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BUILDING BRIDGES — Civil engineer Cindy Rich manages time between family and projects

It has been said that modern women can’t have it all, raise a family while also climbing the career ladder and accomplishing great things at work. But Cindy Rich, a licensed civil engineer who is vice president and engineer manager for the structures department at Neel-Schaffer, Inc. has been able to oversee major engineering projects like the new Greenville bridge ...

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Index: Architectural firms seeing more work, bigger backlog

WASHINGTON — Business conditions continue to improve at architecture firms, as billings ticked upward again in September, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score rose to 55.2 for the month, one of the highest post-recession readings thus far (any score over 50 indicates growth). In addition, the value of new-signed design contracts ...

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Designing success: AIA Mississippi holds annual awards celebration

The Mississippi chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Mississippi) held its annual Design Awards Celebration Thursday, Oct. 16 at Duling Hall in Jackson. The Design Awards Celebration “seeks to applaud architecture and design by bringing attention to all components of the program through an event which highlights the art in the architectural profession.” Added last year as part ...

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Stewart makes more history

The 2013 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elevated Belinda Stewart, FAIA, to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. 2013 AIA Mississippi president Anne Marie Decker, AIA, said Stewart is the first female president of AIA Mississippi and now the first female Fellow ...

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Home builder confidence highest since 2007, survey finds

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes is at its highest level since the housing market collapse, the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) shows. The survey released Tuesday by the home builders and national banking giant measures “sentiment” and reports that the confidence level nudged up one point from the previous month ...

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South sees bump in construction backlog but sector still flat overall

The South is rising again, at least in comparison to construction activity with the rest of the country. Construction contractors looking for jobs should keep their eye on Dixie, says Anirban Basu, the Maryland-based chief economist for the Associated Builders and Contractors, whose Mississippi chapter is headquartered in Pearl and has an office in Gulfport. “The South, which includes a ...

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Luke named to College of Fellows

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently elevated 134 architects to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made contributions of national significance to the profession. Robert Luke, AIA, of LPK Architects of Meridian was elected to receive this honor because, under Luke’s leadership as NCARB president, his consensus building skills fostered collaboration with collateral ...

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