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  • Illinois Company Fined $1.2 Million due to Asbestos Problems

    Last week it was reported in the Chicago Sun-Times that an Illinois company in Cicero has been fined $1.2 million by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  According to an OSHA news release the fine occurred because, “…five unprotected and untrained workers allegedly were required to conduct asbestos removal exposing them to this cancer-causing ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New Regufoam – Regupol vibration control products

    New Regufoam & Regupol types are available in Greek & Cypiot Market. ALPHA Acoustiki as the exclusive partner of BSW-Berleburg for Regufoam & Regupol Impact Sound Insulation & Vibration isolation is happy to announce that the new product types. Additionally as a consequence Vibration control product that uses Regufoam ...


    By ALPHA ACOUSTIKI Ltd.

  • Isolite Acquired By Hitachi Chemicals

    Hitachi Chemicals has acquired the Isolite group – a provider of thermal and acoustic management solutions for automotive, aviation, marine and industrial applications – from HQ Equita. Isolite’s thermal and acoustic insulation and encapsulation solutions are, among other things, integrated in combustion engines, turbines, exhaust gas treatment components, batteries and ...

  • ASTM E336 - 11 standard test method for measurement of airborne sound attenuation between rooms in buildings

    The main part of this standard uses procedures originally developed for laboratory measurements of the transmission loss of partitions. These procedures assume that the rooms in which the measurements are made have a sound field that reasonably approximates a diffuse field. Sound pressure levels in such rooms are reasonably uniform throughout the ...


    By ASTM International

  • Vibration isolation products VIBRO in Chillventa Nurnberg Germany 2014

    We are very excited to announce that we will be participating in Chillventa 2014 in Nuremberg, Germany. Chillventa is an international fair regarding HVAC & Refrigeration, Pumps, Valves, Fittings and Water Treatment and Insulation Exhibition. Chillventa is one of the biggest shows in the field of ...


    By ALPHA ACOUSTIKI Ltd.

  • Asbestos Still Lurks in Many Commercial and Residential Properties in Puerto Rico

    Asbestos was used for decades in many building products found in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean. It is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that when added to building products, offers desirable attributes such as increased strength, corrosion resistance, acoustical dampening, thermal insulation and fire resistance.   It is most likely to be found in homes and buildings constructed ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asbestos Removal Project in an Illinois School has Parents Concerned

    Last month, WFIE Channel 14 reported on an asbestos removal project at a Carmi, Illinois high school.  Usually when parents learn of asbestos being removed from their child’s school it brings relief to parents’ minds, but this time many parents voiced concerns.   The reason for the parents’ concern was due to the fact that the asbestos removal project was beginning ...

  • NREL Releases Report Card on Environmental Efforts

    The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) continued to improve its environmental protection efforts at its South Table Mountain and National Wind Technology Center sites during 2014 by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, adding bird-safety features to campus structures, and assessing environmental impacts of potential laboratory development. NREL annually ...

  • 1930s home goes green

    A 1930s house built in 2008 is about to undergo the first of three energy efficiency upgrades which will ultimately convert an energy inefficient house into a zero carbon home designed to meet the Government’s 2016 CO² targets for all new housing. The results of this research will be relevant to millions of householders across the UK. The University of Nottingham had to seek special ...

  • Comprehensive Course Calendar from Bruel & Kjaer UK

    Sound and vibration expert, Bruel and Kjaer UK is running a series of training courses this autumn, designed not only for its customers, but also those seeking a good understanding about noise effects on everyday life. New to the company’s 2010 calendar are multiple sessions of LDS’ Vibration Testing for Engineers course, which are held onsite at headquarters in Royston. Vibration ...

  • Illinois Worker Awarded $90 Million in Asbestos Lawsuit

    Last month it was announced that a 59 year old man was awarded $90 million by a jury in Bloomington, Illinois.  The plaintiff suffers from mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure.  The man claimed that his exposure occurred while working as a pipe fitter during the 1970s at a number of different worksites.   Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that was added ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • NEW !!! 50,000 US GPD Containerized desalination system SALE or Lease

    NEW !!! 50,000 US GPD Containerized desalination system available… multimedia filtration system included within a 20′ ISO acoustic and thermal isolated container. Just ready to ship and easy to deploy on site. ...

  • Destructive Illinois Fire Leaves Asbestos Concerns for Residents

    Last month, a fire destroyed six properties in downtown Minonk, Illinois.  The devastating fire took over 100 firefighters to bring it under control and left a large area of destruction in the small community.   Along with the immediate concerns caused by the fire, area residents have learned that asbestos has been found in the rubble.  According to a report published by the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Illinois Fire Raises Asbestos Concerns from Area Residents

    The environmental and building science consultants from EC2 provide air and bulk asbestos sampling to ensure emergency responders, area residents and building occupants are not exposed to deadly asbestos fibers.   Last month a raging fire in Algonquin, Illinois may have released dangerous asbestos fibers into the air.  A 94 year old vacant factory that had been scheduled to be torn down ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • California Air Pollution Control District Reminds Residents about Asbestos Testing Requirements

    Recently, the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District issued an advisory regarding cleanup efforts in Capitola Village.  The concerns resulted from remediation efforts following floods this spring that damaged a number of structures.    As reported in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, “We are aware of contractors working in your area that are either unlicensed or ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asbestos Still a Major Threat in Homes across America

    The environmental professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide asbestos and other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services to protect building occupants from health hazards.   From decades of research it is known that breathing asbestos fibers can lead to an increased risk of lung cancer, mesothelioma and respiratory diseases such as asbestosis.  The risks of developing these ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • VIBRO spring mounts and complete anti-vibration product range in Chillventa Germany

    ALPHA ACOUSTIKI Ltd participated in Chillventa 2014 an international fair regarding HVAC & Refrigeration, Pumps, Valves, Fittings and Water Treatment and Insulation Exhibition. Heat exchangers, control & instrumentation or evaporators, ...


    By ALPHA ACOUSTIKI Ltd.

  • Harsco`s infrastructure group wins major orders in Europe totaling more than $35 million

    Global industrial services and engineered products company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) announced today new large-scale industrial and commercial sector orders for its Harsco Infrastructure business group in Europe totaling more than $35 million in anticipated revenues. The awards are led by a three-year contract extension and expansion of Harsco's onsite insulation maintenance services to the ...


    By Harsco Metals & Minerals

  • Innovative Architecture—City of Abu Dhabi

    Famous for being one of the most rapidly developing cities in the world, Abu Dhabi has generated some serious opportunities for architectural innovation. As a result, the city’s current urban structural framework plan, the Abu Dhabi Plan 2030, actively encourages the construction of inventive supertall structures.   Abu Dhabi’s rapid economic growth and forward-thinking ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Aurecon’s Melbourne fit-out showcases leading sustainability design and innovation

    The building is situated at 850 Collins Street, Docklands, and houses approximately 600 of the company’s Melbourne staff. It has been hailed as a celebration of green-minded design and planning. The fit-out project received a 6 Star Green Star Office – Interiors v1.1 rating during just one round of assessment from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), achieving ...

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