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2014-06-09 08:31:51

DARTFORD, England, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Laing O'Rourke today announced the appointment of Paul Westbury as Group Technical Director. In this new strategic role, Paul will have global responsibility for Laing O'Rourke's technical and engineering functions, including the Engineering Excellence Group; and will lead the development of the Group's design and engineering offering to underpin the organisation's growth strategy. (Photo:...

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2005-05-27 15:37:57

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Not long after the devastating December tsunami, a team of structural engineers from London visited Sri Lanka and noticed a trend as they surveyed destroyed homes: Walls facing the sea were leveled, while those perpendicular to it were standing. That inspired a group of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University to design what they're calling a "tsunami-safe(r) house" that is less likely to collapse under wind and pounding surf....


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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