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Historic preservation of buildings provides numerous economic benefits

By BECKY GILLETTE The components of a city are as multifaceted as the elements of a successful business. “One undeniable factor for attracting visitors, new residents, and high-quality professionals to any town is character,” said Belinda Stewart, FAIA, principal, Belinda Stewart Architects, PA, Eupora. “With all the choices available in this highly connected world, Mississippi’s got character covered, if we ...

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3-D printers can work while you sleep

By BECKY GILLETTE For a long time, there seemed to be more hype around 3-D printers than there were practical applications. But now exciting things are being done by 3-D printers in Mississippi, including plans by Relativity Space at the Stennis Space Center to build an autonomous rocket factory. Duane McLemore, an assistant professor at the Mississippi State University College ...

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ASSET Engineering welcomes Greg D. King

ASSET Engineering, a firm specializing in power systems design and analysis, has announced that Greg D. King, PE, has joined our team as a Senior Project Engineer. King graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Greg is eager to work alongside his new colleagues on ASSET’s growing backlog of power projects. King has over ...

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New U.S. courthouse design in Greenville approved

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has approved the design concept for the new U.S. Courthouse in Greenville. The building will provide a much-needed new court facility for the Northern District of Mississippi and will stimulate economic development in the community. Located at the northern edge of Greenville’s historic district on Washington Avenue, the new functional, secure, and modern building ...

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Dean and Dean adds Miley as Associate AIA

Dean and Dean/Associates Architects, P.A., announced the addition of Nathan A. Miley as an Associate AIA. Miley joins the Jackson-based firm after recently graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Architecture. At MSU, Miley was involved in several campus groups including the School of Architecture’s Studio Culture Committee. He earned the American Institute of Architects Mississippi Chapter’s Design ...

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Glenn Ledet joins Neel-Schaffer as Coastal Science Program Manager

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., announced Glenn Ledet, Jr., PE, has joined the firm and will serve as Program Manager for Coastal Science and Engineering, working out of Neel-Schaffer’s Baton Rouge office. Ledet will be responsible for regional and corporate business development and project implementation of Coastal and Water Resources initiatives. Projects he will be responsible for include engineering, design and implementation of ...

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Charles Curcio named Sr. Discipline Manager at Waggoner

Waggoner Engineering, Inc. has hired Charles Curcio PE, CFM, to serve as Sr. Discipline Manager and Client Account Manager for the Civil / Hydrology & Hydraulics discipline area. Curcio has almost 40 years of experience in the industry as a project engineer on a wide variety of civil engineering projects that include transportation, drainage, erosion control, stormwater, site design work, ...

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McNeel awarded NCARB President’s Medal for Distinguished Service

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards has awarded its highest honor to Jackson architect Richard McNeel, chief executive officer of JBHM Architecture, P.A. He is first Mississippi Architect to receive national honor for service to architecture. McNeel is one of 12 national awardees this year and the first Mississippian to receive the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service — specifically ...

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