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Construction engineering, which has long ranked with dentistry and accounting in the pantheon of boring professions, has suddenly captured the popular imagination—and for good reason. Why did Seoul’s Sampoong department store pancake without being touched? Why did the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City remain standing despite a monstrous blast? GSA construction engineer Jean Hundley may be able to answer these questions and others as she leads a Construction Watch Tour of what will be the FBI’s Washington Metropolitan Field Office. Join Hundley for a walk around the perimeter of the site between 3rd and 4th Streets NW. Meet at noon at the National Building Museum, 401 F St., NW. $7. (202) 272-2448. (DP)