From 9/11 Encyclopedia:
From an older article, which had been mirored first at Du http://www.democraticunderground.com/duforum/DCForumID43/4907.html:
"...Immediately after September 11th, four companies started to clean up the rubble in New York + at the Pentagon. They are: AMEC Construction Management, Inc.; Bovis Lend Lease LMB, Inc.; Tully Construction Co., Inc.; and Turner/Plaza Construction Joint Venture. http://www.osha.gov/media/oshnews/nov01/national-20011120.html
Here are some background profiles:
No.1 AMEC http://www.amec.com
AMEC is a leading international provider of specialised services and engineering solutions for clients in manufacturing, commercial, infrastructure and process industries, based in London. AMEC was the only construction company, who was working at both disaster sites in New York and at the Pentagon, Washington. http://www.amec.com/cm/how/how_2ndlevel.asp?PAGEID=3046
In an interesting coincindence, AMEC already worked for the Pentagon in 2001, completing a renovation of the same section of the Pentagon, Wedge 1 ($150 million costs), which was later officially hit by AA77. http://www.amec.com/cm/how/how_2ndlevel.asp?PAGEID=3034 AMEC worked together with the oil industry. (See Oil) In 1999 BP Amoco awarded AMEC Process and Energy a major support services contract. http://www.amec.com/about/about_2ndlevel.asp?pageid=24 During the same period BP Amoco already supported the election campaign of George Bush. Totally they spent $2,989,073 between 1995 and 2000. http://www.earthisland.org/eijournal/new_articles.cfm?articleID=608&journalID=65
They had been not alone. Exxon spent $3,280,216 , Occidental Petroleum $1,544,774 and Texaco Inc. $1,272,585. Us Congress member Don Young (R-AK), an Arctic Refuge drilling advocate, received $119,708 for his 1998 election, $133,850 for 2000, and so far $27,750 for his upcoming race in 2002. "It was Young, incidentally, who suggested that environmentalists may have been responsible for the airplane crashes into New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11. Attorney General John Ashcroft received $151,149 from the oil and gas industry for his failed Senate race in 2000..." AMEC is specialised in cleanups of fuel tanker rollovers, their latest big job was a cleanup in New Mexico. http://www.amec.com/news/Media_Releases_2ndlevel.asp?pageid=34&MEDIAID=329
Other clients include PharmaChem- or rail services. AMEC invented AFMS (Automated Frequency Management Services), which "advises clients all over the world on matters of radio regulations development, communication policy, spectrum planning, and computer-based frequency management and radio station licensing" http://www.spectrocan.com/english/services_eng.htm Part of AFMS is SPECTROCAN, which is a member of the International Telecommunication Union, concentrating on monitoring the radio spectrum for governments and regulatory agencies around the world. AFMS is a very popular akronym, therefore easy to be confused. (i.e. Air Force Manpower Standard, Automatic Flight Management System, Automated forms System etc...) The AMEC-AFMS was involved in the analysis of the malfunction of handheld radios which complicated the rescue efforts of firefighters at the World Trade Center. It has been reported, that an evacuation order broadcast by Fire Chief Joseph Callan was not received by some of the firefighters. http://www.rfcomm.harris.com/jtrs/mit.html In an analysis by Prof. Donald A Lund from April 2002, Lund came to the conclusion, that currently "there is a lack of available radio frequencies for emergency responders and public safety officials to use. As a result, existing frequency spectrums are crowded." It would be interesting to hear the conclusion from AMEC/AFMS. Currently are conflicting reports around, if maybe the GE-Ericsson 800 megahertz radio system should be standardized nationwide for emergency cases. http://220.127.116.11/search?q=cache:ZvMt6hemFKIC:www.justiceworks.unh.edu/Research/B_B_Vol_5/justiceworkspub.pdf++malfunction+of+handheld+radios+twin+to
AMEC works together with the Saic, i.e. Kyle Cook (SAIC ->) and Chris Stransky (AMEC) in the County Project "Clean Water" in San Diego. http://www.projectcleanwater.org/Summaries/05-29-01%20Sci-Tech%20summary.pdf
The SAIC, on the other hand, is a mega tech specialist, which develop different communication standards. One of their various companies is Telcordia. Telcordia Technologies is specialised in Lazer Technologies or Space Imaging and a subsidiary of the SAIC. Hatfill worked together with Jerome Hauer at the SAIC in 1999, who later directed the OEM and built the emergency center, known as "the bunker" on the 23rd floor of Building 7. Hauer organised the security job for former FBI terror specialist John O'Neill, who died in the Twin Towers. Corporate Vice President of Applied Research Telcordia (formerly Bellcore Communications Research) is Robert W. Lucky, a specialist in "correcting distortion in telephone signals".
