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I couldn't agree more. Also take their pensions instead of firefighter's and school teacher's pensions.
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To all our elected officials:
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One sad thing is seeing relatively affluent and resourceful people taking advantage or enjoying public services, using their SS retirement income to pay for vacation cruises. Just because one's entitled to a benefit, doesn't mean one should use it, if you have other resources to pay.
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Here is the office building I am still designing. I still need to finish off some of the interior details and add review finishes along with lighting. I also have some work on the structural side of things I need to finish. After talking with my engineer friend he tells me the cantilevers will be a bit of a challenge but his biggest concern is the void at the stair tower corner. I told him that's the main feature of the tower and he replied it's going to be expensive. Once I am done with the building I will have to export it for rendering so I can update and correct the lighting fixtures.

Over all I think the project is about 85% done after I am done with a code review of it I will start working on the engineering side of it. I will have to get air conditioning, plumbing and electric for it finished off.

The short list of manufacturer and materials used.
Lighting: Targetti, Louis Poulsen, AMX, Bruck Lighting and Lithonia
Furniture: Cattelan Italia, Componance, Robern Vanities, Herman Miller and Gamma International
Equipment: Oce, Samsung, Logitech, Polk Audio
Appliances: Miele
Plumbing: Kohler and Jacuzzi
Glass: Innovative Structural Glass, PPG, and Smart Glass International
Finishes: Chrome, Quartzite, Corian, Zodiaq, Acrovyn, Cypress, Cherrywood, Bishop wood, and Cherry wood.

Well let me know what you think. I am still looking for work in the AEC industry and can not find anything.
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Thanks Pampana for the cool photos
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Via +Elena Nikitinykh

GLASS TRAIL
Map: http://goo.gl/shhLe
http://goo.gl/AJr12

On the mountain Tyanmen (Heaven's Gate), located in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in Hunan Province, China, was established trails of glass on the rocks 1430m above sea level,
Since the glass specially supported in absolute purity, tourists need some time to get accustomed to the seeming emptiness under our feet over a huge chasm.
It is a mountain in the park inspired the famous film "Avatar," the idea of floating mountains of Pandora.
Enterprising Chinese in order to advertise even renamed one of the peaks of Mount Tszyankunchzhu ("South of Heaven pillar") in the Avatar Hallelujah Mountain (Mountain "Hallelujah Avatar"), and advertising positions attract tourists slogans such as "Pandora far and near Zhangjiajie."
"This way the sky" has become a hot topic that is so open to the public.
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awesome.........
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I am a CAD designer with 15 years of professional experience as an independent contractor looking for work in the AEC industry and will relocate for the right opportunity. I have worked on may different types of buildings in multiple disciplines. I have also worked in the oil and gas industry. The contract work I have been doing is nice to have but it's not enough to keep me running. If you have any openings or jobs I can do please send me a message and I will get back with you promptly. Thank you for your time and consideration. Best Regards, Chris Currie
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Possibly the following might be helpful for you:
http://intellegojobs.intellego-publishing.com/
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Great article on the SOPA issue being debated as we speak. It's downright scary! Corporations and the multitudes of congresspeople in their pockets dismiss and laugh at how they're "not nerds," and don't get the Internets at all.
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The only loop hole I see here is that a CEO uses his own money after giving himself a raise in order to give it as a person to a politician.
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I'm not paranoid. I'm smart enough not to call most of the money made from policies made by some of these corporations who have made incredibly large campaign contributions a coincidence. Politicians are bought everyday and they are all the same except for price.
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Introduction
Recent Career:
I am currently looking for CAD and Revit work with engineers.  I have 15 years of experience working in the A/E/C industry and even more than that working with CAD software. I also took on several other tasks with in firms such as network administration, computer repair technician, and anything else my clients had a need for.  My most recent jobs/clients were three structural engineering firms, an MEP firm and a fuel storage design firm.  During this time I also worked at a design build firm for approximately 10 years where I have experienced working in several disciplines rather than just one.

Career Summary:
I started out in the field working as a carpenter, and a helper for various trades in my early years.  When I moved into the A/E/C offices in 1997 I have became an independent contractor and remained that way throughout most of my career. The benefit of being an independent contractor in the past was the exposure to numerous CAD programs within several different types of firms from design build to multi-discipline firms on a wide variety of commercial projects. Working as an independent contractor is more demanding than working as an employee. Keeping clients happy as an independent contractor requires flexibility, adaptability and the desire to learn because each different firm has their own needs. My diverse experience has also led me to continuously evaluate solutions to potential problems within the entire projects instead of problems within just one discipline. This experience also helps me work with 3D CAD software incorporating Building Information Modeling (BIM).

BIM / CAD Summary:
My software experience includes several CAD programs like MicrostationInventorRevitAlibreAutoSketch, and Google SketchUp just to name a few.  My use of AutoCAD dates back to release 10 which was sold in 1988, and is as recent as the 2011 releases. AutoDesk has released several variations of AutoCAD to reflect the needs of individual disciplines such as Land Desktop, Autocad MEP, Architectural Desktop and more. Since not all clients are alike and have different needs I have had to modify several of these CAD programs incorporating customizations, libraries, menus, commands and more to enhance the overall efficiency of production while managing it all. 

A/E/C SERVICES PERFORMED FOR CLIENTS:
CAD Programming, Management, Design & Drafting
Project Coordination
BIM Building Information Modeling

I.T. SERVICES PERFORMED FOR CLIENTS:
Data Recovery
Custom Computer Builds
Project Management
Network Administration
Network Installs
Computer Repairs

DISCIPLINES:
Structural
Civil
Mechanical
Electrical
Plumbing and Piping
Telecom
Oil & Gas
Architectural

SOFTWARE:
Microsoft:
Excel
Word
PowerPoint
Outlook
Numerous Operating Systems

Adobe:
Acrobat
Photoshop
Illustrator

Autodesk:
AutoCAD (several versions)
AutoSketch
Revit
Inventor

Others:
Microstation
Alibre
Google Sketchup 
Paint.net

Pictures of finished projects are shown in the online portfolios below and in the photo section here.

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Bragging rights
I have drawn up designs to everything from air ports, fuel storage facilities, jails, schools, malls, theme parks, resorts, hotels, hospitals, high rises, religious buildings, and office buildings down to the little gas station you might get your cup of coffee at in the morning on the way to work. I have done this in just about every discipline you can think of too. Some people say a picture says 1,000 words so feel free to check out my portfolio.
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Washington D.C.
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Tampa, Florida - Orlando, Florida - Kissimmee, Florida - San Diego, California - Los Angeles, California