Bazis Survey: Construction and mining businesses down nearly 40% on average since start of COVID-19 pandemic

However, companies working in construction and mining sectors have mixed feelings on how the pandemic will impact economic recovery in their markets

NAPERVILLE, IL, USA, July 3, 2020 / — Global B2B market research firm Bazis recently surveyed 20 construction and mining companies from different countries around the world to measure the impact of COVID-19 on their business and gauge sentiment on what the future holds.

The findings indicate that the construction and mining industries have been widely impacted by the pandemic. In a survey asking construction and mining leaders a series of questions about the impact, Bazis found that businesses had on average a 39% decrease in business since the beginning of the pandemic. Several noted that business was down 100%. Just one reported an increase in business since the pandemic hit.

In terms of where the respondents see the future, their feelings are mixed: Some anticipate the pandemic continuing to escalate and a prolonged downturn as we potentially face a second wave in the fall. Meanwhile, nearly 25% of respondents are quite bullish, noting they’ll witness a strong growth rebound as the virus is contained in their given market.

“We’ve gained critical insights from construction and mining companies operating across the world by conducting this important survey,” said Bazis International Supplier Group Lead Olga Adushkina. “Our team is deeply embedded in this industry through the research we conduct. We feel a personal connection to the individuals and organizations impacted by the pandemic. Knowing these insights helps all of us prepare and reevaluate for the future — this kind of data is crucial to understand the current and predicted future impact of the pandemic.”

A few more interesting findings from Bazis’ survey of construction and mining industries on the impact of COVID-19 on their industry:

North American companies are some of the most optimistic in terms of predicting a quick recovery; several were certain that they’d witness a strong growth recovery with the virus contained, while others were split between a speedy recovery and slow long-term growth.

When asked about how long it would take for their company to recover once the virus is contained or minimized, respondents expressed varying degrees of optimism (or pessimism). Several felt like they would return to normal immediately afterward, while several others anticipated a 24 to 36-month period before returning to normal even after the virus is contained. Others fell somewhere 6 – 12 months.

The mining industry seemed the most concerned about recovery.

Bazis will continue to monitor how COVID-19 impacts industries we conduct research in. For more information about the firm, visit

About Bazis:

Bazis is a global B2B market research firm specializing in B2B market research with three core focuses: Bazis Agro, Bazis Build and Bazis Health. Since its 2006 inception, Bazis has provided inspirational insights to make an impact in businesses in more than 56 countries around the world.

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CCC builds portable ICU units to combat the COVID-19 Pandemic

ICU POD built by CCC

ICU POD built by CCC

CCC converted CURA container

CCC converted CURA container

Consolidated Contractors Company in collaboration with CURA, successfully converted a container into a portable Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

ATHENS, GREECE, July 3, 2020 / — Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) in collaboration with the open source project CURA, successfully converted a container into a portable Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as part of its capacity building efforts in the GCC. CURA (acronym for “Connected Units for Respiratory Ailments” and also “Cure” in Latin) proposes a quick-to-deploy solution to expand emergency facilities and ease the pressure on healthcare systems treating patients infected by coronavirus. CCC is in the process of manufacturing more units to support hospitals and communities as they struggle to treat an increasing number of patients with respiratory infections. CURA aims to facilitate the work of medical staff in avoiding cross infection and hospital bottle-neck. CCC expects to commercialize and produce more CURA units which will be needed internationally in the next few months.

CURA is an open-source design for emergency ICU units. Each CURA pod is fast to be mounted outside a hospital and is as safe as a regular isolation ward. It uses repurposed shipping containers to create plug-in Intensive-Care Units (ICU) with biocontainment through negative pressure that can restrict the COVID-19 virus from leaving the chamber. Through erecting CURA containers, CCC aims to improve the efficiency of the existing design solutions of field hospitals, producing a compact ICU pod that is quick-to-deploy and safe to work in for medical professionals.

Each unit is hosted in a 20-foot intermodal container, repurposed with biocontainment equipment. An extractor creates indoor negative pressure, complying with the standards of Airborne Infection Isolation Rooms AIIRs. Two glass windows carved on the opposite sides of the containers are meant for doctors to always get a sense of the status of patients both inside and outside the pods. Each pod works autonomously and can be promptly shipped to any location around the world by land, sea or air, adapting to the needs of the local healthcare infrastructure.

The pod contains all the medical equipment needed for two ICU patients, including ventilators and monitors as well as intravenous fluid stands and syringe drivers. The unit is connected to the rest of the hospital by an inflatable structure, which serves as storage and changing rooms. Potentially, the inflatable unit can be used to connect more than one pod to create multiple modular configurations, either in proximity to a hospital or as a self-standing field hospital.

The ICU Pods are reusable in case of a future emergency as they are weather resistant, easily stored and quickly reassembled units which provide easy and safe storage of equipment. Also, the pods are designed to be reused for other applications once the emergency is over. They are fully functional 15m2 units that can be reused in CCC camps as training rooms, medical testing facilities or donated as safe classrooms in developing countries or medical wards in refugee camps.

More information about Consolidated Contractors Company is available at


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About Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC):

Established in 1952 and operating worldwide, CCC has provided more than 68 years of project management, engineering, procurement and construction services to the industry. CCC is currently engaged in 39 ongoing projects globally, and employs around 102,000 people internationally.

