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Making L.A. a Water-Wise City

Landscape irrigation accounts for more than half of Los Angeles' residential water use, according to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's "Emergency Drought Response - Creating a Water-Wise City" (an executive directive). Garcetti's water plan includes water-wise landscapes and rebates for residential
turf removal.

December's Housing Permits, Starts and Completions Up Year Over Year

An estimated 883,000 housing units were completed in 2014, which is a 15.5 percent increase over the 2013 figure of 764,400.

HDR, Inc.

HDR is a 100 percent employee-owned engineering, planning, architectural and consulting firm founded in Omaha in 1917. The firm has offices in each of the Rocky Mountain states: five in Colorado, two in Idaho, two in Montana, three in Nevada, one in Utah, and one in Wyoming, but their reach extends much farther, with over 8,000 employees in 185 offices worldwide. The firm's landscape architects work on a diverse array of projects, from highways to stream restoration, wetland banks, parks and trails and structure aesthetics.

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YOW Architects

Since the early '70s, YOW Architects has engaged in site analysis, land planning and entitlement, landscape architecture, architecture and space planning. The firm's principals are Lawrence Whittaker and Steven Obering. YOW employs seven licensed architects and one licensed landscape architect, Jon Romero, plus support staff. The planning and landscape architecture department was recently revitalized.

PlayCore Acquires Power Systems

PlayCore offers a comprehensive array of recreation products, including commercial playground structures, site amenities, outdoor fitness equipment, dog park amenities, play surfacing, aquatic scoreboards and bike storage.

Civic Park Design Unveiled for Original Site of 1968 World's Fair

The Gustafson Guthrie Nichol's design for the new civic park at Hemisfair in San Antonio introduces public plazas and courtyards, an event lawn and stage, intimate gardens, a promenade that connects spaces within and beyond the park, and a variety of water features.

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NRMCA Releases Newly Revised Concrete Guide

The NRMCA, an association that represents producers of ready mixed concrete, has announced the release of the newly revised Pervious Concrete Pavement Maintenance and Operations Guide.

ASLA to Renovate Chinatown Building
The ASLA, a national professional association for landscape architects, has made an announcement to renovate their Chinatown building into a Center for Landscape Architecture.

Grant Helps Native Plant Propagation in California

The Massen Greene Foundation and other organizations have contributed to the efforts of Back to Natives Restoration, a non-profit organization that advocates for native plant propagation, encourages community involvement in ecological restoration and conservation, and conducts environmental education programs.

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STMA Conference Recap

The STMA, a professional association for men and women who manage sports fields worldwide, received a record number of exhibitors and attendees at their 26th annual Conference & Exhibition.

IECA is Looking for Speakers

The IECA, a nonprofit member organization for erosion and sediment control professionals, is looking for speakers to present at the 2nd Annual EPA Region 4 and SEIECA Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference.

Foxx Launches Summit on Safety of Bicyclists and Pedestrians

AASHTO, a nonprofit association representing highway and transportation departments in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, has announced the launch of the Mayors' Challenge, a summit on the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians.

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BOB-CAT Introduces QuickCat Stand-On Mower

BOB-CAT's QuickCat(TM) is the company's first stand-on mower. Its intuitive design maximizes operator efficiency and control. The mower's handling satisfies demanding turf care professionals.

Passing Down the Family Business

The president of Family Business USA advises there are four key ingredients the right person to take over the family business has to develop: independence, competence, people skills, and the expectation of no
special privileges.

Lighting Research Center Reports on LED Replacement Lamps
Sentry Electric LED retrofit kits are engineered to precisely fit within and exactly replicate the performance of an entire LED luminaire or bollard. LED retrofit kits used in Sentry products are intended to surpass the performance and reliability of off-the-shelf generic retrofit kits and LED replacement lamps.

LATICRETE, a subsidiary of DuPont Surface Care , has added PLASMA(TM) to its extensive family of award-winning grout products.

Prolong(R) Commercial Grade Diesel Fuel for Work Trucks and Vans
Prolong's commercial grade diesel fuel treatment is formulated with premium detergents that remove gum deposits and sludge buildup from injectors and the entire fuel system.

Atlas Copco Reveals New Construction App

A daily working tool - The Construction App is the simplest way to keep informed about Atlas Copco's entire offering to the construction industry. It also allows users to engage Atlas Copco on social media and other media channels. Overall, it is a daily working tool that makes life more simple for everyone involved in using, purchasing or selling Atlas Copco
construction equipment.

Scientists' Work Helps Green Industry

The upper limit for the efficiency of solar cells is reported to be around 33 percent. In a recent study from Lund University in Sweden, researchers used new technology to examine extremely fast processes in solar cells, which might raise that limit to over 40 percent, a substantial improvement according to the study's authors.

Construction Hiring Rate Declines; Unfilled Positions Rise

Employment in the construction industry bottomed out in February 2010 with an unemployment rate of 22 percent. Since then, 359,500 positions have been added, but it would take 1.107 million more to reach the peak level of early 2006.

Optimism for Building Industry Outlook in 2015

Doug Bauer, CEO of TRI Pointe Homes, spoke at Building Industry Association/Orange County Chapter Outlook 2015, presented at Marriott Hotel in Irvine, Calif. on Jan. 26. He said that targeting Millennials (born between 1980 and 2000) could be the next opportunity for the
housing industry.

Representing Hawai'i in the 2014 ASLA Class of Fellows
The ASLA bestowed Fellowship on 32 outstanding members in 2014. The Hawai'i ASLA Chapter had only one member in the Class of 2014. Congratulations to Thomas
Witten, FASLA.

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The Digital Issues are Available
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