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To Save Water on Lawns, Throw Some Shade

July 14, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Sensors, Water

How much water does your lawn really need? A University of Utah study re-evaluated lawn watering recommendations by measuring water use by lawns in Los Angeles. The standard model of turfgrass water needs, they found, lacked precision in some common urban…

HDR Selected as Program Manager for LA’s $1.4 Billion Sidewalk Repair Program

July 7, 2016—The city of Los Angeles has selected HDR to serve as program manager for the next three years for its robust Sidewalk Repair Program. The…

Los Angeles Breaks Ground on Underground Water Treatment Facility

July 1, 2016 - in Construction, Projects, Wastewater

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti joined Councilmember Mike Bonin and the Los Angeles Board of Public Works to break ground today on a new underground…

Evercar Expands Environmentally-Friendly Fleet In Los Angeles

June 2, 2016 - in Corporate, Transportation

LOS ANGELES, June 2, 2016—Evercar, a service that provides vehicles and support for on-demand drivers (Uber, Lyft, Postmates), placed its one hundredth environmentally-friendly vehicle in Los Angeles today. The move reflects the rapid growth of the rideshare…

Evercar Model for Shared Electric Vehicles Growing Quickly in Los Angeles

March 24, 2016 - in Corporate, Transportation

LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2016—Evercar, a provider of shared electric vehicles for on-demand drivers (like Uber and Lyft), is growing quickly in Los Angeles, and for good reason. By applying innovations in electric vehicles and car-sharing technology, the company…

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Opens Building Practice in Los Angeles

March 10, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Modeling

LOS ANGELES, CA – WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization, has expanded its buildings practice by establishing an office in Los Angeles, California. Dan Delisle, an associate with the firm’s building enclosures…

UCI Maps Methane Leaks Across Los Angeles Basin

February 25, 2016 - in Corporate, Oil & Gas, Surveying/Mapping

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 24, 2016 – Hundreds of methane-emitting hot spots have been identified across the Los Angeles Basin, including a “clean ports” truck refueling facility near the Port of Long Beach, power plants, water treatment facilities, and cattle…

Mayor Garcetti and Esri Launch Innovative Platform That Puts Open Data To Work

February 1, 2016 - in Corporate, Modeling, Surveying/Mapping

Mayor Eric Garcetti and Esri President Jack Dangermond today unveiled the City of Los Angeles’ new GeoHub — one of the nation’s most complete collections of urban map data. The GeoHub builds on Mayor Garcetti’s third Executive Directive, which created…

ModTruss Inc. Announces Partnership With Los Angeles-based SenovvA

November 24, 2015 - in Buildings

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23, 2015— ModTruss, Inc. today announced a new partnership with Los Angeles-based SenovvA, Inc. Founded in 2005, SenovvA is a production and design firm with locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Toronto. Primarily focused…

Paper on Earthquake Probability Near Los Angeles Generates Controversy

October 22, 2015 - in Feature, Featured

A research paper from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, recently published in AGU's online journal Earth and Space Sciences, predicts a 99.9 percent likelihood of a major earthquake near Los Angeles within the next three years. This conclusion was inferred…