LPZ House / Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop

first_img 2015 Photographs:  Rafael GamoCollaborators:Eduardo Micha, Fabio Correa, Gabriel Merino, Oscar Osorio, Patricia Pérez, Christian Rodriguez, Miguel Angel Chiney, Nèstor Moreno, Eduardo Acosta, Mario MorenoCity:Mexico CityCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rafael GamoRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsText description provided by the architects. An elderly couple with a newborn grandchild commissioned us to design their new residence on a section between two recently built houses. Among their main requirements was that the house should have little or no visual contact with the neighboring properties and that daily life should happen on a single level. In addition to the usual requirements they asked for a guest bedroom and a gym on an upper level, which we resolved by means of gentle transition, that is, without long-spanning flights of stairs.Save this picture!PlanAfter a thorough analysis of the clients’ requirements, site orientation and climatic conditions, we proposed an uncomplicated form with double-height interior spaces, a design characterized by clear lines and simple volumes. We proposed the house to be elevated from eye level to achieve privacy from the street.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoEven though the house uses materials, construction methods and a palette of colors already established by the surrounding buildings, this is not a traditional house. In this house those same materials and colors have been applied in a way that challenges the surrounding environment and expresses our architectural ideas by means of a design concept with a focus on geometry.Save this picture!PlanEach room within this house is oriented in such a way as to make the best use of sunlight throughout the day and for family life to take place around the garden, the core around which the house functions. It is worth to mention that magnificent views of the most important volcanos of Mexico can be enjoyed from all angles of this house. The front façade is almost totally disconnected from the street; all living, dining and family rooms as well as the library are directly and easily connected to the garden and the deck. Save this picture!© Rafael GamoThis is a house of flexible, open spaces, where the particular use of each one of them is not absolutely pre-determined – a conception along the lines of a holiday house.Save this picture!SectionOnly local materials have been used: natural stone and timber, travertine marble, recinto (volcanic stone), walnut wood beams, granite and toughened (tempered) glass. Careful landscape design thoughout the house completes the program.Project gallerySee allShow lessCity of Hindmarsh Shire Council’s new Civic Centre / k20 ArchitectureSelected ProjectsLiving Building Challenge Now Fulfills LEED Energy and Water RequirementsArchitecture News Share Projects Photographs LPZ House / Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop Save this picture!© Rafael Gamo+ 16 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/618605/lpz-house-arquitectura-en-movimiento-workshop Clipboard Houses CopyHouses•Mexico City, Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/618605/lpz-house-arquitectura-en-movimiento-workshop Clipboard CopyAbout this officeARQMOV WorkshopOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexico CityMexicoPublished on April 18, 2015Cite: “LPZ House / Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop” [Casa LPZ / Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop] 17 Apr 2015. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Mexico Year:  Area:  450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” LPZ House / Arquitectura en Movimiento WorkshopSave this projectSaveLPZ House / Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop Architects: ARQMOV Workshop Area Area of this architecture project Year:  2015last_img read more