Lucky is on the Board of Trustees of Anser, who established the Homeland Security in 1999. http://www.anser.org/aboutanser/bios2/luckybio.html Both ANSER and AMEC are prime contractors of the Pentagon. http://web1.whs.osd.mil/peid/st/st25/STVirgin.HTM Chief Executive of AMEC is Sir Peter Mason, former executive director of BICC plc, a huge Cable Company. Among AMECs analysts and brokers are Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch or UBS Warburg. Their auditor is KPMG Audit Plc. (->) http://www.amec.com/investors/investors_2ndlevel.asp?pageid=31 KPMG is in the meantime represented by former FBI-HQ Robert J. Chiaradio, who once ignored various warnings about a possible terrorist attack and obscure flight school trainings in the United States. Chiaradio works since July 2002 at KPMG as "managing director and lead advisor on homeland security".
AMEC received another contract by the US Department of Defense on 13 December 2001 to "to provide environmental engineering, professional, technical and remediation services for the Air National Guard. The Department announced that the contract has a total potential value of up to US$598 million over ten years" http://www.amec.com/news/Media_Releases_2ndlevel.asp?pageid=34&MEDIAID=295
"...The new services contract closely follows AMEC's selection by the Department of Defense to extend its provision of construction management and support services at the Pentagon building following the terrorist attacks of September 11. AMEC's Construction Management division had previously completed renovations to Wedge 1 of the Pentagon and is currently providing emergency repair and restoration of the impacted sections. Specific contract details have not been disclosed..."
On January 2002 AMEC received another contract about $1.4 billion International Air Terminal to "complete" John F. Kennedy International Airport. http://www.amec.com/news/Media_Releases_2ndlevel.asp?pageid=34&MEDIAID=302 AMEC is represented in the States by New York-based Construction Management and has other contracts with airports like Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International, San Francisco International, Hopkins International, construction contracts with the New York Stock Exchange and the renovation work at the Pentagon. AMEC Construction Management is led by Mitchell Becker and John Babieracki, a "a 30-year veteran in the construction industry", who "built 50-story skyscrapers that grace New York City's skyline".
In May 2002 AMEC was joined by Homeland security and environmental risk scientist Laurel H. Pye http://colorado.construction.com/COCN/CO-Jul02/COdsgnws-Jul02.html In the last couple of months AMEC had been joined by wildlife biologists, ecologists, physicians or Air Force Engineering Expert Col. Scott E. Streifert (US Airforce/August 20, 2002). http://www.amec.com/news/Media_Releases_2ndlevel.asp?pageid=34&MEDIAID=632 Col. Streifert recently retired from the Air Force as Support Group Commander at Travis Air Force Base in California. His past activities with the Air Force have included environmental compliance at the the Pentagon or environmental management at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
No.2 Bovis Lend Lease http://www.bovislendlease.com
Bovis Lend Lease is based in London. They have clients in the telecommunications-, health care-, microelectronics- or pharmaceutical companis and the british government. They work for the U.S. Department of Defence or with the Department of Defence in Australia. Other clients are Johns Hopkins Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital in the United States, Nokia, Lucent, Ericsson, Cisco, Nortel Networks, AT&T, Telstra, IBM, the European Space Agency or Schering-Plough, an American pharmaceutical company. On August 26th, BLL announced a contract with Japans 3G mobile phone network. Bovis Lend Lease is partner of British Pretoleum (BP) "Global Alliance". http://www.globalalliancesupplier.com/ http://www.bovislendlease.com/llweb/bovisll/struct.nsf/html/relsites?opendocument
Since January 2002 Roger Mabey of BP Global Alliance is member of the board of Bovis Lend Lease. http://www.bovislendlease.com/llweb/bovisll/struct.nsf$defaultview/3E1FD18C002A981BCA2569E500205329?Opendocument&search=true On October 30, 2001 Bovis announced their division of Bovis Lend Lease Pharmaceutical, a new company focused on providing solutions to its global customers in the pharmaceutical and allied industries. Bovis had worked for the Pentagon before. They built the Pentagon City Mall, Pentagon City's Washington Tower office building and The Ritz-Carlton hotel in 1990. http://washington.bizjournals.com/washington/stories/2001-2002/12/focus4.html
In early 2002 New York City's Department of Design and Construction confirmed, that they hired "a private company, Bovis Lend Lease, as the primary manager of the World Trade Center site" http://www.cnn.com/2002/US/01/03/gen.war.against.terror
