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Gregs G. Thomopulos, P.E., Chairman & CEO of Stanley Consultants of Houston, was elected president of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers for a two-year term. FIDIC represents globally the consulting engineering industry. Thomopulos has been on the organization’s executive committee for six years. His election marks the first time in 20 years that a U.S. citizen holds the position, which only three other Americans have held in FIDIC’s nearly 100-year history. Dynamic Lighting Solutions in Pearland announced Robert C. Horswood joined the company as utility sales representative, Eastern Division. He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s
Related Links: Merrick Awarded Sub-Contract at LANL Ascension Group Completes Roswell Project Thornburg Campus Achieves LEED Gold Six Stimulus Projects Added The Board of Directors of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority will establish a welcome center for Spaceport America in downtown Truth or Consequences. The NMSA has agreed to lease an old fire station from the city government. A welcome center is also planned for the village of Hatch, which is on the southern approach to Spaceport America. “We budgeted $500,000 for the Sierra County/T or C welcome center, and we will review renovating the approximately 6,000-sq-ft firehouse if we
Related Links: Merrick Awarded Sub-Contract at LANL Spaceport Plans T or C Visitor Center Ascension Group Completes Roswell Project Six Stimulus Projects Added The Thornburg Campus has been awarded LEED gold certification. The office building will use 47% less energy and 43% less water than a typical office building and 90% of construction waste was recycled. The Campus features significant environmental elements throughout the interior and exterior of the building. Noteworthy interior features include a highly efficient underfloor air delivery system, sensor-controlled T5 lighting, operable windows, low-emitting materials and extensive controlled daylighting. Passive water harvesting, an underground cistern and an
Related Links: NAU Breaks Ground on Health & Learning Center Interactive Children's Museum Exhibit Underway First Wind Farm Dedicated New Hotel Underway in Chandler Construction began on the Tubac Fire Station No. 4, which was designed by Breckenridge Group. Located in Tubac, the 9,200-sq-ft station will house six firefighters per shift. Designed to blend with the residential scale of the neighborhood the new station utilizes materials, forms and colors indicative of the architectural flavor of the region. The station also incorporates several sustainable features including: low flow plumbing fixtures, native landscaping and water harvesting to conserve water; cool roof materials
Related Links: CORE Begins New $16.6M School Pahrump Justice Facility Begins Construction on New Addition Crystals at CityCenter Achieves LEED Gold United Construction Co. has received LEED gold for their recently completed corporate office located at 5300 Mill St. in Reno. The building includes interior courtyards for daylighting, lighting control systems to reduce energy use and low-VOC products for a healthy work environment. Construction on the 12,350-sq-ft facility began August 2008 and was completed in February.
Related Links: Merrick Awarded Sub-Contract at LANL Spaceport Plans T or C Visitor Center Thornburg Campus Achieves LEED Gold Six Stimulus Projects Added Ascension Group Architects completed work on the $8.5-million expansion and renovation of Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell. Work included a 14,500-sq-ft expansion of the emergency department, featuring three trauma rooms, 16 exam rooms and a computerized tomography room. Space also was left for a chest X-ray room in the future. Another 3,700 sq ft involved minor renovations to the hospital.
Related Links: CORE Begins New $16.6M School Pahrump Justice Facility Begins Construction on New Addition United�s Office Awarded LEED Gold Crystals, the retail and entertainment district at CityCenter, has achieved LEED gold core and shell, the world’s largest retail district to receive that level. Opening this month, Crystals’ achievement marks the fourth gold certification for CityCenter. Under the rating, USGBC evaluated the entire district with the exception of the tenants’ interior spaces. Highlights include radiant floor cooling, Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood, efficient water fixtures saving up to 1.8 million gallons of water and skylights providing ample natural light. Crystals’ multi-faceted