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Alchemco Demonstrates Commitment to Safety and Quality Control with UL Solutions Certification

August 31, 2022

 

 

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.


About Alchemco

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

August 23, 2022

 

 

 

 

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.


About Alchemco

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

August 17, 2022

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.

Im 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 industrys 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.

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Announces 2022 CRSI HONORS Recognition Program Recipients

August 16, 2022

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Announces 2022 CRSI HONORS Recognition Program Recipients

 

SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS – The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute is proud to announce the results of their biennial CRSI HONORS design and construction awards program. Ten projects were selected to receive recognition from the numerous entries submitted.

Project entries were evaluated on the basis of Satisfaction of owner objectives, Development of innovative solutions, Maximizing project value, Effective use of reinforced concrete, and Overall aesthetics. Seven submittals received a premier HONORS Award while three received Merit Certificate recognition.

For over 50 years, CRSI has recognized design and construction achievement by owners, architects, engineers, and construction managers across North America. Submittals can be made by anyone in the design/construction team. This cycle’s entries represent a wide range of project types from all regions of the United States. Each of the selections demonstrates an excellence in leveraging reinforcing steel’s inherencies as a part of the world’s most popular building material.

All the recognized projects will be considered for case studies and for other promotions showcasing steel reinforced concrete construction. The Institute is pleased to acknowledge all these unique and successful projects.

The following projects were selected for recognition (submitting organization is in parenthesis):

 

RESIDENTIAL AND HOTEL

One Chicago (McHugh Concrete Construction) – HONORS Award

Circa (CKC Structural Engineers) – Merit Certificate

EDUCATIONAL

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Bowes Center (Tipping Structural Engineers) – HONORS Award


HEALTHCARE

INOVA Loudoun Hospital (HDR, Inc.) – HONORS Award

COMMERCIAL AND MIXED-USE

Fifteen Fifty (DCI Engineers) – HONORS Award

Hale Kalele (BASE) – Merit Certificate

CULTURAL, RELIGIOUS, OR ENTERTAINMENT

Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (Thornton Tomasetti) – HONORS Award

TRANSPORTATION

Children’s Hospital Parking Garage (HDR, Inc.) – HONORS Award

 

BRIDGE

Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Replacement Project (HDR, Inc.) – HONORS Award

I-579 Urban Open Space Cap (HDR, Inc.) – Merit Certificate

For more information on this year’s CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards winning projects, please contact Dave Mounce, Director of Communications, at dmounce@crsi.org or 630-380-5820.

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.

 

Clopay® Corporation Introduces Cornell and Cookson Branded Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille

August 11, 2022

 

 

 

Clopay® Corporation Introduces Cornell and Cookson Branded
Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille

 

 

Ultra-slim curtain reduces headroom requirement, providing specifiers aesthetically pleasing rolling grille options for a variety of new applications.

 

Mason, OH  –– Clopay® Corporation, a leader in closure products for commercial, residential, industrial, institutional, and retail applications, introduces the Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille, expanding its product line of security grilles featuring award-winning curtain technology. The patented, ultra-slim profile of Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille requires nearly 30% less headroom than standard industry grilles. The curtain coils tightly and efficiently, providing a security solution for facilities with low headroom. Previously only available in high-performance construction, this technology is now available in standard-cycle, standard-speed rolling grilles. This product will be available in Clopay® Corporation’s Cornell and Cookson brands.

“By expanding the availability of MicroCoil® in a standard-cycle, standard-speed rolling grille, we are able to provide architects, designers and facility managers with a new range of security options for small spaces and retrofit projects,” said Siva Davuluri, Vice President of Marketing, Clopay® Corporation. “It is well suited for schools, urban retail applications, older buildings and structures that cannot utilize a standard size operating grille due to headroom and clearance restraints, or any structure that cannot be heavily altered,” he added.

A Plethora of New Applications 

A major benefit of broadening the availability of MicroCoil® is its patented combination of technology, durability and aesthetics. The Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille provides space-saving performance for facilities that do not require the speed and operation of high-performance rolling grilles.

“While our Extreme High Performance MicroCoil® Grille is a boon for busy parking facilities around the country, there are a number of retail and mixed-use applications that can benefit from low headroom coiling grilles that complement the building, while providing protection and security,” explained Heather Bender, Strategic Marketing Manager, Clopay® Corporation.

“In major cities around the country, historic buildings are often occupied by luxury retailers and high-end boutiques,” explained Jason Millard, Architectural Design Support – Project Manager, Clopay® Corporation. “Whether you’re in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia or Chicago, these spaces often have low headroom, and specifiers can’t change the physical structure and dimensions of the storefront. In order to provide security, they have traditionally relied on scissor gates, but now with Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille, they have a compact, affordable option that is more robust, blends with the surrounding architecture and allows window shoppers to see merchandise after hours.”