Over 1,900 signed up for Women’s March-Fort Worth Saturday afternoon

first_imgLinkedin Facebook Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ printOrganizers of the Women’s March-Fort Worth are expecting about 1,900 people to join Saturday afternoon’s march through downtown.Marchers will meet in front of the Tarrant County Courthouse. The group will start on Main Street, left on 3rd Street to Commerce Street, right on 4th Street to Main Street, turn right on 9th Avenue in front of the Fort Worth Convention Center, and circle back to the courthouse on Houston Street. The march is expected to start at 12:30 p.m. and continue until about 3:00 p.m..According to actionnetwork.org, the march is meant to show solidarity with those demonstrating in Saturday’s march in Washington D.C.  Brienn Richter, an assistant organizer, said the mission of both events is to give women a voice to express their views on issues.Marches are organized in Dallas, Austin, Houston, Denton as well as in cities all over the U.S..A statement on the event page reads in part: “The Women’s March will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world, that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.”Richter said, “We’re not marching against something. We’re marching for what we are for.”Erin Blythe, another organizer, said people will be advocating for various issues like planned parenthood, Obamacare, LGBTQ rights and the inauguration.“I voted and didn’t feel heard,” Blythe said. “I called my legislators and didn’t feel heard. Now I’m marching with other women who don’t feel heard. I feel invisible. By marching we will be visible and physically present.”Event organizers publicizing the event on actionnetwork.org and Facebook have stressed that the march is non-partisan and does not condone any acts of physical or verbal aggression.The event page invites anyone to join. Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ The Leap: 10 April Fool’s pranks to try this year Linkedin ‘The Big Switch:’ Student spends a day in the chancellor’s shoes + posts Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Lead On committee co-chairs share goals with students Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature ReddIt Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Facebook Twitter Office of Religious and Spiritual Life affirms Muslim students in light of online threats Previous articleThe Skiff: January 19, 2017Next articleOver 1,900 signed up for Women’s March-Fort Worth Saturday afternoon Shane Battis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shane Battis ReddIt Twitterlast_img read more

Monica Pietro denied entry on arrival at Manama airport

first_img RSF_en May 9, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Monica Pietro denied entry on arrival at Manama airport Organisation Help by sharing this informationcenter_img News Monica Pietro of the Spanish daily El Mundo was denied entry on arrival at Manama airport and was sent back to Spain the next day. Read her account in Spanish: http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2011/05/10/comunicacion/1305059020.html. last_img

Journalist Atahar Siddik Khasru is found alive

first_imgNews News Follow the news on Bangladesh Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention BangladeshAsia – Pacific News May 21, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Atahar Siddik Khasru is found alive Atahar Siddik Khasru was found alive on a road near the southeastern town of Sitakund on 21 May, three weeks after he went missing. His family received an anonymous phone call early in the morning saying where he had been left. When police found him, his hands and legs were chained, he had cuts on his back, legs and hands, and he had bruises all over his body. His injuries were not critical, however.Khasru said he was kidnapped on 30 April in Chittagong near Sitakund by a group of armed men who blindfolded him, took him to an unidentified place and shut him in a dark room. He was tied up and watched by two masked men all the time he was detained. He said he was beaten with metal roads and slashed with blades. Although he never saw the faces of any of his abductors, he gave the names of several suspects to the police who interrogated him. The police refused to give these names to the news media. Talking to local journalists, Khasru blamed ruling politician Nurul Islam, general secretary of local branch of BNP, was responsible for his abduction.————————————-05.09.2003 Journalist allegedly kidnapped by ruling party, colleague arrested for protestingReporters Without Borders today voiced its deep concern about the fate of journalist Atahar Siddik Khasru, who was reportedly kidnapped by members of the ruling BNP party in the southeastern town of Sitakunda on 30 April. It also expressed outrage about the arrest of fellow journalist Mahmudul Haq on 6 May after he tried to shed light on Khasru’s abduction and criticised the police for their lack of action in the case.The organisation called on Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to do everything possible to ensure that Khasru is recovered alive, that Haq is released, and that all the BNP activists involved are identified and punished.A journalist with the daily Dainik Ittefaq and president of the Sitakunda press club, Khasru, was abducted on 30 April after protesting about police and BNP harassment of his friend and colleague Haq, editor of the magazine Upanagar and correspondent for the pro-Islamist daily Dainik Sangram. Haq said he was targeted by police after publishing articles accusing them and certain politicians of corruption. On 29 April, Haq’s home was ransacked by BNP activists. A local BNP leader, Nurul Islam, then brought a complaint against him, accusing him of extortion and harassment.Khasru’s family claim that Khasru was kidnapped by the same BNP activists who ransacked Haq’s home, and that their reason was Khasru’s support of Haq. Khasru had received telephone threats shortly before his disappearance. On 6 May, his brother filed a complaint against Islam and three other BNP members accusing them of responsibility for the kidnapping.About 30 journalists marched through the streets of Sitakunda on 6 May to demand Khasru’s immediate release and the arrest of his abductors. The protest was promptly broken up by a group of thugs armed with bamboo sticks.Haq meanwhile went to the capital, Dhaka, with the aim of asking the police authorities there to intervene in Khasru’s abduction. But police intercepted him and arrested him on a Dhaka street on the evening of 6 May, and transferred him to Chittagong where he was placed in custody for three days. He is due to appear before a judge on 10 May.Khasru was previously kidnapped and held for about two weeks in June 2001 because of articles he had written alleging links between organised crime and the naval construction industry in Sitakunda. Police briefly arrested three suspects in this earlier kidnapping but no charges were brought against them. RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage to go furthercenter_img Organisation BangladeshAsia – Pacific May 19, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts February 26, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News February 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

