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Craig Alexander joins Neel-Schaffer as a project manager

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., has announced that Craig Alexander, PE, has joined the firm and will serve as a Water Resources Project Manager in the firm’s Arlington office. Alexander has nearly 15 years of engineering experience, working on a variety of civil and water resources projects as a Design Engineer and Project Manager. His experience includes 12 years with other private consulting ...

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WBA Architecture welcomes David Ford

The partners of WBA Architecture recently announced the addition of David Ford, AIA, as Project Manager. Ford joins the firm after a 27-year career at large and small Mississippi firms, including Foil Wyatt, Hollomon Architects, and Dale Partners.   WBA is licensed in ten states, from Colorado to South Carolina.

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Dunaway Williams Architects launches new practice in Jackson

JSW Architecture expands with new partnership and office in Belhaven Dunaway Williams Architects, PLLC has launched a new practice in the Belhaven area of Jackson as an expansion and rebranding of JSW Architecture, PLLC  to address the increasing need for superior, experienced architectural services, with an emphasis on healthcare.  Seasoned architect Scott Williams, is partnering with architect Carley Crigler Dunaway ...

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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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MSU engineering professors investigating how to increase the number of women in STEM fields

By BECKY GILLETTE There has been a talent shortage in Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) fields over the past decade and economic projections show an even greater demand for STEM professionals in the near future. Economic forecasts predict that the United States will have a shortfall of about 1 million STEM professionals over the next decade. But in the U.S., ...

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Engineering six of ten best paying careers in the country

By BECKY GILLETTE Six of the top ten best paying professions that require a college degree are in engineering, according to a survey of 1.2 million Reddit users, a summary of which has been published by www.visualcapitalist.com. When you average starting median salaries with salaries after working for ten years, the top four are chemical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, ...

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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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Bagley School launches biomedical degree program

Special to the MBJ The Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University in Starkville has expanded its undergraduate degree offerings to include a new opportunity in biomedical engineering. The approval made by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees will allow Mississippi State students to formally enroll as biomedical engineering majors during the 2017 fall semester. With ...

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A BIG VISION … for tiny houses — Prentiss architect has learned how to get the most out of the least amount of space

By BECKY GILLETTE Tiny houses are now a popular trend across the U.S. with a couple of television programs and numerous articles about the phenomenon that is being heralded as a way to provide home ownership to those who otherwise couldn’t afford it while reducing environmental costs. Having worked as an architect in Mississippi for a couple of decades, one ...

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