Strong Greener Concrete with CarbonCure

Concrete is everywhere in construction, so I like to note what’s happening to make concrete “greener.“  CarbonCure Technologies, Inc. licenses technology in North America to make, for example, carbon-absorbed concrete blocks and other precast products.  Basically, CO2 is injected during curing — making limestone — with the end result being a stronger, greener masonry and other precast products.

CarbonCure‘s technology can be added to the existing manufacturing process in less than a day and is being used in Halifax, Toronto, and San Francisco, according to The Star Phoenix.

Specifically, the CO2 is acquired from Air Liquide, and, according to Canadian Chemical News:

Key to the process is the use of special molds designed with small perforations, similar to the tiny pin-sized holes found in air-hockey tables. Through these perforations a controlled flow of Co2 is fed from a supply tank at low pressures into freshly filled molds. As the C02 enters and mixes with the fresh concrete it reacts readily with residual calcium silicates in the mix to create limestone.

Sounds interesting … California-based Basalite Concrete Products and Toronto-based Atlas Block each use the CarbonCure process for 8-inch concrete masonry units.  In addition, CarbonCure appeared on this year’s Top-10 Products list published by BuildingGreen recently.

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Connect Homes to Reinvent Modular Prefab

Today, two prefab veterans launch their website for a new company called Connect:Homes with a mission to “deliver modern homes that are affordable, green, and available wherever your are.”  The co-founders Jared Levy and Gordon Stott, both formerly with Marmol Radziner Prefab, started the Los Angeles-based enterprise to reinvent modular prefab and deliver homes that are predictably priced, inherently green, and shipped most anywhere at a lower cost.

One thing that’s different about Connect:Homes is they will save money on transportation by making steel frames that fit the standard intermodal framework.  That way their green prefabs can be put on a truck, boat, or train — whatever is best — without the extra cost of pilot cars, special routes, etc.

But don’t let the term “intermodal” fool you.  These guys aren’t interested in making shipping container homes.  They also won’t sell a kit of parts or pass homeowners through the sales gauntlet to customize a home design.

Connect:Homes will guide homeowners through the whole process and do button-up work at the end.  They have modern house plans ranging in size from 640 to 3,200 square feet with pricing from $145 per square foot.

If you want to see something by Connect:Homes, they will have the Connect:2 prototype pop-up house at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles from June 22-24, 2012.  The 640 square-foot home (above) has one bedroom and one bathroom and can be used as a second home, vacation home, or backyard studio.

[+] More about modern sustainable prefab by Connect:Homes.

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Studio Shed Unveils New Eco-Friendly Sheds

Since its launch, Boulder-based Studio Shed has shown impressive growth.  The company recently announced the launch of Studio Shed Lifestyle, Small Kits, and Garage+ — which means Studio Shed offers anything from a compact storage structure to a fully-finished 600+ square-foot studio.  And with a solar-powered factory, the company is in a great position to help homeowners create eco-friendly space when and to the extent needed.

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Sutherland Wins “Best Service & Transaction Process Improvement Project” at the Lean Six Sigma & Process Improvement Summit

Rochester, NY (PRWEB) April 24, 2008

Sutherland Global Services, a leading multi-national Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) provider, received top honors at the 2008 Process Excellence Awards held by the International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC). Sutherland secured the top spot overcoming stiff competition from some of the world’s largest corporations in the financial services, technology and energy industries. Sutherland won first place in the “Best Service & Transaction Process Improvement Project” category.

“Each year, we are delighted not only to receive such a large number of high-quality entries into the Process Excellence Awards, but also to salute the winners in the field and recognize those that excel. We congratulate Sutherland Global Services,” said Vanessa Lovatt, Divisional Director, Lean Six Sigma & Process Improvement, IQPC. Lovatt cited process innovation and the effective deployment of technology in the Sutherland solution as the key elements of its award winning project.

Sutherland’s project showcased the process development and productivity enhancements that it achieved through the implementation of an extremely successful Six Sigma project on behalf of one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies. Sutherland leveraged the Six Sigma quality framework to develop a decision tree-based support methodology and to implement an automated knowledge management process that ensured faster resolution of customer transactions and improved its client’s overall end-user customer experience.

The Process Excellence Awards were established to honor, recognize and promote Six Sigma and Process Excellence projects that demonstrate true best practices and to expand and increase the uptake of Six Sigma and Process Excellence methodology globally. This year, the Lean Six Sigma and Process Improvement summit was held at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Convention Center, Orlando, FL with the theme “Unite Process Improvement With Your Business Strategy: Using Innovation & Advanced Lean Six Sigma To Achieve Crucial Business Goals” with Jack Welch as the keynote speaker.

About Sutherland Global Services

Sutherland Global Services is a multinational IT Enabled and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company, specializing in Integrated BPO solutions across Customer Lifecycle and Back-Office Lifecycle Management services. Having started operations in 1986 in Rochester, New York, Sutherland now employs over 21,000 professionals offering RightSourced™ seamlessly blended services from its 22 delivery centers in India, the United States, Philippines, Canada, Eastern Europe and Mexico. By integrating highly trained people with state-of-the-art technology and proven business methodologies, Sutherland collaborates with clients to help them excel in their industry and maximize their customer lifetime value. For more information, visit

For more information contact

Sutherland Global Services,

Michele Sadwick, Vice President

585-586-5757 x6093

Email: michele_sadwick(at)


Appeals Process Exposes the Grave Injustice Surrounding Miami Trial of Five Cuban “Spies”

