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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 […]

$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 […]

Front line: Preparing for take-off in the drone industry (Area Development)

March 22, 2015 by  
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As drones become smaller, more affordable, and easier to operate, they’re being eyed for use in everything from agriculture to construction and real estate. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says there could be 30,000 of them in American skies by 2020, and according to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the business of […]

Digging Deep: Belk upgrades databases to prepare for growth (STORES Magazine)

March 22, 2015 by  
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The core principles of retailing may remain the same but the methods by which retailers must reach out to customers are constantly evolving. As the need for real-time analytics and customer information grows more important, retailers need robust systems to manage the ever-expanding volumes of data. Based in Charlotte, N.C., Belk is one of the […]

Will drones fly in retail? The sky’s not the only limit (STORES Magazine)

March 22, 2015 by  
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Once reserved for sci-fi movies and high-tech war efforts, drones are quickly becoming part of the broader landscape. Amazon made headlines with its plans to make deliveries via drone, but there’s an entire world of opportunity beyond that. Drones can help retailers in ways they’ve never imagined, from site selection and store design to security, […]

On the Rise (Internal Auditor)

March 22, 2015 by  
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On the Rise: Where are the “20 Under 30” promising internal audit professionals now? Internal Auditor Magazine Craig Guillot In June 2013, Internal Auditor highlighted 20 promising audit professionals in its “20 Under 30​” cover story. Members of The IIA’s American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners sifted through nominations and chose individuals they felt represented […]

Foolproof your disaster plan (Multifamily Housing)

November 14, 2012 by  
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As we enter the summer hurricane season, emergency preparedness experts say many property management companies need to pay close attention to their disaster plans. Effective preparedness starts with evaluating the risks, securing the property, putting together a written plan and having a strong commitment to disaster planning at all levels of the organization. Put your […]

Bigger than Auto (Collaborate Magazine)

November 14, 2012 by  
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It’s not a well-known fact, but meetings have a bigger economic impact than the auto or gambling industries. Just ask the boat captains, restaurant servers and small business owners in cities such as New Orleans and Grand Rapids. As a fifth generation boat pilot, Troy Manthey knows very well the impact that meetings and conventions […]

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