City of Pasadena Human Relations Commission Presents ‘The State of Education’ Forum

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Top of the News Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The City Council’s Human Relations Commission will be presenting a forum on “The State of Education” in Pasadena today, Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at the Lilian Vosloh Forum Auditorium at Pasadena City College.Leading the discussion will be Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Brian McDonald and Pasadena City Mayor Terry Tornek.Dr. Patricia Breen, President of Pacific Oaks College, and Gregory Feldmeth, Assistant Head of School of Polytechnic School, will also be joining the forum.Educator Warren Sata is moderating the forum.Justin Jones, a commissioner representing District 3, said the Commission wants to foster conversation among all groups of education in the city through this discussion.“We want to tap into private education, public education and charter,” Jones said. Our talents are a diverse group and they’re on the panel to discuss the issues that the city plays a hand in that can directly affect education.”Jones quoted statistics from the PUSD saying that 70 percent of students in the district come from an economic disadvantaged background. He said roughly 60 percent of those students belong to the Latino community.“We want to know how we can bring private and public sectors together to educate all students in the city,” he said. “We want to know what the city can do, what types of programs can be created, and what initiatives can the city take. We want to start the dialog about how every student can have a quality education, no matter if they go to private or public.”Today’s forum will start at 6:30 p.m., the Human Relations Commission announced. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Education City of Pasadena Human Relations Commission Presents ‘The State of Education’ Forum From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | 1:18 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Ulster Final Victory – The Players Reaction

first_imgAudio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/DON-PLAYERS.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Ulster Final Victory – The Players Reaction Twitter Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook By admin – July 21, 2014 Pinterest WhatsApp The Donegal team are today savouring their 3rd Ulster title in 4 years after dethroning the champions Monaghan in yesterday’s provincial showpiece.After the presentation of the Anglo Celt Cup Highland’s Oisin Kelly spoke with Eamon Mc Gee, Captain Michael Murphy, Christy Toye, Frank Mc Glynn and first of all Ryan Mc Hugh. Google+ Previous articleDonegal fixtures confirmed by Croke ParkNext articleUpdate: Body recovered in search for man who fell into the River Finn admin 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Storm Callum: Council warns those in coastal areas to be prepared

first_img Google+ Facebook Homepage BannerNews Donegal County Council’s Crisis Management Team has met today in preparation for the arrival of Storm Callum.An Orange Weather Warning is in place for Donegal from 10pm tonight with strong winds and heavy rain with a risk of flooding forecast.The local authority has taken the decision to close the Pier Car Park in Donegal Town from 4pm this evening and are advising residents in coastal areas of Donegal Town and Killybegs that are susceptible to flooding to prepare and take necessary precautions.The Council is to deliver sandbags to locations liable to flooding.Update 2.15pm – Status Orange weather warning for DonegalKey messages:· The Pier Car Park in Donegal Town will be closed from 4pm this evening.· Property owners and occupiers of properties in the coastal areas of Donegal Town and Killybegs that are susceptible to flooding should be prepared and should take necessary precautions.Further to earlier advice in relation the Status Orange weather warning for Donegal, Donegal County Council wishes to advise that the Pier Car Park in Donegal Town will be closed from 4pm this evening.Based in information available at this time, the areas most susceptible to flooding are the coastal areas of Donegal Town and Killybegs and the Council is urging property owners and occupiers of properties in these areas to be prepared and to take the necessary precautions.Donegal County Council is delivering sandbags to locations liable to flooding.It is predicted that peak winds will reach Donegal at 12 noon on Friday and the public is being urged to take extra care when outdoors during this weather event. All motorists should drive with extreme care, allow extra time for journeys and watch out for fallen branches and debris on roads. There is also a risk of fallen trees.Homeowners, property owners and businesses should take precautions to secure any loose items of furniture, hoardings, scaffolding, signage and items such as trampolines and bins, which would be vulnerable to strong winds. Storm Callum: Council warns those in coastal areas to be prepared Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – October 11, 2018 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleRuaille Buaille le Colm Feiritéar 9/10/18Next articleBrackey Bridge community call for road safety works News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

