Latest Industrial Insights

  1. An Emerging Dichotomy In The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
    8/6/2018

    Despite industry utilizing the internet for communications to “things” far before the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) terminology, much focus was put on the consumer market as the general IoT began to develop. This could be due to innovators focusing on the perceived higher volume of “things” required for the consumer market or the ability for the average innovator to have a deeper understanding of consumer requirements.

  2. New York's Reconstructed Marine Facility To Serve As Corps Training Site
    8/1/2018

    What do hydrographic surveys ― the scientific measurement and description of physical features at the bottom of bodies of water ― have to do with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and marine construction? In a word, plenty.

  3. EPA’s ENTACT Study Breaks New Ground With Non-Targeted Research
    8/1/2018

    EPA scientists are leading a multi-phase project to evaluate the ability of non-targeted analysis laboratory methods to consistently and correctly identify unknown chemicals in samples. EPA’s Non-Targeted Analysis Collaborative Trial (ENTACT) was formed in late 2015 and includes nearly 30 academic, government, and industry groups. Non-targeted analysis involves analyzing water, soil and other types of samples to identify unknown chemicals that may be present, without having a preconceived idea of what chemicals may be in the samples.

  4. 8 Steps To Solve The Ocean’s Plastic Problem
    7/10/2018

    Do you know that people throw away about around 4 million tons of rubbish on a daily basis, of which 12.8 percent is plastic?

  5. Developers Beware! Water Lines May Cost More Due To The Tax Cut And Jobs Act — Part 2
    6/25/2018

    This is the second post in a two-post series on the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”), with which developers and water companies see the return of a tax policy with negative consequences for development.

  6. An Introduction To Industrial Use Of Technology For Non-Techies
    6/6/2018

    It’s increasingly obvious to me that the gap in the general understanding of technology is continuously increasing with those that are not working in the space every day.  I am referring to industrial technology versus the general consumer technology market.  

  7. An Open Letter To Jeff Bezos: Use Your Resources To Protect Our Most Precious Resource
    6/5/2018

    Economist Harold Pollack's New York Times article suggesting priorities for your philanthropic work was a fun read for those of us who would love to imagine what we would do with $131 billion. Unlike Pollack, I'm not going to tell you how to give away your money — you earned it, it's yours, and you can do what you want with it.

  8. Developers Beware! Water Lines May Cost More Due To The Tax Cut And Jobs Act
    5/31/2018

    This is the first post in a two-post series discussing the practical effect of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on construction, dedication, and utilization of water lines in Pennsylvania. 

  9. Legionella Conference 2018: Controlling This Deadly Bacteria Will Take A Village
    5/22/2018

    Controlling Legionnaires’ disease will require a universal, preventive-based approach by a bevy of stakeholders ranging from building owners to hospital administrators, from public health officials to policymakers, and from scientists to water system engineers.

  10. How The Middle East Is Transforming Its Power And Water Industry
    5/17/2018

    Global demand for power and water is accelerating — and the Middle East is no exception. A burgeoning population combined with multiple industrial diversification programs is fueling a boom in power and water projects. During the first three quarters of 2017, about US$30 billion of major power contracts and US$20 billion of water projects were awarded across the region. In 2018, the figure is looking more like $60 billion with the two sectors combined.