Archive for the ‘Architects & Engineering’ Category

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Wiggins named polymer science head at USM

by Ross Reily Published: March 21,2014

Tags: architects, Business, engineers, Mississippi, University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Jeffrey Wiggins, the new director of the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi, took advantage of spring break to work in his office. He is focused on hiring new faculty members along with overseeing diverse research, running a new degree program and promoting community outreach efforts, among […] [...]

JEFF SEABOLD: Less archispeak, more performance

by Jeff Seabold Published: March 21,2014

Tags: architects, Business, engineers, Mississippi

I like my job a lot. I have the incredible opportunity to learn something new each day, and the chance to get to teach something new to someone also. It is an incredible feeling getting to create and watch your creations come to life in the world. But my friends have recently bombarded me with […] [...]

SoilTech samples soil before projects begin

by Lisa Monti Published: March 21,2014

Tags: architects, Business, engineers, Mississippi

SoilTech Consultants is a geotechnical engineering firm based in Ridgeland that does soil sampling and analysis and provides foundation and pavement recommendations for various types of projects for architects, civil engineering firms, commercial developers, departments of transportation, utility and telecommunication companies, county board of supervisors, municipalities and other clients before they begin work on any […] [...]

Elite designer: Allison Anderson selected as AIA fellow

As owner of Bay St. Louis-based unabridged Architecture, Allison Hoadley Anderson, FAIA, LEED-AP, was already in an elite group as only about 5 percent of architectural firms nationwide are led by a female. But Anderson now finds herself in even more select company after being recently inducted into the American Institute of Architects’ College of […] [...]

School of Construction at USM adjusts to fit the needs of the business

by Lynn Lofton Published: February 17,2014

Tags: Business, construction, Mississippi

The School of Construction at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg was formed in 2004 and is filling needs of the construction industry. In the beginning, the school included the departments of architecture, construction and industrial technology. Interior design was added in 2009. Approximately 160 universities across the country have this type of construction […] [...]

Spreading the word about … Asphalt

by Lisa Monti Published: February 17,2014

Tags: Business, construction, Mississippi, roads

The Mississippi Asphalt Pavement Association was established in 1966 and its primary membership consists of 16 asphalt contractors and 60 associate members. Executive director Tone Garrett has headed the association for 28 years. “Our mission is to represent the industry and to develop and promote our product,” he said. “I like to spread the word […] [...]

Optimism increases for builders

by Lisa Monti Published: February 17,2014

Tags: Business, construction builders, Mississippi

After an especially harsh winter dragging on in Mississippi, contractors and others who work around the weather are looking forward to some relief with the coming spring season. Jay Carney, president of T.L. Wallace Construction based in Columbia, said contractors generally are “eternally optimistic and always look for a break in the weather” for activity […] [...]

Good architectural design standards for cities enhance the quality of life and the tax base

by Becky Gillette Published: December 6,2013

Tags: architects, Business, engineering, Mississippi

While superior architectural standards can make building more expensive, there is a pay off for everyone if the city creates an atmosphere that improves property values and attracts new residents. “Quality, attention to detail and creation of a consistency in improvements that come from strong architectural guidelines preserves the beauty of a place and contributes […] [...]

Thompson Engineering is a full-service firm

by Lisa Monti Published: December 6,2013

Tags: architects, Business, engineers, Mississippi

Thompson Engineering was founded in 1953 in Mobile, Ala., and now has offices throughout six states in the Southeast, including Mississippi. The company offers a full range of services, including geotechnical engineering, design build construction and civil engineering. “Our specialty is problem solving,” said Don Bates, a vice president of the firm and manager of […] [...]

Historic Round Island Lighthouse restored in Pascagoula

by Lynn Lofton Published: December 6,2013

Tags: architecture, Business, engineering, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

There’s an amazing restoration project underway in Pascagoula. It’s the reconstruction of the historic Round Island Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built on the south side of Round Island — a few miles off the coast of Pascagoula — in 1859 and stood as a beacon of safety for all ships headed toward the southeast Mississippi […] [...]

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