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January February 2001 Issue
January/February 2001                  
Technical Articles
The Architect’s Pivotal Role in the Resolution of Construction Claims and Disputes

Construction progress can easily become mired in controversy. The parties involved can rapidly lose incentive for cooperation when unresolved disputes interfere with friendly business relationships. Lingering claims and festering dissatisfactions worsen when they are not dealt with promptly and fairly. The sooner claims and disputes can be resolved, the sooner those wasted energies can be channeled back into more productive pursuits. 
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Building Products Revue
Avian Forest Segmental Retaining Wall/Bridge

In Bellevue, Nebraska, a property owner held a desirable parcel of land in the Avian Forest offering a view of the Missouri River as well as the beauty of Fontennelle Forest. The problem, however, was that a ravine separated the proposed development from the city streets, allowing access for potential buyers. What was the developer to do?
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DCD Insights
Hardening High-Tech Hotels
By Wayne Hampton, CSI

With stealth-like secrecy fast-track fortresses are being built across the global landscape that have become the nerve center for the new economy. These "Tech Hotels" or Data Centers, as they are known, have become an integral and vital part of the global fiber-optic grid and wired world of telecommunications that experts now view them as the "factories" for the new age of information. The convergence of information and security has given rise to a whole new paradigm challenge for design professionals.
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Case Studies     
File: Civic

• Roseville Police Facility
   Roseville, California
• Madison Branch Library
   Madison, Tennessee

File: Commercial


• Q-Stop Connoco
   Troy, Missouri
• Emerald Square Mall Parking Garage
   North Attleboro, Massachusetts

File: Educational


• New School of Management, Delaware State University
   Mesa, Arizona

• Oak Mountain High School
   Shelby County, Alabama

• Dillard Drive Middle & Elementary School
   Raleigh, North Carolina

• Paul A. Elsner Library & High Technology Complex and Life Science Building, Mesa Community College
   Mesa, Arizona

File: Medical


• Greene Memorial Hospital Beavercreek Campus ASU/MOB
   Beavercreek, Ohio
• Bartow Memorial Hospital
   Bartow, Florida

File: Office


• Foothills Corporate Center
   Tucson, Arizona

File: Recreational


• Southwestern Bell Bricktown Ballpark
   Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

File: Religious


• St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church
   Hawaiian Gardens, California

• Addition To Immanuel Lutheran Church
   Powell, Wyoming
Specifiers Spotlight
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The Belden Brick Company:
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Duo-Gard Industries Inc.: Translucent Daylighting Systems For Windows-Walls-Skylights-Canopies - Ask for Duo-Gard Industries' new 2002 architectural catalog with detailed stats, drawings, and photos of high-performance polycarbonate technology for versatile daylighting strategies with superior aesthetics, economy, and energy efficiency. » Learn more

Panelfold's Walls So Tall: Modulfex® Series 800 steel operable walls as high as 44 feet, made with one-piece 14-gauge steel frames. » Learn more

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