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Construction is under way on a new Springfield Symantec center

Symantec is building a security operations center at its Springfield facility to meet a growing demand for storing sensitive data, company officials say.

The computer security and data storage company said construction should be finished by November on the nearly 3,400-square-foot center, The Register-Guard newspaper reported Saturday.

The center will be staffed by about a dozen employees who will work in shifts around the clock, 365 days a year. It's unclear whether those workers will be new hires.

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Clarke Construction Security provides CCTV monitoring at housing development

Securing construction sites is one of the main challenges for most house builders, Swan New Homes has chosen Clarke Construction Security (CCSec) to provide comprehensive technology based site security throughout the building of its new Oldchurch Park development in Romford, Essex.

Oldchuch Park in Romford, Essex consists of 376 apartments and houses with a mixed tenure of private, rented and shared ownership.  It is anticipated to be a three year project with the first construction phase already underway.

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Camera for long-range gas leak detection

New infrared gas imaging camera equipped with a 75 mm lens; it iscertified for use in Class I Div 2 hazardous locations, enabling remote detection and visualization of gas leaks from a great distance

Opgal Optronic Industries, a Karmiel, Israel-based provider of thermal and long range near IR imaging solutions, announced a new long-range model of its EyeCGas infrared gas imaging camera, using a 75mm lens. The EyeCGas uses the company’s proprietary optical design, enabling remote inspection of potentially leaking areas by detecting and visualizing even the smallest gas leaks from hundreds of meters away. The company says EyeCGas is the only gas imaging camera certified for use in Class I Div 2 hazardous locations, meeting ATEX II 3G Ex nL IIC T6, ANSI/ISA-12.12.01, UL1604 and CSA C22.2 No. 213-M1987.

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Security puts construction on hiatus

Owners of the upscale 240 Phnom Penh condo development said yesterday that they have stopped construction, for the time being, in order to ensure the security of the nearby US ambassador’s residence.

“Construction at ‘240 Phnom Penh’ luxury apartments ... has been temporarily suspended whilst our team works with the US Embassy and the Governor of Phnom Penh to ensure that the security of the US Ambassador’s residence is not compromised ... in light of recent world events and the forthcoming ASEAN summit next month,” said the owner, Elaine Younn, via email.  American officials have confirmed that President Barack Obama will attend the summit.

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Microstructural improvements enhance material properties

altDARPA merges structural engineering principles with new fabrication technologies to demonstrate microstructural control of materials at the micron level; the ultimate objective of the agency’s Materials with Controlled Microstructural Architecture (MCMA) program is to be able to develop materials in the future with properties tailored to meet specific mission requirements.

Exquisite buildings like the Eiffel Tower were made possible because of advances in structural engineering design methods. Truss structures, like the Eiffel Tower, are highly efficient; they can carry the same loads as solid structures, but at approximately one tenth of the weight. This weight and strength advantage is also what enabled the dramatic increase in building heights between 1885 and 1930, when buildings went from an average of ten stories to more than 100 stories, as epitomized by the Empire State Building. With its novel structural engineering, construction of the Eiffel Tower ushered in the age of the skyscraper.

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