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  • Security Programs Win Big in the New Tax Plan
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    Security Programs Win Big in the New Tax Plan

    The newly approved tax plan has the potential of benefiting security programs. 2018 may be an ideal time to conduct gap analyses or broader threat and risk assessments to determine areas and assets that may have not been afforded sufficient protections, in the past, due to budgetary restrictions.  This will allow for the development of a very strong business case for your security department budget for the 2019 fiscal year. 
  • Detroit's New Little Caesars Arena Officially Opens
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    Detroit's New Little Caesars Arena Officially Opens

    Little Caesars Arena is the anchor project for a new 50-block redevelopment in downtown Detroit simply known as, “The District Detroit,” a world-class sports and entertainment development that spans five neighborhoods and includes six theaters/performing art centers and four professional sports teams.
  • Delivering High-Performing Student Housing Facilities
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    Delivering High-Performing Student Housing Facilities

    It’s been two years since the Lofts of Washington University opened on the Delmar Loop in St. Louis. The bustling 213,000 square foot mixed-use student housing development was designed to house more than 450 students, provide 220 underground residential parking spaces, and include 22,000 square feet of retail space. The four-building complex also provided a positive environmental impact by adding to the neighborhood green space and educating the community about sustainability in the process.
  • Ross & Barruzzini Assists in Design of Global Center for Combating Extremism
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    Ross & Barruzzini Assists in Design of Global Center for Combating Extremism

    Ross & Baruzzini's systems engineering group was instrumental in the development of innovative technologies for the Global Center for Combating Extremism headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • The New Sandy Hook School – Rethinking School Security
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    The New Sandy Hook School – Rethinking School Security

    On August 29th, the new Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut will open its doors to students for the first time. Through DVS’s involvement in the design and construction of the school, new standards for school-based security measures have been developed.
  • DVS Securing Rare Copy of the Declaration of Independence
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    DVS Securing Rare Copy of the Declaration of Independence

    DVS, a division of Ross & Baruzzini, was recently appointed security consultant and engineer for the Olin Library at Washington University, where a rare copy of the Declaration is set to become the centerpiece of a new exhibit. DVS is designing all of the electronic security systems for the space, including video surveillance, access control, and intrusion detection and investigating a number of cutting edge technologies to help preserve and protect the document.
  • Trending Now: #myASHRAE
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    Trending Now: #myASHRAE

    This year’s ASHRAE Winter Conference was held in Chicago, and like the Windy City itself, the conference was a whirlwind of activity. Members attended back-to-back meetings, networking events, made some new friends, and caught up with ASHRAE colleagues all while absorbing as much new information as possible.
  • See forever: The opening of the World Trade Center Observation Deck
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    See forever: The opening of the World Trade Center Observation Deck

    DVS, a division of Ross & Baruzzini, recently helped open the One World Observatory, the Observation Deck located at the top of One World Trade Center. The event was a capstone to more than a decade of work on the 1,776 foot tall building, which anchors the rebuilt World Trade Center and a revamped lower Manhattan skyline.
  • Energy Auditing 101
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    Energy Auditing 101

    We have a long history of energy-conscious engineering, consulting and design here at Ross & Baruzzini. A testament to that is our internal “Sustainability Team” – a multi-disciplinary committee that furthers internal green practices, spearheaded our St. Louis office’s solar array installation, and encourages sustainability and energy-related thought leadership within the company.
  • Bridging the gap: Adjust traditional processes for success in the aviation marketplace
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    Bridging the gap: Adjust traditional processes for success in the aviation marketplace

    The digital revolution isn’t entirely a hipster phenomenon. Airport users live in an online, connected world. Not only is the airport industry recognizing the importance of the passenger experience, but it’s also discovering the significance of addressing the connected, tech-savvy traveler. At the same time, the aviation industry’s macroeconomic demand to be cost-conscious is leading to alternatives to conventional capital project development. However, these brick-and-mortar alternatives don’t always readily embrace digitization.

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