CCC’s construction operations span the globe including the CIS, Africa, Australasia and the GCC (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates) as well as other countries in the Middle East. CCC’s partners include some of the most reputable engineering and construction companies in the world including Bechtel, Fluor, KBR, ABB, Chiyoda, JGC, Linde, Tecnicas Reunidas, Thyssen Krupp, Hochtief, Technip, and Saipem to name a few. The company’s landmark construction projects include the Karachaganak Main Works Contract, Kashagan Field Development Project, Dubai Mall, the Abu Dhabi International Airport – Midfield Terminal Building, Riyadh Metro Project, Residential Towers, Hotels, Power Stations, Water and Sewage Treatment Plants and Networks, Roads and Bridges, Industrial and Process Plants and Pipelines around the World.

Consolidated Contractors Company contributes to and is a founding member of The World Economic Forum Partnering Against Corruption Initiative – PACI and is a founding member of The Pearl Initiative. CCC also contributes and is a member of the UN Global Compact, Transparency International, and Anti-Corruption London, all to ensure its business ethics, anti-bribery & anti-corruption policies and sustainable growth in all forms of its operations.

For more information on how to purchase a CURA unit or for interviews, please contact:

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Miami-Dade Curfew B-Roll News Bulletin | Gloria Estefan "Put on Your Mask" | Paramount Miami Worldcenter Tower Lighting

Miami-Dade Curfew

Miami-Dade Curfew Tower Lighting: World’s Largest Electronic Flag LED Lyrics, “Put on Your Mask,” by Gloria Estefan, Glow on Paramount Miami Worldcenter (Bryan Glazer: World Satellite Television News)

Miami-Dade Curfew Tower Lighting: World’s Largest Electronic Flag & LED Lyrics, “Put on Your Mask,” by Gloria Estefan, Glow on Paramount Miami Worldcenter (Bryan Glazer: World Satellite Television News

COVID-19 Musical Face Mask Message Lights Up Sky with World’s Largest Electronic U.S. Flag

Paramount superstructure will glow nightly with the nation’s largest LED U.S. Flag. It is the official curfew signal to all businesses, reminding them to close and to all citizens to remain home.”

— Paramount Miami Worldcenter CEO-Developer Daniel Kodsi.

MIAMI, FL, USA, July 3, 2020 / — In concert with Miami-Dade County’s just-implemented nightly curfew and its mandatory face mask law, the lyrics to Gloria Estefan’s just-released COVID-19 musical public service message, “Put on Your Mask,” will illuminate the city’s skyline during its official 10 p.m. Stars & Stripes Curfew Tower Lighting at the new 700-foot, $600-million Paramount Miami Worldcenter in downtown Miami.

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VO: (02:23) Tower Lighting

“The futuristic Paramount superstructure – the sixth-tallest building south of New York — will glow nightly with the nation’s largest LED lyrics and electronic American Flag display,” says Paramount Miami Worldcenter CEO-Developer Daniel Kodsi. “It is the official curfew signal to all businesses, reminding them to close and to all citizens to remain home.”

Paramount Miami's vertical streams of fluttering red and white LED stripes are 693-feet tall, according to Kodsi. He says, “At the top of the 60-story building is a 150-foot-tall by 300-foot-wide field of five-pointed stars that are blended with a ticker-tape read-out of the lyrics to Estefan’s new song, ‘Put on Your Mask.’”

Paramount, which is equipped with the world’s most-advanced L.E.D. animation system, is the soaring signature skyscraper of the $4-billion, 27-acre Miami Worldcenter.

It is currently America’s largest construction project, the nation’s second-largest real estate development, and the city’s new retail, restaurant, entertainment, hospitality and transportation complex

Many states and cities, including Miami and Dade County, have instituted face covering laws.

VO: (03:50) Music Video

“Put on Your Mask” is a parody conveying a serious public health message. It is set to the music of Estefan’s 1989 blockbuster hit, “Get on Your Feet.” But now, in 2020, the lyrics are solemnly different.

“They say stay home, please don’t go outside, there’s no use dying,” sings Estefan.

(IN: 03:50) “Put on your mask, when you go out in public. Put on your mask
(OQ: 04:00) help save the world from COVID.”

Soundbite: (00:47 – 01:03) Gloria Estefan

(IN: 00:47) “We are using Paramount Miami Worldcenter's LED animation system to help spread the word up in the sky with a gleaming patriotic
beacon and a global
(OQ: 01:03) message. Put on your mask! Put on your mask.

VO: (03:50) Music Video | Song Writer’s Inspiration

The 62-year-old singer, songwriter, actress and businesswoman explains who inspired her to write the song.

“A close friend of mine is an infectious disease doctor,” says Estefan. “She asked me to come up with something whimsical, musical, but meaningful to remind people of the importance of wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus.”

Hispanic & African-American Health Concerns

The Grammy-winning Estefan, who was born in Cuba and raised in Miami, emphasizes that just-released statistics show that Hispanic and Black Americans are disproportionately impacted by the virus compared to other population sectors.

She adds, “There is a lack of public awareness in some of these communities and that's why we're using the Paramount Miami Worldcenter, which is in the heart of Miami — America's 10th most heavily-Hispanic populated city to transmit a public health message that can be seen for miles, from every direction.”

There are 38-million African-Americans and 52-million Hispanic-Americans, according to the U.S. Census

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports many Hispanic and African-Americans work in the restaurant, hospitality and other service industries where they come in contact with many t people — increasing their odds of contracting the virus.

The CDC stresses, many of these people also lack adequate healthcare resources and are prone to infection due to pre-existing cardiac, diabetic and respiratory conditions.

VO: (02:23) Curfew Light Show

The Miami-Dade County just instituted a 10 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. curfew. The lighting system contains more than 14,000 light emitting diodes. It costs $3-million and took 10-months to install.

