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Biloxi firm Machado Patano to revive Katrina eyesore for its new headquarters

By JULIA MILLER Biloxi Mayor Andrew “Fo Fo” Gillich’s vision of a revitalized downtown has taken another step foward with the announcement of Machado Patano and M | P Design Group’s plans to renovate a 21,000 square-foot warehouse across from MGM Park. Jamie Barhanovich, Machado Patano’s business manager, said current plans are to relocate both the engineering firm Machado Patano, ...

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Millsaps chapel project has ‘special place in our heart’ for contractor

By BECKY GILLETTE W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company is not only the general contractor for a project to totally transform the interior of the Millsaps Christian Center in Jackson, but has also donated $2.2 million toward turning the historic building into a modern facility that will include at its center an inspiring light-filled cruciform chapel that will welcome people ...

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MSU’s Bagley takes courses southward

By BECKY GILLETTE The Mississippi Gulf Coast has one of the most robust job markets in the state for engineering due to major employers like the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery, Huntington Ingalls Industries and others. A market analysis done several years ago showed a 20 percent growth in the projected engineering jobs in the Gulf Coast area. It used to be ...

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Beard+Riser opens new office in Oxford

Special to the MBJ Beard + Riser Architects of Greenwood has opened a new office in Oxford, to be located in The Edison at 1450 University Ave. The new office will be led by Dale Riser, who has over 22 years of leadership and project management experience. Prior to forming Beard+Riser in 2007, Riser worked for four years on primarily ...

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Mississippi’s oldest structure rises from ruins on coast

By LISA MONTI The restoration of the La Pointe-Krebs House in Pascagoula, the oldest confirmed building in the Mississippi Valley, got underway in 2015 and crews completed the major task of stabilizing the historic structure early this month. The French Colonial vintage house, built in 1757 and known previously as the Old Spanish Fort, is on land originally owned by ...

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Army’s Engineer R&D center leads in military and civil problem solving

By LYNN LOFTON  Vicksburg is home to the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center and serves as national headquarters for four such facilities. It’s a large operation with 1,400 of the system’s 2,205  employees located in Vicksburg. Most of the employees are civilians, and the number of employees swells by a couple of hundred in the summer with student ...

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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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Neel-Schaffer’s Chris Jones elected to Southeast board for National Society of Professional Engineers

Neel-Schaffer engineer Chris Jones, P.E., BCEE, F.NSPE, was recently elected to represent the Southeast Region on the board of directors of the National Society of Professional Engineers. Jones joined Neel-Schaffer in 1991 and works out of the company’s headquarters office in Jackson. He specializes in the disciplines of water and wastewater. Jones holds two civil engineering degrees from Mississippi State ...

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Neel-Schaffer's Chris Jones elected to Southeast board for National Society of Professional Engineers

Neel-Schaffer engineer Chris Jones, P.E., BCEE, F.NSPE, was recently elected to represent the Southeast Region on the board of directors of the National Society of Professional Engineers. Jones joined Neel-Schaffer in 1991 and works out of the company’s headquarters office in Jackson. He specializes in the disciplines of water and wastewater. Jones holds two civil engineering degrees from Mississippi State ...

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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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