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will be limitless. Embrace your technical
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Back Cover:
PHOTO CONTEST WINNER
MICHAEL CICCONE / CEC PITTSBURGH

CEC sponsors a Photo-of-the-Month contest
The project team accepts Engineering encouraging employees to submit pictures from
News-Record’s Global Best Projects their work sites. The winning photo is published
award for a Green Project. on CEC’s internal website and Facebook page.


CSL NAMED A WINNER
The Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was named a winner in Engineering News-Record’s Global Best
Projects competition. The CSL was selected as the winner in the Green Project category. ■
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