One man's conceptual vision can become another man's construction challenge. Chicago-based landscape contractor, Walsh Landscape Construction was given the opportunity recently to partner with Chicago-based John Buck Company and Peter Walker and Partners, Berkley, California, distinguished landscape architectural consultants, on a recent beautifcation project in downtown Chicago at the new One North Wacker Drive, an award-winning building designed by Lohan, Caprile, Goettsch Architects. Walsh Landscape was both honored and challenged by the opportunity.
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Cox creek spillway improvements access road, Baltimore, MD - Case Study
GEOTERRA® mats were employed for site access roads to an outfall from a dredge material containment facility. Because the outfall is located on the bay side of a containment dike, it is considered an environmentallysensitive area and lies within Maryland’s Critical Area—the naturally vegetated area within specified boundaries of the state’s tidal waters.Low Impact SolutionIn order to meet Maryland’s low impact mitigation requirements, GEOTERRA mats were utilized, allowing vehicle...
Ohio slope erosion, Cleveland, Ohio - Case Study
Every day, over 100,000 vehicles drive on I-480, a six lane Interstate highway around Cleveland, Ohio. To improve the appearance and correct some heavily eroded areas, the Ohio Department of Transportation decided to landscape 3.5 miles (5.6 km) of both cut and fill slopes on the north side of I-480. Their plans called for regrading, draining, and planting trees, shrubs and various plants. Before landscaping could begin, nearly 112,000 square feet (10,400 m2) of the slope needed to be stabilized. Rainfall runoff...
Contractor’s grinder upgrade opens doors for new opportunities
For Jim Soukup, president of Soukup Construction, Inc., upgrading his grinder fell into the category of a “no-brainer.” A combination of less-than-ideal performance and growing maintenance costs made their existing grinder inefficient, if not altogether ineffective. Making the move to a bigger, more productive unit, a Morbark Model 4600 Wood Hog horizontal grinder, has not only vastly improved their ability to process the waste they generate as part of their operation, but also presented new grinding opportunities...
Matucana 100 Architectural Exhibit (Santiago, Chile) case study
Background:For the first time, Chile is developing a program to reach young American architecture: PAL (Programme for Latin American Architecture). This program, on an annual basis, is an active platform to generate new opportunities for emerging and talented architects. The first edition, held at the Matucana facilities 100 (M100), only featured Chilean National Architects.Technical Information: Materials Used: EnviroGrid EGA203 1,500 m2 Application: Architectural Installation Project Length: December...
Location: Hammond, LAUnit: RF-3315Project: Eye clinic When Northshore Eye Associates acquired land, three miles from of Hammond, LA, for its new eye clinic, it knew that its architects would need an innovative landscaping plan to maintain simplicity of layout. The varying ground level meant that extensive retaining walls were essential, while exterior services also needed to be concealed. Dry-stone walls, cemented stone walls or traditional stone-filled gabions are time-consuming and expensive. However, with...