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Form Follows Function ‘T HDR DESIGNED A PARTICLE ACCELERATOR RING 1,000 FEET IN DIAMETER. BY RUSS GAGER –Ahmad Soueid , AIA, LEED AP “A lot of rc were drivenabyhitectural decisions and operational the functional the machine.” requirements of • Headquarters: O • Employees: 1,75 maha, Neb. • Services: Archite 0 cture, engineering, design HDR Architectu re Inc. Institutional | HDR ARCHITECTURE INC. he challenge is to take tough requirements and complicated criteria and provide simple architectural and engineering solutions,” explains Ahmad Soueid, AIA, LEED AP. “If you design and try to build a complicated solution, it won’t work. You have to find simple, elegant solutions that allow you to achieve your goals.” Soueid, a principal/senior vice president of HDR CUH2A – a division of HDR Architecture Inc., Omaha, Neb. – is speaking about the National Synchrotron Light Source–II (NSLS-II) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, N.Y., on Long Island. As global director of advanced research, Soueid supervised the architectural and engineering design of the NSLS-II. HDR companies are providing architecture, structural, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering, lab planning, interior design, plumbing and landscape architecture services to the NSLS-II. Outside consultants were used for geotechnical services, electromagnetic interference, vibration, acoustics and cost consulting. is expected to »The new 570,000-square-foot facilitysciences, physicsattract thousands of researchers in the disciplines of biology, medicine, chemistry, environmental and materials sciences from around the world. From Around the World BNL is one of several Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories located throughout the United States. BNL is building the 400,000square-foot NSLS-II to generate beams of Xrays for user research. Five laboratory/office buildings are designed to be connected to the ring building structure and will increase the overall size of the project to about 570,000 square feet. Thousands of researchers in biology, medicine, chemistry, environmental sciences, physics and materials science from around the world are expected to use the facility eventually. The new NSLS-II will produce X-rays more than 10,000 times brighter than the current NSLS, which has been operating for more than 20 years. NSLS-II will include advanced instruments, optics and detectors to provide the finest spatial and energy resolution of any XDECEMBER 2009 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - December 2009

Construction Today - December 2009
2010 Construction Forecast
Special Focus
Product Showcase: Hand Tools
F&R Construction Group Inc.
Suffolk Construction: Met 2
Weitz Co.: Solaris at Crossroads
Chance Construction Co.
Allied Building Products Corp.
Bird Construction Co. Inc.: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Broccolini Construction Inc.: EDC Headquarters
CJ Pink Ltd.
Cobra Corporate Management Inc.
DDRM: The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort
Q.B. Construction
T.N. Ward Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
REIG Capital
Blumenfeld Development Group & Forrest City Ratner – East River Plaza
Clark Construction: Michigan International Speedway
Morton Buildings Inc.
Triangle Associates Inc.: The Gallery on Fulton
Vogel Bros. Building Co.
Walsh Construction: Mercy Corps.
Wasatch Advantage Group: San Tropez
Profitable Contractor
John W. Danforth Co.
Shore Environmental LLC
S.T. Wooten
American Civil Constructors Inc.
Archer Western: I-75/I-475 Reconstruction
Cleland Site Prep Inc.
Delaware DOT: Indian River Inlet Bridge
Goodfellow Bros. Inc.
International Construction Equipment Inc.
Kiewit Pacific Co.: SR 519 – Seattle Intermodal Access Project
Plaza Construction Corp.
B. Gottardo Construction Ltd.
Bergmann Associates: Walkway Over The Hudson
Craig Olden Inc.
G.M. Sipes Construction Inc.
Idaho Sand & Gravel Co.: Ten- Mile Interchange
J.F. White
Malcom Drilling Co. Inc.
Mid Eastern Buildings Inc.: Southampton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Minnesota Department of Transportation: I35W Crosstown/ Urban Partnership
Nicholson Construction Co.
Papich Construction Co. Inc.: Route 46 Expansion Project
Tilcon New York Inc.: Interstate
Tyam Excavation and Shoring Ltd.
W.C. English Inc.: U.S. 321
West Electric Corp.
Industry Trends
Turner Construction Co.: Eastern High School
Gafcon Inc.: Carlsbad High School Modernization Project
DASNY: Gouverneur Healthcare Services
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
University of Houston Student Housing
HDR Architecture Inc.
Marshall-Lee Construction Corp.
RA-LIN & Associates
Suffolk Construction: Boston Renaissance Charter School
Suffolk Construction: FIU School of International and Public Affairs
Swinerton Builders
Tower Construction: Huntington Memorial Hospital expansion
Absher Construction Co.: Chief Sealth High School and Denny International Middle School
Bird Construction
Casey Middle School
Cedar Ridge High School
Clark: Lowell Reception Center
Gilbane/Banks Joint Venture: Coppin State University
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: FORSCOM/USARC New Headquarters
Shaw Construction: Mesa State College Student Center
Shiel Sexton: Butler University
SpawGlass Contractors Inc.: Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus Parking Garage
Stuart Olson: New Edmonton Remand Centre
The Christman Co.
Turner Construction Co
Weddle Construction Ltd.
Construction Coach
Polimeni International
Greenpark Homes
Kite Realty Group Trust: Eddy Street Commons at NotreDame
Construction Law
Centerpoint Builders
Last Look: DANSY

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