Monday, November 9, 2009

WEEC Expo - DC Convention Center

On November 4th and 5th 2009, SAI Employees attended the World Energy Engineering Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. In conjunction with the Association of Energy Engineers. The Expo was designed to help discover “green” technologies, new product ideas, applications, energy efficiency, and services for project implementation, and operations. We found many interesting products from LED efficient lighting, glow exit signs, heat pipe technology, Daikin’s VRV system, and many other “green” mechanical, electrical, and plumbing products. Hall D at the DC Convention Center was packed with over 200 booths set up, and we were able to come away with new knowledge, and many new manufacturers’ contacts and catalogs.

Young Professional Event

The Prince William Regional Chamber hosted another Young Professional event at Madigan’s on the waterfront in Occoquan on November 5th, in which some SAI Employees attended. The program was hosted by Emily Guerrero, and many young professionals from Prince William County attended. They gathered large amounts of canned goods and non perishable items there at the event for a good cause. Also there was a program director from Volunteer Prince William who gave a wonderful speech about the opportunities to help kids and adults at Christmas time. Raffle tickets were given out, and nice prizes were awarded. Some networking games were also implemented as well. Here is the Regional Chamber blog posting (including pictures)

Monday, November 2, 2009

SAI to Move Ahead with National Gallery of Art Elevator Modernization

The National Gallery of Art received a Halloween treat in the form of the signing by President Obama of the Interior Department appropriations bill. The gallery is receiving long-awaited funds for a major renovation, including of its "vertical transportation facilities" (i.e., elevators) which SAI Engineering will work with Atlantic Consulting out of Millersville, Maryland to complete.

PWC Employees Credit Union Groundbreaking

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new PWC Credit Union branch took place on October 20th in Woodbridge off Hoadly Road. The credit union currently serves 7,500 members and has two other branches. This new, free-standing branch has been seven years in the making, during which time SAI Engineering has teamed with Loveless Porter Architects to complete design with construction scheduled to begin in early 2010. This is the third area credit union facility that SAI Engineering has worked on, the previous ones being for Fairfax Employees Credit Union and Belvoir Federal Credit Union.
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