Special ops is not just a video game – it is a component of each of the military forces that is trained for unconventional warfare. “Special Operations Command – SOCOM – conducts numerous special operations missions that are very important in the Global War on Terrorism,” Major Casey Barnes, Marine Special Operations Center (MARSOC) engineer, explains. “They do some direct-action unconventional warfare and some foreign internal defense; especially key village stability operations that provide coherence and legitimacy to the local governments. But don’t get me wrong, we can kick the door down if we need to.”
The madness is not just in March at Purdue University’s Mackey Arena while a renovation and addition are being constructed. “The greatest challenge is just the sequencing to keep the building occupied with our sports teams, maintain our home competitions and get the work done,” concedes Steve Simmerman, associate athletics director – facilities manager. “It’s very difficult.
Howard S. Wright had a good background for its construction of the Washington State Department of Information Services (DIS) Data Center and Office Complex in Olympia, Wash. The company has completed numerous data center/office projects, according to Project Executive Paul Snorsky, and it has a long history with the project’s developer, Wright Runstad & Co. of Seattle.
When two area hospitals were preparing to close, plans were set in motion to build a new hospital in Lavonia, Ga. The realities of how to fund and operate the new facility were the main issues on the table.
Where most hospitals are self-owned and managed, the idea was to establish a partnership between the healthcare system and the primary care physicians and new specialists. In this instance, the surrounding communities would join forces with the Ty Cobb Healthcare System (TCHS) of Royston, Ga., and northeast Georgia physicians to create the Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center (TCRMC).
When the Lake Nona V.A. Medical Center opens its doors in October 2012 the more than 400,000 veterans who live in Florida will no longer be forced to travel long distances to receive care. Already, veterans are exhibiting their support for the Orlando medical center, with one local group actively raising funds to build a memorial on campus.