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Construction & Housing Economists Detail 2014 Forecast
Architecture Firms Tout Billings Growth in June
July Construction Jobs Increase Despite Spending Slowdown
Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces $45 Million in Grants to City Halls
A Tale of Two Church Gardens
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ASLA in Negotiations with GBCI to Administer SITES

SITES' revised rating system is the culmination of many years of dedicated work by a team of volunteer experts.

The IA on Drought

The IA, an organization for irrigation companies and professionals, talks about the drought and how they are assisting members.

Pavers | Pedestals | Plantings

The courtyard garden at 535 East 86th Street in New York City combines paving and planting in a practical and pleasing way. The garden had become overgrown and fallen into disrepair, and the management company wanted to change the area into a communal space that would support frequent use.

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Clarkstown City Center

The city center in Clarkstown, N.Y., needed extensive renovations to transform aging streets and sidewalks, unsightly overhead utilities and poorly integrated public spaces into a pedestrian friendly environment. Materials and textures used to connect the roadway and sidewalks include split face granite curbing, herringbone patterned brick with custom color combinations and diamond shaped brick accents.

A Tale of Two Church Gardens

In 2012, Saint Mary and Martha Episcopal Church sold this campus and bought a larger property 5 miles away in Buford, Ga. Greenland Landscape & Masonry designed and built a new memorial garden.

The Balance Sheet

Central Turf & Irrigation Supply, a leading North American wholesale distributor of irrigation, landscape, lighting and equipment supplies, has opened its new Mohegan Lake branch. Located at 2711 Lexington Avenue, Mohegan Lake, N.Y. 10547, it complements Central's existing greater New York metropolitan area store network and will further grow the brand along the Northeast corridor.

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PlayCore Recognizes Parks with Fitness National Demonstration Site Awards

Osborn Park in Huron, Ohio, features a cluster arrangement of equipment not only for a workout, but to encourage social interaction.

Color for Curb Appeal

In a study conducted by Harris Interactive, 78 percent of homeowners responded that curb appeal is either extremely important or very important to them, and 59 percent place a lot of emphasis on the role of color in making decisions about a home's exterior.

Architecture Firms Tout Billings Growth in June

The Architecture Billings Index, an indicator measuring the future of nonresidential construction spending activity, remained in positive territory for the third consecutive month with a score of 53.3. All three sectors measured by the index (commercial/industrial, institutional and residential) remained in positive territory, and of the four national regions, only the West recorded a score below 50, which indicates a contraction in billings.

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July Construction Jobs Increase Despite Spending Slowdown

Despite a recent decline in national construction spending, industry employers added 22,000 jobs in July, pushing the unemployment rate to 7.5 percent, the lowest July number in seven years. Construction employment totaled 6,041,000 in July, the highest total since May 2009. The number of jobs rose by 211,000, or 3.6 percent, from July 2013.

Frank Lloyd Wright Out West
Frank Lloyd Wright on the West Coast: Publisher: Gibbs Smith, $50, hardcover, 10.75 x 12 in, 224 pages, 250 photos.

Arborjet's Growth Continues with Two New Additions to Team

Arborjet's regionalized and corporate tech teams offer swift access to top talent and local support for municipalities, whether they are faced with an invasive pest such as Emerald Ash Borer, conducting tree value assessments, taking tree inventories or other concerns.

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"Living Wall of Honor" in D.C. Pays Tribute to Post 9/11 Military Veterans

Student volunteers participating in the Code of Support Foundation's "Living Wall of Honor" service at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., Aug. 10. The wall, which comprises more than 1,000 plants, will be on exhibit through September 11, 2014, at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at the main gate to Arlington National Cemetery.

EasyTurf Named JHM Supply
as Reseller

EasyTurf offers specialty synthetic grasses engineered specifically for commercial and residential putting greens, and for pet-friendly landscapes.

Coyote Outdoor Living Expands Its Distribution Network

Coyote Outdoor Living specializes in the design, development and production of high-quality, all-stainless steel grills and accessories. The company provides people with the tools to build the outdoor kitchen of their dreams.

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Valmont Industries

Construction & Housing Economists Detail 2014 Forecast

The economic status of the homebuilding and construction sectors are improving, according to three leading analysts, but several factors - including slumping public spending, a tightening labor force and a shortage of first-time homebuyers - continue to create headwinds that have prevented the industries from making substantial, sustainable gains.

A Conversation on City Stability

A weekly interactive podcast will present topics focused on creating more functional, sustainable cities. Listeners are invited to join in and share their considerations.

School of Grounds Management at GIE

PGMS, an organization for grounds professionals, has announced that registration is open for the 2014 School of Grounds Management, which is held in conjunction with the GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky., October 22-25.

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Build a Thriving Work Culture

Creating the right work environment is crucial for the success of any business, according to one of INC magazine's top young entrepreneurs. He lists five ways to help develop that environment.

Corvette Sweepstakes by PLANET

PLANET, the national trade association that represents more than 100,000 landscape industry professionals, has announced their Corvette sweepstakes, as part of PLANET's Green Industry Conference 25th Anniversary Celebration.

Dark Skies in Germany

The IDA, a non-profit organization fighting to preserve the night sky, has announced Rh?n Biosphere in Germany as the newest Dark Sky Reserve.

Florida Receives Funding for Transportation Projects

Florida governor Rick Scott has announced more than $806 million available for six transportation projects, including I-75 in the Tampa Bay region, I-95 in Daytona Beach, US-41 in the Sarasota area, SR 821 in Miami-Dade, I-295 in Jacksonville and SR-30 in Bay County.

Arizona Contractor Makes Inc. 500 Fastest Growing List

For over 30 years, Inc. magazine has ranked private companies in America based on percentage growth in net sales over a five-year period. This year's list of the top 500 companies included FlexGround, an outdoor surfacing company that holds a landscape contractor's license.

Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces $45 Million in Grants to City Halls Across the Country

The Bloomberg Philanthropies "Innovation Delivery" grants application deadline is Oct. 6, 2014. The foundation expects to select 10 to 15 cities, with the grant winners announced by year's end.

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