Defense: The Best Offense

Business Facilities

Nations around the world are increasing their defense budgets; the sophisticated weaponry of the U.S. Read: Defense: The Best Offense at BusinessFacilities.com. Aerospace & Defense Arizona Business Clusters/Corridors Daily News Featured Florida Industry Focus New Hampshire Workforce Development Aerospace BF-Jan/Feb-2018 corporate expansion Defense florida Fort Lauderdale Goodyear Manufacturing Rochester Sierra Vista Site Selection

Mission Critical at the Department of Defense now includes Climate

Green Building Law Update

McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. 5515, authorizes appropriations for the Department of Defense for procurement of everything from aircraft, missiles, ammunition, shipbuilding and space defense to military installation construction; and is arguably the most significant environmental legislation enacted anywhere this year. 5515 National Defense Authorization ActOn August 13 the President signed the John S.

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Defense Innovation Unit Experimental Comes To Austin

Business Facilities

DIUx will connect the Department of Defense with hundreds of private sector firms to enhance the technological capabilities of the U.S. Read Defense Innovation Unit Experimental Comes To Austin on Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. military while growing innovative enterprises in Texas.

New England’s Regional Defense Industry Collaboration

Business Facilities

The new organization, funded with a $1.5-million grant from the department of defense, will coordinate the growth of defense-related business across the six-state region. Read: New England’s Regional Defense Industry Collaboration at BusinessFacilities.com.

Lessons in Defensive Driving

Safety Services Company

Lessons in Defensive Driving. Welcome to Safe Friday, since June is National Safety Month, we’re going to close out the month by covering the ins and outs of defensive driving. From a business standpoint, integrating key elements of defensive driving safely into your safety culture will help your bottom line. Driving Defensively. Defensive driving will help to protect the health and safety of yourself and others. Important Defensive Driving Techniques.

Lessons in Defensive Driving

Safety Services Company

Lessons in Defensive Driving. Welcome to Safe Friday, since June is National Safety Month, we’re going to close out the month by covering the ins and outs of defensive driving. From a business standpoint, integrating key elements of defensive driving safely into your safety culture will help your bottom line. Driving Defensively. Defensive driving will help to protect the health and safety of yourself and others. Important Defensive Driving Techniques.

Tenant’s New Defense to Hazardous Substance Liability

Green Building Law Update

In 2002, as part of the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act, the BFPP definition was amended to include the parenthetical phrase “(or a tenant of a person)” in the description of who can claim the BFPP defense, but there was no other direction on the treatment of tenants.

2021 Defense Authorization Act includes mass timber provision

BD+C

The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act includes language that would encourage the U.S. Department of Defense to consider using mass timber construction on new building projects and renovations.

Australian Defense Contractor Investing $2.5M In Alabama

Business Facilities

Read: Australian Defense Contractor Investing $2.5M Aerospace & Defense Alabama Business Clusters/Corridors Capital Investment Daily News Featured Foreign Direct Investment International Alabama Department of Commerce Australia corporate expansion defense contractor Electro Opto Systems Employment Manufacturing remote weapons stations Site SelectionElectro Optic Systems will locate its flagship U.S.

Mack Defense Readies Granites for Army Testing

Construction Equipment

Mack Defense is building five Granite-based heavy dump trucks (HDT) for testing by the U.S. The Production Vehicle Testing is part of its $296 million contract for armored and armor-capable HDTs, named M917A3, according to the company. The 40-week durability testing will occur at the Army’s

Defense Authorization Act Lifts Ban on LEED Gold and Platinum

Green Building Law Update

President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2014 in Honolulu last Thursday and while most observers noted that the bill cracks down on sexual assaults in the military and eases restrictions on transferring detainees from Guantanamo Bay, the bill also is a huge win for the U.S. ” That is, there are no longer limitations of the Department of Defense pursuing LEED Gold and Platinum certifications.

ICC 700 Authorized by National Defense Authorization Act for 2015

Green Building Law Update

While many have focused on the funding to fight the Islamic State terrorist group or the 1 percent boost in military pay, the National Defense Authorization Act for 2015 makes a major change in green building across this nation when it authorizes use of the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard. Billion budget authority of the Department of Defense. This time last year, I wrote a blog post Defense Authorization Act Lifts Ban on LEED Gold and Platinum.

