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...

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...

[caption id="attachment_689" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Students of Guilford Technical Community College, Greensboro, NC, installed permeable pavers at this new home as a class project.[/caption] It’s well-known that permeable pavers can filter stormwater runoff. New research now shows how they can address urban heat island effect in residential...

Two projects that used genuine clay pavers from Pine Hall Brick Company were winners in the recent Hardscape North America (HNA) Hardscape Project Awards competition. The projects are Artists’ Backyard, a vest pocket park on the NC State University campus in Raleigh, NC, which won in...

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...

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