Paramount Miami Worldcenter’s “Put on Your Mask” two-minute curfew light show starts at 10:00 p.m. It will remain active until further notice.

Most Heavily-Amenitized Residential Tower

Paramount is considered the world’s most heavily-amentized residential tower.

Amongst its 41 amenities, is America's largest urban deck. It is four-acres of pools, villas, bungalows and a soccer field built atop the building’s seven-floor garage–overlooking downtown.

Jetsons-Style SkyPort

Paramount Miami’s 60th floor SkyDeck is built to be modified in the future to serve as America’s first Jetsons-style flying car Skyport.

High-Rise Homes

In all, there are 569 high-rise homes at Paramount, of which 26 are penthouses. Prices range from $750,000 to $10-million.

Paramount opened earlier this year. Miami Worldcenter completion date is 2023.


(00:33 – 01:06)

A close friend of mine is an infectious disease doctor. She asked me to come up with something whimsical, musical, but meaningful to remind people of the importance of wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus. And now, we are using Paramount Miami Worldcenter's LED animation system to help spread the word up in the sky with a gleaming patriotic beacon and a global message. Put on your mask! Put on your mask!

(01:06 – 01:21)

The Paramount features a vivid reminder combined with music, the CDC's recommendation, and now, an ordinance in cities across America, that wearing a face mask, especially in grocery stores, is mandatory.

(01:23 – 01:34)

Just-released statistics by several government agencies and research organizations are reporting coronavirus disproportionately impacts Hispanic and Black Americans.

(01:36 – 01:54 )
And then there is a lack of public awareness in some of these communities, and that's why we're using the Paramount Miami Worldcenter, which is in the heart of America's 10th mostly heavily populated with Hispanics city, to help send a signal to everybody to put on your mask.

(01:57 – 2:20)
I know people who have contracted the virus, including our city's mayor and one of our congressmen. Both overcame the virus, but many more remain sick or have passed. Through music and lights, I want to be a part of the solution by sending the message, "Put on your mask." Put on your mask! Do it for everyone."

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American & British Water Utilities Adopt Electro Scan to Test New & Existing Trenchless Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP)

Hours apart, Electro Scan field crew members Mackenzie App in the United States and Brad Weston in the United Kingdom test Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) showing the growing demand for machine-intelligent technology to test the watertightness of new and existing pipes.

Hours apart, Electro Scan field crew members Mackenzie App in the United States and Brad Weston in the United Kingdom test Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) showing the growing demand for machine-intelligent technology to test the watertightness of new and existing pipes.

Defective CIPP liners in pressurized water mains.

Defective CIPP liners in pressurized water mains.

Low voltage conductivity allows utilities to automatically identify location and severity of defects in Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) and other trenchless rehabilitation.

Example defective customer reconnections, after CIPP installation and lateral reinstatement.

Example defective customer reconnections, after CIPP installation and lateral reinstatement.

Widespread Use of Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) for Trenchless Rehabilitation Results in Increase Demand for Early Warning QA/QC of Leaks, Pinholes, and Liner Permeability

Widespread Use of Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) for Trenchless Rehabilitation Results in Increase Demand for Early Warning QA/QC of Leaks, Pinholes, and Liner Permeability.

Outdated Visual Inspection of Widely Used CIPP Being Replaced By Machine-Based Technology to Locate & Quantify Leaks Missed by CCTV Cameras

It's the dirty little secret of the industry that poorly cured or badly installed CIPP liners can leak. And, pipes can actually leak more after CIPP, if customer services are not properly restored.”

— Chuck Hansen, Chairman & Founder, Electro Scan Inc.

SACRAMENTO, CALIF., USA, July 2, 2020 / — Yesterday, in the early morning hours in Great Britain, Brad Weston, Director, Electro Scan (UK) Limited, used a machine-intelligent technology to test recently installed underground pipes that promised a 50-year useful life by lining old pipes, without the need to dig up streets or even a farmer's field.

A few hours later in the United States, Mackenzie App, Field Services Manager, Electro Scan Inc., began scanning Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP), representing a trenchless method of pipe rehabilitation, demonstrating the growing demand for quality assurance testing of a widely used repair technique.

CIPP has enjoyed a long history in the municipal and utility construction industry without much quality assurance testing once the new pipe is installed underground.

In 1971, Eric Wood first implemented cured-in-place pipe technology in London, England, calling the process 'insitu form' derived from the Latin meaning "form in place". Granted a patent in 1977 the process entered the public domain in 1994, with the majority of lining contractors and suppliers only required to submit CCTV inspections without the requirement to test full-length 360-degree liners for watertightness.

Both UK and US Electro Scan CIPP surveys were performed in accordance with strict COVID-19 health & safety requirements finding and measuring leaks in Liters per Second and Gallons per Minute, respectively, with worldwide testing performed throughout the pandemic.

Missed by high resolution Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras, Electro Scan's patented and patent-pending technology provides truth-testing of lined pipes, including all pipe materials for gravity sewer mains, pressurized water mains, and force mains, called sewer rising mains outside of the United States.

While U.S. sewer and water utilities are adding Electro Scan's Focused Electrode Leak Location (FELL) into CIPP specifications as an acceptance requirement, UK water utilities just starting AMP7 are realizing the need to conduct quality assurance testing to provide environmentally resilient and sustainable piping networks.