Designed to Perform

Product engineers at Clopay® Corporation made several modifications to standard grilles in order to accommodate the curtain for the Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille. The steel counter-balance coil shaft has been updated from a standard four-inch barrel to a more robust six-inch barrel. This allows the patented vertical chains to coil tightly and efficiently while providing a stiffer base to support the structure.

“The secret of Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille is in the patented design of the curved links,” explained Millard. “The links increase in length as you move down the grille curtain. When the curtain retracts into the head unit, the increasingly longer links allow the grille to coil tightly and neatly stack into itself,” he added. The unique link construction also significantly reduces noise and vibration during motor or manual operations, making it one of the quietest grilles in the industry.

Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille can be specified in a wide range of heights—from 6’ to 14’.5”—and widths up to 26’. The links are made of high-quality 304-gauge stainless steel and an easy-link repair system contributes to less maintenance, making repairs easy. Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille is rated and warranted to 50,000 cycles and comes with the brand’s full suite of safety and aesthetic features, including photo eyes, light curtains and powder coated finishes.

More Information

To learn more about the Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille, please visit: https://www.cornelliron.com/product/visionaire-microcoil-grille—cornell or https://clopay.cornellcookson.com/

About Clopay® Corporation

Founded in 1964, Clopay® Corporation (“Clopay”) is the largest manufacturer and marketer of garage doors and rolling steel doors in North America. The company sells residential and commercial overhead sectional doors through leading home center retail chains and a network of over 2,500 independent professional dealers under the brands Clopay, Ideal, and Holmes. Rolling steel doors and grilles for commercial, industrial, institutional, and retail use are sold under the Cornell and Cookson brands.

Clopay is headquartered in Mason, Ohio, and operates four manufacturing facilities and 52 distribution centers. For more information, visit www.clopaydoor.com.

 

Contact

Adrienne Reitz, Director of Marketing Communications

570-550-7652

areitz@clopay.com

Clopay® Corporation Introduces Cornell and Cookson Branded Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille

August 11, 2022

 

 

 

Clopay® Corporation Introduces Cornell and Cookson Branded
Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille

 

Ultra-slim curtain reduces headroom requirement, providing specifiers aesthetically pleasing rolling grille options for a variety of new applications.

 

 

 

Mason, OH –– Clopay® Corporation, a leader in closure products for commercial, residential, industrial, institutional, and retail applications, introduces the Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille, available through both the Cornell and Cookson brands, expanding its product line of security grilles featuring award-winning curtain technology. The patented, ultra-slim profile of Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille requires nearly 30% less headroom than standard industry grilles. The curtain coils tightly and efficiently, providing a security solution for facilities with low headroom. Previously only available in high-performance construction, this technology is now available in standard-cycle, standard-speed rolling grilles. This product will be available in Clopay®Corporation’s Cornell and Cookson brands.

“By expanding the availability of MicroCoil® in a standard-cycle, standard-speed rolling grille, we are able to provide architects, designers and facility managers with a new range of security options for small spaces and retrofit projects,” said Siva Davuluri, Vice President of Marketing, Clopay® Corporation. “It is well suited for schools, urban retail applications, older buildings and structures that cannot utilize a standard size operating grille due to headroom and clearance restraints, or any structure that cannot be heavily altered,” he added.

A Plethora of New Applications 

A major benefit of broadening the availability of MicroCoil® is its patented combination of technology, durability and aesthetics. The Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille provides space-saving performance for facilities that do not require the speed and operation of high-performance rolling grilles.

“While our Extreme High Performance MicroCoil® Grille is a boon for busy parking facilities around the country, there are a number of retail and mixed-use applications that can benefit from low headroom coiling grilles that complement the building, while providing protection and security,” explained Heather Bender, Strategic Marketing Manager, Clopay® Corporation.

“In major cities around the country, historic buildings are often occupied by luxury retailers and high-end boutiques,” explained Jason Millard, Architectural Design Support – Project Manager, Clopay® Corporation. “Whether you’re in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia or Chicago, these spaces often have low headroom, and specifiers can’t change the physical structure and dimensions of the storefront. In order to provide security, they have traditionally relied on scissor gates, but now with Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille, they have a compact, affordable option that is more robust, blends with the surrounding architecture and allows window shoppers to see merchandise after hours.”

