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Woolpert Earns Google Cloud Award
March 24, 2017

Woolpert, a national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm and a Premier Partner in the Google Cloud program, has been awarded the Google Cloud 2016 Fastest Growing Company Award for Maps Customer Success for North America. According to company sources, this award recognizes Woolpert for its demonstrated sales, marketing, technical and support excellence to help customers of all sizes transform their businesses and solve a wide range challenges with the adoption of Maps.

Woolpert helps customers navigate the Google Maps for Work licensing process and advises them on the proper implementation of the Google Maps API within their Cloud solutions.

The national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm saw its Google sales grow 250 percent in 2016, as compared to 2015. The firm’s sales were $3.25 million for its Google division and just shy of $150 million overall last year.

Woolpert, which has been a Google for Work Partner since March 2015 and a Google for Work Premier Partner since last summer, also was named a Premier Partner in the Google Cloud Program for 2017.

Jon Downey, , said he is honored by this recognition and excited to see dynamic growth.

“This award represents our continued commitment to our Google partnership, and our ability to steadily grow in this market,” said Jon Downey, director of the Google Geospatial Sales Team at Woolpert. “What sets Woolpert apart in the Google Cloud ecosystem is that approximately half of our firm’s business is geospatial, so this extension of our work makes sense. We’re not a sales organization and we’re not here to push software. We’re here to help.”

“We don’t just have the knowledge related to the Google data and deliverables, but we have a professional services staff capable of elevating that data,” he said. “We’re able to offer consultation on these services and that takes the relationship a step further, benefiting all involved.”

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Woolpert Earns Google Cloud Award
March 24, 2017

Award recognizes Woolpert for its demonstrated sales, marketing, technical and support excellence.

Confined Space in Construction Seminar Announced
March 24, 2017

Recent sweeping changes in Confined Space Entry to be addressed.

ASHRAE Issues Official Interpretations for Multiple Standards
March 23, 2017

Interpretations provide a written explanation of the meaning of a specific provision of a standard or guideline.

George Washington University Announces 2017 Research Days
March 23, 2017

The two-day event provides an opportunity for George Washington students to showcase their work.

Registration Open For 2017 Spring Standards Engineering Summit
March 22, 2017

The 2017 Spring Standards Engineering Summit will be held May 3-4, 2017 at the Center for Innovation Technology in Herndon, VA.

Partnership Among Industry Efforts Focused On Wastewater and World Water Day
March 22, 2017

As World Water Day, March 22nd, aims to elevate the awareness and dialogue about the need for improved treatment of wastewater, members of the …

NSBE and BMES Sign Three-Year Agreement
March 21, 2017

The National Society of Black Engineers and the Biomedical Engineering Society join forces to increase diversity in engineering.

2017 Concrete Canoe Competition Underway
March 21, 2017

ASCE announces annual 2017 Concrete Canoe National Competition.

VSPE Announces Contact and Address Change
March 20, 2017

Board accepts resignation of long-term Executive Director.

NSBE Announces 2017 National Convention
March 20, 2017

NSBE’s 43rd Annual Convention to be held in Kansas City, Missouri.

VSU 2017 Annual Research Conference Scheduled
March 17, 2017

The Virginia State University (VSU) Annual Research Conference is a gathering of students, faculty, and administrators from VSU and other institutions.

SCHEV Faculty Honors Received At ODU
March 17, 2017

Two Old Dominion University (ODU) faculty members recently received Outstanding Faculty Awards from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

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