Where we are right now, the trees have lost their leaves, the days are growing shorter and television weathermen have dusted off the term “wind chill factor” yet again. It’s a good time of year to be indoors, close by the fire and in a comfortable...

There are two parts to any successful hardscape project: The product and the installation. Participants in the Hardscape North America trade show, held each October  in Louisville, Ky.,  have always walked the show floor to see the product:  Display after display of materials and tools that they can use...

This month, ASTM International, formerly the American Society of Testing and Materials, the organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials and products worldwide, announced a new testing standard to measure how fast water will go through permeable...

Sutton Park, the centerpiece of Palmetto, Florida, has earned a Gold Award from the Brick Industry Association’s annual Bricks In Architecture competition. The prestigious award recognizes architecture firm Moore2Design LLC, landscape architect Allison-Gause, builder Stellar Development, brick manufacturer Pine Hall Brick Company, distributor Ruck Brothers/Oldcastle Coastal...

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