Designed to Perform

Product engineers at Clopay® Corporation made several modifications to standard grilles in order to accommodate the curtain for the Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille. The steel counter-balance coil shaft has been updated from a standard four-inch barrel to a more robust six-inch barrel. This allows the patented vertical chains to coil tightly and efficiently while providing a stiffer base to support the structure.

“The secret of Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille is in the patented design of the curved links,” explained Millard. “The links increase in length as you move down the grille curtain. When the curtain retracts into the head unit, the increasingly longer links allow the grille to coil tightly and neatly stack into itself,” he added. The unique link construction also significantly reduces noise and vibration during motor or manual operations, making it one of the quietest grilles in the industry.

Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille can be specified in a wide range of heights—from 6’ to 14’.5”—and widths up to 26’. The links are made of high-quality 304-gauge stainless steel and an easy-link repair system contributes to less maintenance, making repairs easy. Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille is rated and warranted to 50,000 cycles and comes with the brand’s full suite of safety and aesthetic features, including photo eyes, light curtains and powder coated finishes.

More Information

To learn more about the Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille, please visit: https://www.cornelliron.com/product/visionaire-microcoil-grille or architectdoorhelp.com

 

About Clopay® Corporation

Founded in 1964, Clopay® Corporation (“Clopay”) is the largest manufacturer and marketer of garage doors and rolling steel doors in North America. The company sells residential and commercial overhead sectional doors through leading home center retail chains and a network of over 2,500 independent professional dealers under the brands Clopay, Ideal, and Holmes. Rolling steel doors and grilles for commercial, industrial, institutional, and retail use are sold under the Cornell and Cookson brands.

Clopay is headquartered in Mason, Ohio, and operates four manufacturing facilities and 52 distribution centers. For more information, visit www.clopaydoor.com.

 

Contact

Adrienne Reitz, Director of Marketing Communications

570-550-7652

areitz@clopay.com

Flowbird Unveils Highly Anticipated Off-Street Parking Solution at the 2022 IPMI Conference

August 04, 2022

 

 

Flowbird Unveils Highly Anticipated Off-Street Parking Solution at the 2022 IPMI Conference

 

Company presents FlowbirdGO, a cloud-based off-street solution for gated and gateless facilities

 

Moorestown, New Jersey – Flowbird North America, a leader in cloud-based mobility solutions, announced the release of its latest advancement in parking technology at the 2022 International Parking and Mobility Institute Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. FlowbirdGO is a dynamic off-street system giving operators the flexibility to manage parking in gated and ungated garages and lots. Visitors to Flowbird’s IPMI booth got a first-look at the system’s cloud-based functionality, easy to use hardware, and frictionless entry in action.

In gated parking scenarios, the FlowbirdGO system begins with a fully configurable touch-screen entry kiosk. As the driver approaches the parking facility, the gate arm is down and the entry terminal illuminates. The driver prints their QR code entry ticket and the gate arm opens for access to the facility. Alternatively, the FlowbirdGO system can be customized to accept phone numbers, credit cards, and permit access as an entry token.

 

Payment for parking stays can be made at Flowbird’s Pay-On-Foot machines or at an in-lane Flowbird exit kiosk. The QR code from the initial entry ticket is scanned and Flowbird’s cloud-based system calculates the amount owed. The Pay-On-Foot machine can be configured to accept various forms of payment including magstripe, chip, NFC, coins, and bills. In-lane payments can be made by card or NFC payment. The Flowbird mobile parking app is also a key payment method in the FlowbirdGO eco-system.

Once payment is confirmed by the Pay-On-Foot machine, a QR code receipt is printed and scanned at exit to raise the gate. If payment is done in-lane, the gate will raise automatically following the successful transaction.

FlowbirdGO can also be configured for gateless parking facilities, allowing for frictionless entry and exit. Seamlessly integrating with 3rd party LPR cameras, drivers can freely enter and exit the facility while their license plate number is recorded by the FlowbirdGO system. The solution can accommodate pre-payment or post payment, prior to leaving the facility, as well as mailed invoices if the user does not pay on-site.

The system’s open technology platform allows for an array of possibilities that are customized to individual parking facilities. FlowbirdGO offers real-time digital parking validation solutions to keep customers coming back to the local business community. For frequent visitors, the system offers a complete permitting solution that can include proximity cards or an RFID system to help manage monthly parkers. Intercom systems are available around-the-clock to quickly service customers while in-lane.

Built with advanced technology integrations, the FlowbirdGO system offers unique insights into clients’ parking facilities, delivering a simple yet dynamic solution with enhanced results. FlowbirdGO is a fully cloud-based solution, meaning there is no need for an on-site server, saving both time and unnecessary costs. All payment transactions are stored in a secure, PCI compliant location.

