August 15, 2007

Aug. 15, 2007
August 15, 2007
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Museum Re-enacts History’s Heroism
At the Medal of Honor Museum the heroism of medal recipients leaps from displays and comes to life. Located aboard the USS Yorktown in Mt. Pleasant, SC, the space is packed with audiovisual stories about acts of valor. Eleven-foot towers of opaque glass play riveting stories at the touch of a hand. A sensor chip-activated tunnel stuns visitors with sounds and pictures recreating the din of pitched combat.
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HDR Joins Forces with Mill & Ross
Architectural, engineering, and consulting firm HDR has joined forces with Canadian architectural firm Mill & Ross Architects. Operating as HDR | Mill & Ross Architects, the alliance is expected to further strengthen the leadership of the firms in healthcare design throughout Canada and enhance their presence in civic, science, and technology building types. This partnership joins a growing list of mergers in the industry.
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Renaissance Transforms Chicago Hospital
Northwest Community Hospital has broken ground on a $250 million redevelopment project, marking the most comprehensive expansion in its 50-year history. The cornerstone of the Renaissance Project is a new eight-story, 225,000-square-foot patient care addition. Key features include all private rooms, balconies on every floor, and extensive use of glass.
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AIA/CES Technology Classroom
Designing and Specifying Wall and Table Mount AV Interconnections

Today, table and wall mount AV plates, boxes, and interfaces play an integral role in many AV installations. This course examines how to choose the device that best suits your technology, and taste, requirements.
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Ford Hopes to Increase Footprint in China

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ELS Lights New Development in Historic Playhouse District
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ARCHI-TECH AV Awards e-Lunch and Learn Webinar Series

Register for the ARCHI-TECH AV Awards e-Lunch and Learn webinar series, produced in partnership with InfoComm International. Each webinar will feature the 2007 AV Award winners from the InfoComm International Trade Show. Learn firsthand how the AV design and technology challenges were met, from the people who met them in these “best-practice” case studies. Architects can earn one AIA credit by attending, and InfoComm International Members can earn one RU credit.

Each webinar is 60 minutes long and takes place at 12:00 p.m. Central time
(1 p.m. Eastern, 11 a.m. Mountain, and 10 a.m. Pacific).
Registration is FREE.
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July 11, 2007 Vegas Shops Undergo Miraculous Transformation
July 05, 2007 Library Makes Herculean Statement
June 27, 2007 The Power of Many

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