James DeRoussel replied to the topic The Ultimate Soundtrack to Landscape Architecture – Participation needed! in the forum RESEARCH 5 years, 3 months ago
Cool idea! Here’s a few that come to mind.
Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell
Mother Nature’s Son – The Beatles
This Land is Your Land – Woody Guthrie
Seminole Wind – John Michael Montgomery
Little Boxes – Malvina Reynolds
Five Feet High and Risin’ – Johnny Cash
June Hymn – The Decemberists
Big City – Merle Haggard
Matt, I am an LSU alum (2001) who just moved back to Louisiana after 15 years away. I am a licensed LA in Arizona, but not Louisiana, so I am also considering taking the Louisiana Supplemental Exam this year to get licensed in LA.
As you have probably already seen, the LA Horticulture Commission only says, “The written exam covers plant use and…[Read more]
Thanks Robert, that’s excellent. I may well take you up on that offer as we get a little deeper into Vectorworks. I literally started the trial period last week! Right now we are trying to test Vectorworks 3D terrain modeling capabilities versus Civil3D-to-Revit terrain modeling. I like what I see from VW so far.
In a broad sense, have you…[Read more]
I have used AutoCAD my whole career at multiple firms. SketchUp quickly became the go-to program for 3D rendering. My impression is this is where the majority of LA firms are still working: AutoCAD and Sketchup.
With Architects rapidly moving over from AutoCAD to BIM software, Revit in particular, the limitations of AutoCAD for integration with…[Read more]
Extensive research on the subject has confused me with regards to the use and spacing of different joint types in concrete. I learned over the course of my career at multiple firms to place control (contraction) joints 6-12 feet apart depending on slab thickness and dimensions. On top of that, expansion joints were placed every ~20-25 feet…[Read more]
I have owned both of these reference books and I am curious if LA’s prefer one over the other and if so, why.
My experience is that Time Saver Standards had good information but it was often hard to find what I was looking for, even when using the index. As of this writing (2018), LA Time Saver Standards (2nd edition) is 20 years old.
James DeRoussel replied to the topic Changes to the LARE exam coming 2012- all computerized and only 4 sections… in the forum GENERAL DISCUSSION 12 years, 4 months ago
Thanks for posting this. I had heard rumors, but nothing concrete.
Very interesting; hopefully the new format makes the exam more accessible, but no less rigorous.
I made the switch to Mac two years ago and do not regret it. In fact, I will probably never buy another PC. It used to be that the limitation was software, as in they did not make AutoCAD for Mac. Now they do, and regardless, you can run Windows OS on a Mac anyway these days. I have been running Windows 7 within Parallels on my Mac for two yea…[Read more]