ILCA Names New President & Officers
The Illinois Landscape Contractors Association named Robert Bertog as its president for 2010-2011. Bertog is president of Bertog Landscape Co., Wheeling, Ill., and has served on the ILCA board of directors since 2004.
Dan Wanzung of American Gardens, Inc. will continue to serve on the board as immediate past president. New ILCA officers include Joe Hobson of Brickman as vice president and Tim Caldwell of The Savanna Group, Inc. as secretary-treasurer.
ANLA Films Virtual Tour
The American Nursery & Landscape Association filmed its first virtual tour in Nebraska. The tour, titled Hop On the Bus, brought together five garden retailers from around North America to visit Mulhall’s and Campbell’s garden centers. Corey Bordine acted as a facilitator as Lisa Minter-Bustin, Steve Gallion, Merrideth Jiles and Steve McShane toured with hosts Dan Mulhall and Chris Campbell. ANLA collaborated with Design Works/Fresh Brew Studios to film and produce the tour.
ACI Brings Green Concrete to the Steel City
The American Concrete Institute’s Fall 2010 Convention is scheduled for October 24-28 in Pittsburgh, Pa. “Green Concrete in the Steel City” is intended to expand attendees’ knowledge of concrete and sustainability through over 300 committee meetings, over 30 technical sessions, forums, tours and networking events. ACI Concrete Sustainability Forum III will precede the convention on October 23. For more information, call 248-848-3795 or visit www.aciconvention.org.
ASBA to Offer Technical Meeting
The American Sports Builders Association has scheduled its annual Technical Meeting for December 5-7 at the Marriott Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The meeting will include state-of-the-art sessions on advanced technique in sports facility design, construction and materials, as well as “how-to” programs for those who want a more hands-on approach. There will also be social events, golf and tennis tournaments, board and committee meetings, award presentations, exams and more. For more information, visit www.sportsbuilders.org.
ASLA Offers New Continuing Education Opportunities
For the first time, the American Society of Landscape Architects will offer continuing education credits for U.S. Green Building Council LEED credential maintenance, adding to a record number of education opportunities at the 2010 ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo. The meeting also features dozens of sessions approved by the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System, the American Institute of Certified Planners and the American Institute of Architects. Attendees can select from more than 134 workshops, tours, field sessions, general sessions and education programs. The event is scheduled for September 10-13 in Washington, D.C.