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Building Permits Jump to
Five-Year High, Surpass Million-Unit Mark


Applications for new housing builds increased 13.9 percent year-over-year in October, reaching a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.03 million units, a 64-month high. Data on housing starts and completions for September and October have been delayed until Dec. 18 because the collection of data was affected by the 16-day government shutdown.
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Firms of New England: Bruce John Riddell Landscape Architect, LLC
Bruce John Riddell Landscape Architect, LLC, is a one-person landscape architecture firm located in Boothbay, Maine, with a satellite office in Bar Harbor, Maine. Riddell's focus is on horticulture, use of native plants, stonework, custom site furnishings and what he calls "LandArt," the integration of art into the landscape. For nearly 30 years he has worked on numerous public and private gardens in a diversity of scales that have garnered regional and national recognition for design excellence.
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Outdoor Living, Southern Style

Two months of work in this Roswell, Ga., backyard by New Life Outdoors converted a cracked concrete space stuck in the 1980s into a functional outdoor living room with a fireplace, hot tub, outdoor kitchen and renovated pool. A mountain retreat theme envisioned by the homeowners was realized with stonework, evergreen plantings and a waterfall.
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Firms of New England:
Milone & MacBroom


The employee-owned Connecticut firm was founded in 1984 and licensed for the practice of landscape architecture and engineering. M&M has developed a collaborative team of specialty planning and design practices in site design; water resource engineering and environmental science; transportation and traffic engineering; and water and wastewater engineering. It's one of the largest consulting firms in the Northeast, serving clients from Maine to South Carolina to Illinois. Regional offices are located in Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, and South Carolina. The firm has 13 principals and employs a staff of 140 people in six offices.
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K. Richard Zweifel, FASLA, ASLA President-Elect

Richard Zweifel, FASLA, helped begin the landscape architecture department at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Calif., and taught the curriculum for 14 years. He has been the associate dean for the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Cal Poly for the past 25 years. Cal Poly's BLA program was ranked No. 1 this year by DesignIntelligence.
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Tree Planting Servitudes

The lawsuit between Jackson Township and New Jersey Shore Builders settled in the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey sheds new light on the importance of tree laws and trees.
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Firms of New England:
Pressley Associates


Located on the Northend Waterfront and operating nationally, Pressley Associates is a full-service landscape architecture firm. It currently has a staff of 12 landscape architects and designers and support staff from diverse and varied backgrounds, who produce thoughtful and innovative solutions to design and planning projects. The firm is recognized for urban design, campus design, parks and open spaces, and residential landscapes both historic and contemporary. Several individuals in the firm are LEED-certified. Professional staff include president William Pressley, FASLA, and principal Marion Pressley, FASLA.
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Gov't Shutdown, Market Slowdown Cuts into October Existing Home Sales

Purchases of previously owned homes fell to a four-month low in October, as limited inventory and increasing mortgage rates stymied upward momentum in the housing market.
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Oldcastle Adds Green Concrete Tech to NJ Manufacturing Plant

Oldcastle's Anchor Concrete Products division has licensed green concrete technology for their New Jersey manufacturing center from Halifax-based firm CarbonCure. The firm's system injects waste carbon dioxide into concrete to make it stronger and more sustainable.
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Firms of New England: Site Systems, Inc.

Since its founding in 1991, Site Systems, Inc., has been engaged in the practice of landscape architecture, urban design, and residential design-build in Fairfield County, Connecticut. The current office staff includes two licensed landscape architects with more than 60 years of combined field experience, as well as one associate landscape architect for support in technical and administrative roles. Throughout its 23 years in practice, the firm has completed a broad range of projects for residential, commercial and nonprofit clients.
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Sky-High Energy Savings

