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The Landscape Architecture Podcast: Claire Latané

September 17, 2021

An all new episode of The Landscape Architecture Podcast is out now! What would a school look like if it was designed with mental health in mind? Too many public schools look and feel like prisons, designed out of fear of vandalism and truancy. But we know that nurturing environments are better for learning. Research…

The Landscape Architecture Podcast: Annie “Guns” Bergelin

September 15, 2021

A brand new episode of the The Landscape Architecture Podcast is here! This episode is brought to you by American Pole and Timber.  In this episode of the Landscape Architecture podcast the crew hikes the Appalachian Trail.

5 Fascinating Weapons Made Out of Wood

August 25, 2021

5. Wasters In western martial arts, a waster is a practice weapon that is usually in the shape of a sword.  Wasters may sometimes be weighted for strength training so as to make the movements of an actual sword easier and quicker.  Wasters have been found as practice weapons in various cultures over numerous centuries.…

The Landscape Architecture Podcast: Robert Andrade

July 28, 2021
The Landscape Architecture Podcast

A brand new episode of the The Landscape Architecture Podcast is here! In this episode, Robert Andrade explores the values and meaning embedded in materials symbols and structures of the built environment by employing the use of industrial materials and construction methods evocative of urban spaces and various landscape typologies. Andrade is also interested in…

The Landscape Architecture Podcast: Nick Straabe and Jason Wan

July 28, 2021
The Landscape Architecture Podcast

An all new episode of The Landscape Architecture Podcast is out! As a licensed landscape architect, Nick Straabe is currently focused on the design, specification, sales, implementation and management of low voltage lighting and irrigation systems for Hunter Industries.  Jason Wan establishes Maintains and Builds relationships with Landscape Architects for Hunter Industries. Listen to the…

The Landscape Architecture Podcast: Paul and Jack Haden

July 28, 2021
The Landscape Architecture Podcast

The latest episode of the The Landscape Architecture Podcast is here! In this episode, Paul and Jack Haden have a conversation during a post occupancy walkthrough in Playa Vista. They discuss the history of the site, framing & patterns, social gardens & structures, the use of common grounds, and a successful community garden.

10 Longest Wooden Ships Ever Built

July 23, 2021
10 Longest Ships Wyoming Schooner

10. French Ironclad Trident Built for the French Navy in the 1870s, the ship was the flagship of the deputy commander of the Mediterranean Squadron.  After its service throughout the 1870s and 1880s, the Trident was reclassified as a training ship.  The Trident is most known for its service in the French occupation of Tunisia.…

What is Fire Retardant Lumber?

June 24, 2021

Fire retardant lumber is lumber that has been chemically treated to resist ignition and flame-spread with the primary goals of giving people more time to react to the fire and to minimize damage to the structure. How Does Fire Retardant Lumber Work? When it comes to fire, there are three things that are needed for…

Lumber Futures Are Dropping: What About Current Prices?

June 15, 2021

With reports of lumber futures prices dropping, lumber customers are expecting to see lower prices at lumber yards now but that’s not happening yet. Demand Still Outpaces Supply The demand for lumber is still through the roof. From home builders to professional contractors, to Do-It-Yourselfer’s, lumber is being snatched up as soon as it hits…

7 of the Most Amazing Historic Wooden Piers

April 23, 2021

7. Apache Pier Situated in Myrtle beach, South Carolina, Apache pier is the longest wooden fishing pier on the east coast of the United States.  The pier measures in at approximately 1,206 feet.  The pier is also home to a Myrtle beach seafood restaurant, Croakers. 6. Oceanside Pier On the opposite end of the United…

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American Pole & Timber Upgrades to CNG-Powered Truck Fleet

Houston Lumber Company, American Pole & Timber, replaced their fleet of diesel-powered tractor/trailer trucks with four new cleaner-burning Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered trucks.  Read press release


Hurricane Ike Rebuild

American Pole & Timber, located in Houston, was on-the-ready to ship materials to hurricane-destroyed areas for fast rebuild and recovery. Read press release


Hurricane Proof Structures

Harborwalk Yacht Club in Galveston reopened quickly after Hurricane Ike with only minimal damage to it bulkheads and other structures — an excellent testament to the fact that when you combine intelligent design and proper construction techniques with quality materials your projects will be stable and long-lasting. Read press release


Renewable Energy Making Green Steps at TX Wind Farm

American Pole & Timber delivered a long-lasting and environmentally-friendly solution to Renewable Energy for a wind farm in south Texas. The used polymer coated treated timbers as the first step of the stairs leading to the door at the base of each wind tower. Read press release


Houston Yacht Club Rebuild

American Pole & Timber was chosen as the primary building materials supplier for the rebuild of the docks and boat slips at the Houston Yacht Club after it was nearly decimated during Hurricane Ike’s massive storm surge. Read press release


GeoDeck Selected for LEED Platinum Home

GeoDeck decking from American Pole & Timber was selected as the deck material for the home that may become the first home in Houston to achieve LEED’s Platinum certification. Read press release


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