Home » NEWS » Architects & Engineering

Architects & Engineering

WORKING IN THE FAST LANE — 3D CADD programs helping engineers design better roads

By BECKY GILLETTE Wouldn’t it be nice to actually see how a road is going to look before building it? What if you could anticipate problems before encountering them in the middle of construction, thus avoiding delays that cost time and money? With the use of modern three dimensional computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) programs, engineers can come close to ...

Read More »

Education, experience, examination key to becoming an architect

By NASH NUNNERY So, you want to be an architect? Nobody enters the field of architecture solely on the premise that it’s cool. Not even downtrodden Seinfeld character George Kostanza, who often introduced himself as architect extraordinaire Art Vandelay in certain social situations. Actually, the process to becoming an architect can be a bit arduous. It involves finding the right ...

Read More »

Camgian Microsystems adds 10 engineers to team

By JACK WEATHERLY Camgian Microsystems Inc. added 10 engineers to its team in 2016 to support its growing product development and project efforts, the company said in a release. The new full-time members of Starkville-based Camgian’s technical staff are a mix of experienced professionals and recent college graduates. They are top engineering graduates from Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering and ...

Read More »

Turner joins Dale Partners

Julie Turner has joined Dale Partners Architects P.A. as Communications Coordinator.  Julie graduated from Mississippi State University in December of 2016 with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Marketing.  Julie will be responsible for proposals, communications and social media. Julie enjoys golfing and being active. She is a native of Clinton.

Read More »

Mississippi’s oldest structure rises from ruins on coast

By LISA MONTI The restoration of the La Pointe-Krebs House in Pascagoula, the oldest confirmed building in the Mississippi Valley, got underway in 2015 and crews completed the major task of stabilizing the historic structure early this month. The French Colonial vintage house, built in 1757 and known previously as the Old Spanish Fort, is on land originally owned by ...

Read More »

At 40, Waggoner Engineering still focused

By NASH NUNNERY  Joe Waggoner says he can’t remember exact details of how he founded Waggoner Engineering. But he certainly knows why. “I’m a third generation engineer – my father and grandfather were engineers,” he said. “You might say I grew up thinking like an engineer and in an environment conducive to engineering.” Forty years ago, Waggoner and his wife, Allison, ...

Read More »

Wier Boerner Allin firm makes 6 promotions

Wier Boerner Allin Architecture recently announced multiple leadership promotions Eric Whitfield, Architect AIA, NCARB, has been promoted to Partner after several years as Studio Designer. Whitfield graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Mississippi State University. Before joining the firm in 2013, he worked with two Atlanta architecture firms. Whitfield specializes in concept design, using hand sketches and 3D rendering ...

Read More »

SBA joint venture program allows small firm to get into the big leagues

By BECKY GILLETTE The Small Business Administration has a program to mentor small businesses though the 8(a) Business Development Program that provides assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51 percent by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. In addition to the 8(a) Business Development Mentor-Protégée Program (MPP), the SBA also has a joint venture program which may be ...

Read More »

Safety first for state’s construction firms

By NASH NUNNERY  From commercial to small-scale residential, construction sites can be dangerous. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, roughly 150,000 job-site injuries occur nationwide each year. With 130 million construction workers on the job at any given time, this number is likely to rise. Of the construction site injuries that take place each year, ...

Read More »

Century Construction starts work on new professional office building at The Quorum at Colony Park

By BECKY GILLETTE Century Construction, a firm founded by Colin Maloney in Tupelo in 1997 as a two-employee, one truck-firm now employs more than 200 people at three locations in Mississippi, currently has $130-million worth of construction projects underway in several states. The firm now known Century Construction & Realty, Inc., has outgrown its current office space , and recently broke ...

Read More »