(PRWEB) July 17, 2003

Plastered across billboards, banners, and t-shirts, the faces of the Cuban Five fill the streets of Havana. As a result of their efforts to infiltrate anti-Castro terrorist groups, these five “spies” were convicted and sentenced to unusually long and severe prison terms during a controversial trial in Miami. Although the Cuban Five have achieved martyr status on the island, only a small percentage of U.S. citizens has even heard of their case. However, this situation is quickly changing as U.S. grassroots organizations create informational websites and host educational meetings on the topic. Mobilizations to free the Five already have occurred in New York City, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and San Francisco. Likewise, a resolution before the British Parliament has attracted the signatures of 99 members. More than 125 groups from 64 countries in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa have protested the plight of these prisoners. On the legal front, lawyers of the Five filed briefs with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta on April 7, 2003, and on May 13, 2003, to appeal the district court

Major Companies Choose Dolphin’s Process Tracking System to Optimize Accounts Payable Processes in Support of SAP

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 16, 2011

Dolphin today announced that several major organizations have recently chosen to implement Dolphin’s Process Tracking System for Accounts Payable, Dolphin PTS-AP, to optimize accounts payable business processes in support of SAP

hotel ServicePro Simplifies New-Build Opening Process at Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites in Lake Buena Vista/Orlando

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 9, 2009

hotel SystemsPro, a pioneer of Web-based enterprise solutions that enable hotel companies to increase market share and revenue through improved property and staff performance, today announced the Hilton Garden Inn Lake Buena Vista and the Homewood Suites Lake Buena Vista in Orlando have installed the hotel ServicePro and hotel SalesPro systems. The properties are new-builds operated by Kalsons Hospitality with a combined total of over 260 rooms.

hotel SalesPro is a multi-property ASP sales and catering system with scalable functionality that increases sales effectiveness for hotel chains and independent properties. hotel ServicePro is an economical hotel maintenance solution that preserves property asset value and improves guest service. The system automates the communication, scheduling, tracking and reporting of tasks surrounding best practices, guest requests, safety requirements, preventive maintenance and equipment management.

hotel ServicePro Streamlines New-Build Opening Process

Tony Keathley, general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites properties said, “The current two-property Orlando project is my third new-build opening and after working with hotel ServicePro I can say it is the best tool I have ever used for completing the lengthy checklists required by an opening property. It has the ability to save hundreds of hours and is invaluable in streamlining the new-build opening process.”

Keathley noted that the hotel management software, hotel ServicePro, automates the complex routine of using multiple three-ring binders of punch reports that track contractor and sub contractor deliverables and check lists necessary for earning a certificate of occupancy. “Now that we are open I am using hotel ServicePro for safety inspections and our fire system tests and tracking post-opening warranty work. We will fully utilize the system at both properties.”

hotel SalesPro Controls Sales Leads for Multiple Flags

“The two new Kalsons Hospitality Lake Buena Vista properties are perfectly positioned to leverage hotel SalesPro’s Web-based sales lead database to cross-sell rooms between its properties,” said Chip Carroll, president of hotel SystemsPro. “hotel SalesPro enables operators with multiple properties carrying different flags to develop and pursue company leads that generate revenue for all their properties. This is a valuable advantage over sales systems that are limited to a single chain and where the chain owns the leads for all its properties.”

The Hilton Garden Inn Lake Buena Vista and Homewood Suites Lake Buena Vista will also use the Web-based hotel SalesPro system to automate group convention sales for the hotels’ group convention sales activities. The properties offer video phones and video messaging, business centers, multi-lingual staffs, concierge desk, fitness centers and other amenities and services.

About hotel SystemsPro

Founded in 1996, hotel SystemsPro is a technology company operated by hospitality professionals who provide high performance, ASP-based enterprise and property solutions that enable hotel companies grow market share through better management of assets, increased sales, reduced operating expenses, and a higher quality guest experience. hotel SystemsPro partners with clients to provide solutions that scale across a broad range of properties in North America and around the world. Whatever the size of the property operator or its challenges, hotel SystemsPro solutions do the heavy lifting for operators to streamline operations and boost staff productivity and profitability. Solutions include hotel SalesPro, hotel CateringPro, hotel ServicePro and hotel WebSpace. For more information, visit


hotel SystemsPro

Danielle Rieppi

Marketing Manager

280 Interstate North Circle, Suite 600

Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: 770-303-9911 or Toll free: 877-263-3645

Email: sales(at)hotelsystemspro(dot)com

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Pangea3 Defines the Meaning of LPO 2.0: Webinar Provides Counsel with Crash Course on Keeping up with the Changes in the Legal Process Outsourcing Industry

Eagan, MN (PRWEB) November 07, 2011

Legal process outsourcing has evolved from a niche practice to a sophisticated global resource, widely accepted by in-house counsel and law firms in need of increased efficiency and value. Now entering a new phase, LPO is poised to transform the legal industry.

A panel of experts will set the course for the next LPO phase in a live webinar, “LPO 2.0: Beyond document review and towards strategic partnerships,” presented by the New York Law Journal in collaboration with Pangea3the most experienced provider of high-quality outsourced legal solutions, and a Thomson Reuters business.

David Perla, co-CEO and co-founder, Pangea3, along with John Cheek, senior corporate counsel, Caterpiller, and Ron Friedmann, law practice-support consultant, will discuss recent trends, new directions and changing expectations on the LPO landscape.

Webinar topics will also include:


CADavenue Launches Affordable Process Plant and Piping Design / CAD Alternative

Bend, OR (PRWEB) October 26, 2011

CADavenue announced today the new release of AViCAD, which is a full CAD Application including tools for Mechanical Process Plant and Piping Design and Architectural drawings.

AViCAD provides an all in one CAD alternative for Engineers, Architects and Draftspersons with a AutoCAD

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