Healing the Built Environment

Healing the Built Environment

Usually, when I write articles about civil design and improving the existing conditions, I include sustainable measures, such as designing rain gardens, using permeable pavement, or designing and building plantable retaining walls. However, sometimes you need to...
Residential Projects in the Tahoe Basin

Residential Projects in the Tahoe Basin

The Lake Tahoe basin is arguably one of the most beautiful places on Earth. For me, especially when I describe it to others, its beauty comes from its random geographic position; surrounded by flat, dry valleys on two sides; covered with green forests; and the...
Sustainable Grading Design

Sustainable Grading Design

Though the image above might be a bit too fantastic a goal to achieve when grading a piece of land for construction, the intent is nonetheless what is important. In the image, the shock is placed in the obvious location; the flat part of the site. Additionally, the...
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