Pilani, India
Pilani, India

Time filter

Source Type

WARREN, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Conquest Firespray, a manufacturer of fire-rated architectural and engineered duct systems, today announced that the State of Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation has issued an official “Declaratory Statement” concerning building code Chapter 7 (“Fire and Smoke Protection Features”) sections 707.3.1, 713.4, 713.14, and 909.21.3. The Department affirmed that fire-rated HVAC duct systems must be tested for vertical and horizontal configurations for “fire inside” and “fire outside” conditions. The “Declaratory Statement” comes after Conquest Firespray presented the matter of horizontal non-compliance in Broward County, Dade County, and others. These jurisdictions recognized the importance of compliance and trained their code officials in the proper enforcement of fire-rated duct systems. This Declaratory Statement is a matter of public record (link) and is now a matter of law in the State of Florida. Conquest Firespray recently made the remarkable statement that, within Florida and elsewhere, industry-standard, horizontal HVAC fire-rated assemblies are not in compliance with requirements of the International Building Code (IBC). That conclusion was reached, and confirmed, in the market during discussions with numerous state and local code officials, contractors and engineers over a twelve-month period. This work has revealed broad non-compliance. “There’s an enormous number of horizontal duct systems in place today that lack the proper testing and are therefore non-compliant with IBC. This creates not only a life safety hazard, but a potential liability to project architects, engineers, and contactors,” said John Pattillo, a Conquest Principal and Head of Engineering. “This Florida Declaratory Statement, now a matter of law, recognizes the need for testing of all types of ducts, vertical and horizontal.” In response to this situation, Conquest and its fully code-compliant Flamebar® BW11 solution, has introduced a no-cost / no-obligation online education program to help specifiers, design professionals, and contractors achieve compliance, with education modules in five key areas: Architects, Engineers, Building Code Officials, Fire Marshals, and Mechanical Contractors. Direct links to the no-cost / no obligation code education modules: Conquest Firespray manufactures and markets Flamebar® fire-rated architectural and engineered duct solutions to contractors, engineers, and architects. Conquest has served HVAC mechanical and sheet-metal contractors since 1998. Conquest fabricates UL classified and Intertek listed rectangular and spiral duct, and applies coatings at its Michigan Headquarters plant and in Miramar, Florida. Contact: 586.722.9200; compliance@conquest-firespray.com. More info: www.conquest-firespray.com


WARREN, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Conquest Firespray, a manufacturer of fire-rated architectural and engineered duct systems, today announced that its code experts have detected broad non-enforcement of the International Building Code (IBC), in part from a misinterpretation of the existing codes and/or lack of awareness of code requirements. That conclusion was reached, and reconfirmed, in the market during discussions with numerous state and local code officials, contractors, and engineers over a year-long period. Conquest Firespray recently made the dramatic statement that most industry-standard horizontal HVAC fire-rated assemblies are not in compliance with requirements of the International Building Code (IBC). States such as Florida (and others soon to concur with Florida’s findings) are now in agreement with Conquest Firespray’s findings. “The IBC and other applicable codes are not theories; indeed, they are prescriptive practices required for new construction based on lessons learned from past building failures,” said John Pattillo, a Conquest principal and head of engineering. “The codes are only as effective as code officials understanding and enforcing code provisions.” “Perhaps even more dangerous than the non-compliance is that current practices of insulating non-compliant duct systems not only mask the problem, but accelerate system failure,” John Pattillo added. “This imperils the lives of occupants and first responders, and it really needs to be addressed through immediate enforcement of the codes.” In response to this situation, Conquest and its fully code-compliant Flamebar® BW11 solution, has introduced an education program to help specifiers, design professionals, and contractors achieve compliance. The program qualifies for continuing education credits and offers modules in five key areas: Architects, Engineers, Building Code Officials, Fire Marshals, and Mechanical Contractors. Direct links to the no-cost / no obligation code education modules: Conquest Firespray manufactures and markets Flamebar® fire-rated architectural and engineered duct solutions to contractors, engineers, and architects. Conquest has served HVAC mechanical and sheet-metal contractors since 1998. Conquest fabricates UL classified and Intertek listed rectangular and spiral duct, and applies coatings at its Michigan Headquarters plant and in Miramar, Florida. Contact: 586.722.9200; compliance@conquest-firespray.com. More info: www.conquest-firespray.com