SCOTUS Says Border Wall Work Can Continue With Defense Funds

Construction Equipment

Mexico border wall using Defense Department funds. On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed work to continue on the U.S.-Mexico

Aerospace And Defense Jobs Expected To Grow

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

Aerospace And Defense Jobs Expected To Grow originally appeared on Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. After several years of job losses, aerospace and defense sector employment is expected to grow in 2016 by more than 39,000 jobs in the U.S., Aerospace & Defense Labor Market Study.” percent, of which about 185,000 jobs were lost in the defense subsector. . Aerospace and defense sector companies paid $7.7

Boeing Consolidating Defense, Space Sites

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Read Boeing Consolidating Defense, Space Sites on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. Aerospace & Defense Alabama California Corporate Real Estate Daily News Featured Missouri Texas Virginia Boeing consolidation Corporate Real Estate (CRE) El Segundo Employment Expansion Huntsville Long Beach Manufacturing Seal Beach Site Selection St. The effort to improve efficiency will bring jobs to Boeing's Los Angeles County, St.

Corps Releases Final Report on $29B Texas Gulf Coast Hurricane Defense Plan

ENR Construction

Plans for a multiple lines of defense strategy to protect the Texas Gulf Coast from hurricanes and storm surge moves to Congress for approval with the release of a a final feasibility report and final environmental impact statement from the Corps of Engineers and Texas General Land Office that proposes $28.87 billion in coastal protection projects.

New Department of Defense Policy Accepts Green Globes

Green Building Law Update

In a tectonic shift in government policy, the Department of Defense will now permit the use of both the Green Building Initiatives’ Green Globes and U.S. The new “Department of Defense Sustainable Building Policy” supersedes the October 25, 2010 policy that authorized only LEED. Defense Department Federal Globes Green LEED of

Restoring Our Defenses

Construction Business Owner

11, 2001, began in its usual manner for John Nienabar, operations manager at ServiceMaster of Springfield, Virginia. At 11:30 a.m., however, Nienabar received an unforgettable call. It was the office of Nancy Judd, head of facilities contracting at the Pentagon, a department that had previously worked with the ServiceMaster Springfield office. This time, the call was for a project that was unprecedented

Hard hats to helmets: How Skanska, Clark are improving workers' last line of defense

Construction Dive

Traditional hard hats account for falling objects, not falling workers. Some general contractors are providing a more effective layer of protection

Dept. of Defense will require beefed up cybersecurity standards in January

BD+C

Beginning January 2020, the Department of Defense will roll out a new IT security protocol for all businesses it hires for contract work

Virginia Defense Companies Diversify With Going Global Initiative

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

With defense spending cuts taking effect across the nation, the Commonwealth of Virginia has launched the $2 million statewide ‘Going Global’ initiative, a first-of-its-kind program developed to help Virginia-based defense contractors capture international export opportunities. Shortly after the program’s start, nearly 80 defense-related companies have committed to taking their products and services abroad—accounting for nearly 50 percent of the total program.

Defense Department LEED Funding to Be Eliminated? : Green.

Green Building Law Update

Navistar Defense Awarded $18.8 Milllion for Tactical Vehicles

Construction Equipment

Army recently awarded Navistar Defense, LLC, a foreign military sales contract valued at $18.8 Navistar Defense MTVs are based on the International WorkStar severe-duty platform designed for both off and on-road operation, and is the backbone for the company's MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. The U.S. million to provide 115 International 7000-MV Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTV) to Iraq. .

Forget Curb Appeal—Think Fire-Safe Landscaping and Defensible Space

Green Industry Professionals

With a “new abnormal” of bigger, badder wildfires, California homeowners are facing a paradigm shift in landscaping

Ignorance of OSHA standards no defense for worker's death

Construction Dive

A circuit court upheld OSHA's decision to issue a willful violation and impose a $49,000 fine against a contractor in relation to a worker's fatal fall

Lawmakers Strip PFAS Provisions From Defense Bill

ENR Construction

A defense bill released by a congressional conference committee Dec. 9 dropped provisions that would have restricted discharges of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances—a class of chemical compounds known as PFAS—from manufacturers into water supplies and designated PFAS as “hazardous substances” under the federal Superfund law

Oshkosh Announces Defense Segment Layoffs

Construction Equipment

Oshkosh Corporation announced that its Defense segment plans to reduce its workforce in Oshkosh, Wis., by approximately 250 to 300 hourly positions in December 2014. In addition, approximately 70 salaried positions will be eliminated with the majority being temporary employees, elimination of open positions and those retiring

JCB Global Government & Defense Division Relocates to U.S.