New England Patriots star thanks Instagram follower who helped him thwart school shooting plot

first_img Written by April 6, 2018 /Sports News – National New England Patriots star thanks Instagram follower who helped him thwart school shooting plot FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJoe Faraoni/ESPN Images(BOSTON) — NFL star Julian Edelman made an incredible catch off the field when he helped authorities thwart a potential high school shooting plot thanks to a tip on Instagram. “At first I was like, ‘I don’t know if this is real,’” Edelman, a wide receiver with the New England Patriots, said in an exclusive interview on Good Morning America about the initial message. In March, Edelman received a direct message from one of his Instagram followers alerting him of a comment posted on Edelman’s Instagram account. The message threatened to shoot up a school.“Dude,” the Instagram user wrote. “There is a kid in your comment section, says he [is] going to shoot up a school. I think you should alert the authority.”Edelman said he called his assistant, Shannen Moen, who was in Boston.“I said, ‘Check this out. See what’s going on with this. We’ve got to do something about this,’” Edelman said.Moen told GMA she moved quickly and gathered as much evidence for authorities as possible.“My initial thought was, my heart just sunk,” Moen said. “And I first thought I need to go and find the comment, locate it. I did. I took screenshots of everything. I immediately called 911.”Local authorities in Boston immediately called police in Michigan, where the user was then located and identified as a 14-year-old high school student. “Boston PD reached out to our department. Our on-duty supervisors immediately started looking into the information that was provided,” said Capt. Joe Platzer of the Port Huron Police Department in Michigan. “We take these threats very seriously. We look into them very thoroughly. Like we tell everybody, if you see something, if you hear something, say something.”According to Platzer, police traced the message back to a 14-year-old boy in Port Huron. He said the teen was brought in for questioning and admitted to writing the threat.Police also said they found two rifles in the teen’s home that belonged to his mother.“It’s scary to think that those types of things can happen at a place of learning and a place where kids are going just to grow up in and meet with people and get social skills. I’d say that’s a scary thing,” Edelman said.The teen, whom police have not identified, was arrested and charged with making a false report of a threat of terrorism, which is a felony in Michigan.According to Platzer, Port Huron detectives spoke to Edelman and credited him with bringing the threat forward. Without Edelman’s reaction to the alarming social media post, police said, it’s likely they would not have known about the threat. But Edelman said the credit should go to the follower who alerted him about the threat and his assistant.“I just want to say thank you for being the awesome human being that you are,” the NFL star said in a message to the follower. “Keep on scouring, keep on going over all the comments. You’re like the comment police, bro. We appreciate you.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Rental scams costing tenants £5.25 million a year, official fraud investigation reveals

