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Shrinking Workforce and Slight Job Growth Improve October Construction Unemployment

Construction employment reached a 50-month high as employers added 11,000 jobs in October, the fifth consecutive month of job gains. The number of unemployed construction workers has declined by 712,000 over the past three years while construction firms have added just 323,000 new jobs, indicating a decline in the labor force caused by workers leaving the industry for other fields.

Firms of New England: F.A. Hesketh & Associates, Inc.

F.A. Hesketh & Associates, Inc., has been offering design and development services to clients throughout New England and New York since 1976. Projects include residential and industrial developments, garden and courtyard design, commercial shopping centers and regional malls, medical office and office park developments, environmental and mitigation design, mixed-use development complexes, corporate campus master planning, and streetscape design.

Meteor Expands Solar Architectural-Grade Bollard Lighting Solutions

Meteor Solar LED SP-8 smart illuminating bollards last five days on a full charge. Dimming mode is set at one-third brightness, and increases to 100 percent brightness for one minute when the motion sensor is triggered.

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El Paso County Parks Master Plan Garners Two State Awards

Design Concepts worked with GreenPlay and other team members to engage more than 500 county residents in a master plan update for El Paso County, Colo. Trail space connectivity and open space conservation were among the objectives.

Keeping Workers on Track

TimeSummit exports digital time records to the most popular payroll applications in construction - including QuickBooks, Sage, Microsoft Dynamics AX and dozens more - completely automating payroll for companies using the system.

Hunter Hobby Park: Riverside's Revitalized Railway

A two-year renovation of Hunter Hobby Park in Riverside, Calif., includes more than two miles of railroad for the park's small-gauge steam train, a new train station, two play areas, two lighted softball fields, a multi-use/soccer field, two lighted basketball courts, three group picnic shelters, restroom and maintenance buildings, walking paths and onsite parking for more than 200 vehicles.

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''Boundless Knowledge'' Debuts

Sculptor Deedee Morrison gracefully bent three-quarter inch sheets of industrial grade COR-TEN steel to depict the pages of an open book. The jacket cover is intricately laser cut to emulate the scroll patterns of a medieval manuscript. An LED light box set into the cover panels illuminates the sculpture from within.

2013 Class of LEED Fellows Announced
The USGBC, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable and green building design, has announced the 2013 Class of LEED Fellows.

Grandstand Enclosures Supply Shelter, School Spirit

A recent renovation project at Carter Park in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., included a new grandstand enclosure (GT Grandstands) that provides storage for local youth football and track and field after-school programs. The enclosures, which can be customized with logos or colors, keep equipment secure and accessible and prevent litter or debris from collecting under the grandstands.

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The Toro Company Funds IF E3 Program
The Toro Company has presented the IF, a 501(c)(3) organization established by the Irrigation Association, with a $20,000 donation for the successful E3 Program.

Water Tubing in the Arabian Desert

Dubai, one of the seven territories of the United Arab Emirates, located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf, has unveiled the latest additions to Aquaventure at Atlantis, The Palm, which has been ranked the "number one water park in the Middle East and Europe." The Anaconda (pictured) is the "world's largest diameter" (30-ft.) water tube ride. Riders can view the two AquaTubes rides above their heads.

Coming in 2014: Techo-Bloc's Traveling Contractor Showcase

Stone manufacturer Techo-Bloc has announced their 2014 Contractor Showcase, a 38-stop tour of North America that will kick off on January 7th in Charlotte, N.C.

Rough Winter Predicted for Some Areas of the U.S.

Last winter, there were 26 storms named across the 48 contiguous states, starting with Athena on Nov. 6 and ending with Achilles, which lasted until May 4. One of the largest storms, Euclid, stretched from the Sierra Nevada, through the north-central and south-central states to New England. It produced the snowiest Christmas on record in Little Rock, Ark., (9 inches) and drifts reaching four feet in Indiana.

DeWitt Turns 40

The DeWitt Company offers the lawn and garden industry more than 600 products in 14 comprehensive product categories. Its base of operations is a 300,000 square-foot facility located in Sikeston, Mo.

2014 LA expo Seminars & Learning Labs Announced

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 educational program.

Modern Forms Unveils Urban, New LED Wall Sconce

Urban's design complements a diverse array of architectural interiors and exteriors while delivering functional illumination for luxury homes, hotels and commercial spaces. Modern Forms luminaires are available in 10-, 16- and 22-inch heights.

Doosan Portable Power Introduces Portable Electric Air Compressor

Doosan Portable Power's VP900e is 100 percent emissions-free and ultra-quiet. Because the compressor is electric-powered and creates zero emissions, it's environmentally friendly and is not subject to EPA emissions regulations or Transport Canada fuel tank regulations.

''You Take the High Road,
I'll Take the Low Road''

If you'd just had a pint at the pub in Arnprior, Scotland, and were driving to Loch Lomond, you might think that wee nip had gone to your head. In reality, it's just the local council trying to slow you down through town.

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Firestone Building Products Expands Distribution Model

Firestone Building Products has joined with Pond Pro to represent pond lining and geomembrane products.

2013 CLASS Fund Holiday Luncheon

CLASS Fund, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships for landscape architectural, horticultural, and irrigation science students, will host their annual holiday luncheon aboard the Royal Princess.

2013 Green Star Award Winners Announced

PGMS, an organization for grounds professionals, has announced the 2013 Green Star Award winners.

More Apt Field Operations

Xora StreetSmart is a management application designed to improve field operations. It turns any mobile device into a productivity and data collection tool. The data is processed and reported on to help companies make better decisions, automate business processes and eliminate manual paperwork.

Construction Industry Awards Announced

The Great Recession, during which the U.S. labor market lost 8.4 million jobs, or 6.1 percent of all payroll employment, and the consequences that it had on the construction industry, created the need for the Construction Marketing Association, which was founded in 2009 to promote more effective, results-oriented marketing of the industry.

The Hybrid Option

This hybrid pool in Princeton, N.J., combines features of a conventional and a natural swimming pool. It includes a stream flowing over rocks, two waterfalls, a spa, a Grand Effects gas fire pit, an ipe wood deck, Lightstreams glass tiles, a zero depth beach entry, and a sun shelf. A BioLab UV sterilizer and a Del Ozone commercial-size ozone generator supplement the natural bio-filtration of the plant beds. A Paramount PC2000 in-floor automatic cleaning system uses pop-up jet nozzles to sweep and remove dirt and debris.

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