Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

NOV 2018

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34 LC DBM New Construction Equipment Simulator U. of Missouri Takes Action Against Invasive Callery Pear Tree Education News Tidbits Uni. of Vermont Stormwater Infrastructure Study In 2015, the University of Vermont administered a statewide survey asking residents and landlords if they were more likely to implement green storm - water infrastructure practices if they have previously experienced flooding. Of the respondents, the survey found that 54% of people experienced at least one flooding, erosion, washout or stormwater runoff problem in their area. Furthermore, 35.3% of those respondents perceived stormwater and flooding problems to be a neighborhood problem. The main takeaway from the survey is that 65% of partici - pants had either already adopted, or intended to adopt, one of the seven green stormwater infrastructure practices identified. CM Labs Simulations has recently released their new "Dozer Simulator Training Pack" that is to be used with their Vortex simulator programs (sold separately.) While using the program as an instructional tool, the trainer has several managerial options at their disposal, which allow them to score operators on performance metrics like: cycle time, idle time, fuel consumption, blade efficiency, track spin and contact with power lines, personnel or other vehicles. The Mizzou Botanic Gardens, located on the University of Missouri's campus in Columbia, Mo., is taking a proactive ap - proach against the spread of invasive pests by removing a total of nine Callery pear trees. Consistent with the news article on, the university had actually intentionally planted the Callery pear trees there many years ago. IMAGE COURTESY OF CM LABS SIMULATIONS. PHOTO CREDIT: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 6 6 0

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