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State architects aren’t hurting as much

By LAURA SMITH I contributor laurahoughsmith@gmail.com   When architects Michael Grey Jones and Joey Crain attended American Institute of Architects meetings in Washington, D.C., they were struck by the horror stories their colleagues from across the nation were sharing. “We heard horror stories in Washington,” said Joey Crain, a principal of the Eley Guild Hardy Architects and president-elect of the ...

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Katrina still has engineers busy on Coast

However, work in the private sector has decline during a slumping economic condition   If good can come from a devastating hurricane, it’s the facelift the Gulf Coast will have when millions of dollars of infrastructure improvement projects are complete, engineers on the coast say. Hurricane Katrina battered Mississippi’s Gulf Coast four years ago, and cities now are using government ...

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Federal contracts sustaining engineers

Firms have been able to avoid large-scale layoffs with help from deals Contracts for state and federal government infrastructure projects have sustained engineering firms across the state despite the recession. While the market for residential development has dropped severely, firms have concentrated on infrastructure improvement projects — repairs to bridges, roads and water and sewer systems — in municipalities across ...

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