Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

FEB 2018

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I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 4 4 3 2 LC DBM Corrections: In the articles A Showcase of Fences and Gates…, and The Wonder of Walls, (January LC/DBM), the two gates and a wall that Landfour Landscape designed (with help from Swartz Architecture for one gate, on which Landfour shared the contracting duties with MD Construction) were all in California, not Georgia. Also, in the latter article, the art wall and fireplace that Harold Jones Landscape built was conceived and designed by Jeff Lindfors of LPO inc, who also designed the rest of the land- scape layout including the pool. Larry Schmitt was the project manager as he oversaw the whole project for the house remodel, landscape and interior design for the client. Apologies extended. Readers' Outlooks TERRAIN the Inquiring about the notable issues in 2017 that impacted our readers drew these responses about: "I do not approve of replacing humans from equipment operation." "We no longer have control. It's not labor, it's equipment. How fast can you go." "Healthcare is a right, not an entitlement for the wealthy – universal healthcare for all in a compassionate nation." "I hope new healthcare legislation frees us from the higher costs of healthcare we have experienced as a result of the enactment of the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare." "I could not find any workers and had to turn down work. Like everyone else, there are no workers." "I could only find foreign workers and I had to hire a Spanish speaking foreman." "I had to turn down work. There are no workers. Everyone needs workers. (Put) posters all over. (Promoted) even on billboards and TV. I blame it on the parents." Work Shortages – Healthcare – Autonomous Equipment Operation –

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