Parker Technology Announces Newly Promoted VP of Marketing, Heidi Barber
Indianapolis, IN (January 16th, 2023) — Parker Technology recently announced the promotion of Heidi Barber to VP of Marketing, formerly Sr. Director of Marketing and Sales Ops.
“Heidi has been with Parker for four years and during that time has evolved and transformed our brand and our demand generation capabilities to a place where Parker Technology is regularly recognized as a market leader in the parking industry. Heidi has built a very capable team both inside and outside the organization to achieve some impressive results this year for Parker,” said Brian Wolff, President & CEO of Parker Technology. Additionally, “Heidi has been instrumental in putting the name Parker Technology on the parking map – I want to thank her for her efforts to date and I look forward to her continued success.”
In her time at Parker Technology, Heidi has developed an effective and ever-evolving marketing strategy for continued growth and momentum within the parking industry. A large portion of her efforts have been devoted to 1) building a strong and reputable brand, 2) iterating and refining a consistent digital marketing strategy, and 3) creating a robust content marketing engine. This multi-prong approach is the driving factor behind roughly 20% of all customer acquisition being sourced directly by demand generation.
Furthermore, in her sales operations role, Heidi has worked closely with the sales team over the years to develop an efficient sales process and best practices. In conjunction, she has championed the design and implementation of various Salesforce modules to drive effective business procedures across the organization.
Lastly, in 2022, Heidi successfully raised her personal profile as a leader in parking when she was recognized by the National Parking Association (NPA) in their 40 Under 40 Awards Program that spotlighted 40 of the brightest minds in parking under the age of 40. She also took a leadership position in Women in Parking (WIP) in 2022 as their Communications Committee Lead.
About Parker Technology
Parker Technology combines parking domain expertise, a flexible software platform and their professional customer service center, or your staff, to ensure customer problems are resolved efficiently, according to facility business rules. Parker helps its clients create a better customer experience, while collecting more revenue, keeping traffic moving, freeing up internal staff to focus on higher-priority on-site tasks and providing data and insights to run operations more effectively. Learn more at helpmeparker.com.
Tighe & Bond Acquires WorldTech Engineering
Westfield, Massachusetts, January 3, 2023 – Tighe & Bond, a Northeast leader in engineering, design, and environmental consulting, announces it has acquired eastern Massachusetts-based WorldTech Engineering (WorldTech), a full-service transportation and civil engineering firm.
This strategic acquisition aligns with the firm’s vision of being a trusted advisor by offering clients a comprehensive, single-source solution to their engineering, design, and environmental science needs. The addition of WorldTech’s staff bolsters Tighe & Bond’s transportation services across a complementary client base.
Tighe & Bond’s current offices in eastern Massachusetts offices are now augmented by WorldTech’s Woburn office, bringing the total number of offices to 13 across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Maine.
Tighe & Bond President and CEO Bob Belitz said, “We believe this expanded transportation practice gives us additional opportunity to support our client base given current and forecasted needs for transportation infrastructure improvements. WorldTech’s business model complements our existing capabilities and aligns with our client-focused approach. We welcome this talented team to our firm.”
Richard Benevento, WorldTech’s founder, added, “We recognized our two highly accomplished firms would be stronger together as we continue our mission to be a personal and committed transportation partner. We look forward to expanding our client base throughout the Northeast and providing new opportunities for our employees.”
About WorldTech Engineering (now branded as Tighe & Bond)
Since its founding in 2009, WorldTech worked to provide personalized professional transportation engineering services, including civil/site, traffic, planning, roadway/highway, and asset management. The firm has a strong track record of successfully assisting municipalities find ways to advance infrastructure improvements through federal and state funding.
About Tighe & Bond
Tighe & Bond is an employee-owned, regional consulting firm in the Northeast, specializing in water and wastewater, transportation, and building services engineering; site planning and design; landscape architecture; and environmental science. By focusing on bright ideas, green strategies and clear solutions, the Tighe & Bond team develops creative, collaborative solutions to complex challenges.
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Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Releases Industry-Wide EPD
SCHAUMBURG, IL – The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) has released an industry-wide Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for Fabricated Steel Reinforcement Bar used in reinforced concrete construction. The EPD updates CRSI’s previous EPD published in 2017 and is available for download here or on the CRSI website.
Aware of the increasing interest in transparent reporting of a product’s cradle-to-gate environmental performance, CRSI desires to demonstrate their sustainability leadership and leverage business value. To accomplish this, the Institute evaluated the environmental profile of fabricated steel reinforcing bar by conducting a cradle-to-gate Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of fabricated reinforcing steel that resulted in the new version of the CRSI EPD.