Despite over a dozen start-ups looking to apply artificial intelligence and machine learning to help municipal utilities and consulting engineers to properly review hours of CCTV videos, the inability for CCTV cameras to tell superficial cracks from cracks that go through a pipe wall, evaluate inside the bell & spigot of joints, or evaluate the permeability of CIPP liners, created the need for a machine-intelligent solution that could give cost-effective unambiguous, unbiased, and uncontested test results.

"It's the dirty little secret of the industry that poorly cured or badly installed CIPP liners can leak," states Chuck Hansen, Chairman and Founder, Electro Scan Inc. "And, pipes can actually leak more after CIPP, if customer services are not properly restored."

In 2019, Electro Scan inspected over 110,000 LF of CIPP liners using its low voltage conductivity technology, locating over 14,000 leaks in trenchless liners, or approximately one leak every 8 feet.

More alarming, for the twelve months ending December 31, 2019, over 80% of CIPP liners inspected had measurable defects contributing to unwanted inflow and infiltration (I/I).

These results are up from 78% in the company's 2018 survey, with 44% of liners having leaks of more than 20 Gallons per Minute.

Electro Scan’s Focused Electrode Leak Location (FELL) technology has tested CIPP lining materials from over thirty (30) suppliers, worldwide.

Based on a recent online poll conducted as part of its Electro Scan’s Trenchless Technology Webinar held in March 2020, 35% of municipal agencies have had disputes with CIPP Contractors or issues with their liner after warranty expiration.

In addition to assessing newly lined sewer mains, directly after CIPP installation, Electro Scan's new multi-sensor probe for pressurized water mains and force mains is able to assess pressurized CIPP liners while in service and without customer interruption.

Problems with CIPP and the limitations for CCTV to accurately test liners have been well-documented.

In 2012, the USEPA published its 'Study Report Evaluation of CIPP In Municipal Gravity Sewers' (EPA 600 R-12 004_R), stating that municipal utilities could only identify deterioration or defects that were easily identified visually and that liner distortions were difficult to identify.

The USEPA also found significant differences testing CIPP liner coupons. In one city a CIPP liner reported a finished thickness of 7.5mm, while the EPA-funded study showed an average measured liner thickness of 5.72mm.

Last year, a paper presented at the 2019 North American Trenchless Technology conference, titled 'Addressing the Shortcomings of a Sampling Strategy in CIPP Quality Assurance Programs' stated "while CIPP technologies have improved, the ability of contractors to obtain more consistent quality installations has not yet been demonstrated."

"The impact of the coronavirus global pandemic has provided an unexpected pause for municipal governments to reassess their capital programs and make sure that necessary 'checks & balances' are in place to deliver the biggest bang-for-the-buck for constituents," states Carissa Boudwin, Vice President, Marketing.

According to co-authors Tony Araujo and Bruce Yao of Paragon Systems Testing (Concord, Ontario, Canada), "100% inspection reveals, that even with a very rigorous quality control regime, a significant percentage of CIPP liners will fail to meet specification requirements."

"We absolutely believe that trenchless rehabilitation and CIPP is an important tool for smart cities to maximize capital investments to deliver resilient and sustainable infrastructure programs," states Mike Condran, PE, Vice President, Electro Scan Inc.

"Unfortunately, legacy pipe inspection technologies have not offered unbiased and repeatable methods to assess full-length 360-degrees of pipelines for leaks," continues Condran.

Recently, a large metropolitan utility contracted with Electro Scan to conduct a detailed assessment of various pipe materials in areas known to have significant infiltration, with little to no defects identified by CCTV.

Not only did the company find significant defects in pre- and post-rehabilitated pipes, but Electro Scan was able to evaluate its recent CIPP liners showing defect patterns that were similar to liner defects at nine (9) other cities using CIPP from the same supplier.

Common defects found in CIPP liners include, but are not limited to:
– Accelerant Burns
– Accidental Cuts
– Bad Service Reconnections
– Bad Lateral Liners
– Blisters
– Delamination
– Defective Epoxy
– Equipment Damage
– Foreign Objects
– Lowered Resin to Felt Ratios
– Pinholes
– Poor, Incomplete, or Uneven Curing
– Overcooking
– Stretching
– Top-Hat Defects
– Wet-Out Failures
– Wrinkles, including Buckling, Fins, Folds, Lifts, & Ridges

Industry experts agree that a high percentage of liners are installed without curing them completely and cannot be validated for 50 year performance.

However, given Electro Scan's technology, owners and engineering consultants can identify defects within minutes of completing CIPP installation and restoring customer service laterals or taps.

Last year, Electro Scan updated its flow computations for pipe defects to more accurately document potential I/I by including pinhole leaks observed during inspection.

Revision to its industry standard leak detection technology was based on recommendations from German-based Institut für Unterirdische Infrastruktur (IKT), the world’s leading research organization specializing in wastewater pipes and trenchless rehabilitation.

Guided by both the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards, Electro Scan’s low voltage technology is the only approach to precisely locate pipe defects and quantify flow rates.

In fact, the AWWA M77 Manual of Practice for Condition Assessment of Water Mains identifies low voltage conductivity inspection as the only technology able to assess CIPP lined water mains for leaks.

Headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., the company designs, develops, and markets proprietary pipe condition assessment equipment, delivers field services, and offers cloud-based data processing and reporting applications that automatically locate, measure, and report defects typically not found using legacy inspection methods. In 2020, the company was named to Government Technology’s esteemed GovTech 100 list for the second year in row.

