July 15, 2005 A PRIMEDIA Property Vol. IV, No. 13


CONTENTS
Study Predicts Future of Structured Cabling Systems Market

AWEA Joins Wind Energy Coalition

Virginia Tech Seeks Proposals for a Public Early Warning System

New York Department of Emergency Communications Solicits Bids for Integrated Network

Buildometer

Greyson's Law Signed by Ohio Governor

BICSI Plans Fall Conference

NFPA Announces Call for Papers

Electric West 2006 Invites Proposals for Conference Presentations

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    Around the Circuit
    Study Predicts Future of Structured Cabling Systems Market
    In the study "Structured Cabling Systems Market: 2005," FTM Consulting, Inc. predicts a resumption of double-digit growth for the structured cabling systems market, driven by products for network congestion and higher speeds at data centers. According to the study, these products will require fiber cabling, sales of which may exceed copper cabling by 2008. The study forecasts that fiber cabling shipments may grow from $1.2 billion in 2005 to $4 billion by 2010, a growth rate of 26.3%. To read the complete study, visit FTM's Web site.

    AWEA Joins Wind Energy Coalition
    The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) recently announced the formation of Wind Energy Works, a national coalition of wind energy advocates. The coalition's mission is to educate the public about the benefits of wind energy development. Advocacy groups comprising the coalition include AWEA, Earth Policy Institute, Union of Concerned Scientists, Wind Power New York, and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, among others. For more information on Wind Energy Works, visit AWEA's Web site.


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    Project Watch
    Virginia Tech Seeks Proposals for a Public Early Warning System
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va., is accepting proposals for installation and testing of a public early warning system with two-way radio control and status monitoring to provide coverage for the local campus. All work, including final acceptance testing, should be completed and invoiced no later than Oct. 31. All inquiries should be directed to Pamela R. Conner, VCO, at (540) 231-7852 or by e-mail at pconner@vt.edu. Sealed proposals will be received until 3 p.m. EST Aug. 10, and should be mailed or hand delivered to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Purchasing Department (0333), 270 Southgate Center, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Reference the opening date and hour and RFP number in the lower left corner of the return envelope or package. To download a pdf of the general information form, visit Virginia Tech's Web site.

    New York Department of Emergency Communications Solicits Bids for Integrated Network
    The Onondaga County, New York, Department of Emergency Communications is seeking proposals for an integrated computer-aided dispatch system, records management system, and mobile data network. The preferred proposal is for a single, prime vendor to provide an integrated suite of products for all three portions of the system. Proposals including tightly integrated products from multiple vendors are acceptable, although the prime contractor must assume responsibility for the turnkey implementation of the system. The County has engaged L. Robert Kimball & Associates to assist in the development and evaluation of the RFP and the project management of the system implementation. The RFP is available by contacting Dwayne C. Smith, project manager, L. Robert Kimball & Associates, 8500 Leesburg Pike, Ste. 210, Vienna, VA 22182, or by phone at (202) 412-6461, or by e-mail at dwaynesmith@lrkimball.com. Proposals are due 5 p.m. EST Aug. 12.


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    Web Exclusives
    Buildometer
    According to the U.S. Census Bureau's "Construction Spending" report, the total for construction put in place in May was $1.1 billion, down 0.9% from April's $1.11 billion total. The value for new residential construction in May, $614.2 million, was down 1.7% from April's $624 million value. The May total for new non-residential construction rang in at $241.9 million, down 1.6% from April's total, $233.2 million. The totals for the past year have been charted in the line graph below. All values have been calculated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate.




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    Eye on Safety
    Greyson's Law Signed by Ohio Governor
    On June 30, Greyson's Law, named after the 8-year-old Ohio boy who died after coming in contact with a railing on a bumper car ride that was energized at 230V at the Lake County Fair in Painesville Township in 2003, was signed as a provision to the state budget by Gov. Bob Taft. The law will raise money for inspections by tripling permit fees paid by ride owners in Ohio to $150 per ride. It also requires that any amusement ride operated on electrical power be installed with a circuit breaker that can automatically shut down if an electrical surge appears on the line. However, rides will still be required to be inspected only once a year.

    Shows and Events
    BICSI Plans Fall Conference
    The BICSI fall conference is scheduled for Aug. 22-25 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. Exhibitors include 3M Company, DuPont, Ideal Industries, and Sprint, among others. Seminars will cover topics on CCTV, standards, and installation. To view the complete schedule and register online, visit the BICSI Web site.

    NFPA Announces Call for Papers
    The NFPA is now accepting proposals for educational presentations at its 2006 World Safety Conference & Exposition to be held in Orlando, Fla., from June 4-9. Presentations should be noncommercial in nature with no mention of specific brand names. The deadline for submissions is Aug. 1. For a list of topics and downloadable application, visit NFPA's Web site.

    Electric West 2006 Invites Proposals
    The Electric West 2006 organizers are requesting proposals for papers to be presented at the Electric West 2006 Exposition & Conference held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from March 1-3. For a list of topics, visit the Electric West Web site. The deadline for e-mailed, faxed, and mailed submissions is July 31. For further information, contact Joe Charno by mail at Electric West, Primedia Business Exhibitions, 11 River Bend Drive South, Stamford, CT 06907, by phone at (203) 358-4152, by e-mail at jcharno@primediabusiness.com, or by fax at (913) 514-3778.

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