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    FASTER PLASTER

    RapidSet Eisenwall, a premium cement for exterior plaster developed by CTS Cement Manufacturing Corp., is a quick-setting alternative to traditional Portland cement that can turn stucco work from a ten-day to a three-day project, speeding up work and cutting labor costs.

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    M-CH

    A few lucky students in Europe have experienced the "micro-compact home" (m-ch), an aluminum cube that offers the basics of modern living in less than 665 cubic feet (19 cubic meters). They are appreciating that living in small quarters doesn't have to cramp their style.

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    TO CROSS THE SEINE

    A new pedestrian bridge, "Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir," now undulates across the Seine in Paris. It is the creation of Feichtinger Architectes with consulting engineers RFR, where I work, and Sepia.

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