The analysis was conducted according to the UL Environment’s Product Category Rules (PCR) Part A: Life Cycle Assessment Calculation Rules and Report Requirements and Part B: Designated Steel Construction Product EPD Requirements (UL Environment, 2018; UL Environment, 2020) and covers fabricated steel reinforcing bar defined by the following standards:
* ASTM A615/A615M Standard Specification for Deformed and Plain Carbon-Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement
* ASTM A706/A706M Standard Specification for Deformed and Plain Low-Alloy Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement
Steel is the most recycled material in the world, with U.S. producers recycling more than 70 million tons of scrap each year. In reinforced concrete, the steel reinforcing bars consist of over 97% recycled material produced at U.S. mills.
About the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute:
Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is a technical institute and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that stands as the authoritative resource for steel reinforced concrete construction. Among the Nation’s oldest trade associations, CRSI offers many industry-trusted technical publications, standards documents, design aids, reference materials and educational opportunities.
CRSI’s members represent over 80% of the U.S. manufacturers, fabricators and placers of steel reinforcing bar and related products with over 600 locations in 49 states, and with over 15,000 employees. Members produce, fabricate and install approximately 9 million ton of reinforcing steel per year using scrap steel in efficient manufacturing operations. It is estimated that the industry impacts over 75,000 people in steel transportation and placement in North America.
The CRSI membership also includes professionals across the country who are involved in the research, design, and construction of steel reinforced concrete. CRSI staff comprises a nationwide region network of industry professionals.
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Alchemco Demonstrates Commitment to Safety and Quality Control
with UL Solutions Certification
– Leader in Concrete Waterproofing Systems Earns NSF 61 – Water Potability Certificate –
HENRICO, Va., – Alchemco, a world leader in concrete waterproofing systems, is proving its product and company credibility by having its products tested and listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL Solutions) and certified to demonstrate that it meets elevated safety standards. A global leader in applied safety science with regulatory expertise, UL Solutions provides testing, inspection and certification services to support product innovation and business growth for manufacturers. The UL Certification mark is a recognized symbol of trust, and commitment to advancing the organization’s safety mission.
UL Solutions supports the launch of new products and services that help global markets and complex supply chains, with the goal of helping companies grow sustainably and responsibly into the future. With their ultimate goal being a safer world, the organization offers various testing, auditing, inspections, and learning opportunities—in addition to certification of facilities, personnel, processes, products and systems.
For Alchemco, achieving the UL Solutions certification confirms that its products have been third-party tested, and meet applicable standards, providing credibility to authorities and the marketplace. Alchemco has achieved the NSF-61 water potability certification, a strict public health designation that highlights materials or products that are deemed safe to come into contact with drinking water—including protective barrier materials such as cements, coatings, and sealing materials. The coveted designation is helping Alchemco’s waterproofing products to stand out in the industry, separating it from competing products that don’t value safety standards to the same degree.
“By achieving this UL Solutions certification, Alchemco is demonstrating an incredible commitment to high-quality control standards unmatched by many others in the industry,” said Alchemco CEO Mario Baggio. “We hope this designation instills the utmost confidence in our products and demonstrates to clients that we value safety above all else.”
Originally developed more than 40 years ago, Alchemco’s unique technology and proprietary formulas have positioned the company as the dominant world leader in concrete waterproofing systems. Its products have been proven to extend the functional life of concrete structures, while helping building owners avoid ongoing maintenance issues and structural problems that negatively affect concrete structures, such as corrosion, spalling and carbonation.
Learn more about Alchemco online, at https://www.alchemco.com. To learn more about UL Solutions, visit https://www.ul.com.
Alchemco is a global manufacturer of high-quality concrete waterproofing systems, as well as a variety of cleaning and repair products. Its TechCrete 2500 Waterproofing System was voted ‘Most Innovative Product’ at the 2020 World of Concrete Convention held in Las Vegas, NV. Over the years, Alchemco’s portfolio has grown to include the following brands: TechCrete, BridgeDECK, CretePro, DuraTite and Alchemco Clean & Repair (ACR). The company’s unique waterproofing technology has been adopted globally, leading to the company’s current position as one of the world’s most innovative providers of concrete waterproofing systems.
Alchemco Proudly Aligns with USGBC as Member Supporting Green Building
– Non-Toxic Waterproofing Systems Helping Buildings Achieve LEED Certification –
HENRICO, Va., (August 17, 2022) – An industry leader in concrete waterproofing systems, Alchemco is not only known for its cutting-edge products, but also adhering to the highest green standards for the industry. As a company that prioritizes creating non-toxic products without volatile organic compounds (VOCs), Alchemco is a proud member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
The USGBC is an organization committed to growing the number of buildings and structures operated through LEED – the world’s predominant green building rating system. Short for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED-certified buildings meet critical climate change goals, proving they are constructed with improved efficiency, lower carbon emissions, and public health in mind. New construction projects seeking LEED certification must meet prerequisites related to carbon, energy, water, waste, transportation, materials, health and indoor environmental quality. A verification process leads to the awarding of points that determine the building’s level of LEED certification, which can be Silver, Gold, or Platinum.
