ALCA Adopts Sustainable Maintenance Standards

The Arizona Landscape Contractors Association’s 2010 board of directors has officially adopted the standards outlined in a book titled “Sustainable Landscape Management: Standards for Landscape Care in the Desert Southwest,” written by Janet Waibel of Waibel & Associates. Moving forward, ALCA will make presentations to its membership and local trade associations and will create a curriculum based on the standards so contractors can be certified in the techniques outlined in the book.

Kenneth Hover

Hover Named ACI President

The American Concrete Institute announced Kenneth C. Hover as its new president. Hover assumes the post after the passing of president Richard D. Stehly on September 18, 2010. In accordance with the bylaws of the institute, in the event that a current president is no longer able to continue his term, the senior vice president will complete the term. Hover is a professor of civil and environmental engineering and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell University. He has been a member of ACI since 1980 and was elected vice president in the spring of 2009.

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