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A Quick Introduction To California’s Green Building Code (CALGreen)

All new construction projects in the state of California must comply with CALGreen guidelines beginning on January 1, 2011. CALGreen is a mandatory statewide code that applies to all new residential and non-residential construction projects in the State of California.

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What Is Kiln-Dried Lumber?

What Is Kiln-Dried Lumber? Landscape architects can specify several different types and grades of lumber for landscape construction. Two common forms construction-grade lumber are green lumber and kiln-dried lumber. Green Lumber Green lumber has an average moisture content above 19 percent. As

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Three Reasons Why Retaining Walls Fail

Do you know the three ways restraining walls fail? Retaining walls are useful engineering solutions landscape architects use to create useable space on sloping or hilly landscapes.California’s unique terrain creates lots of opportunity for creative landscape architects to use retaining

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12 Days of Quizzes – Day 3 Soil Erosion Questions for the CSE for Landscape Architects

12 Days of Quizzes Day 3 Christmas is rapidly closing in on us. Today, we have one more new quiz for today. This is the third quiz in the 12 Days of Quizzes series. On the Third Day of Christmas…

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12 Days of Quizzes – Day 1 Treated Lumber Questions for the CSE for Landscape Architects

12 Days of Quizzes Day 1 – Treated Lumber Quiz The holiday season is upon us. While many of your friends are out at Christmas parties, you are focused on your career and passing the California Supplemental Exam (CSE) for

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Do You Want to Pass the CSE?

You are in the right place. Learn what you need to pass the California Supplemental Exam for landscape architects the first time. This site is dedicated to aspiring landscape architects who want to get a California landscape architect license. I'll share my research for the CSE as I prepare for the exam.

Feel free to submit a question and I'll do my best to answer it here.

Good luck,
John

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