M.C. Dean hosted a 70th anniversary edition of our Tech Expo at our Tysons headquarters, October 8-9. More than 400 employees, customers, and partners joined us to participate in technical demonstrations and learn more about M.C. Dean’s innovative work, growth and vision for the future.
In his opening remarks, our Chief Executive Officer Bill Dean stated, “The last 70 years have seen a lot of changes. M.C. Dean has always been a leader when it comes to change. Combining engineering, technology, building, and operations and maintenance of all the systems in major infrastructure, we’ve led that change many times.”
“But the change of the past seven decades will be nothing compared to what happens over the next decade. Our industry will transform,” he added. “Our firm has historically spread across two major segments of the mega and global infrastructure space: first in technology and systems integration; second in engineering, construction, and operations and maintenance. These fields are changing fast, often converging and diverging simultaneously. This is what disruption looks like… The presentations you see today represent the front lines of innovation in this new world.”
The first day of the event included technical demonstrations—from complex modular design implementations and 3-D models to facial recognition and virtual reality—led by the engineers and teams who worked on the projects using the software, systems, and tools actually applied. The demonstrations provided context for the technology, systems, and process innovations we use to assess, design, deliver and sustain complex projects for our customers.
Facial Recognition: Security Demonstration
UVA University Hospital Expansion: Modular Design Evolution
Project Sausalito Theme Park: Modular Electric Room Design & Integration
Complex Data Center Walkthrough
Discrete Simulation of Complex Site Logistics
Gordon State College: Fire & Safety, Centralized FAS Networking & Reporting
Pentagon Force Protection Agency: Technology Solutioning
Purple Line: Modern Rail Control & Operation, Electronic Security Solutions
Advanced Automation Systems: Critical Process Control Simulation
One Freedom Plaza: Successful Deployment of a Cellular Distributed Antenna System (DAS)
Day one concluded with an inspirational keynote from General Stan McChrystal, a retired four-star U.S. Army general, former commander of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command in Afghanistan. He is also the best-selling author of “Team of Teams,” a leadership book on collaborative and agile cultures that served as inspiration for our organizational growth model.
Our executive team kicked off day two with an interactive panel discussion on our enterprise plans for growth and our evolution to stay at the forefront of our industry. Other presentations covered innovations in modular design and tools as well as an update on the continued expansion of our ModularMEP™ manufacturing capacity at our Center for Innovation and Industry in Caroline County, Virginia.
M.C. Dean is Building Intelligence®. We design, build, operate, and maintain cyber-physical solutions for the nation’s most recognizable mission critical facilities, secure environments, complex infrastructure, and global enterprises. The company’s capabilities include electrical, electronic security, telecommunications, life safety, automation and controls, audio visual, and IT systems. M.C. Dean is headquartered in Tysons, Virginia, and employs more than 5,200 professionals who engineer and deploy automated, secure, and resilient power and technology systems; and deliver the management platforms essential for long-term system sustainability.
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