#cctv #cipp #conductivity #electroscan #fell #forcemain #insitu #leaklocation #nassco #rehabilitation #repairs #risingmain #sewer #trenchless #water #wrc

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Electro Scan’s Multi-Sensor Probe for Finding Leaks in Pressurized Water Pipes and Sewer Force Mains

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Allied Steel Buildings launches new platform, allowing customers to design and buy buildings online

Allied Steel Buildings

Allied Steel Buildings

Allied Master Builder is a 3D steel building designer, allowing customers to create their initial renderings according to their own choices and budget

One of the reasons we developed this 3D platform was to achieve better relationships with our clients. This platform enables customers to design their steel building with real-time pricing”

— Michael Lassner, CEO Allied Steel Buildings

FORT LAUDERDALE , FLORIDA , US , July 2, 2020 / — Have you ever wished that you could design your own building? Well, wish no further as the international company Allied Steel Buildings has launched a new platform that allows customers to design and buy their own buildings. The platform includes many innovative and convenient features that will keep you on top of your budget allocation and help you realize your vision.
Allied Master Builder was developed to empower our clients to actualize their own vision and be the engineers of their own dreams. With over seventeen years of experience, Allied Steel Buildings has always been committed to giving nothing but only the best quality service to our customers. We are constantly striving to reach the highest standards possible. One of the reasons we developed this 3D platform was to enhance our client experience. This platform enables customers to design their steel building with real-time pricing as they add features. – Michael Lassner, CEO Allied Steel Buildings.
Allied Steel Buildings guarantees that your building design meets the local structural building codes in your area by only adding your zip code in the program. Your initial design will be finalized by your project manager and the official blueprint will be released within 48 hours. Their engineering team will provide the certified structural blueprints so you can obtain building permits right away. There is also a money-back guarantee if there happen to be any changes to your plans.

"This platform puts our customers in control, our job is to help them realize their vision. We are also very willing to help customers during the planning stages". Lassner added. "Our experts are always ready and available to give our customers their professional advice on how to design their building and plan their projects. In fact, this program also has a built-in analyzer of our customer’s chosen locations. This innovation enables you to save both resources and time with a 100 percent guarantee of attaining customer satisfaction.”

If you are planning to erect your own steel building, all you have to do is follow these easy steps. First, you need to make your own design depending on what you want and on your budget. Next, your designated project manager will review your building details. The initial scope drawings will be sent to you within 24 hours for your approval. Once approved, engineering will begin on your certified stamped drawings. The project manager and engineering team are always available to guide you through the building details. Allied Master Builder will support you until your project has been completed and you are 100% satisfied. Once final drawings are approved and they have your permission to proceed, they will begin the fabrication. Master Builder building project lead times are typically between 4-6 weeks. Clients don't need to worry about the delivery since it is all free of freight charges.

If you want a hand in designing your own garage, I can imagine that this new platform must be very exciting for you. The great thing about Allied Master Builder is that it gives you full control. Your vision and dreams can now be your reality. Please click on the link above and visit their website and have a browse at all the things this wonderful new innovation has to offer. Their customer service is second to none and once you get a taste of what this platform is all about, I can guarantee that you will be telling all your friends about this new innovation.

Since 2003, Allied Steel Buildings has helped over 4,500 customers realize their steel building dreams with the highest quality standards of building and customer service. Allied Steel Buildings is an experienced partner in delivering thousands of buildings nationally and internationally. Allied Steel Buildings headquarters is in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with additional offices in Denver and Washington. They are also an international company, with representation in Panama, Chile & Costa Rica. They have worked on a range of very interesting projects and have built themselves a tremendous reputation over the many years that they have been in business.

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Philatron Launches New Philaflex™ Electrical Vehicle Charging Cable Line For Ultimate Flexibility

Philatron Launches New Philaflex™ Electrical Vehicle Charging Cable Line

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, July 2, 2020 / — Philaflex™, the Ultimate EV Flexible Cable by Philatron. As one of the world's first manufacturers of EV cables with a UL listing Philatron continues to be a market leader for EV charging cables.

When working in tight spaces- especially with large size cables of 4/0 AWG or larger – flexibility means everything! The new ground breaking Philaflex™ material is engineered to provide a superior great solution. This material allows electric cable conductors insulation and cable jacketing to be more flexible than any other standard EV charging cable. Philaflex™ also solves cold weather conditions that cause cables to become ridged.

Phil Ramos Jr. CEO of Philatron, stated "This new Philaflex™ material will not only be lighter with more flexibility, but also provides us the ability to manufacture this cable to carry a higher electrical load and has EV UL listing for 1,000 volts."

Philaflex™ EV cables comply with European Union Directive RoHS, and is available in multi-conductor sizes ranging from 10 AWG to 4/0 AWG to 500 kcmil. Temperature range is +105⁰C to -40⁰C.

Philatron provides you with USA made quality cables that you can trust.

About Philatron Wire and Cable
A leader in technology, creativity and innovation, Philatron Wire and Cable is a major wire and cable provider in the USA, manufacturing a full range of wire and cable products. As an industry leader in manufacturing, design, development, technology, and marketing, with over 40 years of service Philatron values core competencies offering copper drawing, roping, cabling, extrusion, injection molding, coiling and assembly. Markets served: Aerospace, Auto/Heavy Duty Trucking, Electrical, Entertainment, Medical, Military, Mining, OEM, Oil & Gas, Transportation, and Utility/Power. Certified ISO/IATF 16949 (Quality Program) & SDVOSB (Veteran Owned Business)


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New DRE Commissioner Interviewed by Duane Gomer

NMLS Continuing Education

Doug McCauley

You want to connect with your people and learn the dynamics of the group.”

