Ojo Technology Gets Diamond IPI Award for Airport Project

We have some pretty exciting news. Our team won an award for our work at the Mineta San Jose International Airport. The award was presented by the International Partnering Institute at its 9th Annual Partnering Awards Ceremony. Each year, the IPI recognizes projects and individuals who best exemplify the principles of partnering in the construction industry.

We won the diamond award (the highest award presented) in the category Civil Construction Projects: Under $25 million for the work we did on the airport’s Security Perimeter Technology Project. We were part of a team that saved more than $400,000 by updating conduit and fiber route designs in the field and worked with engineers to reconcile the design. The team updated nearly 40 percent of the design in the field, responded to over 40 RFIs and negotiated roughly $1.5 million of change order work without a claim.

The IPI also recognized us for maintaining excellent collaboration in spite of the turnover in both contractor and key owner leadership positions. The award also cited the team for developing a new stakeholder process based on IPI best practices that delivered the project on time through California’s wettest winter in 50 years with zero claims and no OSHA recordables.

Here’s more information on the project:

Civil Construction Projects: Under $25 million
Mineta San Jose International Airport Security Perimeter Technology Project
Prime Contractor:               Central Sierra Electric
Designer:                              Gensler
Designer (Engineering):     WSP
Subcontractor:                    Ojo Technology
Partnering Facilitator:        OrgMetrics LLC

Mark Your Calendars for the Ojo Technology Annual Golf Tournament

It’s that time of year again when we start planning for our annual golf tournament. This year it will be held on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the Sequoyah Country Club in Oakland, Calif. It’s a nice time for us to show our appreciation and reconnect with our customers and partners by spending a relaxing day playing golf on a beautiful course.

Registration starts at 10 a.m. with tee time at 11:15 a.m. If you can’t spend the entire day with us you are always welcomed to join us for dinner at 5 p.m. We will play a scramble format, there will be a box lunch and we’ll have raffles and contest throughout the day.

Last year’s tournament was a great success and you can see some of the photos from that day on our Facebook and Instagram pages. We are looking forward to another great day this year.

Invitations and flyers should be sent out over the next couple of months. RSVP to Marcie Clark in our office. She can be reached at Marcie.Clark@OjoTech.com or 510-257-1813.

Customer Warning: Meltdown & Spectre

Ojo Technology cautions security systems customers when trying to remedy recently identified CPU vulnerabilities. The Meltdown and Spectre CPU bugs allows hackers to steal information from the memory of other programs. Intel Desktop and Server CPUs are at the greatest risk. Current remedies are limited to OS and application patches and BIOS upgrades for hardware. But, applying these fixes can cause performance degradation resulting in unresponsive systems and the loss of video recording capabilities.

Intel and Microsoft advise adopting the bug fixes only after a thorough vetting in an offline/non-production environment.

At Ojo Technology, we now recommend avoiding the currently available fixes. We believe the risk outweighs the benefits. We recommend continuing the standard precautions for security system components – limiting physical and remote access, strict password polices, firewall and anti-virus maintenance, logging, etc.

For additional information, numerous sites have posted on this issue, here’s a useful one: https://blog.barkly.com/meltdown-spectre-bugs-explained.