WARREN, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Conquest Firespray, a manufacturer of fire-rated architectural and engineered duct systems, today announced that John Pattillo, a Conquest Principal and Head of Engineering, acknowledged that he, like most construction professionals throughout the U.S., had responsibility for projects that – through lack of code awareness – mistakenly installed non-compliant duct assemblies in the field for years. Mr. Pattillo hopes to prevent the continued use of hazardous duct assemblies by acknowledging how easy it is to make the error. Mr. Pattillo is now committed to educating engineers, architects, code officials, fire marshals, and mechanical contractors on the non-compliance issue. Conquest Firespray recently made the remarkable statement that industry-standard, horizontal HVAC fire-rated assemblies are not in compliance with requirements of the International Building Code (IBC). That conclusion was reached, and confirmed, in the market during discussions with numerous state and local code officials, contractors and engineers over a twelve-month period. “Repeating dangerous errors that were made for years through lack of awareness of the code, many professionals are still designing and installing non-code-compliant duct configurations and enclosures,” said Mr. Pattillo, a former general contracting senior executive. “To my surprise and embarrassment, I learned that fire-rated assemblies react much differently in horizontal and vertical conditions. Vertical systems cannot simply be turned on their side for horizontal assemblies, and assemblies must be tested for fire inside and fire outside conditions. The reality is that people are choosing systems without understanding code requirements. The reason is simple: The industry is focused on the mechanical code and ignoring important provisions of the International Building Code.” “Today’s ceramic fiber duct-wrap and drywall assemblies in horizontal applications represent a threat to life safety, and the problem needs to be addressed by insisting on evidence that assemblies are tested, and by confirming proper construction of these assemblies. Clearly, the industry needs to be educated in the proper design and construction of fire-rated HVAC assemblies. Conquest Firespray offers this necessary training at no cost,” Pattillo added. In response to this awareness gap, Conquest and its fully code-compliant Flamebar® BW11 solution, has introduced comprehensive online training programs for fire-rated HVAC assemblies to help specifiers, design professionals, and contractors achieve compliance. Conquest offers educational modules in five key areas: Architects, Engineers, Building Code Officials, Fire Marshals, and Mechanical Contractors. Conquest Firespray manufactures and markets Flamebar® fire-rated architectural and engineered duct solutions to contractors, engineers, and architects. Conquest has served HVAC mechanical and sheet-metal contractors since 1998. Conquest fabricates UL classified and Intertek listed rectangular and spiral duct, and applies coatings at its Michigan Headquarters plant and in Miramar, Florida. Contact: 586.722.9200; compliance@conquest-firespray.com. More info: www.conquest-firespray.com


Pundir J.,Assisted Conception Unit | Pundir V.,Conquest | Omanwa K.,Assisted Reproduction and Gynaecology Center | Khalaf Y.,Assisted Conception Unit | El-Toukhy T.,Assisted Conception Unit
Reproductive BioMedicine Online | Year: 2014

This systematic review and meta-analysis investigated the use of routine hysteroscopy prior to starting the first IVF cycle on treatment outcome in asymptomatic women. Searches were conducted on MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, National Research Register and ISI Conference Proceedings. The main outcome measures were clinical pregnancy and live birth rates achieved in the index IVF cycle. One randomized and five non-randomized controlled studies including a total of 3179 participants were included comparing hysteroscopy with no intervention in the cycle preceding the first IVF cycle. There was a significantly higher clinical pregnancy rate (relative risk, RR, 1.44, 95% CI 1.08-1.92, P = 0.01) and LBR (RR 1.30, 95% CI 1.00-1.67, P = 0.05) in the subsequent IVF cycle in the hysteroscopy group. The number needed to treat after hysteroscopy to achieve one additional clinical pregnancy was 10 (95% CI 7-14) and live birth was 11 (95% CI 7-16). Hysteroscopy in asymptomatic woman prior to their first IVF cycle could improve treatment outcome when performed just before commencing the IVF cycle. Robust and high-quality randomized trials to confirm this finding are warranted. Currently, there is evidence that performing hysteroscopy (camera examination of the womb cavity) before starting IVF treatment could increase the chance of pregnancy in the subsequent IVF cycle in women who had one or more failed IVF cycles. However, recommendations regarding the efficacy of routine use of hysteroscopy prior to starting the first IVF treatment cycle are lacking. We reviewed systematically the trials related to the impact of hysteroscopy prior to starting the first IVF cycle on treatment outcomes of pregnancy rate and live birth rate in asymptomatic women. Literature searches were conducted in all major database and all randomized and non-randomized controlled trials were included in our study (up to March 2013). The main outcome measures were the clinical pregnancy rate and live birth rate. The secondary outcome measure was the procedure related complication rate. A total of 3179 women, of which 1277 had hysteroscopy and 1902 did not have a hysteroscopy prior to first IVF treatment, were included in six controlled studies. Hysteroscopy in asymptomatic woman prior to their first IVF cycle was found to be associated with improved chance of achieving a pregnancy and live birth when performed just before commencing the IVF cycle. The procedure was safe. Larger studies are still required to confirm our findings. © 2013, Reproductive Healthcare Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Ypsilantis E.,Conquest | Tang T.Y.,University of Cambridge
Annals of Vascular Surgery | Year: 2010

