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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 ...

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A BIG VISION … for tiny houses — Prentiss architect has learned how to get the most out of the least amount of space

By BECKY GILLETTE Tiny houses are now a popular trend across the U.S. with a couple of television programs and numerous articles about the phenomenon that is being heralded as a way to provide home ownership to those who otherwise couldn’t afford it while reducing environmental costs. Having worked as an architect in Mississippi for a couple of decades, one ...

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New studio at MSU to focus on innovative wood design

By LISA MONTI A $10,000 grant along with matching money will fund construction of a design studio that promotes innovative wood products and building methods in Mississippi. The $10,000 Community Partnerships grant was awarded by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc., an international nonprofit that promotes responsible forest management. The Mississippi Forestry Foundation and other partners in the industry added $12,000 in ...

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Ellithy wins All-Star Award

Dr. Ghada S. Ellithy, a senior research civil engineer in the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory of the U.S. Engineer and Research Development Center has been awarded the 2016 Women of Color Magazine Technology All-Star Award. The award recognizes accomplished women of color with mid-level to advanced-level careers in the workforce. Award winners have demonstrated excellence in the workplace and in ...

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3 Mississippi firms win national housing design honors

The American Institute of Architects Housing Design Awards program recognized only 14 projects from around the nation this year, but three Mississippi architectural firms designed two of them — a carefully detailed modern home in Jackson by Duvall Decker Architects, P.A. and a catalog of replacement housing in six neighborhoods of Houston after Hurricane Ike by unabridged Architecture PLLC in ...

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Gulf States names VP

John Murray, CSI, CDT of Canizaro Cawthon Davis Architects in Jackson has assumed the Vice President’s duties and responsibilities for the Gulf States Region Construction Specifications Institute. The Gulf States Region CSI is composed of 16 chapters with nearly 700 members of the construction industry in Alabama, Arkansas, Northwest Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Murray has been an member of ...

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Harrell joins FC&E

Richard Harrell, P.E., BCEE has joined FC&E Engineering as Director of Operations. Harrell retired from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality as Director of the Office of Pollution Control, where he was responsible for managing the agency’s Air, Water, Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste, CERCLA, Brownfields other programs and associated US EPA federal delegation of programs to the State. He has ...

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ACEC selects board, officers

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Mississippi has installed new officers for 2016-2017 with Scott Burge of Gulfport as President. Burge, a principal of A. Garner Russell and Associates, is a native of Pearl River County and a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. Other board members are Jeff Dungan (National ...

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Neel-Schaffer hires Turner

Wyman Turner, PE, has joined Neel-Schaffer as a Project Manager based in the firm’s Tuscaloosa office. Turner, who has 12 years of experience, will manage transportation projects and handle Neel-Schaffer roadway projects for the Alabama Department of Transportation, the City of Tuscaloosa, and counties across the state. Turner has extensive experience working on multiple projects for ALDOT and Jefferson County, ...

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Corps selects Shaw

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District recently selected Thomas Shaw as chief of its Project Management Branch of its Programs and Project Management Division. Shaw will be responsible for supervising approximately 10 project management teams composed of project managers, project engineers, civil engineers, regional economist, engineering technicians and program analysts. . Previously, he was chief of the Flood ...

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