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...

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="First big rain."][/caption]Imagine being a college student, about right now, and imagine that you are slogging through another semester of calculus and you look up, through your dorm window, to see a campus covered in snow.It’s a good bet that you...

The conventional answer to storm water in parking lots involves sloping the lot to a drain—or more accurately, drains—and piping it underground either off the property to another drain or to a nearby fenced-off retention pond or bioswale.For the Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce project...

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...

For the planners of a streetscape in the Village of New Albany, Ohio, the first question was cost. Would it be less expensive to apply new asphalt, conventional curb inlets and underground storm sewer piping or to install permeable pavers?When the estimates came in, the...

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600" caption="StormPave water permeable clay pavers prior to application of sand. Note spacer nibs that make installation easier on the fingers. "][/caption]Pine Hall Brick clay pavers were used for this project in Dayton, Ohio and we were doubly pleased to discover the...

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