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Ten years after: USGBC Mississippi forges ahead

By NASH NUNNERY The Mississippi chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council is alive and well. Rumors about the demise of the decade-old organization are greatly exaggerated, according to chapter Chairman Perry Richardson. In the midst of a transition period, USGBC Mississippi remains a viable organization with a planned strategy to recapture former members and add new ones. “We’re still here ...

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Decker firm’s Oak Ridge House wins AIA’s top custom home design award

By TED CARTER You won’t mistake Jackson architect Roy Decker’s home for the Little House on the Prairie. But you’d be correct if you saw the Jackson house as the finest example of one/two family custom housing in the nation for 2016. The 3,750-square-foot Oak Ridge House in Fondren, designed by Roy and Anne Marie Decker and their firm Duvall Decker Architects, ...

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Polen gains license

Neil Polen, AIA, of Dale Partners Architects P.A. has passed his architectural registration exams and has became a licensed architect in the state of Mississippi. Polen is based in the Jackson office and has been employed at Dale Partners for two years. He received his bachelor degree in architecture from Mississippi State University in 2010 and completed the Business Advantage ...

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Cook Coggin promotes 2

Cook Coggin, a civil engineering and consulting firm has promoted Matthew Estes and John Mark Weeden to the position of Principal. Estes, PE, has been employed with CCE since 2004 and has been involved with numerous projects over the past 12 years. Located in CCE’s Regional Corinth Office, Estes’ work experience includes project management, planning design and construction oversight for ...

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MDOT site aims to aid STEM education

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has launched a new website to bolster STEM education in state schools. The science, technology, engineering and math website is designed to get more students interested in transportation industry careers, particularly civil engineering. MDOT said the website is part of its ongoing push to provide more educational opportunities to Mississippi’s students so they can better ...

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Williams hangs out his own architect shingle

J. Scott Williams, a 1995 graduate of the Mississippi State University College of Architecture, Art and Design, has been designing hospitals and other health-care facilities for Foil-Wyatt Architects and Planners, PLLC, Jackson, for 20 years. Since starting his own firm at the first of the year, JSW Architecture (JSWArchitecture.com), he hopes to put that experience with health care to good ...

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MDOT engineer honored

Mississippi Department of Transportation State Research Engineer James Watkins was recently awarded with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 25-Year Award of Meritorious Service. The award is given to transportation employees having accrued 25 years of service with one or more AASHTO member departments and who have attained the grade of District Engineer, Assistant Central Office Division ...

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Waggoner promotes 2

Waggoner Engineering has promoted David Williams to director of the engineering firm’s transportation division and William F. (Billy) Waits to director of its Gulf Coast regional office. Williams, a professional engineer, was most recently a project manager for Waggoner’s transportation division. In his new role, Williams will oversee the business operations of the transportation division at Waggoner. Williams joined Waggoner ...

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James Ray named SEI Fellow

James C. Ray, research structural engineer in the Geosciences and Structures Division Research Group of the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center has been named a Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Established in 1996, the SEI advances members’ careers, stimulates technological advancement, improves professional practice ...

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Corey Jamison joins Terracon

Corey D. Jamison has joined Terracon Consultants, Inc.’s Ridgeland office as the department manager for construction materials testing services Jamison has over 15 years of project experience in the concrete and materials testing industry. He has managed and provided testing services for federal, local governmental and private sector clients on commercial developments, industrial sites and transportation projects throughout the Southeast. ...

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