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September/October 2003 Issue 

September/October 2003

Technical Articles
The Private Meeting
Supplemental to the Preconstruction Jobsite Conference

In the last issue of Design Cost Data™ we discussed the pre-construction jobsite conference, a meeting before the start of construction where all the construction participants can meet and get to know each other. They can discuss scheduling, project characteristics, and the contract requirements. They can find out what is expected of them and get their questions answered. The object is to improve communications and cooperation among all those involved on the construction site. 
An additional meeting is needed among architect, owner, and contractor to discuss other contractual matters that are of no direct concern to the subcontractors and suppliers. 

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Building Products Revue
EASI-SET Restroom Building Proves To Work Best
The City of Las Vegas Parks Department chose an EASI-SET restroom building by Easi-Setr Industries to compliment the existing buildings in the park.
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Curved Acoustical Decking Provides “Two-In-One” Performance
When the San Diego-based architectural firm of Martinez & Cutri Corp. set out to plan a series of athletic facilities for the Sweetwater Unified High School District (SUHSD), their challenge was multi-faceted.
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Lockdown Lesson: Peoria, Arizona Unified School District
School was once considered a safe haven, a place where tough teachers were respected and tough students were disciplined. Safety was once assumed, not practiced. School buildings were wide open. Walking onto a school campus was rarely considered a precursor to an act of violence or terrorism. And the mindset of "it can't happen here" was widespread.
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High Concrete Completes Parking Deck for New Jersey Ikea Store
High Concrete Structures, Inc. has recently completed a three-level precast concrete parking deck to serve the new Ikea store in Paramus, New Jersey. Construction of the garage and a 450,000-square-foot retail center/warehouse was overseen by construction manager Skanska USA Building, Inc. The facility opened in late July.
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Case Studies     

File: Civic


• Crawford County Judicial Center Complex
   Pittsburg, Kansas

• Old Saybrook Firehouse Addition & Renovation
   Old Saybrook, Connecticut

File: Educational


• Pioneer Ridge Center
   Chaska, Minnesota

• Hardin/Jefferson High School Field House
   Sour Lake, Texas

• Katy ISD Agricultural Sciences Center
   Katy, Texas

File: Industrial


• Fox International
   Kentwood, Michigan

File: Medical


• Dan S. Maddock Cancer Treatment Center, Taylor Regional Hospital
   Hawkinsville, Georgia

• Wayne County Assisted Living Facility
   Waynesboro, Tennessee

File: Office


• Willow Oaks III
   Fairfax County, Virginia

File: Religious


• St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church
   Glen Allen, Virginia
• Ascension Of Our Lord Catholic Church
   LaPlace, Louisiana

File: Residential


• North Hall Student Housing, Wayne State University
   Detroit, Michigan
Specifiers Spotlight
The Belden Brick Company: From its inception in 1885 as the Diebold Fire Brick Company, Belden Brick has been synonymous with excellence in brickmaking. » Learn more

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Garland Company - High Performance Roofing & Flooring Systems: Get a free Architectural CD with CSI-formatted specs and details. » Learn more

High Concrete Structures, Inc.: High Concrete Structures, Inc., sets the highest standards for precast concrete construction. The company produces high quality parking structure systems, architectural facade systems, industrial/commercial wall systems, stadium and arena systems, and prison systems. » Learn more

EFCO Corporation: EFCO Corporation is a national manufacturer of aluminum windows, entrances, storefronts and curtain wall systems for commercial architectural applications. » 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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