference offers record-breaking number of workshops
-- HDR names Carpenter national technical director for water reuse

Emerson engineers receive honors from ISA peers -- Martin Zielinski and Carl Jones recognized for outstanding achievement in process control during annual ISA EXPO 2006 -- AUSTIN, TX, Oct. 16, 2006 -- Emerson Process Management is pleased to announce that two Emerson engineers, Martin Zielinski and Carl R. Jones, were recognized for outstanding achievement in setting the standard for process control during the annual ISA Honors and Awards Gala held in conjunction with the ISA EXPO 2006 in Houston today. Martin Zielinski has been elected to the distinguished grade of ISA Fellow, a distinction granted in acknowledgement of outstanding achievement in scientific or engineering fields as recognized by Instrumentation Society of America peers. The society honored Jones with the UOP Technology Award, which recognizes an outstanding achievement in the conception, design, or implementation of instrumentation and/or process control in an area of activity covered by the scope of the ISA Automation and Technology Department...
Also see:
-- "Emerson Named Best Provider of Process Management Technology by Chemical Industry Professionals for Third Consecutive Year"
-- "Emerson Process Management Receives Frost & Sullivan 2006 South East Asian Customer Service Leadership Award for Process Automation Suppliers"

ARCADIS' White Creek Project wins Rehabilitation Project of the Year Award -- DENVER, Oct. 16, 2006 -- ARCADIS, an international consulting and engineering firm, is pleased to announce our Nashville Metro Water Services White's Creek sewer basin project won Trenchless Technology magazine's Rehabilitation Project of the Year Award. Under a five-year contract, ARCADIS, in a design-build partnership with Reynold Inc., was responsible for determining the most cost-effective rehabilitation program for restoring the wastewater collection system infrastructure in the sewer basin, covering over 20,000 acres. Utilizing a unique performance-based contract and an extremely efficient work plan resulted in a program that exceeded project goals by 22%. With a final total cost of $6.8 million, the project came in under Metro's budget. ARCADIS, keen on keeping lines of communication open, attributes part of the success of the rehabilitation program to close coordination between owner, contractor and engineer, allowing for quick, economical transitions from investigation to design to construction...
Also see: "Tim Wippold, P.E., Joins ARCADIS as Environmental Business Practice Manager"

Sterling Construction named to Forbes List of America's 200 Best Small Companies -- HOUSTON, Oct. 16, 2006 -- Sterling Construction Co. Inc. today announced that it has, for the first time, been named one of "America's 200 Best Small Companies" by Forbes magazine. Sterling was ranked No. 31. The entire list appears in the October 30, 2006 issue of Forbes. On line access is through. To qualify for the Forbes list, candidates must have sales of between $5 million and $750 million and a share price of above $5 as of September 29, 2006 on 3-month average volume of 10,000 shares. Candidates must also carry profit margins of greater than 5% with positive sales and profit growth, on average, over both the last five years and last twelve months. For more information, click here...

China Evergreen signs for new BOT wastewater treatment project -- GUANGZHOU, China, Oct. 16, 2006 -- China Evergreen Environmental Corp announced today that it has entered into an agreement to build-operate-transfer, or BOT, a new municipal wastewater treatment project with a capacity to treat 20,000 metric tons of municipal wastewater per day. The new facility is to be located in Tianjin, the largest industrial and port city in northern China, and is expected to generate an average revenue to CEEC of approximately $650,000 per year over the total project life of 20 years. The facility is CEEC's sixth project contracted on a BOT basis...

TAS commissions the district cooling industry's first packaged central plant project at Jumeirah Beach -- DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 16, 2006 -- The GCC's first packaged central plant, in the region's rapidly expanding district cooling industry, is now on-line and providing chilled water in support of the Jumeirah Beach Residence Complex. The complex, which comprises 22 million square feet across 36 residential and four hotel towers, in addition to shopping malls, restaurants and office space, is a premier property overlooking the Arabian Gulf in the heart of the new Dubai. The Jumeirah Beach Residence packaged central plant was designed, manufactured and commissioned by TAS. As the pioneer in developing standard product designs supporting packaged central and chilled water plants, TAS developed the region's first packaged central plant in support of the district cooling industry. In keeping pace with the region's significant rate of new construction, TAS delivered on-site the first of twelve 5,000TR central plant systems in a record 10 months from receipt of purchase order...

