Wednesday, September 2, 2015

AMCA showcases mosquito control technologies (Pest Management Professional)

July 16, 2015 by  
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Nearly 1,000 mosquito control professionals gathered in New Orleans for the 81st annual meeting of the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA), which took place March 29 through April 2. The conference featured exhibits, poster sessions about mosquito biology, scientific lectures and a field day with the New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board. Nearly […]

Historic building converts from one use to three (Engineering News-Record)

July 15, 2015 by  
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One of New Orleans’ most prominent developers is putting the finishing touches on the $100-million conversion of an abandoned 30-story office building into a 188-room hotel, 192 luxury apartments and a 365-space parking facility. The 53-year-old property, named 225 Baronne, is sited in the city’s central business district. It is among several historic structures HRI […]

The Climb to the Crater (Louisiana’s Health & Fitness)

April 14, 2015 by  
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I awakened at 4 a.m. to meet my local guide and take a bus out of Moyoagalpa. Six miles down the bumpy road, the driver pulled over and let us out in the middle of nowhere. The bus climbed the hill until its lights disappeared in the darkness. We strapped on backpacks, turned off our […]

Is the Nicaragua Canal viable? (Planning Magazine/American Planning Association)

March 24, 2015 by  
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A Chinese infrastructure development firm, HKDN Group, and the government of Nicaragua recently announced that construction on the Nicaragua Canal will start this December – not long before major improvements to the Panama Canal are completed. The Nicaragua Canal will be one of the biggest civil engineering projects in the world, with an estimated price […]

Paying down debt vs. saving more: Which one comes first? (Mintlife.com)

March 23, 2015 by  
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The latest data from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis indicates that the personal savings rate in the United States is a mere 4.2%. That’s a big problem when most financial advisors say we should be saving 10% to 20% of our income. Surveys show that many Americans have such a tough time saving […]

Robert Durst denied bail in New Orleans (New York Daily News)

March 23, 2015 by  
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A New Orleans magistrate judge denied Robert Durst bail Monday, saying the accused killer is a flight risk and danger to others. The deranged 71-year-old heir of the wealthy New York real estate family will be held on weapons charges as authorities arrange his extradition to Los Angeles. On March 14 he was arrested in […]

5-part project to ease New Orleans’ flooding (Engineering News-Record)

March 22, 2015 by  
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In a city that sits below sea level and is surrounded by water, drainage projects can be complex and crucial undertakings. Now more than halfway complete, the Pump to the River project will improve drainage in part of New Orleans by increasing capacity and shortening the distance to the basin. Designed and constructed by the […]

$1 billion “Project Legacy” rises in tight quarters (Engineering News-Record)

March 22, 2015 by  
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It’s no easy task to construct more than a million sq ft of hospital facilities spread out over 12 city blocks. It’s even more difficult when that hospital has to be meticulously designed and constructed from the ground up to withstand high winds and storm surge from a major hurricane. Now more than 60% complete, […]

Convention centers of the future, designed today (Collaborate Meetings)

March 22, 2015 by  
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Look around and take note. It’s a booming time for convention center construction and renovation throughout the country. From Houston and Oklahoma City to Nashville and San Diego, there are at least a dozen major convention center projects currently underway. And it’s not simply the number of projects going on that’s most remarkable. It’s how […]

Louisiana: Climbing the business and economic development charts (Area Development Magazine)

March 22, 2015 by  
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From the Port of New Orleans to the manufacturing facilities of the Shreveport area, Louisiana has been experiencing tremendous economic growth at a time when much of the nation has remained stagnant. Manufacturing, energy, transportation, and agribusiness continue to lead the state’s economy, while software development and biotech are blossoming into important sectors. Louisiana has […]

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