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September October 2001 Issue
September/October 2001
Technical Articles
Architect's Certification of Payments to the Contractor
It Has To Be Done Right. There Is Little Or No Room For Error.

No duty of an architect is subject to more scrutiny than the issuance of payment certificates. The owner, naturally, does not want to pay money prematurely or needlessly. The contractor, on the other hand, wants, needs, and is entitled to the money as soon as possible. Both owners and contractors are generally acutely aware of the interest value of money.  
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Building Products Revue
New Fulton Bank Building Revitalizes 
Old Penn Square

When Fulton Bank kicked off its Penn Square 2000 initiative to expand its headquarters, local architect David Lynch & Associates was up to the challenge. The firm's recently completed Fulton Financial Corporation facility, which takes up a quarter of a city block in the heart of Lancaster's Penn Square, is the flagship project in an urban renewal initiative that is intended to renew confidence in the downtown area.
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Severe Weather Door System 
Meets FEMA Guidelines

The StormPro® 361 door system by Ceco Door Products is a commercial severe weather door system designed to withstand severe weather, hurricane and tornado winds that meets the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidelines.
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Morin Corporation Blends Innovative Design With Durability in Historic Industrial Neighborhood
East Side Neighborhood Services, located in a multi-purpose building in Minneapolis, serves the community by providing it with an accredited high school, named Menlo Park, a daycare and social service facilities. The history of this community on the Northeast side of Minneapolis is overall industrial, mixed in with some residential and commercial neighborhoods. The architects and their clients wished for that to be reflected in the buildings' visual character.
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DCD Insights
Tilt-up Growth Continues Due to Speed of Delivery, Cost-Effectiveness and Increased Acceptance
In our increasingly cost-conscious, highly educated, global society - not to mention a slower economy - "How much does it cost?" appears in conversations earlier and earlier in the negotiation process. Design and construction professionals alike are challenged to present hard dollar figures for their concepts, and oftentimes, an explanation of how their choice of building materials and methods compares to alternative options.
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GREEN Light For The Future
In our increasingly cost-conscious, highly educated, global society - not to mention a slower economy - "How much does it cost?" appears in conversations earlier and earlier in the negotiation process. Design and construction professionals alike are challenged to present hard dollar figures for their concepts, and oftentimes, an explanation of how their choice of building materials and methods compares to alternative options.
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Case Studies     
File: Commercial

• Lee Steel Corporation
   Wyoming, Michigan

• Tuolumne Utilities District Centralized Office Facility
   Sonora, California

• Crossroads Harley-Davidson
   Center Valley, Pennsylvania

• Stockman Bank, Billings Heights Office
   Billings, Montana

File: Civic


• Arlington Heights Fire Station
   Arlington Heights, Illinois


• Riverside Park & Community Center
   Fort Myers, Florida

• Highlands Ranch Library
   Highlands Ranch, Colorado

File: Educational


• Seaview/Westshores High School Gymnasium & Classroom Building
   Salton City, California

• The University of Michigan, Kellogg Building Expansion & Renovation
   Ann Arbor, Michigan

• Skaggs Catholic Center
   Draper, Utah

File: Office

• Martz Marketing Research Inc.
   Maumee, Ohio

• PQH/Vargas Corporate Office Building
   Jacksonville, Florida

File: Recreational


• Sportime - Kings Park
   Long Island, New York

• Dunning Recreational Building
   Saint Paul, Minnesota

File: Residential


• Elliott Residence
   Fort Collins, Colorado
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The Noble Company: The Noble Company manufactures four different sheet membranes for use under tile (and other hard surface) floors. The functions of the sheets include waterproofing (for both thin bed and full mortar bed), crack protection for thin bed installations and sound control. » Learn more

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