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    IRISH STONE WALLS

    The Irish countryside is a patchwork of over 250,000 miles (400,000 kilometers) of stone walls. Built from local stone according to the style of each region, these walls are an intrinsic part of the landscape. Patrick McAfee, a consultant and expert stonemason, reveals the history of this ancient tradition and gives illustrated examples of the care and restoration of stone walls of all types.

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    DESIGN LAB SHEDS LIGHT ON ENERGY CONSERVATION

    By the time a building is constructed — and its lighting found wanting — it us usually to late to go "back to the drawing board." Some architects solve this problem by simulating light in space through computer visualizations or physical models. In Seattle's Lighting Design Lab, designers and building operators can mock up an architectural space in its full size. These realistic mockups lead to qualitatively better lighting design and quantitatively superior energy conservation.

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    E-COMMERCE FOR FACILITY MANAGERS

    Electronic commerce is penetrating every niche of the notoriously conservative field of architecture and construction. Architects are using the Internet to collaborate with consultants; builders are placing on-line orders for equipment and supplies. But what about the professionals who manage facilities after construction is complete? Are they reaping full benefits of the available technologies?

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    More Building and Construction

    Green Houses - environmentally-friendly buildings could serve as model homes, if the public gets over its apathy. — The Jerusalem Post, 2000.0922

    INTERIORS To Sell Two Business Units; Proceeds from Sale of Business Units to Fund Debt Reduction — Excite News (BusinessWire), 2000.0921

    Report unearths Holyrood flaws — BBC (Scotland), 2000.0919

    Tentative Deal For Skyscraper At Former Site Of Alexander's — New York Today, 2000.0919

    Project Extranet Vendors Compete in Shoot-Out — AGC Event, 2000.0912. Five major vendors compete, sponsored by the Houston and Dallas chapters of the Associated General Contractors of America. The winner: Constructw@re.

     
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