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Collaborating in the cloud: Access to 3-D plans allows easy fix for construction emergencies (access required)

"The BIM team" assembles at the construction site of a new emergency department at the Carolinas Medical Center-Morrocroft health care pavilion in SouthPark. They are, from left: Warren Tyler, project superintendent for Brasfield & Gorrie General Contractors; Travis Klingberg, senior project manager for B&G; Shelley Stephens, senior project manager for Carolinas HealthCare System's Facilities Management Group; Tucker Craig, assistant project manager for B&G; and Charles "Tommy" Dew, an architect with BBH Design. Photo by Tony Brown

The future is now on view – both on iPad touchscreens and in good old-fashioned steel, concrete and dirt – at Morrocroft, the mixed-use office/business/retail park. That’s where Carolinas HealthCare System’s Facilities Management Group, BBH Design architects, Brasfield & Gorrie General Contractors and Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement are collaborating in a virtual, three-dimensional cloud to build a new emergency department at the Carolinas Medical Center-Morrocroft health care pavilion.

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PHIL HENDERSON: Good ol’ country boy? Ri-i-i-ight (access required)


Phil Henderson, 50, likes to play dumb like a possum likes to play dead, and he has parlayed the naïve act – plus a double-major degree from Appalachian State in marketing and business management – into a booming business with an office out by Independence Expressway: Henderson Properties, about which we’ll let the country boy explain later.

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SBA loan deadline approaching (access required)

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that Sept. 23 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Mecklenburg and Union counties as a result of drought between Nov. 15, 2012, and Jan. 21, 2013.

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