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In the Zone

In the Zone

Fall 2012 The Warrior Zone offers young, mostly single soldiers on the move a high-tech recreation facility and social outlet. Soldiers serving on bases in Afghanistan and Iraq may not have many of the comforts of home, but one thing they do have is an unprecedented level of connectivity with the rest of the world. […] Read more >
The Design-Build Option is Elementary

The Design-Build Option is Elementary

Fall 2012 By Tim Thoman Editor’s note: While higher education projects draw much attention in the education sector, the country faces significant infrastructure challenges in the K-12 school system. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 1998, the average public school building in the United States was 42 years old. With the exception […] Read more >
Complicated Logistics, Extraordinary Coordination

Complicated Logistics, Extraordinary Coordination

Summer 2012 Design-build brings a vast, complicated department of defense project to fruition under budget and ahead of schedule. By Jim Whitaker, AIA, DBIA, principal, HKS, Inc., and Jeff Vandersall, AIA, LEED AP, principal, HKS, Inc. The latest office complex for the Department of Defense (DoD) is huge. Opened in September 2011 in Alexandria, Va., […] Read more >
Meeting the Ultimate Deadline

Meeting the Ultimate Deadline

Summer 2012 While experienced design-build teams can satisfy the objectives of military construction projects, the work is not without its challenges. By Mike Duffey, P.E. The Sept. 15, 2011, deadline mandated by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) commission left no room for delays in project planning, design, scheduling and implementation. The U.S. Army […] Read more >
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