— Doug McCauley


Over the years I have been fortunate enough to interview and write articles about interesting and successful people from the Real Estate Industry. Today, I will be writing about Doug McCauley, the 24th Commissioner of the California Department of Real Estate. I had the privilege and pleasure to talk via the Internet with the Commissioner last week. He took the time from his hectic ‘Lockdown’ schedule to answer questions that I believe you might ask if you had the opportunity. Another nice person.

First, the official announcement: Doug McCauley was appointed Commissioner of the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) by Governor Gavin Newsom on April 2, 2020 and assumed office on May 6, 2020. Previously, he was appointed in 2018 as Chief Deputy Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development and was designated Acting Director in September of 2019.

That is the official information, but I would like to add some of the more interesting information. Doug graduated from St. Mary's High School in Stockton (Go Rams) and then to Sacramento State (Go Hornets) for a bachelor's degree in Government and a Master of Public Administration degree from Golden Gate University.

More importantly, while at CSUS he met his wife Lisa, when she was a food server at the famous Peppermill. After 27 years of marriage they are living in Sacramento. They have two boys. One (James) just graduated from UCLA (Go Bruins) and the other (Doug Jr.) is in his third year at Arizona State (Go Sun Devils). Both are English majors. That I would like; two editors and proof readers in-house.

As I always do, I asked him, "When you graduated from high school, which occupation were you contemplating?" His answer, "Chiropractor, but I found out that there were too many Science classes and a major in Government appealed to me." I would say that decision worked out well.

My next question to Doug was “What aspects of your resume do you think convinced Governor Newsom to appoint you to this prestigious number one in the country Real Estate Department?” His answer "I have demonstrated strong leadership in my 20 years working for the State of California. In particular, my success as Executive Officer of the California Architects Board (where he served for 17 years) underscored my firm commitment to consumer protection and was a determinative factor in the appointment process.”

Before we go any further, I want to list several important numbers about Doug's new assignment. How many Real Estate Salespersons are there right now? 292K; How many Brokers? 130K; How many of the licensees are also MLO's? 26K. How large is the DRE Staff at this time? 354. What is the DRE budget at this time? $52,295,000. So this is not a small operation.

Doug has been licensed in Real Estate since 1997. You can use the handy DRE License Verification Link to check him out. Note there are three Douglas McCauley’s, so click on the Douglas Richard McCauley entry. His license number is 01222364, expiration date is 10/02/20, (coming up soon, Commissioner, we have a sale on CE). And of course there are no sanctions on his record. Doug also worked for years managing his family's commercial property as well as with Lisa in her residential business. I asked him if he had ever considered becoming a Property Manager, and the answer was a quick and definite “No”.

A major question that students want me to ask any Commissioner is, "What about fees?" The Department has no plans to lower fees and no plans to raise fees at this time. To be able to increase fees, an entity generally must show that they have less than 3 months of revenue in reserve and at this time the Department is in good shape with 8 months of revenue in reserve. Don't we all wish that we had 8 months revenue in reserve?

The Commissioner is well versed in Continuing Education from his experience at the Architects Board. While at the Architects Board, he implemented a continuing education system for architects (they only have to complete 5 hours on disabled access requirements every two years), and established the nation’s first evidence-based internship program for the design profession.

At this time there are no discussions or task forces being established to change CE for Real Estate Licensees. Of course, I would love to see them consider changing back the rules about testing on only 15 hours a day on CE courses, and the rule that only a major or minor in Real Estate can be subbed for experience.

I asked him about taking over a Department in Corona Virus time. He said, “It is difficult with 70-80% of the staff working from remote locations. You want to be able to connect with your people and learn the dynamics of the group. Management meetings and inter-department meetings can be done online, but personal meetings are so much better.”

Areas of Enforcement: The Commissioner wants to eliminate illegal operators, both licensed and unlicensed. This goes along with the long time Department's goal of "Protecting the Public". He will use the Cite and Fine regulations to accomplish this for unlicensed individuals. Cite and Fine can be used for all types of infractions but normally is used more for minor violations for licensees, but is the best tool against unlicensed individuals. It is a relatively quick procedure and can result in fines up to $2,500.00 per unlicensed act. It has been used productively in the past few years and the Commissioner intends to make good use of it to target illegal operators.

One change that he would like to make: The regular sanctions of licensees are posted on the DRE website monthly and on the licensees’ information page that can be verified by anyone. He wants to allow the Cite and Fine actions to be posted on the DRE Website so the public will have more information, particularly regarding unlicensed individuals.

Another new process at the DRE is the ability of licensees who have been sanctioned in the past to petition and have the citation removed from their record. This is valid for the less grievous sanctions that are over 10 years old where the licensees have demonstrated rehabilitation. The Commissioner has already signed off on some of these redactions.

Are there any chances that the Department will return to Bureau status? Not in his opinion (and mine). The Department changed back in 2018 after a chaotic time as a Bureau. A bill that was sponsored by the California Association of Realtors accomplished this needed change. One factor that I noticed is that the votes in the Assembly and in the Senate were unanimous. How often does that happen?

Commissioner McCauley is a big believer in Social Media. It is an important asset if used properly to keep licensees informed about new research and regulations. Plus, it can help direct the public and licensees both, to the DRE Website; DRE.CA.GOV. For the most up-to-date information, go to their Social Media sites. DRE has many outlets with more coming.

Shelly Wilson is the newly appointed Assistant Commissioner for Communications and Publications and Public Information Officer. That is some title. She is the guru of Social Media, and will do a superb job. For many years she was in charge of the section that approved or disapproved my DRE Courses, so we know each other.

