Landscape Architect & Specifier News

MAR 2015

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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130 Landscape Architect and Specifier News the volcano, as it is in Yellowstone, may be hazardous to your health. Fortunately, you don't have to travel far to lose the scent of burning brush or spewing sulfur. Just northeast of Pahoa, out on an eastern tip of land overlooking old lava fields the color of rust, air samples are taken as a gauge by which other air quality on the planet is judged. This side of the island is a rainforest; it rains a bit most every day. Between the rain and fragrant foliage, the air is left sweet and soft. Once you've breathed in this air, you'll never forget its scent, and will always welcome its sweet fragrance on your next trip to the islands. Note: A magnitude 4.3 earthquake centered about 5 miles west-southwest of the summit of the Kilauea Volcano, and at a depth of 8 miles, struck Feb. 9. During the past 25 years, there have only been two earthquakes in this same general area with magnitudes greater than 3.0. (Continued from page 20) h a rd s c a p e s n e w s (Continued from page 110) On Saturday, Feb. 7, the leading edge of the lava flow was only 0.36 miles from Highway 130 and the Pahoa police and fire stations.. I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 6 6 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 6 3 1 2015, a rise from the third quarter (48.06 percent). Some 57.90 percent of firms with 10-49 employees will be hiring landscape architects, both experienced and entry-level. International Work International billings are "an important segment" for 10.96 percent of respondent firms; 19.30 percent report their firm worked on international projects in the last three years; and16.67 percent said their firm had international work in 2014. The type of work for those firms that had international work in 2014 were commercial (71.79 percent), public (51.28 percent) and residential (35.90 percent), and the regions of the work were Asia (51.28 percent), Latin America (38.46 percent), Middle East (33.33 percent) and North America (33.33 percent). The majority of firms (73.33 percent) did not pursue international projects in 2014, nor are interested in pursuing this work. Others indicated they are actively pursuing international projects (5.13 percent) or considering international work (21.54 percent). A S L A B u s i n e s s S u r v e y :

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