Construction on the Empire State Building began March 17, 1930, and was finished in just under 15 months. A recently completed, comprehensive retrofit program is designed to make the building 38 percent more energy efficient.
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ASLA Class of Fellows:
Virginia Chapter
Terry Clements is a consummate leader and advocate of landscape architecture through her work with students, fellow professionals, allied disciplines and community groups. She serves as an excellent role model for engagement and has advanced the profession through her service within academia, through all levels of the ASLA since she was a student, on international boards, and for school accreditation and professional licensure in Virginia.
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Terex(R) TSV-90 Skid Steer for
High-Production Capacity
The Terex TSV-90 skid steer loader is designed for productivity. It has 8,700 lbs. of tractive effort and a 23-gal. fuel tank to meet tough job site demands.
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OPEI's Chief: Why We Oppose High Ethanol Blends

In 2007, Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act, which requires blending increasing amounts of biofuel in gasoline each year under the law's Renewable Fuel Standard, from 9 billion gallons in 2008 to 36 billion gallons by 2022.
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HNA Co-Location Extended

HNA, the annual trade show produced by the ICPI, has announced that they will again co-locate with GIE+EXPO at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.
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Paveshare.org Provides Curriculum on Segmental Concrete Pavements

The online educational resource Paveshare began when Doug Pardue of the University of Georgia's College of Environment and Design received a multi-year grant from the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute to develop it. He assembled a team of internal and external academic faculty, online learning experts, graduate assistants, and industry professionals to create the resource's framework and content. The team then developed and revised framework and content per learning technologies, trends, and feedback.
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IECA 2014 Board of Directors Announced

The IECA, a non-profit member organization for erosion and sediment control professionals, has announced the 2014 Board of Directors.
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OSHA Extends Time that Public Can Weigh In on Silica Rule
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed an amendment to its existing standards for occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica, which are particles at least 100 times smaller than ordinary sand on beaches and playgrounds, created during work operations involving stone, rock, concrete, brick, block, mortar, and industrial sand.
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Networking for the Holidays
Alicia Chu, a LEED consultant with Healthy Buildings, had a chance to network with associates at a holiday networking event hosted by Urban Land Institute.
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Grasshopper Selects Two Landscape Contractors for Exclusive Award

Chris Shipp joined ranks of the "Built To Last" Club at GIE+EXPO 2013. Recipients were presented with "Built To Last" honors at a special October 24 ceremony hosted by Grasshopper in Louisville, Ky.
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SweepEx Releases
Three New Rotary Brooms


Each model of SweepEx rotary brooms includes a Honda engine and centrally driven brush, allowing the unit to work against curbs or walls from either the right- or left-hand side of the machine.
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Open Panel Discussion Announced for 2014 LA Expo
The Landscape Architects' Expo (LA Expo), a two-day regional trade show, and educational conference for landscape architects, specifiers and designers, has announced the 2014 Open Panel discussion, Rethinking America's Streets by MIG.
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Hendrick Architectual Products Introduces Anti-Slip Entrance Grating
Hendrick Architectual Products' proprietary interlocking construction, among the strongest metal entrance gratings available, can be manufactured with slot openings from .005 inches to 2 inches and flatness to .06 inches.
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Irrigation Supply Company Partners with PermaGreen

A partnership between Central Turf & Irrigation Supply, which currently has 38 stores, and equipment manufacturer PermaGreen, intends to better serve the commercial and residential lawn care industry in the Northeast, Southeast and Midwest U.S. and parts of Canada.
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Life by Candlelight
Welcome to the 30th Year of LASN! Ok . . . It doesn't start until January, but 2014 will be the 30th year of publication for Landscape Architect and Specifier News, or as you may know it . . . LASN.
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2013 CLASS Fund
Holiday Luncheon
CLASS Fund, a non-profit organization, which provides scholarships for landscape architectural, horticultural, and irrigation science students, hosted their annual holiday luncheon aboard the Royal Princess in Newport Beach, Calif.
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PLANET AEF Scholarship Funds Raised

PLANET, the national trade association that represents more than 100,000 landscape industry professionals, has announced that their academic foundation, AEF, has raised more than $170,000 for scholarships.
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Toro Wins Irrigation New Product Contest for Third Straight Year

The Toro Co. EVOLUTION(R) controller was named the winner of the 2013 Turf/Landscape category at the Irrigation Show in Austin, Texas. The patent-pending controller was developed from years of customer research to find the perfect balance of simplicity and sophistication.
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