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WORKING IN THE FAST LANE — 3D CADD programs helping engineers design better roads

By BECKY GILLETTE Wouldn’t it be nice to actually see how a road is going to look before building it? What if you could anticipate problems before encountering them in the middle of construction, thus avoiding delays that cost time and money? With the use of modern three dimensional computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) programs, engineers can come close to ...

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Education, experience, examination key to becoming an architect

By NASH NUNNERY So, you want to be an architect? Nobody enters the field of architecture solely on the premise that it’s cool. Not even downtrodden Seinfeld character George Kostanza, who often introduced himself as architect extraordinaire Art Vandelay in certain social situations. Actually, the process to becoming an architect can be a bit arduous. It involves finding the right ...

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SBA joint venture program allows small firm to get into the big leagues

By BECKY GILLETTE The Small Business Administration has a program to mentor small businesses though the 8(a) Business Development Program that provides assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51 percent by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. In addition to the 8(a) Business Development Mentor-Protégée Program (MPP), the SBA also has a joint venture program which may be ...

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Clinton landscape architect Chris Hoffman advances the industry both statewide and nationally

By LISA MONTI  Landscape architecture is so much more than plants. The profession incorporates  science and art among other disciplines to conceive and design such projects as college campuses, public parks, golf courses, historic preservation and restoration, urban transportation corridors, residential and commercial sites and many others. And like other professions, including medicine, landscape architects in every state must earn ...

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MAKING JACKSON A BETTER PLACE — Ann Somers enjoys her career because of variety of projects and the people she meets

While growing up in Byram, Ann Somers loved putting thing together, such as puzzles, model cars and ships and fantasy Barbie kingdoms. That interest in building things led to a career in architecture, something she learned about as an eighth-grader. “I knew that was what I wanted to do,” Somers recalls. “Up to that point I did not like school ...

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Licensing changes could streamline and shorten path to gaining an architectural degree

New rules proposed by the board that develops programs for state licensing of architects aims to streamline internship requirements by eliminating elective hours from the equation. Ultimately the action could reduce the time it takes from graduation to becoming licensed by one third without compromising the profession’s emphasis on education, experience and examination, proponents say. “We have talked about this ...

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Ole Miss makes ranking of most beautiful campuses in U.S.

OXFORD — Best College Reviews, a ranking service for American colleges and universities, has released a list of the 100 most beautiful college campuses in America, and the University of Mississippi made the cut. The 100 campuses were selected based entirely on aesthetics. The author placed particular emphasis on natural features such as green spaces, bodies of water, and arboretums ...

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American Council of Engineering Companies-Mississippi installs officers to board of directors

The American Council of Engineering Companies-Mississippi has installed officers to the board of directors. Members of the 2014-2015 board include: president, Jimmy Nelson of Allen & Hoshall; president-elect, David Bowman of Neel-Schaffer Inc.; secretary/treasurer, Scott Burge of A. Garner Russell & Associates; past president, Jeff Dungan of Dungan Engineering, P.A.; national director, David Compton of Compton Engineering Inc.; and board ...

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Michael Boerner added to 1-percent sales tax commission

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has named small business owner and local architect Michael Boerner to the 1-percent sales tax commission charged with overseeing expenditures from a recent sales tax increase in the city of Jackson. Boerner, AIA, LEED AP, is the principal of Wier+Boerner Architecture in Jackson. He has a bachelor of architecture degree from Mississippi State University and a ...

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PK Thomas named Director of Development at MSU's College of Architecture

Perry King “P.K.” Thomas is the new director of development for Mississippi State University’s College of Architecture, Art and Design. Thomas succeeds Nathan Moore, who recently became director of corporate and foundation relations for the MSU Foundation. A Tupelo native and Mississippi State alumnus, Thomas joined the university’s fundraising staff in 2010 as assistant director of development for the James ...

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