Construction Equipment

JCB relocated its Global Government and Defense Division from its worldwide headquarters in the United Kingdom to its North American headquarters in Savannah, Ga

Fortify Your Roof with the Top Defense Against Very Severe Hail

Pro Builder

Fortify Your Roof with the Top Defense Against Very Severe Hail. kcichowicz. Wed, 05/05/2021 - 09:23. Stand up to intensifying weather conditions and tough new hail standards with DensDeck ® StormX ™ Prime Roof Board from Georgia-Pacific. As the only gypsum cover board that meets FM Very Severe Hail classification in approved single-ply assemblies, it offers upgraded hail resistance and enhanced impact resistance

Leading the Defense of the Living Landscape

Green Industry Professionals

Kris Kiser, OPEI's president and CEO, talks about the group's "Living Landscapes Matter" public awareness campaign

Natural Resources Defense Council Lawsuit against EPA Challenges Pesticide Registrations

Green Industry Professionals

The organization is asking a federal court to vacate the registrations of nearly 100 products containing neonics

New Defenses Against Job Site Fires

Construction Equipment

Construction companies are ramping up their fire prevention efforts on projects during the construction phase and implementing fire-elimination strategies that go a significant step further than fire-prevention. This is significant because according to the American Wood Council, more than 60 percent of U.S. apartment buildings built between 2006 and 2015 used wood framing but in most jurisdictions fire-retardant treated wood is required only for the exterior walls

Oshkosh Defense to Showcase JLTV at AUSA

Construction Equipment

Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh Corporation company, will showcase its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) solution—the Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV)—at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.

Not April Fool's: Defense Department to Adopt Green Code and LEED

Green Building Law Update

But it is now clear to me that I misinterpreted the testimony of Dr. Dorothy Robyn, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense. Instead, the Department of Defense is going to simultaneously require compliance with its green building code and with LEED certification. Department of Defense Federal LEEDIn last week's post, I stated that the Army was abandoning LEED certification in lieu of a green building code based on ASHRAE 189.1.

Made to take the heat. The perfect defense for the WUI. DaVinci Shake

Pro Builder

The perfect defense for the WUI. Made to take the heat. DaVinci Shake. kcichowicz. Fri, 12/11/2020 - 09:29. Installing roofing in wildfire-prone areas? Then you need to know that DaVinci Roofscapes composite shake and slate roofing tiles are Class A fire rated and comply with the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Code. This is the highest resistance to flame spread that roofing materials can be tested to in the industry

BlueHalo Picks NM For $60M Manufacturing, Research, Tech Complex

Business Facilities

BlueHalo will retain 260 jobs and create an additional 64 jobs at its new 200,000-square-foot Albuquerque, NM campus. Read: BlueHalo Picks NM For $60M Manufacturing, Research, Tech Complex at BusinessFacilities.com.

Builders Seek New Defenses Against Jobsite Fires

ENR Construction

Fire-prevention experts advise adopting a multi-phased approach to preventing and detecting fires during construction

Defense Authorization Act rejects BRAC for 2017

BD+C

billion Defense Authorization Act. The legislation rejects the possibility of a base realignment and closure round (BRAC) in 2017, something both the Obama Administration and the Defense Department support. Lawmakers called previous savings estimates of earlier BRAC rounds “outdated” and said the Defense Department already has enough tools to reduce its infrastructure spending. The House of Representatives has passed the $584.2

Vermeer Damage Defense System for Tub and Horizontal Grinder Operations

Construction Equipment

Vermeer Damage Defense system initiates shutdown of a tub and horizontal grinder if the hammermill comes in contact with metal while grinding. Available as an option, the system idles down the engine, reverses the infeed or tub, and disengages the clutch. Operators can adjust the sensitivity settings for application conditions. The system can be factory-installed or retrofitted, and it is integrated into the grinder’s controls system. Source: Vermeer

Deloitte Projects 5% Growth In Aerospace And Defense Industry, Technology Innovations To Dominate

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

The continued decline of defense spending into 2014 will likely force new revenue streams for the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry that may include innovations in intelligence, precision strike technologies, and cyber security. This is according to the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) 2014 Global Aerospace and Defense Outlook , which also projects the industry to repeat a modest growth of 5 percent, mirroring the growth rate of the past two years.