NWS: Today’s High Near 82; Tonight’s Low Around 56

first_imgThe National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 82 with a 50 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Tonight’s low around 56. Courtesy/NWSlast_img

Air Products’ PRISM® system wins Canadian contract thanks to versatility

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SVF Flow Controls holds grand opening in Houston

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Part L: This is the bare minimum

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

When planning co-operation spells paralysis

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Dockwise Ltd Seven up for Dockwise

first_imgDockwise will execute the bulk of this newly contracted work during the second quarter of 2010. In addition, the Group has secured a variation order, under the Vyborg contract, generating additional sailing days during the first half of 2010.Total revenues for the various commitments are expected to reach approximately USD 40 million.Chief executive, André Goedée said: “A stable oil price environment and stronger macroeconomic outlook has coincided with increased tender activity amongst drilling rig contractors, creating opportunities for Dockwise. While the return of tender activity is encouraging, we have yet to see whether this constitutes the beginning of a sustained recovery.”last_img read more

Equipment mover gets on the skids

first_imgThe two-year project is scheduled to be completed in late 2019.Each change of transformer takes three to four days, about every eight weeks. Each existing transformer weighs around 10,000 lbs (4.54 tonnes) measures 1.67 m long, 2.56 m wide, and 1.98 m high and the replacement units are a similar size and weight.The Kentucky-based heavy hauling and rigging services provider is employing rollers, hydraulic jacks, aluminum cribbing, a modular tower, and Hydra-Slide equipment, together with the building’s own overhead crane.All components of the XLP150 extreme low profile system being used are capable of being moved by hand, says Edwards, and it is ideal for areas with restricted access.Bill Watts, vice president of operations at Edwards, said that the main challenges are low headroom, a confined workspace, and no access for forklift trucks. Also, the site does not allow gasoline motors or any flammable materials, such as wood. The only viable alternative to the Hydra-Slide system would have been to employ overhead trolleys to move the loads across the length of a beam, but the XLP150 presented a myriad of safety and productivity advantages, he added.www.hydra-slide.comwww.edwardsmoving.comlast_img read more

Judge rules that reviving a struck-out claim not an abuse of process

first_imgThe High Court has dismissed an attempt to stop a former litigant in person getting a second chance at making their claim after the first was struck out due to a technicality. Property owner Philip Davies is pursuing the second action against a company of boiler installers after his first attempt was struck out due to him failing to meet the court’s unless order.The defendants in Davies v Carillion Energy Services Ltd & Anor applied to have the second action similarly killed off, arguing Davies was guilty of an abuse of process given his failure to advance the original claim.The case is another in a growing list of litigation where the courts are attempting to grapple with issues arising from people representing themselves. Most indications are that judges are minded to give litigants in person a little more leeway in compliance with rules and procedure, while trying not to interfere with court processes.Ruling in the High Court, Mr Justice Morris agreed with a district judge’s decision to dismiss the defendants’ application and allow the claim, for a sum estimated at almost £20,000, to proceed.Morris said Davies, who was a litigant in person when the first claim failed, had not shown a ‘wholesale disregard’ of the civil procedure rules and it had been struck out for a technical problem rather than an inordinate or serious delay.‘I am satisfied that the claimant’s conduct in the first action was neither an abuse of process nor inexcusable and thus that the second action should not be struck out as an abuse of process,’ added the judge.Davies had first issued a claim form in July 2010 alleging that his new boiler ceased to function, but the defendants contended he had failed to set out any allegations in support of his claim and failed to show any calculations as to how he arrived at the figure he was claiming for.After further correspondence between the parties, Davies was ordered to provide fully pleaded particulars of claim by 4 July 2011 ‘specifying on what legal basis the claim is made’.He filed a 39-page manuscript document in purported compliance, but a district judge ruled this did not meet the order as specified and the claim was struck out. The second action was issued in December 2015 with Davies now represented by solicitors and counsel.Describing this as abuse of process, the defendants said the second action should be struck out unless the claimant could show special reason why it should be allowed to proceed.But Davies’ lawyers said there was no provision in the civil procedure rules which automatically prohibits the commencement of a second action after a first action has been struck out.last_img read more

Research progresses together

first_imgIF THERE WAS any doubt that a great deal of research is still being undertaken into the rail mode, this was rapidly dispelled by the seventh World Congress on Railway Research on June 5 – 9. Over 750 delegates from more than 40 countries assembled in Montréal to debate several hundred papers under the general theme of ’Progressing Together’.’Montréal will be a milestone in development and co-operation on rail research’, predicted outgoing WCRR Chairman Roy Allen. He summed up the commercial and technical imperatives for the rail industry with the challenge ’let’s do more with less’.The depth and scope of current and recent research projects ranged widely, from alternative fuels through environmental sustainability to the fatigue forces affecting the life cycle of wheelsets. East Japan Railway’s Fastech trainsets are probing the boundaries of high speed operations, and the same company is about to put into operation a prototype three-car multiple-unit powered by fuel cells. Network Rail and TTCI continue to refine their mutual understanding of creep forces in the critical wheel/rail contact patch, picking up one of the eight ’best paper’ awards.If there was any criticism of the organisers, it was perhaps that the selection of papers erred in favour of breadth over depth. With four plenary sessions, six parallel streams of workshops, interactive poster debates and further poster displays, plus the stands of more than 40 exhibitors, there was simply too much choice. Getting the balance right is clearly difficult, but some delegates suggested a more rigorous selection process could focus on the ’best in class’ making a paper at WCRR a genuine pinnacle of achievement. Something, perhaps, to consider for 2008 in Seoul.Whilst some railways are still investing in R&D, others are increasingly relying on joint ventures with suppliers and academic institutions. We were concerned that many papers reported parallel research rather than building on each other’s work. The Eurnex programme to co-ordinate European railway research projects seems to be making slow progress, whereas the tripartite agreement between KRRI in Korea, RTRI of Japan and CARS in China, for example, appears more fruitful. One factor may be a higher reliance on supplier involvement inEurope. One insider commented that some current international research projects are making little progress, and suggested that the participating suppliers may be finding it difficult to reconcile the need for openness and co-operation in research with the imperative of retaining the competitive advantage.As more decision-makers recognise the fundamental benefits of rail, it is good to see a healthy debate helping to secure the technical foundations of our industry.last_img read more

Antigua PM discusses divestment opportunities in Dubai

first_imgAntigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne has held talks with the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.According to a statement by the Antigua and Barbuda government Browne met with Al Maktoum on Tuesday during which he thanked the prime minister for the invitation to participate in the World Government Summit, and also for his continued support of the Caribbean.Investment opportunities are tremendous“Prime Minister Browne emphasized that, despite the recent storms, Antigua is open for business, and investment opportunities in the island are tremendous,” the statement said, adding that Antigua and Barbuda recently signed several memoranda of understanding, including joint investment agreement and a tax exchange agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).UAE Minister of International Cooperation, Reem Al Hashimy, who also attended the meeting “emphasized the importance of the …agreements in moving forward investment opportunities between both countries,” the statement said.Reem indicated the possibility of investment in the tourism sector, agriculture and air transport, “and looks forward to working closer with the government of Prime Minister Browne.”Browne spoke of the National Assets Management Company Limited (NAMCO), a similar mechanism to that of the Investment Corporation Dubai (ICD), saying that NAMCO provides “a good investment opportunity for investment from the UAE.last_img read more