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Archive for August, 2008

Monterey County Courthouse Displays Local History

Monday, August 25th, 2008
[caption id="attachment_121" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Monterey County Courthouse"][/caption] There are many noteworthy buildings in Salinas, which we plan to highlight in the coming weeks. Lets start with our county courthouse, which was moved to Salinas in 1872. An imposing edifice in the Italiante style was first built on Alisal Street in 1879. ...
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Your Town – August 25, 2008

Friday, August 22nd, 2008
Tom Carleton has lined up another group of stimulating guests for this month's installment of the Your Town television (Channel 24) and radio (KNRY 1240AM) program from 5-6 PM on August 25, 2008. Jeffrey Weir, Economic Development Director for the City of Salinas, will explain enterprise zones; Kurt Gollnick, Chief Operating ...
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Competitive Bidding

Monday, August 18th, 2008
I have never met a client that did not have a budget. So the goal of delivering a building for an estimated cost can be challenging. I have found that competitive bidding between general contractors to be less satisfactory for our clients than other delivery systems. In competitive bidding (often ...
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Reader’s Choice

Monday, August 11th, 2008
Our magazine rack fills with a dozen or so magazines sent unsolicited to our office each month. Free copies are sent to architects presumably because they may be influenced by advertisements for doors and windows. The granddaddy of the magazines is Architectural Record, which comes with my AIA membership. This ...