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2012-08-23 23:01:51

The National Specifiers Conference, Washington, D.C., December 3-7, 2012 is the most forward-looking conference on specification writing for the construction industry. This premier event for architectural, engineering and construction specifiers is part of Ecobuild®America and is sponsored and produced by AEC Science & Technology ®. Centerville, MA (PRWEB) August 22, 2012 “Spec writers live between the push and pull of contractors, owners, design requirements and...

2011-09-23 15:00:00

The National Specifiers Conference is the conference for architectural and engineering specification professionals. Centerville, MA (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 As part of Ecobuildâs conference within a conference format, the National Specifiers Conference will run concurrent with Ecobuild®America December 5-9, 2011. Ecobuild®America is sponsored and produced by AEC Science & Technology ®. âœArchitectural and engineering specification...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'