Monthly Archives: April 2016

All Is Well: Q+A With Mortenson Construction's Larry Arndt

All Is Well: Q+A With Mortenson Construction's Larry Arndt
The effort to promote and support population health and wellness has few rivals in its influence on healthcare today, inspiring the planning, design, and construction community to create environments that help providers deliver on that mission. The …
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Man caught in Bridgeton with bomb components spoke against Obama, for Hitler
LOUIS • A man who allegedly amassed black powder and other bomb-making materials in a Bridgeton motel room this month claimed they were intended to make crafts, but he spoke of a hatred for President Barack Obama and told police Hitler was right, …

There's a Cannabis Grow Kit for Kids Called 'My First Grow'
Hemp can be used for paper, cardboard, rope, fabrics, paints, oils, varnishes, cosmetics, building materials, and even renewable plastics. It's abundant in nutrients, too. Put simply: It's good for you. It's no more harmful than basil or mint. The …
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Tiny House Movement, Meet Construction Giant

Tiny House Movement, Meet Construction Giant
… and a recent development may tip the scales. The largest privately held supplier of building materials in the United States, 84 Lumber, is officially stepping into the tiny-house market. The construction giant's new Tiny Living collection consists …
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County's public safety building construction may be delayed
The new public safety building is planned to house the county's 911 dispatch center, emergency management, hazardous materials and Homeland Security operations, geographic information systems and addressing, and the coroner's office. It also will be a …
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Wood-And-Glue Skyscrapers Are On The Rise
Thanks to advances in wood construction, the next generation of skyscraper might be made of spruce, not steel. Architects are designing wood buildings that ditch concrete and steel in favor of a more environmentally friendly material—one that could …
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This summer, take a kid-friendly trip to the nation's capital

This summer, take a kid-friendly trip to the nation's capital
To book a tour at the Capitol, you can use the online reservation system. Visitors to the Capitol will tour the crypt, rotunda and National Statuary Hall. You don't need reservations to tour the National … For a fee, families can also check out tool …
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Few attendees to 1st E-SPLOST forum
Jones cited the aim of building a school in an area more central to that school's district to save transportation costs, as well as energy savings from more efficient equipment and building materials. He said the new Ethel Kight school's utility cost …
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Building in Elkmont area of Smokies Park burns to ground
The building contained 24 guest rooms, a common area, and a screened porch. In December 2006, the structurally-failed Wonderland Hotel was removed after a selection of historic materials was salvaged for conservation in the Park's museum collection.
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Tech grant turning heads in UML lab
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito looks at materials produced by a 3-D printer as Kyle Homan, a Ph.D. student in computer and electronics engineering, looks on at the Printed Electronics Research Collaborative at UMass Lowell on Tuesday. Watching, from left, are …
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Things are Looking Up Again for India's ConstructionMachinery Market

Things are Looking Up Again for India's ConstructionMachinery Market
India is considered a rapidly growing market for the global construction-machinery industry: Some 46,000 units are expected to be sold there in 2016. BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA is an important industry gathering. The International Trade Fair for Construction …
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Crews Free Man Stuck In Construction Machine
DAVIE (CBSMiami) — Crews worked to free a man stuck in construction machine in a slipper situation at a Davie construction site on Friday. Chopper 4 was over the scene at 1851 SW 115th Avenue as nearly a dozen firefighters worked to free the man from …
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Residents will 'drive' construction machine simulator
OTTUMWA — Ladies and gentleman both are welcome to drive and operate a high tech (but immobile) version of heavy machinery — like backhoes. “This may be a non-traditional route for some women who might not have thought of a construction career,” …
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Commission approves equipment sale

Commission approves equipment sale
Along with the sale of the sanitation department equipment, the county's Public Works Department created a list of vehicles no longer in use by the county and requested they be declared surplus and listed for sale on The vehicles …
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Inside Erik Prince's Treacherous Drive to Build a Private Air Force
The Thrush in Airborne's hangar, one of two crop dusters he intended to weaponize, was Prince's initial step in achieving what one colleague called his “obsession” with building his own private air force. The story of how Prince secretly plotted to …
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Eaton Vance Management Buys 25954 Shares of Toro Co (TTC)
Toro logo Eaton Vance Management increased its stake in Toro Co (NYSE:TTC) by 21.9% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 144,605 shares of the company's …
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Dawson City mining claims to be auctioned off
It's a major clearinghouse for mining and construction equipment, and the number of items for sale this year — a record 10,300 — offer a good illustration of Alberta's current troubles. There's a lot of unused equipment, looking for work. Dulac …