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AR Exclusive: FXFOWLE Unveils Design for Museum of the Built Environment in Saudi Arabia

2011-05-27 - Riyadh. Like many global design firms, FXFOWLE is finding fertile ground in Saudi Arabia. In Riyadh, the country's capital, the New York-based firm has six active projects in the King Abdullah Financial District, a 55 million-square-foot, mixed-use development.

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What Is a Safe Room?

2011-05-26 - . Tornadoes cut a path of death and destruction through the American Midwest, but this "safe room"")shown in background) withstood the forceful winds and flying debris. What is a safe room and how should it be built? Find guidelines and building plans:

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Portland home sales down 16%, prices drop 7%

2011-06-21 - Portland, OR. Tornadoes, floods, spiking gas prices and fussy lenders drove the pace of existing home sales down in May

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How to Write a Historic Structure Report

2011-05-18 - . One could say - at least in a generic sense - that any report written about a historic structure could be considered a historic structure report. The term, howeve,, has evolved over time, taking on a very specific and far more limited meaning. Here we take the reader through the typical structure and content of a Historic Structure Report (HSR) and, in doing so,,demonstrate what makes the HSR distinct from other documents and important in its own right.

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Bonneville projects boost wind capacity in northwest

2011-06-21 - Houston, TX. (Reuters) - Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has proposed two power line improvement projects that will allow more electricity produced at wind farms in Montana to flow to markets that need power, the agency said in a release.

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NRC Panel Finds Deficiencies at U.S. Nuclear Powerplants

2011-06-21 - . Some of the nation’s nuclear powerplants are not prepared to deal with potential station blackouts that could result from a severe event like the simultaneous earthquake and tsunami that struck Fukushima Daiichi, officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on June 14.

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Better Building Initiative Fact Sheet

2011-06-01 - . How to Create Jobs and Reduce Deficit Spending. An independent analysis conducted by Architecture 2030 illustrates that the Administration's Better Buildings Initiative (BBI) can put the nation's commercial real estate (CRE) market on the road to recovery, ...

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Architecture Employment on the Rise: Finally, some good news for the hard-hit design profession: Firms are hiring again.

2011-05-20 - . As the third anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers approaches - the event that delivered the knockout punch to an already reeling U.S. economy - a trend is emerging that may have once seemed unthinkable. Firms are hiring again.

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