If you already have a concrete patio or sidewalk, you can update the space without having to hire an entire construction crew. Simply change the look of your walkway or backyard by laying brick pavers over the old surface. Laying bricks over an existing surface has...

Sited on Shockoe Hill, which overlooks the falls of the James River in downtown Richmond, the Virginia State Capitol, looks very similar today to the way its designer, Thomas Jefferson, envisioned it. Modeled after an ancient Roman temple in southern France, the stark white building...

With architectural echoes of the surrounding Amish farms, the new $7.5 million Mannheim Township Public Library is built to meet LEED Silver standards with environmentally friendly building materials and energy-efficient systems. This includes a geothermal heating system, with 40 450-foot-deep wells drilled into the solid limestone...

When a community college curriculum includes building affordable LEED-certified housing, you know sustainability is truly becoming a household word and demand will increase. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Guilford Technical Community College (Greensboro, NC) students level water-permeable aggregate in preparation for laying StormPave® clay pavvers in LEED...

Water permeable paving continues to blossom as a solution for sustainable hardscapes and landscaping. The American Society of Landscape Architects' (ASLA) 2011 Trend Study sees a growing interest among homeowners. ASLA noted that it when it comes to landscape elements, efficiency and sustainability reign supreme. The...

If it’s late August and early September and you are in Annapolis, Maryland, you’re probably getting wet. Last year at this time, Annapolis was hit by the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole and its 24-hour deluge of nine inches.  Watch the clip from last year's...

Timing is everything. Across the United States, Black Friday hit as millions of shoppers hit the streets in search of bargains for the upcoming holiday season. In downtown DeKalb, Illinois, shoppers were greeted by a brand-new streetscape, which was finished a little more than a week...

StormPave and RainPave are permeable pavers that look similar to pavers that have been a part of its product line for decades. StormPave is an English Edge®-style paver, which is designed for institutional and commercial projects where impervious surface restrictions apply and joint openings...

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