FedEx opens employee screening facility, pedestrian bridge over Democrat

Commercial Appeal - May 4, 2011

A newly completed pedestrian bridge over Democrat makes an esthetic statement while providing FedEx hub workers a convenient, comfortable walk to security screening. Upon closer inspection, the perforated aluminum panels covering the bridge’s exterior bring to mind the hidden arrow in FedEx’s familiar logo. The bridge and 30,500-square-foot screening facility were pressed into service Monday […]

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Engineers, architects, general contractors adopt seamless system to project delivery

Commercial Appeal - April 15, 2011

Related: Commercial Real Estate General contractors, architects and engineers have been working together with owners for years to make projects better. However, the process is becoming increasingly formalized and given a new name: Integrated Project Delivery. Integrated Project Delivery is a project delivery approach which integrates people, systems, business structures and practices through a collaborative […]

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Energy audits can result in big savings

Mississippi Business Journal - March 28, 2011

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Nashville Int’l Reconstructs One Runway, Rehabs Another

Airport Improvement Magazine - March 1, 2011

In August 2009, Nashville International Airport (BNA) shut down runway 2L-20R for reconstruction. A 2007 evaluation of the 35-yearold pavement found accelerated deterioration resulting from an alkali-silica reaction. The pavement was cracking and showing structural deficiencies; within five years, the evaluation concluded, the runway would fall below minimal service levels. “The pavement had come to […]

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Sticking power: Resin-maker Alpha Corporation marks 50th anniversary with new headquarters in Piperton

The Commercial Appeal - November 7, 2010

There’s a reason AOC’s new world headquarters in Piperton is a sleekly angled structure of tinted glass and steel. “Our tag line is, ‘World Leader in Resin Technology,”’ chairman and CEO Randall A. Weghorst said. “So we wanted a technology sort of look.” AOC, the flagship business of The Alpha Corporation, makes the resins, as […]

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Tennessee files building permit for $10.2M Shelby County forensic center

Memphis Business Journal - October 4, 2010

The state of Tennessee is moving forward with building a new regional forensic center for Shelby County. The state has filed initial building permits to construct a $10.2 million building at 637 Poplar Ave. The design was submitted Sept. 29 to Shelby County Code Enforcement for their review which, once approved, would clear the way […]

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Soil on the Move

Erosion Control Magazine - September 1, 2010

Silt and sediment management devices may not be as impressive as retaining walls or as subtly beautiful as rain gardens, but they’re the first line of defense against soil that’s on the move. They range from simple wattles to trackout devices to sophisticated polymer treatment systems that reduce turbidity in runoff. The goal in choosing […]

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The Gold Standard: Methodist Hospital Pavilion Wins LEED Recognition

The Commercial Appeal - July 18, 2010

One thing was missing when the doors opened on the new Women and Children’s Pavilion at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital — that new-building smell. The smell that delights new home and car owners, but one clearly born from glue and paint fumes, just wasn’t there. And that was on purpose. “We used low (volatile […]

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The Road Ahead

The Daily News - April 1, 2010

Hardly anyone refers to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 by its official name. They instead abbreviate it as “ARRA,” or more commonly, call it the “stimulus plan.” No matter its acronym or moniker, the landmark legislation approved by Congress last year pledged $787 billion in tax cuts and funding – and promised […]

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From structural to electrical, engineers play integral role in renovation

Memphis Business Journal - February 22, 2010

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