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CFA honors concrete projects of the year

The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) announced the recipients of its 2015 Project of the Year award. The annual competition increases the recognition of challenges faced by concrete professionals. After evaluations by both the industry and the general public during the World of Concrete conference in February, with CFA gathered recipients with the most votes to win the award.

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Architectural industry thriving, reports NCARB

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) says more than 37,000 candidates are seeking architectural licenses. Its new report, “NCARB by the Numbers,” reported a record-high number of 37,178 aspiring architects submitted experience hours through the Intern Development Program (IDP) or were actively testing for the Architecture Registration Examination (ARE) in 2014

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CAD in the Cloud

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