No.3 Turner Construction http://www.turnerconstruction.com
The Turner Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of HOCHTIEF AG since 1999. Hochtief, headquarter in Essen, Germany HOCHTIEF is continuously expanding its range of services: Airport Management, Project Development, Software, Environmental Technology and Facility Management now feature more and more strongly in the framework of its business. http://www.ptoinalexandria.com/turner.html Turner have their US office on Hudson Street, New York. They work in in Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and The Middle East. Turner provides a complete range of construction and program management services. During 2001, The Turner Corporation completed $6.3 billion of construction for the United States. Chief Executive Officer is Thomas C. Leppert, who was once involved in a golf course controversy at his company Lana'i in 1994. In 1996 however he earned the Pacific Award of Hawaii. http://www.turnerconstruction.com/Corporate%20Information.doc http://planet-hawaii.com/environment/294edit.htm http://web1.hpu.edu/index.cfm?section=uniquelyhpu352
President and Chief Operating Officer of Turner is Robert E. Fee. Robert E. Fee was personally involved in the removal of the debris of Ground Zero. "It's still considered a crime scene, so we can't bring in the front-end loaders. We are looking for evidence, and hopefully, survivors." (9/24/01) http://18.104.22.168/search?q=cache:WJOS-g-IM5oC:www.enr.com/news/enrbld_092401.asp+&hl=en&ie=UTF-8
The city's Dept. of Design and Construction had split the site into rough quadrants with cleanup work in each managed by the four companies, one quadrant was for Turner. Turner has various clients in the oil and pharmaceutical industry. They once built the BP Amoco Oil Building in Chicago. http://www.ceramiconstruction.com/projects.htm A very impressive Flash animation about their "Turner city"-project and all their clients is located at: http://www.turnerconstruction.com/turnercity/index.html
No.4 Tully Construction
When contacted by the American Free Press (AFPN) and asked, if they ever had seen concrete pulverized as it was in the WTC, they said: "No-never". "Tully said, that there were hot spots where he observed 'literally molten steel'...Everything that was above grade -above the 6th and 7th floor -disintegrated...it was like an explosion" (AFPN/08/26/02) "We had 75 trucks leaving a day during the first few days," says Tully. http://22.214.171.124/search?q=cache:WJOS-g-IM5oC:www.enr.com/news/enrbld_092401.asp+&hl=en&ie=UTF-8
Tully Construction of Flushing, NY is the only american-owned company who was hired for the "cleanup of Sep11th". Earlier this year Tully received a contract by the MTA/New York City Transit Subway System in a joint venture with .J. Pegno of Flushing, N.Y., the project's general contractor. http://newyork.construction.com/NYCN/NYmay2002/feat2May2002.html
Work includes 1,200 ft. of complete tunnel replacement, tunnel lighting and track and signal work. At Ground Zero Tully built concrete plugs to prevent dust and debris from further contaminating the entire line. "We used supersuckers in there to clean up the dust and debris. The plugs have since been removed," President Peter Tully noted. http://newyork.construction.com/NYCN/NYmay2002/feat2May2002.html
Tully has been under a special monitoring arrangement with New York City since 1996; prior to that, it was banned from doing business with the city. Among conflicts it became embroiled in were complaints that it performed a shoddy job fixing up Brooklyn homes after a water main break. http://www.newsday.com/ny-queens25-7tullyconstruction.story
Tully retained Controlled Demolition Inc., Phoenix, Md, who had been involved once in the demolition of the bombed Murrah Building in Oklahoma in 1995. Controlled Demolition is specialised in implosions of big towers, like i.e. the Landmark Hotel Tower* in Las Vegas or the Columbus Homes Housing Projects in Newark, New Jersey. http://www.controlled-demolition.com/control%20demolition.html
Controlled Demolition had their first implosions in the 70s and worked several times for the US or local governments. In 1991 they imploded the Old Orlando City Hall in Orlando, Florida. http://www.controlled-demolition.com/cdi%20demolition.html
In 1995 they imploded the Mendes Caldeira Building São Paulo Brazil(361 feet tall), as they say on their website, the "tallest standing concrete building ever felled with explosives". In 1998 they imploded a 439 feet, the "tallest structural steel building ever imploded" http://www.controlled-demolition.com/controlled%20demolition.html
Controlled Demolition claims to have "a very small number of
employees" and not much known is about their business profile.