Due to the USGBC’s mission to transform how buildings in the U.S. are designed, constructed and operated, more than 10,000 buildings are LEED-certified today. This designation has played a critical role in the success of companies nationwide, as 61% of corporate leaders believe verified sustainability efforts serve as a market differentiator leading to improved financial performance over the competition. LEED-certified buildings often command higher rental rates, with lease-up rates at 20% above market average. In addition, green building vacancy rates are 4% lower than their non-green counterparts.
“We’re incredibly proud to be a member of the USGBC, and fully-support the mission and message of this respected organization that is leading efforts towards a more sustainable future and creating healthier spaces for people ,” said Alchemco CEO Mario Baggio. “Thanks to their efforts, combined with their members’ commitment to environmentally-friendly products, green building has grown into a trillion-dollar industry. Alchemco is committed to innovating green products that support the construction of LEED-certified buildings, and honored to be a member.”
In addition to its LEED certification efforts, the USGBC’s advocacy goals include making sure taxpayer dollars are allocated to cost-efficient buildings that are healthier for people, providing elected officials with access to critical information on green building and resilient cities so they can make informed decisions for constituents, ensuring that building policies incentivize and encourage the use of LEED and other resources that create economic and environmental value, and leveraging external engagements to promote equity, climate and quality of life.
For more than four decades, Alchemco has been focused on its eco-friendly proprietary formula that has positioned the company as the world leader in concrete waterproofing systems. Through its unique technology and professional implementation, Alchemco products are responsible for avoiding structural problems typical of concrete, such as corrosion, spalling and carbonation—leading to longevity of buildings and structures. Compared to similar products, Alchemco’s solutions significantly reduce manpower and transportation, requiring just six pallets of materials and a 2-man crew over five days for 100,000 square feet of concrete, compared to the more typical two semi-trailers of materials and 7-man crew over 10 days.
Learn more about Alchemco online, at https://www.alchemco.com. To learn more about the USGBC, visit https://www.usgbc.org.
Alchemco is a global manufacturer of high-quality concrete waterproofing systems, as well as a variety of cleaning and repair products. Its TechCrete 2500 Waterproofing System was voted ‘Most Innovative Product’ at the 2020 World of Concrete Convention held in Las Vegas, NV. Over the years, Alchemco’s portfolio has grown to include the following brands: TechCrete, BridgeDeck, CretePro, DuraTite and Alchemco Clean & Repair (ACR). The company’s biochemically-modified waterproofing technology has been adopted globally, leading to the company’s current position as one of the world’s most innovative providers of concrete waterproofing systems.
V2 Composites Introduces The Next Generation T-Biscuit®,
The Revolutionary Solution For Shear Connection Failures
in Parking Structures
The Custom-Engineered Product for Existing and New Concrete Parking Garages
AUBURN, AL — August 17, 2022 — V2 Composites, the industry leader in Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) repair solutions in precast concrete, introduces the new and improved T-Biscuit, a premier product and go-to solution for the repair of failed shear connections in concrete parking structures.
V2’s proprietary carbon fiber T-Biscuit has proven to be the simplest and most economical solution on the market today to repair failed flange-to-flange shear connectors of pre-cast double tee beams, which often fail as a result of fatigue and/or corrosion.
“I’m excited and proud to introduce the next generation of this revolutionary product,” said Kevin Horne, CEO of V2 Composites. “Over the last four years, our engineers and composite experts have been in constant contact with our customers, listening to their recommendations and their needs. The result is a new and improved product that will not only remedy shear connection failures in existing structures but the new T-Biscuit can be utilized in new construction projects as well.”
The next generation product, fabricated from custom-engineered CFRP laminate, meets or exceeds all the demanding capacities of the original T-Biscuit, and it accommodates the loads and fatigue increasingly associated with shear connection failure.
Understanding the additional specifications dictated by the newer, thinner, and wider double tee beam designs, company engineers consulted with V2 customers to ensure the redesigned T-Biscuit met the new requirements and was more user-friendly for installers.
The New and Improved T-Biscuit
• Meets or exceeds precast concrete code requirements published by ACI and PCI.
• Increases in-plane bending capacity by 330% over the previous product.
• Closely mirrors the joint deflection characteristics of a standard welded connection.
• Significantly reduces stress in the tee flange during reverse bending and in-plane movements resulting from thermal volume change.
• Sports a new geometry that allows for the installation in all currently produced double tee beam thicknesses, and accommodates a deeper depression for the backer rod and joint sealant.
V2 Composites, Inc.®, established in 1999, designs and fabricates some of the industry’s strongest and most versatile composite reinforcement solutions. For more than 20 years, it has served small and large general construction, design, and precast concrete companies in North America. V2 offers custom-stitched products for use in high-rise development, bridge-building, parking garage construction, cooling towers, and wind turbines. Through innovative technology and improved manufacturing processes, V2 produces cost-effective, time-saving composite solutions tailored to achieve the unique performance requirements of every project. V2 Composites, headquartered in Auburn, Alabama, is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company.
For more information on T-Biscuit and V2 Composites’ Structural Systems line, visit https://www.v2composites.com.