The goal of this session is twofold: to better understand how drawings are prepared so they clearly communicate the design by the time they reach the contractor, and to get the most out of visits to job sites. Strategies to provide clarity from design to construction will be explored.
Mistakes in soil design can result in catastrophic landscape failures. What many landscape architects don’t understand is that often the “small” details in soils can trip up their brilliant design. We will present common misunderstandings about soil to avoid critical mistakes and assure successful landscape design and construction.
Three contemporary designers and practice leaders will share the inspiration, grit, persistence, and craft behind their favorite recently realized details. These stories will explore how the big idea of a project finds itself in the smallest details of the project execution.
The way we organize contract documents has not changed substantially in a century, while the means to create these documents has changed radically. Landscapes are becoming increasingly complex, and the process of documenting and building landscapes is undergoing a radical shift to fully embrace the digital media we all employ.