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    RECOVERING KINGSDALE

    The refurbishment of a dilapidated 50-year-old secondary school in a London suburb has set a number of significant benchmarks for school design in the United Kingdom. The project has lifted concepts of roof design to new heights with what may be the first "variable membrane" roof in the world.

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    BUILDING HURRICANE SURVIVAL

    It's a hurricane season in the Caribbean region that will go down in the record books as one of the worst ever. And, as of this writing in early October 2004, it's far from over. With another six weeks left in an already devastating season, the design and construction industry is facing a daunting job of rebuilding.

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    Common Brick, Uncommon Buildings — Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 2004.1128

    Gaining Bonus Space and Light with Bay Windows — San Francisco Chronicle, 2004.1124

    Quake Planning Leads to California Building Boom — New York Times, 2004.1124

    Ice Hotel Quebec-Canada: Students to Participate — Ice Hotel Quebec-Canada press release at PR Web Newswire, 2004.1123

    Housing Starts Rebound Sharply in October — National Association of Home Builders, 2004.1117

    Lancaster County Hands Out Awards for 'Smart Growth' — Lancaster Online, 2004.1116

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    ENR Conference Offers Insight into Decision Makersí Thinking — AIArchitect, 2004.1115

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    NES International Launches New Focus on AEC Commerce in Scotland — NES International press release, 2004.1108

    Synergistics Announces Browser-Based Access Control — Synergistics Inc. press release, 2004.1108

    ULI Presents 2004 Awards for Excellence — Urban Land Institute press release, 2004.1105

    Architects Adapt Designs to Offset Increase in Steel Prices — Memphis Business Journal, 2004.1105

    Builders, Remodelers Promote Aging-in-Place Features — National Association of Home Builders, 2004.1105

    Formwork Innovation — Infolink, 2004.1104

    National Groups to Improve Disaster-Related Building Codes — International Code Council press release, 2004.1104

    K.C. Company Makes Metal Masterpieces — Canton Repository, 2004.1103

    Is This How Tomorrow's Homes Will Be Made? — Guardian Unlimited, 2004.1031

    Housing Expected to Flatten Out While Jobs and Economy Grow — National Association of Home Builders, 2004.1029

    Some Relief In Building Materials Prices Is on the Way — National Association of Home Builders, 2004.1029

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