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Construction Industry Folklore 
Unlikely Bidding Systems

Mythical Bidding Systems. All through the years we keep hearing about innovative, unusual, and creative construction bidding systems. We hear that someone has devised an imaginative new system that cures the supposed evil of the low bidder. Most of the stories of this type are undoubtedly apocryphal.
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Building Products Revue
415 Summer Street – A New Benchmark for South Boston’s Waterfront
It was a pivotal moment, reflecting back to October 17, 2002 when the 30 foot beam of steel was raised into the air, with thousands of construction workers, labor leaders, architects and engineers looking on. On the grounds of the new Boston Convention Exhibit Center (BCEC) the ceremony commemorating the laying of the final piece of structural steel was over, but the construction had only begun. Now fast-forward to June 13, 2004 and the city of Boston held what may have been New England’s biggest Open House – all were invited in for a “sneak peek” at the largest building in New England, all 2.1 million square feet of it!
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Harris Consulting Engineers Utilize Tilt Up for New Corporate Center
The new corporate office building for Harris Consulting Engineers, LLC is located in the expanding Spencer Airport Business Park near McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Harris Consulting Engineers has been engaged in the private practice of professional mechanical and electrical engineering in the greater Las Vegas area since 1983. After 20 years of leasing office space, Tom Harris decided the time was right to invest in his own building. His desire was to provide a space designed around the specific needs of the firm’s growing engineering staff; and he wanted this new space to be more functional, more ergonomic and more comfortable than what was available in the current leasing market.
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Classic Recreation Offers Shelters with Custom-Curved Metal Roofs by Curveline
Classic Recreation Systems, Inc. has introduced a line of steel shelters with functional yet attractive roofs that are custom-curved using the Curveline process. Designed to offer an aesthetic, cost-effective alternative to site-built structures, the “Colorado” curved-roof shelters come in 10 standard sizes ranging from 8- to 50-feet in width and in any length. Custom sizes are also offered. Curveline can curve the roofing panels to virtually any desired radii to meet design requirements.
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DCD Insights
Additional Costs Because of Code Policing?
Get Out Your Checkbook!
More Consultant/Inspectors On The Way.
By Max Perilstein

From the case study perspective, the energy codes and the process of following them will bring real costs to all involved in the process. With such a significant push towards energy conservation and green building efforts, lost in all of that is what is fair and legitimate and what is not. One of the major pushes code wise on the commercial end is the performance rating of the glass and aluminum systems.
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Case Studies     

File: Commercial

• Preston Pointe
   Louisville, Kentucky

File: Civic/Government

• El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85
   El Dorado Hills, California

File: Educational

• Aberdeen High School
   Aberdeen, Maryland

• Wabash College Hays Hall
   Crawfordsville, Indiana

• Butler University Lilly Hall
   Indianapolis, Indiana

• Lancaster Mennonite School, Ag Tech Facility
   Lancaster, Pennsylvania

File: Industrial

• Wiregrass Research & Extension Center
   Headland, Alabama

File: Medical

• Crown City Medical Plaza
   El Monte, California

• SSI Wellness Center
   Greer, South Carolina

File: Office

• D.J. Maltese Building
   Plymouth, Michigan

File: Recreational

• McDaniel Yacht Basin
   North East, Maryland

File: Residential

• Eola South Residential Condominium
   Orlando, Florida
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