Case Studies

Hybrid Roof System with Insulfoam Foundation Means Substantial Savings

The city of Sandy, Utah, is on the rise. Preparing for the influx of businesses that are taking root in Utah’s sixth-largest city, developer Synergy Development set out to build a warehouse and office space in Sandy. Tasked with finding the most efficient and inexpensive roof insulation for the tilt-up business park, Capitol Roofing Service opted for a hybrid roofing system with a foundation of expanded polystyrene (EPS) from Insulfoam.

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Chemicals

GoatThroat Pumps Provides Carolina Casting With Improved Transfer Method

Chemicals used throughout product development and production are often purchased in large 55-gallon drums; spills or other accidents occur when employees try to dispense the chemicals from these unmanageable containers, either manually or with large machinery. Carolina Casting found a safe, easy-to-use and cost effective dispensing option called GoatThroat Pumps.

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Meeting Rooms

Condeco Booking Software Helps Time Inc. Manage Use of Meeting Rooms

Time Inc. was moving its New York City headquarters from Midtown to Downtown. The new facility would include more than 130 meeting rooms. It was thought that meetings would continue to be arranged using Microsoft Outlook, but with rooms being in use nearly 100 percent of the time, there was frequent double booking or no-show issues. A more effective solution was sought by Time Inc.’s facilities management.

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Theme Park

Advanced Fire Detection Enhances Safety and Simplifies Maintenance at Theme Park Attractions

Amusement parks create multi-million-dollar immersive theme attractions in buildings that may be up to 60 feet high with multiple changes in elevation. Moving guests from scene to scene can create challenges for fire safety and smoke detection equipment. An advanced aspirating smoke detection technology system called the VESDA-E VEA by Xtralis provides a solution.

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Power

Caterpillar Delivering Around-the-Clock Power for Biomedical Research

In a state-of-the-art building on the southern end of the Auburn University campus, more than 325 Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine first-and second-year students are taught the fundamentals of osteopathic medicine. Continuous, uninterrupted power is a critical element that supports virtually everything that takes place within the walls of the four-story, 100,000-square-foot building.

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Cooling

Getting Up to Speed on Cooling Tower Designs 

Conventional wisdom says that metal tends to be stronger, harder and more durable than its plastic counterparts. However, when comparing metal cooling towers to the latest engineered plastic options, that outdated logic is being laid to rest. HDPE technology not only holds up better than metal towers, but has additional benefits like increased energy efficiency and lower maintenance that make it a superior option.

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Transportation

GPS Tracking of Public Transportation Vehicles Provides Certainty

In the public transportation business, fleet owners and managers need to know that their bus, shuttle, or taxi drivers are exactly where they need to be, arriving and departing on time, so as not to inconvenience or worse – strand – any passengers. This is even more important when there is a set schedule that must be precisely kept.

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Drain

General’s Compact Drain Cleaning Machine Makes Quick Work of Clogged Drains

When staff at Festus School District in Festus, MO face stoppages in smaller 1-1/4” to 3” lines, they grab the Model DRZ-PH power drain cleaner from General Pipe Cleaners. Maintenance pros there routinely use it to clear drains for urinals, water coolers, hand sinks, pot sinks, and disposal lines.

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Power

Caterpillar Provides UCMC with Reliable, Cost-Efficient Combined Heat and Power

The University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center is a not-for-profit healthcare provider dedicated to improving community health services in Bel Air, Maryland. It’s common for hospitals to expand over time, and facility managers are finding that existing backup generators can no longer support power needs during outage situations.

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Parking

High Density Autonomous Parking Transforms Building Design and Land Use

For developers and architects, maximizing income-generating space for mixed use commercial projects is critical, particularly when land is limited or expensive. In many cases, the project cannot advance unless the architect can somehow “create space” to achieve the building design and parking density required. Robotic Parking Systems, Inc. provides the solution.

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