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A TECNOPOD FOR MANY USES

The architecture firm ZLG Sdn.Bhd., of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has developed a prototype for a lightweight, movable building called the "tecnopod." The main criteria for its design were that it be modular, easily transportable, and able to be erected within a day.

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GATESHEAD MILLENNIUM BRIDGE

Since the ancient Romans built the first span across the River Tyne between the towns of Gateshead and Newcastle in northeastern England, bridges have loomed large in the local landscape.

Newcastle's river skyline has become a veritable cacophony of bridges, forming vital transportation links supporting the local heavy industries of shipbuilding, coal mining, and iron and steel works. Now the newest piece in the illustrious collection, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, is once again making history.

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FURNISHING THE WORKPLACE

The furniture maker Steelcase has long been known for its "turn-key" office systems. One complete package supplies desks, chairs, cubicle partitions, power and communications receptacles, lighting, and more.

Now Steelcase has taken this "plug-and-play" idea one step further. In conjunction with commercial real estate developer Gale and Wentworth, LLC, they have formed Workstage, a new company that produces entire office buildings as turn-key products.

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