Shelly gave me a run down on their Social Media numbers. Currently, they have 9,713 friends on their Facebook Page and 19,193 followers on their Twitter page. Also, there are 1,016 who follow the Facebook Espanol Page. The Department will soon be launching a YouTube page.

What can you learn there? If the Commissioner has any important information for the industry, it will first be seen in Social Media because of the speed and ease of reporting. Some recent examples: The Timeshare Ruling with the $3.5M sanction; Census information and why you should know these facts; Signs of fraud to spot for the public; Latest State rulings on Evictions.

I did mention the outdated (2010) Reference Book. Shelly Wilson, who was at the interview assured me that a Reference Book redo is being started. This is great news because a new Reference Book could be a source of important and valuable information for the public and licensees. It would be invaluable for people studying for any exams.

What is the Commissioner's vision for DRE? The staff must be ready to be flexible and nimble in these challenging times. Working remotely should be a priority and its effectiveness evaluated. As a footnote, he mentioned that Governors Peter Barton Wilson and Courken George Deukmagian did studies about the benefits of working offsite many years ago. There are some benefits and some negatives as we are all learning. Business culture could be shifting.

His major goal at this time is to improve the overall DRE Brand, stressing strong consumer protections, efficient licensing, and effective communications. At the moment the Department is working shorthanded in the executive suite. The Commissioner position had been vacant from July 1, 2018 to May 6, 2020, and at this time there is no Chief Deputy Commissioner. This spot must be appointed by Governor Gavin Christopher Newsom, who is rather busy at this time. The Assistant Commissioner for Legislation position is vacant, which is also a gubernatorial appointment. With Sandra Knau (who capably served as Acting Commissioner) retiring this year, the Assistant Commissioner for Administration will soon be vacant, although this is an appointment made by the Commissioner.

The Commissioner mentioned that he wants to use Microsoft Teams’ to improve DRE staff coordination. This app allows a staff to chat from anywhere, meet from anywhere, call from anywhere, and collaborate from anywhere. Sounds good to me.

Also, there will be some interesting changes coming in 2024. DRE and several other State Departments will be housed on a new campus that is being constructed now (here’s a link to project info if you want to use it: Can't wait to see that. However, I really like their current location on Exposition Blvd. after all those years south of the Freeways.

Thank you so much for your time, Commissioner. This is valuable information to disseminate. And we all want to wish you the best of luck in your new position. We are all on the same side.

I want to thank Yevonne Robertson, Shelly Wilson, and you. In Hollywood terms Yevonne was an excellent producer, Shelly was the efficient show runner, and you were the "talent". See you around campus in 2024.

Duane Gomer
Duane Gomer Inc
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Polyethylene (PE) Pipes Market 2020 Global Industry Demand, Sales, Suppliers, Analysis and Forecasts to 2026

Wiseguyreports.Com Publish New Report On-“Polyethylene (PE) Pipes Market 2020 Global Analysis by Sales, Demand, Trends, Consumption and Growth, Forecast 2026”

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Noteworthy players in the Polyethylene (PE) Pipes market are profiled in conjunction with analysis of their strategies, financial sheets, bottom line margins, and penchant for consumer demand. The impact of technology and identification of niche segments are likely to be included in the market report. Mergers, collaborations, product launches, acquisitions, and agreements are included to gain insights on the direction of the players in cases of uncertain and certain circumstances.

The top players covered in Polyethylene (PE) Pipes Market are:
JM Eagle
Chevron Phillips Chemical
Peak Pipe Systems
Dow Chemical Company
WL Plastics
GPS PE Pipe Systems
System Group
Advanced Drainage Systems
Marley Pipe Systems
Hsiung Yeu Enterprise
Blue Diamond Industries
Sekisui Chemical
Nan Ya Plastics
Tessenderlo Group
Vinidex Pty
Plastic Industries
Cromford Pipe
Sangir Plastics
Shree Darshan Pipes
China Lesso Group
Weixing New Materials
Fujian Newchoice Pipe
Cangzhou Mingzhu Plastic
Ginde Plastic Pipe Industry

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The Polyethylene (PE) Pipes market report is segmented into sub-segments for comprehensive reading. The segment valuation and its subsequent growth trajectory are explored in detail with respect to key drivers and challenges. Region and country wise prospects and scope of the market are discussed as well.

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Primary and secondary market research are conducted using Porter’s Five Forces method. Primary research entails the accumulation of raw data from public and private sources. The data is studied extensively and used in gauging the growth or decline of trends. Subject matter experts, consultants, and directors of key companies are approached for their opinions. Secondary research is conducted for the verification of the primary research through other sources. Surveys and polls are conducted to understand the pulse of the audience and used in crafting new stratagems. Databases, archives, news, events, exhibitions, press releases of industry leaders, and other pivotal turning points are assessed to gain information on the industry.

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Table of Contents –Analysis of Key Points
1 Market Overview
2 Manufacturers Profiles
3 Global Polyethylene (PE) Pipes Sales, Revenue, Market Share and Competition by Manufacturer (2018-2019)
4 Global Polyethylene (PE) Pipes Market Analysis by Regions
5 North America Polyethylene (PE) Pipes by Country
6 Europe Polyethylene (PE) Pipes by Country
7 Asia-Pacific Polyethylene (PE) Pipes by Country
8 South America Polyethylene (PE) Pipes by Country
9 Middle East and Africa Polyethylene (PE) Pipes by Countries
10 Global Polyethylene (PE) Pipes Market Segment by Type
11 Global Polyethylene (PE) Pipes Market Segment by Application
12 Polyethylene (PE) Pipes Market Forecast (2020-2026)
13 Sales Channel, Distributors, Traders and Dealers
14 Research Findings and Conclusion
15 Appendix
List of Tables and Figures

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Idencia Partners with Truliance for Advisory Services

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Idencia, Inc. is partnering with Truliance Consulting to provide a kit of tools and advisory services for improving operating productivity.

