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Design-build and design-bid-build methods get projects done on time

By LYNN LOFTON Architects, engineers and construction managers are embracing the design-build and design-bid-build methods for projects that include transportation and water infrastructure projects, office buildings, schools, and stadiums. Design-build is an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility, according to the Design-Build Institute of America. The goal is to overlap ...

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Wiggins named polymer science head at USM

Dr. Jeffrey Wiggins, the new director of the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi, took advantage of spring break to work in his office. He is focused on hiring new faculty members along with overseeing diverse research, running a new degree program and promoting community outreach efforts, among other duties. The school is ...

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JEFF SEABOLD: Less archispeak, more performance

I like my job a lot. I have the incredible opportunity to learn something new each day, and the chance to get to teach something new to someone also. It is an incredible feeling getting to create and watch your creations come to life in the world. But my friends have recently bombarded me with some wise, but mostly funny ...

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SoilTech samples soil before projects begin

SoilTech Consultants is a geotechnical engineering firm based in Ridgeland that does soil sampling and analysis and provides foundation and pavement recommendations for various types of projects for architects, civil engineering firms, commercial developers, departments of transportation, utility and telecommunication companies, county board of supervisors, municipalities and other clients before they begin work on any project. In addition to geotechnical ...

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Allison Anderson chosen for American Institute of Architects College of Fellows

The 2014 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elevated Allison Hoadley Anderson, FAIA, to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. She is the only architect recognized from Mississippi this year, and one of a class of 139 new Fellows. Anderson is recognized for ...

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Good architectural design standards for cities enhance the quality of life and the tax base

While superior architectural standards can make building more expensive, there is a pay off for everyone if the city creates an atmosphere that improves property values and attracts new residents. “Quality, attention to detail and creation of a consistency in improvements that come from strong architectural guidelines preserves the beauty of a place and contributes to protected and enhanced property ...

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Thompson Engineering is a full-service firm

Thompson Engineering was founded in 1953 in Mobile, Ala., and now has offices throughout six states in the Southeast, including Mississippi. The company offers a full range of services, including geotechnical engineering, design build construction and civil engineering. “Our specialty is problem solving,” said Don Bates, a vice president of the firm and manager of its Mississippi operations, with offices ...

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PROFILE: David Hardy's determination pays off with success

David Hardy, the new president of the Mississippi State Board of Architecture, says his determination helped him get through the architecture program at Mississippi State University. He chose architecture because he loved to draw and had always had an interest in construction. “My father was a small general contractor so it grew out of a combined interest in those two ...

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Read March 15 issue of the MBJ

HOMEBUILDING Coastal Retrofit Mississippi project helps homeowners strengthen their homes by Lisa Monti Also in this week’s paper EDUCATION USM gets first female business dean by Ted Carter MEDICINE Holly Springs plans first health care zone by Clay Chandler SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT Brandon realtor wants harp renaissance in Mississippi by Stephen McDill OUR VIEW Official admission execs of big banks ...

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Texas firm chosen to design new Marine Education Center

OCEAN SPRINGS — The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) has selected Lake|Flato Architects of San Antonio, Texas, to design the new Marine Education Center (MEC), built to replace the J.L. Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium lost during Hurricane Katrina. Lake|Flato and its local partner, Unabridged Architecture of Bay St. Louis, will work with a team ...

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