“I think a lot of people use a lot of wood during the winter, trying to cut down on high fuel costs,” said Rose McNay. Her husband, David, operates All Right Tree Service of Independence and has sold firewood for nearly 20 years. Lately, the couple’s business has been selling 10 to 12 cords a week. Although the snow and cold have been good for firewood vendors, it created slick road conditions and scores of minor accidents throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky on Sunday. Scores of plows and salt trucks hit streets, roads and highways early Sunday morning but were barely able to keep ahead of the unrelenting snow throughout the day. Frozen and broken water lines required around-the-clock repairs throughout Hamilton, Kenton, Boone and Campbell counties, but no major interruptions in services were reported.
Building Design Partnership was awarded the Designer of the Year Award in the Contract Journal Construction Industry Awards 2000 at a ceremony in London last night (5 October 2000). The award was won on the basis that BDP most effectively used design to produce benefits for the client and the community on its project.The centre which opened at the end of March (1998), provides 62,700 sq m of retail on a significantly landscaped 28 ha site.
There is parking for 7,000 cars, and a bus station with eight bus and eight coach stands, plus parking for 50 coaches. The design follows a classic dumb-bell shape, angled in the middle, with an anchor store at each end – John Lewis with 21,400 m’ on four floors, and a Marks & Spencer store of 13,500 sq m. There is a 20 m fall north-south across the site, which is incorporated into the design to facilitate and maximise the flow of shoppers through the centre.