Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

JUL 2018

LC/DBM provides landscape contractors with Educational, Imaginative and Practical information about their business, their employees, their machines and their projects.

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50 LC DBM Marketplace Equipment I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 1 3 3 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 1 1 7 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 1 3 0 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 1 9 8 Combatting Leaf Blower Bans Renewable Fuel Standard in Flux Shaping the Future of Construction As municipalities and counties across the country continue attempts to reduce or prevent the use of leaf blowers, OPEI developed a toolkit, including a series of videos, to help landscape professionals educate members of their communities on the importance of leaf blowers, and challenge preconceived notions and "myths" about them as they relate to noise, emis - sions, and dust and debris. In light of the White House's recent de - lay to announce an overhaul of the RFS that would undoubtedly relax the mandated amounts of biofuel blended into our gaso - line supply, lawmakers are reportedly devel- oping legislation to do just that. LC/DBM will continue to follow this issue, especially as it applies to small engines, which can be damaged by high amounts of ethanol in fuel. To help make sense of how new technologies including automated and robotic equipment, and wireless sensors will impact the construction industry, the World Economic Forum and The Boston Consulting Group released a new report that they say is the first to integrate consideration of the new technologies and trends into consistent future scenarios of the industry.

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