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    NAHB 2001 ATLANTA SHOWCASE

    In February, 2001, nearly 73,000 construction professionals from 95 countries descended upon Atlanta, Georgia for what its organizers say is the world's largest construction industry trade show.

    The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2001 International Builders Show also incorporated the International Commercial Construction Exposition (ICCON) and tecHOMExpo. On display for the event were thousands of building tools and products including electronic devices to automate twenty-first century houses.

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    CALIFORNIA HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARDS

    An urban marketplace, a bridge, and a classical temple were among 19 projects receiving awards last weekend from the California Preservation Foundation in a ceremony at Stanford University.

    Design awards chair, Christopher Johnson, AIA, described the 18-year-old awards program as: "one of our principal means of honoring the preservation industry and educating the public about the important role that historic preservation projects play in the quality of life in our communities."

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    BRITISH DESIGN AWARDS BY LONDON AIA

    The London/UK Chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced in January their 2001 Annual Excellence in Design Awards. Five projects won top honors; three are shown here.

    The jury, made up of Godfrey Bradman, Ken Shuttleworth (Foster and Partners) and Gordon Benson (Benson+Forsyth), praised the quality and variety of the projects submitted. The awards program was coordinated by David Hughes, managing director of the London office of the American firm, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects.

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    Architect's killer is found dead — The Scotsman, 2001.0320

    Architect tries to save family home — BBC, 2001.0319

    Inquiry Into Razing of Houses in Line for Preservation List — NY Times, 2001.0312 (registration required)

    Plans for WWII Memorial on Hold — Washington Post, 2001.0309

    Prep Work on Washington War Memorial Site Delayed — Reuters, 2001.0308

    Afghan Taleban says it's blowing up ancient Buddhas — CNN, 2001.0303

    Quake Damages May Reach $2 Billion — Associated Press, 2001.0301

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