Background: Chronic stump and phantom limb pain after amputation for critical ischemia significantly affect patients' quality of life and pose challenging clinical problems. Pre-emptive analgesia attempts to prevent chronic postoperative pain by minimizing painful stimuli before and during surgery. Methods: This systematic literature review aimed to evaluate the evidence supporting the use of pre-emptive analgesia in minimizing the risk of chronic stump and phantom pain after lower limb amputation for critical ischemia of peripheral vascular disease. Results: A total of 11 studies have been retrieved. Five different types of analgesic drugs were evaluated (local anesthetics, opiates, N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor antagonists, a2-agonist, and gamma-aminobutyric acid analogues), administered separately or in combinations, through the oral, intravenous, epidural, or regional (perineural) route. The beneficial effect of combined bupivacaine, diamorphine, and clonidine in reducing the risk of phantom limb pain was supported by only one study (level 3 evidence). Epidural and perineural infusions containing local anesthetic ± opiates are effective in treating acute perioperative pain, although not without potentially serious complications. Most studies were characterized by high drop-out rates because of disease-associated mortality. Conclusions: There is no robust evidence supporting the use of pre-emptive analgesia to minimize the risk of chronic pain after amputation for critical ischemia of peripheral vascular disease. The methods used are, however, effective in treating acute postoperative pain. © Annals of Vascular Surgery Inc.


Patent
Conquest | Date: 2013-04-29

Aspects of the present invention are generally directed to a biopsy device configured to engage target tissue within a patient and to remove a sample of the target tissue from the patient. The biopsy device comprises an elongate catheter configured to be inserted into a patient. A coring component is disposed at the distal end of the catheter to sample the target tissue.


Trademark
Conquest | Date: 2016-04-25

Hunters scent lure, namely, a deer hunting lure that is collected from male deer testosterone.


Trademark
Conquest | Date: 2016-08-08

Dietary and nutritional supplements; Dietary and nutritional supplements for endurance sports; Dietary and nutritional supplements used for weight loss.


News Article | July 11, 2015
Site: www.techinasia.com

BITS Pilani, one of India’s top tech universities’ Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL), organised mentorship program Conquest in Mumbai this week. The program, which aims to mentor 50 startups from second- and third-tier cities in India, provides mentorship on fundraising, revenue model refining, customer acquisition, hiring and grooming talent, up-scaling, marketing, and technology. The organisers received 1,500 registrations. According to Conquest marketing manager Devanshi Kotak, the teams were assessed on their idea and business plan. Conquest has organised similar mentorship programs in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, and Hyderabad. Meet the startups that made it to the Mumbai leg: Llynkr: Llynkr is a communication tool for preschools and parents. The startup’s ERP system ensures that parents get alerts on leaves in school and events such as fancy dress days. Janta Choupal: Janta Choupal is an app that connects users with their elected representative to improve social governance of the area. The startup aims to connect people with not just a local representative but also corporators, chief ministers, members of parliament, and members of legislative assembly. It also helps elected representatives have a common platform to interact with their actual voters. Frapp: Frapp is a deals and discounts app for verified students, who constitute a large chunk of India’s population and are the customers of the future for brands. According to the company, brands face a lot of problems in finding initial engagement with youngsters. Shop Elect: Shop Elect is an ecommerce site for industrial products that converts the traditional business of electrical distribution into a professionally-managed, technology-driven ecommerce organization. Interview Mocha: It is a pre-employment skill testing solution provider for multiple profiles. The combinations of questions are made after conducting market research for the job profile in question. Art and Found: Art and Found is an online platform for artists to showcase, share, and sell their work. The artists’ community in India is disorganised and underpaid. Most of them don’t have a means to make their art accessible to art buyers. Tech Innovance: Tech Innovance is a home automation company that allows you to remotely control your programmable thermostat, lights, security systems, garage doors, sprinklers, TVs, home audio systems, DVRs, and kitchen appliances from anywhere in the world. Hero: Hero is an aggregator of all online marketplaces. It brings the point of sale to consumers through its app and also Whatsapp and FaceBook messenger. Wockito: Wockito is an app for users to exchange contact details. Helmatron: It manufactures smart helmets for tracking bikes, curbing vehicle thefts, and drunk driving. The helmet analyses the alcohol content in the driver’s breath and directs the vehicle through a wireless signal to start or stop accordingly. The encryption technology used in the helmet will greatly help in reducing bike thefts. Longman Suntech Energy: It sells green power from onsite rooftop solar power plants at tariffs lower than the grid tariff.


Loading Conquest collaborators
Loading Conquest collaborators