September 8, 1998
U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services
Brisk Bldg. 50 Construction|
Aided by Quality Planning
By José Alvarado
Workmen pour concrete for basement column.
Construction of the new Consolidated Laboratory Facility, now in its second and
final phase, is moving along swiftly thanks to advances in technology and total
quality planning that have been adopted as the norm for NIH projects. These
elements have made the 5-story structure known as Bldg. 50 -- slated to open in
the year 2000 -- a model for state-of-the-art building on campus.
By Carla Garnett
Strongman Justin McShane
At first, Justin McShane's idea of a fun Sunday -- whiling away a few hours in the
yard with logs and rocks -- may seem like a completely relaxing, nontaxing
amusement. But to get a better handle on his pastime, you have to think way
beyond twigs and pebbles: the logs -- some made of metal -- and the rocks --
known as McGlashen stones -- are tools of the strongman world, a world where
such implements can weigh upwards of 300 pounds. For weekend kicks,
McShane, encouraged by his training partners, tries to raise these heavy burdens
off the ground and to shoulder height or overhead. In addition, during the week he
spends 12 hours -- 3 hours a day for 4 days -- practicing with free weights in a
gym. Sounds like fun, right?