Maggie Koerth, Contributing Writer


Healthcare Facilities May 1, 2006

Trading Up for Flexibility

Slowdown? What slowdown? Five years after the 9/11 disaster caused a decline in the hospitality industry, the convention center sector has bounced back.

By Maggie Koerth, Contributing Writer
Building Automation and Controls November 1, 2005

Managing Business in the Wake of a Disaster

Despite setbacks, the New Orleans' engineering community remains busy—and remarkably, for the most part remains in the city itself. When Dennis Lambert, P.E., drives around New Orleans today, he sees a city where everything has turned brown and dirty. At night, there are no street lamps, no house lights, no sparkling skyline. Hurricane Katrina, which plowed into the Gulf Coast in late August, made much of New Orleans unlivable and all but wiped out the city's business community.

By Maggie Koerth, Contributing Writer
Other Building Types August 1, 2005

A Giant Looks at 50

In an ever-changing market, it's hard to stay on top. So when a Giant turns 50, it's time for a well-deserved celebration. But golden anniversaries are also the perfect opportunity to ask how the firm got so successful to begin with—in other words, what makes the Giant so jolly and its competitors green with envy? This year, it's TLC Engineering for Architecture's turn to hit the half-century mark.

By Maggie Koerth, Contributing Writer
Healthcare Facilities October 1, 2004

Hurricane Watch: Engineers Help Clients Before and After the Storm

Before this current hurricane season in Florida, the last time a single U.S. state was hit by four back-to-back tropical storms was Texas in 1886. The hurricanes that have devastated parts of Florida and ravaged large sections of the Gulf Coast this year have been a constant in the news during August and September.

By Maggie Koerth, Contributing Writer
Educational Facilities April 1, 2004

On Campus: Education and Recruitment

Engineering Expo Day at the University of Kansas (KU) is really, really loud. The hallways of the school's engineering building seem to be specifically designed to amplify the voices of the hundreds of junior high and high school students who roam like packs of Vandals just dying to sack Rome. Engineering classes are cancelled.

By Maggie Koerth, Contributing Writer
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