Technology in the Modern AEC Firm

By Gregory Matthews, CAD/BIM Manager at Southern A&E The motivation behind this post is to cover existing process changes that are being presented within the AEC profession and not to discuss architecture as a process or design intent, especially in the way we generate our art. At the end of the day, we must communicate…

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The Rising Popularity of Synthetic Turf

By Patrick Hallahan, RLA, Landscape Architect at Southern A&E Turn on the TV during any Saturday or Sunday in the fall and what do you see? Chances are it’s a football game being played on a synthetic turf field. Artificial turf is used everywhere now from professional, college and high school athletics to daycare play…

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Designing for Children with Special Needs

By Virginia Chavez, Architectural Project Manager at Southern A&E Practicing architecture is not just about drawings, aesthetic appeal, or profit. It is important that we persist on an ethical practice in which we do not discriminate in our professional activities on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation, as…

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Going Green with Morningside Elementary

  By Michael Waldbillig, V.P. of Mechanical Engineering at Southern A&E    Southern A&E congratulates Morningside Elementary School of the Atlanta Public School System for being named a 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School award honoree. Morningside Elementary is one of 45 schools, nine districts, and nine postsecondary institutions across the country that have…

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Special Structural Inspections and Tests

By Michael Eidson, V.P. of Structural Engineering at Southern A&E The State of Georgia’s regulations for special inspections and quality control testing trace back to the adoption of the International Building Code 2000. This Building Code contained Chapter 17, which introduced the requirements for inspections and testing. Before these requirements became Code, it was common…

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Aging Site with Outdated Infrastructure

By Frank Campo, V.P. of Electrical Engineering at Southern A&E Client Morrow High School, Clayton County School System 2299 Old Rex Morrow Rd, Morrow, GA 30260 Challenge In 2013, Southern A & E was charged with renovating Morrow High Schools aging technological infrastructure.  The schools existing data network cabling system was installed long after the buildings…

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