The power behind FlowbirdGO is in its advanced, yet intuitive, management system, offering real-time equipment health reporting, advanced analytics, third-party integration, and remote rate and message changes. The Business-Intelligence (BI) system generates reports with precision, providing detailed summaries of facility activity, financial information, statistical reports linked to operational performance, occupancy levels, distribution of payment methods, and more.

For clients utilizing Flowbird’s on-street parking solutions, adding the FlowbirdGO system will greatly enhance operational efficiency by bringing together all on and off-street data into one powerful system.

“We have built the FlowbirdGO system from the ground up to meet the needs of today’s off-street parking operations,” said Benoit Reliquet, President of Flowbird North America.  “The key aspects for us were to make the system flexible and cost effective to give cities, universities and parking operators a solution that can be customized, integrate with 3rd party systems, and meet their day to day operational needs.”

To request more information about the FlowbirdGO system, contact Flowbird at us-info@flowbird.group.

www.flowbird.group

 

 

 

Text Box: About Flowbird
FLOWBIRD operates in over 5,000 towns and cities in 70 countries. The company is constantly innovating and breaking new ground to help provide solutions. Its mission is to facilitate the individual journey and maximize a city’s unique mobility potential, while considering all city stakeholders and end-user experiences. Through its devices, elite service platform and teams, Flowbird enables a new era for maximizing urban harmony and value throughout the city’s core.

Parker Technology Launches Beta “Mobile Suite” Platform Features

July 21, 2022

 

Parker Technology Launches Beta “Mobile Suite” Platform Features

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS (July 21, 2022) – Parker Technology recently launched a beta version of two new innovative platform features: Mobile Queue and Mobile Endpoint, which comprise their Mobile Suite offering.

“The parking industry is transforming digitally faster than ever, and mobile-first is quickly becoming the norm. We saw it as a critical step forward to build a mobile suite to meet our customers where they are headed,” said Brian Wolff, President & CEO of Parker Technology.

Mobile Queue gives a garage manager the ability to answer intercom help calls on a smart phone, through the Parker Platform, preserving two-way video, data integrity and key features like translation in the lane. With Mobile Queue, parking customers can take their own calls when staffing is adequate. It also has a built-in “ignore call” feature, which can be set-up and scheduled to immediately send the call to Parker’s call queue for handling if their staff are busy helping another customer or dealing with a more pressing onsite issue and not able to answer.

Mobile Endpoint gives parking patrons access to help where there isn’t an intercom. They can place a two-way video help call using a QR code in a lot or at a pay station. The facility or lot does not have to have electricity, gates, internet, intercoms, hardware, or staffing to use this feature. It gives them the flexibility to help their customers, even if their surface lots aren’t staffed 24/7.

Both features are built into the Parker software platform, so with Parker, customers can still track issues and resolutions, watch call recordings, and see when and where calls are coming from.

Tammy Baker, COO of Parker Technology adds “Like everything else in the world today, our clients expect quick solutions to everyday problems. We’re expanding our platform to meet them where they are and help them get to where they want to be. In order to achieve this, we’re scaling our platform to continue to deliver solutions that are flexible, available and reliable.”

To see Mobile Queue and Mobile Endpoint live, Parker will be demoing both features at the International Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo next week in New Orleans, booth #451.

 

About Parker Technology

For parking operators who have limited resources to manage intercom and inbound customer service calls, 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 and according to the facility’s business rules. Parker helps 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 gathering data insights to run operations more effectively. Learn more at www.helpmeparker.com.

CENTERPARK ACQUIRES TWO GARAGES ON 58TH STREET, NYC

July 07, 2022

 

 

CENTERPARK ACQUIRES TWO GARAGES ON 58TH STREET

 

 

New York City’s Preeminent Parking Owner-Operator Doubles Down on Midtown,
Closes on Two Properties Totaling 40,000 Square Feet of Parking Space

 

 

 

NEW YORK, NY  – Centerpark, a fully-integrated developer, owner and operator of parking facilities known for converting traditional parking garages into modern mixed-use transportation and logistic centers, today announces the acquisition of two more assets in Midtown, adding 40,000 square feet of garage space to its growing portfolio.

Purchased from Muss Development for $8,250,000, the properties are currently leased by Icon Parking and are located at 58 West 58th Street and 222 East 58th Street in high-traffic districts with diverse parking demands. Newmark Vice Chairman Brian Ezratty represented both sides of the transaction and JLL Managing Director of Capital Markets Brett Rosenberg facilitated the loan from Valley National Bank.

Centerpark has taken a relatively contrarian position within the parking industry, investing heavily in Midtown at a time when other investors are waiting to see how post-pandemic office and transportation trends evolve. The New York-based company leverages deep market insight and proprietary technologies to optimize its assets and adapt in this changing climate.