Smart companies will look for ways to eliminate waste and reduce costs before the ultimate economic impact of COVID is experienced in the coming months.”

— Jeff Pollock, Idencia CEO

TOPSFIELD, MA, UNITED STATES, July 2, 2020 / — Idencia, Inc. announced today that it has entered into partnership with Truliance Consulting (New Gloucester, ME) to provide manufacturers with a wide range of tools and data management services. Truliance will sell Idencia’s data tracking service as a transformational tool for improved client productivity and Idencia will promote Truliance’s strategic and operational advisory services.

Idencia offers a web-hosted data tracking service that is used primarily by manufacturers of products made for civil and commercial construction. Plants use the Idencia platform to create and host digital records of plant operations. Idencia also serves as a universal repository for data collected by other systems, offering customers one place to access all of their digital plant data. The company sells to manufacturers throughout North America, Europe and Australia.

Truliance was started by the former owners of a precast concrete manufacturing company that was a customer of Idencia. The company offers customers data-centric advisory services for maximizing market potential and profitability. Its website states: “We take a slightly non-traditional holistic approach that is focused not just on the data but also on the application of that data to drive results in various strategic management areas.”

Idencia CEO, Jeff Pollock, commented: “We are very pleased to partner with Truliance. The team knows the Idencia system well from their experience using it. We’re excited to see the new applications they can produce through their consulting practice and we will unhesitatingly refer our customers and prospects to them for advisory services.”

Truliance founder and president, Greg Hamann, stated: “We have been avid proponents of Idencia for many years as users, and now as partners. We view Idencia as a software for our clients to gather, and then manage data to make daily planning and strategic decisions. Its part of our tool kit offering our clients a technology to drive inventory, quality control, plant scheduling, and accurate data for KPI reporting”

Idencia and Truliance believe that the partnership is well-timed to make a positive difference for their customers. Mr. Pollock stated: "It is Idencia's view that businesses are only just beginning to be hit by the fall-out of COVID-19. Smart companies will look for ways to eliminate waste and reduce costs before the ultimate economic impact of COVID is experienced in the coming months."

Jeffrey M Pollock
International Coding Technologies, Inc.
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Washington US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate Urges a Navy Veteran with Lung Cancer in Washington to Call the Lawyers at Karst von Oiste to Discuss Compensation-If the Veteran had Heavy Asbestos Exposure

"If you husband or dad is a Navy Veteran with lung cancer and you know he had asbestos exposure in the Navy please call 800-714-0303 for direct access to the lawyers at Karst von Oiste.”

— Washington US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA, July 2, 2020 / — The Washington US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate says, "We are urging a Navy Veteran who had significant exposure to asbestos prior to 1982 and who now has lung cancer to call 800-714-0303 for direct access to the remarkable lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste. The vast majority of Navy Veterans who now have lung cancer and who had heavy exposure to asbestos decades ago do not realize the $30 billion dollar-asbestos trust funds were set up for them too. Financial compensation for a Navy Veteran like this might exceed $100,000-even if they smoked cigarettes.

"If you husband or dad is a Navy Veteran with lung cancer and you know he had significant exposure to asbestos in the Navy or at work please call 800-714-0303 anytime for direct access to the lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste. The lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste have been assisting Navy Veterans and people with asbestos exposure lung cancer and mesothelioma for decades and they are responsible for over a billion dollars for people like this. We know the Coronavirus has scared a lot of people and as a result they do not want to put anything more on their plate. Please don't put off your possible compensation. This is worth your time."

The Washington US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate’s free services are available to people with asbestos exposure lung cancer or mesothelioma in Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue, Kent, Everett, Renton, Yakima, Federal Way, Bremerton, The Tri Cities, Bellingham or anywhere in Washington State. https://Washington.USNavyLungCancer.Com

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Washington State include Veterans of the US Navy, hydro-electric power plant workers, shipyard workers in Bremerton, Seattle and Tacoma, nuclear power plant workers including workers at the Hanford Nuclear Site, hydroelectric workers, oil refinery workers, pulp and paper mill workers along Washington’s Coast and Puget Sound, aerospace or commercial airplane factory workers, public utility workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, millwrights, insulators, pipefitters, and construction workers. Typically, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s.

According to the American Cancer Society for nonsmokers who have been exposed to asbestos in their workplace the risk of lung cancer is five times that of unexposed workers.

The US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate says, “If your husband, dad, coworker or neighbor has just been diagnosed with lung cancer and you know they had significant exposure to asbestos in the navy, at a shipyard or while working at a factory, at power plant, public utility, or as a plumber, electrician welder, mechanic or any kind of skilled trades group in any state please have them call us anytime at 800-714-0303. Most people like this never get compensated-even though the asbestos trust funds were set up for them too. We are trying to change this sad fact.” https://USNavyLungCancer.Com

States with the highest incidence of lung cancer include Kentucky, West Virginia, Maine, Tennessee, Mississippi, Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Alabama, and Delaware.

For more information about asbestos exposure please visit the NIH’s website on this topic:

Michael Thomas
Washington US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate
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