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March/April 2003

Technical Articles
Shop Drawings
Part 1 — Learning To Live With This “Necessary Evil”

To the construction industry, shop drawings seem to be a necessary evil. Contractors find them expensive to produce and architects find them unappealing to review. Both find them time-consuming and costly to administer. We seemingly cannot construct buildings without them; but they have become a perennial source of annoyance and confusion and more importantly, a significant source of professional liability claims against architects.
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Building Products Revue
Granitstone™ Metal Taken To A New Level

Within Rancho Cordova, Calif., is a neighborhood called Sunrise River. It is here that building owner Bob Hurdle of Hurdle Investments began designing his next series of office buildings and mini-warehouses. He was looking for a pre-finished, insulated panel.
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EchoSorb® Acoustical Panels Solve Noise Problem For School District
Buena Regional School District in Buena, New Jersey was in desperate need of a solution for a noise problem in a middle school gym in the district. Daniel Dandrea, the Facilities Manager for the District was looking for an affordable solution that was uncomplicated and straightforward and that could be installed by employees of their school district at the Cleary Middle School.
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HCE Uses Efficiency Expertise To Help Recycle And Reshape AWT Building
The 38,500-square-foot Clark County Sanitation District Advanced Wastewater Treatment (AWT) Laboratory was designed to meet the current needs of the rapidly growing communities it serves, and to provide today’s water testing requirements as well as the progressive future testing requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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DCD Insights
DCD Magazine To Open Its Archives To Subscribers
Starting in May 2003, the DCD Archives™ will be accessible online by subscribers 24/7 at DCD.COM. All features that are available in DCD magazine will be available online — including the ability to cost escalate and to adjust for local conditions. The use of the database will be free to paid subscribers. (Trial subscriptions and/or those receiving complimentary promotional copies will not have access to the online database).
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Case Studies     
File: Commercial

• Pierce R.V. & Modular Homes
   Billings, Montana

File: Civic

• Fort Smith Public Library
   Fort Smith, Arkansas

• Grandville Police & Court Facility
   Grandville, Michigan

File: Educational

• Oakridge High School
   Muskegon, Michigan

• Edna Bigham Mays Elementary School
   Troy, Texas

• Laurens County Higher Education Center
   Clinton, South Carolina

File: Medical

• Johns Hopkins at White Marsh (Phase 1)
   White Marsh, Maryland

• Cancer Treatment Center at Union General Hospital 
   Blairsville, Georgia

File: Office

• Rio San Diego Plaza
   San Diego, California

File: Recreational

• Ray’s Splash Planet
   Charlotte, North Carolina

• YMCA Northwest Family Branch
   Austin, Texas

File: Religious

• Grace Church
   Des Moines, Iowa

Christian Renewal Center
   Dickinson, Texas
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Harris Consulting Engineers:
Harris Consulting Engineers (HCE) has been engaged in the private practice of professional mechanical and electrical engineering in the greater Las Vegas area for more than 16 years » Learn more

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