They work together with the The Loizeaux Family.
In February 2000, a federal grand jury indicted Mark Loizeaux, Douglas Loizeaux and Controlled Demolition, Inc. on charges of falsely reporting campaign contributions to the campaign of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.). The Baltimore Sun reported, that the illegal contributions allegedly occurred between 1996 and 1998. The Loizeaux brothers and CDI were acquitted in September 2000. http://www.xenophilia.com/zb/zb0002/links73.htm
On the internet, hundreds of websites speculate since September
2001 about a possible controlled demolition inside the Twin Towers
with bombs. J. McMichael was one of the first dozen
engineers, who tried to wonder about the collapse. http://serendipity.magnet.ch/wot/mcmichael.htm
A very impressive and intense discussion currently continues at
Loizeauxs buildings, with controlled demolition, usually "drop like a tree". In 2000 the 1,000-ton National Gettysburg Battlefield Tower,
but no public access was allowed that time.
But the collapse of the Twin Towers remains a logical mystery. The official testimony was postponed for various times, the melting theory wasn't updated again. Another testimony for the collapse of Building 7 never even took place. Only a study without conclusion is around. But even possible conventional bombs might not explain the pulverisation of the whole Twin Towers Buildings. Maybe the answer is somewhere else, some "miles" away? The DoD started this year with test bombings of a new laser microweapon system called thermobarics, which they officially tested in Nevada and later used in ToraBora, Afghanistan.
The thermobaric bomb releases and then detonates a fine cloud of high-explosive chemicals, creating devastating shock waves that destroy everything -- and everyone -- inside a cave, bunker or building. Using a device called a Viper -- a portable laser range finder, digital map display and Global Positioning System receiver they can point on many different positions. The term thermobaric is derived from the effects of temperature -- the Greek word for heat is "therme" -- and air pressure -- the Greek word for pressure is "baros" -- on the target.
The CIA and DoD had both an office on the 24th floor in Building 7, but nothing is known about their purpose. In October 2000, Peter Peterson (chairman, CFR ->) of the Blackstone Group, L.P., a military arm of the Carlyle Group and partner of Kissinger Associates or TRW, announced the "mortgage secured by 7 World Trade Center, a commercial office complex controlled by real estate developer Larry Silverstein" http://www.blackstone.com/news/press_releases%255C7_world_trade_oct_2000.pdfThe ties of Controlled Demolition, Inc. with the DoD are very old. In November 1978 through January 1979 CDI used both conventional and implosion methods to destroy former Soviet military's Large Phased Array Radar Facility in Skrunda, Latvia, under the direction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Transatlantic Programs Center. Already in the 50s the father of the Loizeauz Brothers, Jack Loizeaux, "was blasting tree stumps for the U.S. Forestry Service in Georgia." He later would found Controlled Demolition. http://www.implosionworld.com/history3.htm About the vertically, rather than falling over collapse of the Twin Towers, his son Mark Loizeaux once answered: "I don't have a clue". http://www.enr.com/news/enrbld_091201a.asp+&hl=en&ie=UTF-8 Muslims Suspend Laws of Physics