Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2018

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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lasn marketplace 110 park & recreation I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 2 5 4 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 2 7 8 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 2 0 6 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 1 7 4 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 2 0 7 NRPA Receives A 2018 Top Workplaces Award Recently, The Washington Post honored the NRPA with a "2018 Top Workplaces" award. A research partner of the Post, Energage LLC, administered a third-party survey that measures the workplace culture based on employee feedback. Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage, stated, "Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results." Questions Surround Use of Recycled Tires According to, issues are being raised about the safety of the popular playground safety surface. The problem isn't the rubber per se, it's the potential toxins, including petrochemicals, that the tires had absorbed from road surfaces. In addition, the International Agency for Research on Cancer lists "carbon black," a substance used to reinforce tires, as a carcinogen. No Increase in Pool Drowning Rate Among Young Children A recent report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows that the number of reported fatal child drowning incidents in swimming pools involving children younger than five has not risen significantly from last year's reports. "While it is promising that the drowning rate did not increase, there are still too many children who drown each year in pools and spas across the country," says CPSC acting chairman Ann Marie Buerkle.

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