“We know the demand generators in Midtown are diverse, particularly the 58th Street corridor, which services parking needs for housing, tourism, retail, entertainment, work and more. The long-term fundamentals are compelling to us,” said Gregg Reuben, Centerpark’s CEO.

Located at the corner of Sixth Avenue, 58 West 58th Street is one block from Central Park, Carnegie Hall and over 3.75 million square feet of commercial, residential and hospitality amenities. The 33-story building comprises 168 residential units above two garage levels totaling 22,076 square feet and 120 individual spaces. The current tenant’s lease expires in June 2023, after which Centerpark will assume the space and begin operating.

222 East 58th Street is a 20-story building with 260 residential units and one garage level encompassing 16,152 square feet and 72 spaces. Situated between Midtown East and Lenox Hill, the property is situated in a prime location just one block from five million square feet of commercial, residential, hospitality, medical and cultural offerings. Icon Parking, the previous owner, has 15 years remaining on its lease.

With the acquisition of these properties Centerpark now owns and operates 20 garages in Manhattan, including a high concentration in and around Midtown. Over the past two years alone Centerpark has invested $100M in parking properties, including the launch of an innovative full-service private parking condominium at 301 East 69th Street where spaces are selling for $199,000 and up.

 For more information about Centerpark, visit www.centerparkus.com.

About Centerpark
Based in New York City and expanding to additional gateway markets, Centerpark LLC is a parking management, technology and real estate investment firm that converts traditional parking garages into modern mixed-use transportation and logistics centers. The company leverages deep knowledge of the parking, transportation and logistics sectors to invest in underutilized real estate and then maximize property utilization with its proprietary technologies and innovative operations strategy that prioritizes both the provider and end-user. The result delivers an unmatched value proposition. Over the past three decades, Centerpark and its principals have built a track record of delivering nearly 30% average returns on its portfolio. Centerpark currently owns, manages and operates 20 properties in New York City, making it one of the largest owner-operators of parking related real estate. For more information, please visitwww.centerparkus.com.

WGI Director of Mobility Ravali Kosaraju Named Young Leader to Follow By The Institute of Traffic Engineers

June 28, 2022

 

 

 

WGI Director of Mobility Ravali Kosaraju Named Young Leader to Follow

By The Institute of Traffic Engineers

 

 

 

San Antonio, TX (June 28, 2022) Ravali Kosaraju, WGI’s Director of Mobility, has been named a young leader to follow by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). The 2022 Young Leaders to Follow class is comprised of 23 transportation professionals under 35-years-old who have demonstrated leadership and innovation within the transportation industry and ITE.

“The WGI family is extremely proud of Ravali Kosaraju for earning this important honor,” said David Wantman, CEO of WGI, Inc. “There are over 50,000 transportation planners and engineers in the United States, including 16,000 ITE members, and Kosaraju is one of only 23 professionals to earn this prestigious distinction in 2022. WGI is fortunate to have Ravali as a leader in our firm.”

Ravali Kosaraju is a transportation visionary who understands how traffic engineering and planning, mobility and curb management, and parking combine to impact communities. Through her work in both the private and public sectors, she has become a passionate proponent of mutually beneficial development that works for both the developer and the wider community, and she has become an authority on how to build strong public/private partnerships. At a time when cities and private developers are focused on mobility and the way it is revolutionizing the transportation landscape, Kosaraju is a leader who is helping cities and private developers embrace the changing landscape to create safer, more sustainable, and more manageable roadways.

“ITE provides leadership opportunities to those of all ages, but these members have distinguished themselves at a young age,” said ITE Executive Director and CEO Jeff Paniati. “They have made significant contributions to ITE’s success, and we look forward to great things from them in the years to come.”

About ITE

Founded in 1930, ITE is a community of transportation professionals including transportation engineers, transportation planners, consultants, educators, technologists, and researchers. Through meetings, seminars, publications, and a network of more than 16,000 members working in 78 countries, ITE connects members to a world of ideas, people, and resources. For more information, visit www.ite.org.

 

About WGI

Founded in 1972, WGI is an award-winning national design and professional services firm leading in technology-based solutions for the construction of public infrastructure and real estate development. With 18 offices throughout the United States, the firm is a leading provider of civil engineering services, electrical engineering, environmental consulting, geospatial and land surveying, planning, landscape architecture, MEP engineering services, new mobility, parking solutions, restoration engineering, structuring engineering, subsurface utility engineering, transportation engineering, water resources, architecture, and project delivery. WGI can be found online at wginc.com.

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