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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.

UPS Infographic | Drone Deliveries Take Flight

We’re making history with UPS Flight Forward,™ one of the first drone airlines certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
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This infographic is from UPS's latest Interactive Sustainability Report: Accelerating Sustainable Solutions. Visit ups.com/sustainability to see the Highlights brochure with translations, GRI Content Index, and other stories of innovation.

Racecar Driver Sam Schmidt Tests New Arrow SAM Car

Press Release

CENTENNIAL, Colo., September 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ –  Arrow Electronics debuted the newest version of its Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) at a private racetrack in Indiana, where racecar driver Sam Schmidt took several high-speed laps in the modified 2020 Chevrolet Corvette. 

University of Kansas Deploys Black & Veatch's Rapid Modular Health System Units to Combat COVID-19

Four of the plug-and-play units offer rapid, mandatory coronavirus testing capabilities for school’s returning students, staff
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., 27 August 2020 /3BL Media/ – Looking to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus on its campuses in Lawrence and Overland Park, the University of Kansas has deployed four of Black & Veatch’s mobile, secure Rapid Modular Health System (RaMHS) structures to assist with free, mandated COVID-19 testing of students, faculty and staff returning for fall classes.

Paul Skurdahl Joins Black & Veatch as Senior Vice President and Director of Solar Energy

Building on its renewables expertise further positions the company’s solar business for continued investment and growth
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch, a global leader in power infrastructure engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, today announced that Paul Skurdahl has been named Senior Vice President and Director of Solar Energy within the company’s rapidly growing power business.

Accelerating Innovation to Tackle Plastic Waste

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Finding answers to our planet’s plastic waste issues will take innovation and investment across the waste management value chain. The Alliance to End Plastic Waste has joined forces with Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play Tech Centre to help kick-start innovation to help minimize plastic waste, make recycling and recovering plastics easier, and create value from post-use plastics.

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