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Kansas City Independent School Deploys Black & Veatch's Rapid Modular Health System Unit to Combat COVID-19

The Barstow School’s use of the facility for coronavirus screening supports safety of students, faculty and staff.
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., 18 September 2020 /3BL Media/– Prioritizing the well-being of its stakeholders amid the COVID-19 pandemic, The Barstow School in suburban Kansas City has deployed Black & Veatch’s Rapid Modular Health System (RaMHS) structures to assist with coronavirus screenings of students, faculty and staff.

Stith Joins Board of North American Freight Efficiency Organization

Black & Veatch director selected for experience in fleet electrification, decarbonization of vehicle charging infrastructure
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch today announced that Paul Stith, director of global transportation initiatives within the company’s Growth Accelerator, has been named to the board of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (

Medtronic: Quality Care, From Anywhere

With a global pandemic still raging in parts of the world, Medtronic is helping stretched-thin clinicians work quickly, safely, and efficiently with the help of remote technology.
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When the COVID-19 crisis was hitting its apex in New York earlier this year, doctors needed a way to remotely monitor the vital signs of patients admitted to a large convention center that had been converted into a field hospital.

So, a team from Medtronic quickly installed several of the company’s technologies to create a system that allowed about 10 clinicians to remotely monitor about 400 patients at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Getting such an operation up and running normally takes weeks or months … Medtronic did it over a weekend.

Paso Robles WWTP Upgrade Garners Top Wastewater Project Award for Packing Multifaceted Sustainability into Existing Footprint

New tertiary treatment facilities, nutrient management system are models of sustainable innovation
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Packing long-term water resilience and other sustainable solutions into a small footprint earned the upgrade of the Paso Robles Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) top honors as the Global Water Awards’ 2020 Wastewater Project of the Year.

Tetra Tech's Brian W. Callahan Discusses Defense System Modernization

Improving business processes, reducing sustainment costs, and advancing the capabilities of the aging DoD IT environment
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Brian W. Callahan provides strategic direction in designing and executing solutions for modernizing mission-critical information systems for Department of Defense (DoD) clients. Beginning with his experience in data analysis and the related business process challenges of the client, he leads the development of solution strategy, team building, and application of innovative technologies. Brian’s passion is working with clients to design process improvements and apply appropriate technologies that transform their operations and solve their most challenging problems.

Pandemic E-commerce Surge Spurs Race for 'Tesla-like' Electric Delivery Vans

Nick Carey @ Reuters
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Delivery fleet operators face regulatory pressure in California and other states to buy electric vehicles, but a surge in package deliveries thanks to coronavirus lockdowns has major firms itching to switch to electric right now.

And they want far more than just battery-powered versions of diesel- or gas-guzzling trucks and vans.

Black & Veatch eBook Addresses the Rural Digital Divide, Provides Co-ops a Path to Fiber Deployment Success

New eBook outlines eight actions to help rural electric co-ops lead fiber broadband deployments in their communities
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 10, 2020, /3BL Media/ – Driven by the challenging business model facing service providers, the rural digital divide remains a major challenge across much of the United States. For many Americans, advanced communication networks and digital connectivity have provided unlimited opportunity when it comes to engaging with technology and data. This point is made even more apparent during COVID-19, which is driving entire communities to learn, work and play online.

Stewart Engineering, Eco-Site Embrace Black & Veatch's COVOPERATE Application to Facilitate Safe, Secure Return to Operations

Cloud-based application enhances return-to-office health and safety
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VERLAND PARK, Kan., September 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ – As U.S. offices reopen and operations begin to normalize against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, two North Carolina-based companies have become the first to successfully implement Black & Veatch’s COVOPERATE workforce management application, powered by Field2Base.

Ørsted pioneers an "Immersive Safety" program in the Humber region

The Thrive program is designed to change attitudes and behaviors towards safety.
Blog

Renewable energy company Ørsted recently opened a fully immersive safety training programme called Thrive. It's a first for the Humber region, which is a hub for the UK's offshore wind industry.

The one-day interactive, multi-media programme is designed to transform behaviours and attitudes to safety.  Thrive includes a hard-hitting multi-media scenario which examines the build-up to a fatal incident on a load-out operation and its consequences.

Communications Are Critical to Bridging the Digital Divide

Author: Paul Pishal, is a Sales Director for Black & Veatch’s telecom business.
Blog

There is no doubt that advanced communication networks are changing how we interact with data, technology and one another. New levels of connectivity are giving us the ability to create, share and analyze information, creating layers of input and insight that deepen our experiences, making them richer, more tangible and more valuable than ever before. This has never been more apparent than during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is driving entire communities to move their lives online, from classes to doctor appointments to the 9-5 workday.

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