Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

JAN 2018

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January 2018 33 Contractor: Texas Land Care Designer: Archiverde Landscape Architecture Location: Texas Materials: Recycled concrete for base, vintage cast iron panels for fence Dimensions: 8' tall x 90 lineal feet Crew Size/Project Length: 5 people/ 3 weeks Special Interest: During the construction, the neighborhood children were invited to come and insert mementos in the mortar joints of the wall. This included seashells, pottery and small toys. Some of the old concrete slabs were chis - eled and used to create a handsome wall cap. Below Contractor: ERA Construction Designer: Community Design + Architecture, Inc. Location: California Materials: Perforated and solid metal panels appliqued over a welded wire mesh fence Dimensions: 8' tall x 210 lineal feet Crew Size/Project Length: 5 people/4 weeks Special Interest: This fence was meant to provide a private school bordering a multi-use pathway with security and some privacy while giving pedestrians and bicyclists adequate sight lines. Lockable gates are integrated into the fences to allow school personnel convenient access to a storage area on the other side of the pathway. The fencing uses standard city finishes and colors for ease of maintenance. Above Contractor: Slaton Brothers Designer: City of Lakewood, Co. Location: Colorado Materials: Allan Block mortarless concrete fence system Dimensions: 16,000 sq. ft. Crew Size: 6-7 people Special Interest: Due to the proximity of utility lines, more than 50 percent of the footings were hydrovac excavated. Where the utilities ran close to the surface, the contractors used a concrete box around the lines to protect them dur - ing the installation and future construction. Contractor: Gulf Stream Construction Designer: George A. Z. Johnson, Jr., Inc. Location: South Carolina Materials: Concrete fence system in ashlar blend pattern Dimensions: 36,000 sq. ft. Crew Size: 12 people Special Interest: This was the first sound wall constructed in the city of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Due to the tight schedule, the contractor decided to mass-produce the bond beams by precasting them off-site and trucking them to the site. Above Above

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