Health care design guidance provided in new ASHRAE courses -- ATLANTA, Oct. 16, 2006 -- Guidance to help designers create safe indoor environments in health care facilities is provided in new educational courses at the AHR Exposition held in conjunction with ASHRAE's Winter Meeting. In all, ASHRAE will conduct three professional development seminars and 14 short courses at the ASHRAE meeting, Jan. 27-31 in Dallas. Among them are two new short courses related to health care facility design. Health Care Facilities - Best Practice HVAC Design Considerations and Criteria introduces design considerations. A major emphasis is on the necessary considerations for various diagnostic and treatment and support areas. The course also offers guidance on how to deal with existing facilities, smoke and life safety design issues...
Also see: " Proposed Heat Transfer Load Calculation Standard Open for Review"

Aqua America, Drexel University launch online educational partnership -- Drexel University Online recently announced an educational partnership with Aqua America, the nation's largest U.S.-based, publicly-traded water company, providing water and wastewater services to approximately 2.5 million residents in 13 states -- PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 16, 2006 -- Drexel University Online recently announced an educational partnership with Aqua America, the nation's largest U.S.-based, publicly-traded water company, providing water and wastewater services to approximately 2.5 million residents in 13 states. Through this alliance, Aqua America employees will have the opportunity to complete an online degree or certificate program through Drexel and receive special tuition rates. Employees will be able to choose from a range of bachelor's, master's, and certificate programs that Drexel offers online in areas such as business, engineering, computer science, computing technology, and information science...

NSF partners with Harris County, TX to offer NSF Onsite Wastewater Monitoring Program -- First county in the U.S. to require NSF monitoring program -- ANN ARBOR, MI, & HOUSTON, TX, Oct. 16, 2006 -- In response to the critical need for proper treatment of residential and commercial wastewater, and the environmental and public health benefits of properly functioning systems, NSF has partnered with Harris County to adopt the NSF Onsite Wastewater Monitoring Program. Systems that treat wastewater onsite rather than being delivered to a central treatment facility often receive less frequent maintenance and service, and improperly maintained systems can pose a serious risk to public health and the environment. The benefits of the new NSF program are to provide service providers, health departments, business and homeowners independent monitoring and recording of onsite wastewater system service and maintenance...
Also see:
-- "2006 USDA/NSF Food Safety Education Conference"
-- "NSF International to Review Surfactants for CleanGredients Database"

Westin Engineering launches Canadian operations in Toronto -- RANCHO CORDOVA, CA, Oct. 16, 2006 -- Westin Engineering Inc. has expanded service delivery into Canada with the addition of management, staff and a new office in Toronto. "Toronto is considered a top technology area and is one of the five largest metropolitan areas in North America," said Bill Serjeantson, PE, Westin's vice president-Canada, and a lifetime resident of Ontario. "This community's talent pool is highly experienced in process automation. We intend to leverage these resources to make Toronto a 'Center of Automation Excellence' for the water industry." Leading Westin's entry into Canada are Serjeantson, Yvonne Mackwood, Jason Glaskin-Clay, and Sylvia Sawada. The office is located at 570 Alden Road, #205, Markham, Ontario L3R 8N5...

2006 Itron Users Conference offers record-breaking number of workshops -- PALM SPRINGS, CA, CA, Oct. 16, 2006 -- Itron Inc. kicked off its 24th annual Itron Users' Conference today as more than 700 mid- and high-level representatives from utilities around the world converged to gain and share knowledge about the latest metering, data collection, and software technology. Attendance has more than doubled in the past four years -- in 2002, 300 utility representatives were on hand for the Itron Users' Conference. This week, a record-breaking 172 work sessions are scheduled over the next two days, focusing on everything from advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and automatic meter reading (AMR) to meter data management, fixed networks, water leak detection, energy forecasting and curtailment management...

HDR names Carpenter national technical director for water reuse -- PHOENIX, Oct. 13, 2006 -- HDR has promoted Guy Carpenter from water quality program manager to the firm's national technical director of water reuse. In his new role, Carpenter is responsible for nationwide business and technical development and client management in this rapidly growing area. Carpenter is based in HDR's Phoenix office. Prior to joining HDR in 2003, Carpenter was the water resources manager for Gilbert, AZ, a 100% water reuse community and the nation's fastest growing city at that time. He helped develop Arizona's statewide water reuse regulations and local construction standards and led the creation of the Arizona Section of the WateReuse Association. He has presented numerous papers on the proper role of reclaimed water in integrated water resources planning. He was a technical reviewer for "Good to the Last Drop: A Practitioner's Guide to Water Reuse," a book prepared by HDR for the American Public Works Association...

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