first_imgRental fraudsters have claimed 18,645 victims over the past four years who on average have lost £1,396 each or £22.1 million collectively, figures just out reveal. This suggests tenants are losing approxiamtely £5m a year to fraudsters.The shocking figures come from Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime, which is warning tenants and particularly students to watch out for signs of rental fraud, and to check that the agent involved is NALS or ARLA accredited before proceeding.Rental scams are when prospective tenants are tricked into paying upfront deposits or initial rent for flats or houses that either don’t exist, are ‘clones’ of real homes or properties rented out by departing tenants without permission, to multiple people.Rental scamsAction Fraud says the huge demand from students during the weeks prior to the start of the academic year presents the greatest opportunity for fraudsters as students scramble to find accommodation.The organisation says there were 930 instances of university-related fraud over the past four years, although Action Fraud says this figure is likely to be higher than its records show because many complainants don’t identify as students.It also says that over 400 cases involved sums of £5,000 or more and that the most active period for attempted rental scams is during July and August each year.“The impact of rental fraud can be severe, both emotionally and financially,” says Pauline Smith of Action Fraud (left).“By taking simple steps such as visiting the property you intend to rent or checking that the owner is on an approved accommodation list, you will be able to protect yourself from this type of fraud.”Read how technology could help prevent rental scams.NALS pauline smith action fraud ARLA rental scams cyber crime June 25, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Rental scams costing tenants £5.25 million a year, official fraud investigation reveals previous nextRegulation & LawRental scams costing tenants £5.25 million a year, official fraud investigation revealsGovernment-backed Action Fraud says nearly 17,000 people have been victims of rental scams over the past four years and urges tenants to check agents are NALS or ARLA accredited first.Nigel lewis25th June 20180850 Viewslast_img read more

Austal Holds Keel Laying Ceremony for Future USNS Fall River

first_img View post tag: Austal View post tag: Defense Industry news Back to overview,Home naval-today Austal Holds Keel Laying Ceremony for Future USNS Fall River View post tag: Defence Share this article View post tag: Ceremony May 21, 2013 View post tag: Naval View post tag: LAYING Austal Holds Keel Laying Ceremony for Future USNS Fall Rivercenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: KEEL View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Fall View post tag: holds View post tag: future View post tag: River View post tag: USNS The keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USNS Fall River (JHSV 4) was held at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala., May 20.Mrs. Diane Patrick, the First Lady of Massachusetts and ship sponsor, served as the keel authenticator.“The keel laying is a major milestone in bringing a ship to life,” said Capt. Stephen Mitchell, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Gulf Coast. “We’re especially honored to have Mrs. Diane Patrick with us today to verify that the keel has been truly and fairly laid.”JHSV 4 is the fourth ship in the Joint High Speed Vessel program and started fabrication in May 2012. Although the keel laying was traditionally the first step in ship construction, today’s advanced modular shipbuilding allows fabrication of the ship to begin months earlier.“With the completion of the keel laying ceremony, this ship is well on its way to join the Fleet in just over a year from now,” said Capt. Henry Stevens, the strategic and theater sealift program manager for PEO Ships. “JHSV 4 will benefit from increased efficiencies of modular shipbuilding and serial production, building on the success of previous ships in this highly versatile ship class.”JHSV 4 is the second Navy ship named for Fall River, Massachusetts. The first, USS Fall River, was a Baltimore-class heavy cruiser commissioned in 1945 and used largely on training missions.JHSVs will provide fast intra-theater transportation of troops, military vehicles and equipment. Designed to operate in shallow-draft ports and waterways, these ships can support a wide range of operations including maneuver and sustainment, relief, logistics support or as the key enabler for rapid transport.The ships will be capable of transporting 600 short tons 1,200 nautical miles at an average speed of 35 knots. They will be capable of operating in shallow-draft ports and waterways, interfacing with roll-on/roll-off discharge facilities, and on/off-loading a combat-loaded Abrams Main Battle Tank (M1A2).Fall River is one of four JHSVs currently under construction at Austal and is scheduled to deliver in 2014.As one of the Defense Department’s largest acquisition organizations, PEO Ships is responsible for executing the development and procurement of all destroyers, amphibious ships, special mission and support ships, and special warfare craft. Currently, the majority of shipbuilding programs managed by PEO Ships are benefiting from serial production efficiencies, which are critical to delivering ships on cost and schedule.[mappress]Press Release, May 21, 2013; Image: Austallast_img read more