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Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. has introduced the Powermite 599 MZ Series zone control valves and valve actuators. These 1/2" to 1" valves and SSB81U actuators join the Powermite 599 MT Series cl...



Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. has introduced the Powermite 599 MZ Series zone control valves and valve actuators. These 1/2″ to 1″ valves and SSB81U actuators join the Powermite 599 MT Series class 250 1/2 to 1″ bronze body valves, AP 599 Series 2″ pneumatic valve actuator and SQS Series electronic valve actuators.

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Zenon Environmental Inc. has announced the Zenon Membrane Technology Prize to honour the most innovative and practical applications of membrane technology for water treatment. The U.S. $10,000 prize will be given yearly, alternating between the fields of wastewater and water purification. Abstracts due December 15.

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Vipond Fire Protection Inc. has achieved ISO 9001 certification, the complete standard for quality assurance and continuous improvement in a company. Vipond is the first and only national fire protection company to achieve the standard and is now recognized as a model for quality assurance in design, development fabrication, production, installation, commissioning, inspection and servicing of alarm and fire protection systems. Above: Vipond employees in the development team. In the foreground are, l. to r.: Adam Rooke (overall co- ordinator), Brian Gough, Scott Brown, David Rooke (president/CEO).

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Autodesk, Inc. has announced several new civil engineering software products based on its Design 2000 initiative. AutoCAD Land Development Desktop Release 2 includes the functionality of AutoCAD Map 2000 Software and contains specialized features such as COG and map creation, terrain modeling, alignments, parcels and project data management.

Autodesk Civil Design Release 2 is a powerful add-on package to AutoCAD Land Development Desktop Release 2, offering integrated functions, enhancements to the ObjectARX-based grading function and features such as multiple sheet layouts. Another add-on, Autodesk Survey Release 2, provides focused survey data input, reduction and analysis.

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