Last spring, biology students at Weston High School had the rare experience of watching a live knee surgery via teleconference. From their high school campus, they tuned in to an operation taking place at a hospital in the Midwest. In their new, technologically rich multimedia room known as the Global Education Center (GEC), the students were able to ask questions of the surgeons during the procedure, and learned about the process of knee replacements, prosthetics, and recovery in real time.Read more
New construction starts are forecast to rise 6% this year to $506 billion, according to the Midyear Update to the 2013 Construction Outlook from McGraw Hill Construction (http://construction.com/), a division of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI). This is the same rate of increase for total construction starts that was predicted last October, and follows the 8% gain that took place in 2012.Read more
NORWOOD — The $3 million face lift of Norwood Town Hall continues, as workers take painstaking care to repair cracks and plug leaks in the historic 85-year-old building.
“It’s slow work,” said Jeff D’Amico, project manager for Compass Project Management. ‘’We’ve had to individually number every stone that comes off the building. It’s like a jigsaw puzzle.’’Read more
MEDWAY — As the projected $22.1 million Middle School repair project wraps up, officials are pleased to find it’s about $1.4 million under budget, allowing for some additional work while still saving taxpayers money.
Tom Anderson, chairman of the Middle School Building Committee, went before the Board of Selectmen on Monday night to update members on the work’s status and budget.Read more