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  • 100 Simple Ways To Save Water

    To improve water conservation install a rain sensor, it turns off your irrigation when it rains. Use a weather-based controller. The use of smart controllers can reduce water usage 24% a year on average. Learn about available rebate programs ...


    By Jain Irrigation, Inc

  • 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 ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Carolina contractor meets Charleston area growth head on: Gary Otter construction finds horizontal grinder ups production, broadens scope of work

    Charleston, South Carolina is unique in a number of ways, not the least of which is the obvious European-influenced charm of its downtown area. It is also the target location for retirees seeking a place to establish a permanent residence in a moderate climate for the autumns of their lives. While the same can be said for myriad locations in Florida and Arizona, the Charleston area differs in one ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Chicago planters - Domed planters in downtown Chicago, Illinois add green space to an urban area

    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 ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Contaminated soil remediation - Inverurie

    Remove Contaminated Soil from Residential Gardens & Re-Landscape Client: MTM Construction Consultant: WA Fairhurst and Partners Challenge: Advise on the removal of contaminated material from a residential area built on a former town gas site. Reinstate existing landscaping. Applied ...


    By Soilutions Ltd

  • Ohio slope erosion, Cleveland, Ohio

    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. ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Case study - Ohlone College, Fremont, CA

    Project Name: Ohlone College Products: Gravelpave2 Applications: Sidewalk Stabilization and Erosion Control City: Fremont State/Province: California Install Date: June 2015 Client: Ohlone Community College Install Size: 640 sq meters (6800 sq ft) Address: 43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539 Designer: Carducci ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Case Study: Royal Albert Basin, Beckton

    The site comprises of five separate areas totalling circa 100 acres of land contaminated by previous uses as inter alia, a dump for gas works wastes, oil storage and distribution, paint production, coal storage, petroleum wharfage etc. The site as a whole is to be redeveloped for mixed residential, commercial and industrial uses with public open space and landscaping to suit. The contract has ...

  • Case study - Data Safe, Newark, CA

    Project Name: Data Safe Products: Gravelpave2 Applications: Fire Lane and Access Road City: Newark State/Province: California Install Date: March 2012 Client: Data Safe Install Size: 1,200 sq meters (132,000 sq ft), Gravelpave2 Address: 37580 Filbert St. Newark, CA Designer:  N/A Contractor: Gateway ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • 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 ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Case study - Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital and Fire Department Test, Germantown, TN

    Project Name: Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital & Fire Department Test Products: Grasspave2 Applications:  Grass fire lane City: Germantown State/Province: Tennessee Install Date:  April 2008 Client: Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital Install Size: 1800 sq meters (19,400 sq ft) Address: 7691 Poplar ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Case study - PowellsWood Garden, Federal Way, WA

    Project Name: PowellsWood Garden Products: Grasspave2 Applications:  Grass parking lot City: Federal Way State/Province: Washington Install Date:  September 2014 Client: PowellsWood Garden Install Size: 900 sq meters (9,100 sq ft) Address: 430 S Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, WA 98003 Designer:  Ned ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Principles and Practice · Quick-to-Implement Odor Reduction Techniques

    The city of close to one million has already exceeded its 50 percent recycling rate as it prepares to launch a new organics curbside collection program in 2002. SAN JOSE, California recently hit — and exceeded — its 50 percent landfill diversion goal, due in large part to the yard trimmings collection program for its 930,000 residents. The city in the heart of the digital divide has submitted a ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Domestic collections route optimisation

    Automation (the use on side arm automatic lift on domestic collection runs) over the last 5 years in Australia has changed the economic landscape of residential services dramatically. Yet the manual planning methods that people still use to map out and balance run areas is one of the last areas where the luddites amongst us are still reticent to use new technologies to automate the planning ...


    By Wastedge.com

  • BP/BTC Pipeline Project

    The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline is a 1,768 kilometres (1,099 mi) long crude oil pipeline from the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli oil field in the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. It connects Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan; Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia; and Ceyhan, a port on the south-eastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey, hence its name. It is the second longest oil pipeline in the world after ...


    By Huckbody Environmental

  • Add-on biz: hydroseeding

    You always know where hydroseeders have been: they leave hillsides, golf courses and residential lawns a strange green-gray color that turns into tough native plants and lush, green turf. 0Chris Haddock, owner of CBH Landscape Contractors in New Hampshire, added hydroseeding to his business in the early 1990s. The bulk of his company's work is residential, but he also does golf courses, shopping ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Composting case study: Kurtz Bros tackles yard waste contamination

    Kurtz bros., INc. (Columbus, OH) supplies both consumers and landscape contractors with high-quality mulch, compost, soil amendments and topsoil. The company operates several organic recycling facilities throughout the state of Ohio spanning from Columbus (the state’s largest organic recycling facility) to Cleveland. Its local yard waste facilities accept everything from leaves and grass ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Miami marlins daseball park, Miami, FL(LEED Silver Project ) case study

    Project Name: Miami Marlins Baseball Park Products: Grasspave2 Permeable Pavement Applications: Grass Porous Parking Lots City: Miami State/Province: Florida Install Date: January-March 2012 Install Size: 7240 m2 (77,930 sq ft) Address: 1390 ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • How to select a chipper or grinder for your land-clearing projects

    Tips to find the right machine for your business Land clearing is a big business and requires the right equipment to process wood waste in an efficient manner. In most cases, contractors have a short window of opportunity to clear the trees, brush and undergrowth from a site in order to make way for the sitework to begin. Selecting the right equipment is important to help ...


    By Vermeer

  • Enhesa Flash global EHS & product compliance assurance

    For this 2013 summer edition of the Enhesa Flash, we delve into some of the health and safety requirements in place globally to protect human health during the hottest months of the year. A consistent trend in emerging econo-mies is the rapid development of industrial and housing projects, even in very arid landscapes. In just over a decade, cities like Dubai have been raised from desert. The ...

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