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    PRECAST CONCRETE FRAMING SYSTEMS

    Focusing on structural engineering issues involved in the repair, restoration, or adaptive reuse of older buildings for which drawings no longer exist, this article is the fifth in a series about antiquated structural systems that can be adapted or reanalyzed for safe reuse. —Editor

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    MCGILL UNIVERSITY CYBERTHÈQUE

    For decades, the lower level of the Redpath Library Building at McGill University languished as a drab, dimly lit, compartmentalized box within which books and students were stowed.

    That changed when the Montreal school revamped some of that standard institutional library space into the Cyberthèque — an open, stylish, technology-centered learning space that has become one of the university's most popular study areas.

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    PREFAB CLAY-TILE AND CONCRETE-BLOCK FRAMING SYSTEMS

    Focusing on structural engineering issues involved in the repair, restoration, or adaptive reuse of older buildings for which drawings no longer exist, this article is the fourth in a series about antiquated structural systems that can be adapted or reanalyzed for safe reuse. —Editor

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