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Yearly Archives: 2020

Gregory Dowell Promoted to Director of ZS Building Enclosure Group
Posted by: ZS on September 17, 2020

Gregory Dowell, RA, NCARB  ZS is pleased to announce the promotion of Gregory Dowell to Director of ZS’ Building Enclosure Group. Gregory is a Licensed Architect in Illinois and Wisconsin, and has over a decade of experience in building enclosure consulting and the preservation and restoration of historic buildings. Over the past two years, Gregory has contributed greatly in his role at ZS and focused his efforts on managing and performing building enclosure assessment, design and commissioning for new, existing and historic facilities.

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UAV Technology Captures Invaluable Data for ZS Clients
Posted by: ZS on September 17, 2020

The ability to perform remote work efficiently and accurately is crucial for architects and engineers in the current conditions, and will continue to be vital in a post-Covid world. Teams are designing new projects in an online collaborative environment, in which gathering accurate site data is crucial but is also difficult to accomplish safely and efficiently. ZS maintains a fleet of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) with several FAA-licensed pilots. With the use of drones alone or in conjunction with three-dimensional laser scanning, we can generate accurate color point clouds of existing buildings or building sites with minimal turnaround time. These..

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Deer District named Milwaukee Business Journal’s Real Estate Project of the Year
Posted by: ZS on August 13, 2020

The Milwaukee Bucks Deer District  was recently named Project of the Year at the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2020 Real Estate Awards. Milwaukee Bucks’ president Peter Feigin accepted the award on behalf of the project. The architectural design for the project was led by Milwaukee-based firm RINKA+. Hunzinger Construction was the construction manager for the project, and ZS  served as the Structural Engineer of Record for all structures built within the Deer District. The Deer District is a 2.5 acre plaza adjacent to the Fiserv Forum. The plaza includes three buildings comprising 65,000 square feet for businesses including The Beer Garden and The MECCA..

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ZS Joins Komatsu North American Headquarters Construction Team to Provide Turnkey Fall Protection Solutions
Posted by: ZS on July 6, 2020

ZS was selected by Komatsu and Hunzinger Construction to provide roof access and fall protection design-build services for Komatsu’s new North American headquarters in Milwaukee’s Harbor District.  The currently under construction new headquarters includes 170,000 square feet of offices, 410,000 square feet of manufacturing space, a 20,000-square-foot training center and museum, and a company store. Komatsu South Harbor Campus rendering by Eppstein Uhen Architects The new headquarter buildings will utilize an engineered fall restraint system that will allow safe and OSHA compliant roof maintenance access.  The engineered system will utilize over 150 engineered fall restraint anchors and almost a mile..

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SEW IFMA Webinar Presented by Dr. Salameh
Posted by: ZS on June 1, 2020

Join Dr. Salameh for an SEW IFMA Webinar Discussing Applications of 3D Laser Scanning and UAV / Drone Technology in Facility Management Operations on June 3, 2020.             This presentation, scheduled on June 3, 2020 at 1 pm central, will discuss use of laser scanning and UAV Technology in facility management operations. The following applications, including recent successful use of this technology, will be presented: Conducting virtual site visits with vendors for bidding O&M projects Creating a digital twin of your facility Inspection and documentation of facilities exterior and interior systems Building Condition Monitoring Register here: https://sewifma.org/meetinginfo.php?id=163&ts=1589824388..

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Mayo Clinic Takes the First Step Towards Enterprise-Wide Building Digitization
Posted by: ZS on May 21, 2020

Mayo Clinic Takes the First Step Towards Enterprise-Wide Building Digitization Development of a Digital Twin for the 1M+ Square Foot Mayo Clinic Mary Brigh Building The Mayo Clinic retained ZS to evaluate the feasibility of digitizing over 16 million square feet of their infrastructure for the purpose of improving facilities maintenance and operation. The scope of this study included: Translating their current facility maintenance practices to an integrated, electronic format. Development of a pilot digital twin of the one million square foot Mary Brigh hospital enriched with facility management information. Testing of information exchange between digital twin and other facility..

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