Dont EVEN get me started on suburban living vs higher density city life. I got to see clear, beautiful stars in the sky this morning when I went out to the barn. My roosters were crowing, and I heard whipporwills calling. And I dont smell the Champions paper plant when the winds blow out of the SE. September 26, 2013 at 2:21 pm 105 would be a nice connector between Highway 6 and I-45 if theyd get rid of all the damned traffic lights. Problem is, where do you build?
Western State Hospital is celebrating the completion of a new $140.5 million facility in Staunton. A public tour of the new state psychiatric hospital will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hospital and local officials held a ceremony Wednesday to mark the facilitys completion. Wednesday’s Photos of the day Western State Hospital social work director Pat Higgins tells The News Leader (http://bit.ly/1dLxNTE ) that patients will move into the new hospital on Oct.
Construction firms: It’s hard finding qualified workers
In collaboration with Kuka, a manufacturer of industrial robot arms, and the timber construction and engineering company MullerBlaustein, the partners investigate the potentials of robotic prefabrication in timber construction. Their goal is to develop innovative, performative and sustainable construction systems made from wood, which also expand the repertoire of architectural expression in timber construction. Although these techniques are elaborated and efficient, they are also inflexible. This is the reason for an increasing amount of interest in computational design and fabrication processes, as well as the use of industrial robots. Robotic fabrication substantially expands the range of manufacturing possibilities and offers more freedom for developing innovative, material-oriented and adaptive construction systems. The University of Stuttgart is active in the research of lightweight structures.
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Carla Caldwell, Morning Edition Editor Almost 75 percent of 700 construction firms that participated in a national survey released in September by Associated General Contractors of America said they are having trouble finding qualified labor. A full 85 percent of Georgia firms that responded said they do not believe the pool of available skilled construction craft workers is sufficient to meet significant increases in construction demand in the next 12 months. The hardest jobs to fill across the board, according to the a2013 Worker Shortage Survey,” are carpenters, electricians, project supervisors, estimators and engineers. Sixty percent of Georgia survey participants said they are being required to increase benefits or wages to attract and retain construction craft workers. And 73 percent of Georgia firms said they are having trouble filling project manager and supervisor positions.
Robotic Fabrication in Timber Construction
(Photo: Thomas Shea) Look for a February opening for Pappasitos Cantina in the Hilton Americas Houston . The Pappas Restaurants Tex-Mex brand is under construction in the space formerly occupied by Spencers for Steaks and Chops. While the menu will include all the familiar Pappasitos favorites, the new restaurant also will feature several items, including special crudos and ceviches, unique to that location, Christina Pappas, director of marketing for Pappas Restaurants, said. The decor, too, will reflect its location within the AAA Four Diamond hotel: This restaurant will definitely be a more modern version of Pappasitos, with cleaner lines, Pappas said. It will have its own unique look. Pappas said that customers will like the indoor/outdoor bar and the generous patio seating that can accommodate as many as 70. Were really excited about it, she said of the restaurant that is practically perched on Discovery Green.