Blog

Indianapolis Motor Speedway gets new look

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Indianapolis Motor Speedway gets new look

Indianapolis Motor Speedway gets new look

Gentlemen..and Ladies Start Your Engines 100th Anniversary for Indy 500 Race The city of Indianapolis is busy getting ready to host the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 this year on Sunday, May 29th, 2016.   As you can imagine these projects are in full swing and nearing completion.  All of which will give the Indianapolis Motor Speedway a new look and yet hold on to the history and tradition that makes this event so popular. Landtech Design Irrigation at the start Indianapolis Motor Speedway embarked on a $90M Project to upgrade, replace and improve the entire experience for visitors to IMS.  The roundabout that was recently completed outside Turn 1 will now gain the pedestrian plaza in what has been termed the new “Kodak Moment” entranceway to The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.  Highlights include: Large pedestrian Plaza with checkered-flag patterns in the paving, and dramatic lighting of the architectural features and plantings Main pedestrian entrance to IMS and updated grandstands and seating Landtech Design Irrigation has been involved from the early design inception to incorporate the irrigation with the complex landscape planting developed for the Plaza. Countdown to Race Day Construction is now entering the final stages and the landscape and irrigation portion of the project is underway.   Becker Landscaping in Indianapolis is the landscape contractor for the project and they are busy with the many aspects that will give the project the finishing touch.  When the green flag is dropped for the start of the race we know that cameras will be on the cars racing into the first turn, but also the cameras will be showcasing the tremendous work put into this major project.  The largest single-day sporting event in the world and Landtech Design Irrigation and Kenney Outdoor Solutions have played a part in that project. Be sure to keep Landtech Design Irrigation in mind for any projects that you are undertaking, whether they are large scale or small we have the team available to provide you with designs incorporating the latest in technology and water...

read more

Project Highlights Around the World

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Project Highlights Around the World

Project Highlights Around the World

Learn about exciting new projects that Landtech Design Consultants are working on from around the world .

read more

When NEW News is OLD News…

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Blog, News | Comments Off on When NEW News is OLD News…

When NEW News is OLD News…

Capturing the Best of Both Often times we look for NEW News, when in fact some of the best can be OLD News and we simply need to be reminded of what we forgot and pushed aside to do at a later date.   To start the new year we thought we’d look back to our previous posts and highlight those that received the most attention. Take time in 2016 to be sure that you capture those highlights of your business from 2015 and earlier and build them into your successes in the NEW YEAR. Water Conservation Highlights both NEW and OLD Water Conservation continues to be a major issue for many areas of the country and be sure to watch for the introduction of improved irrigation design through product innovations, weather station driven controllers and education to the general public. Catch two previous Blog Posts that we have featured in the past that focus on this topic: 6 Ways to Decrease Water Used for Irrigation  read more… What You Going To Do When the Well Runs Dry  read more…   Project Highlights…Soaring to NEW Heights We have been very fortunate to have been involved in several high profile projects, but we continue to focus on each one whether large or small to be sure that you receive the very best in professional design support.   Check out our new team members and consider how you can leverage our team to support your next project. Meet the Team read more… Rooftop Project Highlight read more…   What will you do in 2016? Now that we are into the 2016 planning and forecasting it is a great time to look at our Industry and trends to be sure that we don’t get left in the past.   Be sure to watch this year as we will continue to be posting and sharing with you the NEW industry designs, technology and concepts that you will want to share with your...

read more

We’ll be looking for you at IA Show next month…are you going?

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Blog, News | Comments Off on We’ll be looking for you at IA Show next month…are you going?

We’ll be looking for you at IA Show next month…are you going?

Join us at the 2015 IA Show…and here’s why! For every industry there are trade shows and conferences and an endless opportunity for further education.   Sifting through these we think there is one that stands out in the crowd. Here’s the one that comes out on top of our list…the 2015 Irrigation Show and & Education Conference. Join us for this year’s event themed WAVES OF INNOVATION Keep up with the wave of new technologies, best practices and innovative ideas in irrigation at this year’s show. This is the premier event to enhance your industry knowledge, network with peers and visit hundreds of exhibitors that will give you new solutions for your on-the-job needs. Innovation. Explore 300+ exhibits for agriculture, landscape and golf. Connections. Network with decision-makers on the show floor and at social events. Insight. Track industry trends and initiatives for water-use efficiency and sustainability. Education. Upgrade your expertise with technical sessions, seminars and classes. Landtech Design will be sending two of our leadership team to Long Beach, CA for the event. Be on the lookout and catch up with Cynthia or Boyd as they will be taking part in the Education Conference as well as touring the exhibits to stay abreast of the leading innovations for our industry. Plan to attend the Irrigation Show, Nov. 11 – 12, and explore the show floor exhibits, attend irrigation seminars or learn about the latest irrigation research at our technical sessions. Or stay for the entire week, and take advantage of all of our professional development offerings at the education conference. Details for the Event Irrigation Show  Nov. 11-12 with Educational Conference 9-13th. Location:  Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA Registration and Exhibitor Information...

read more

Meet the Team

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Meet the team and our new member Boyd Reschke, our western liaison for projects in the Western States.

read more

Check out the new look!

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Check out the new look!

Check out the new look!

Check out the new website changes that we have implemented to improve your viewing.

read more

Teaming up for a rooftop experience second to none…

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Teaming up for a rooftop experience second to none…

Teaming up for a rooftop experience second to none…

What do you do when you have high winds, hot summers and it’s all on the roof? Green space is at a premium in Downtown Chicago, and when Hillshire Brands wanted to provide a relaxing outdoor environment for their employees they looked to the roof.   Working with the team at Wolff Landscape Architecture, they designed not only an outdoor patio area, but incorporated green space and plants to bring that park-like feel to the roof. Landtech Design was included on the project to design the irrigation system for the challenging space.  Not only was the new landscape being installed over the existing roof, but several of the planting areas had only 4” deep trays.   The harsh environmental conditions would require constant monitoring and precise watering to ensure that the plants continued to thrive, not be overwatered or allow mist to be carried off in the wind. The client wanted to be as “green” as possible so Landtech Design selected the ESP-SMTe controller (more info) providing a weather station to monitor not only rainfall, but also temperature, historical ET and the ability to calculate the evapotranspiration data figure for each day. This allows the controller to adjust watering schedules to deliver the precise amount of water needed to maintain the optimum soil moisture and plant requirements.   Additionally, with the greenroof planting trays a depth of only 4”, the plants are watered using micro-spray nozzles on 6”-7” Poly-Flex risers.   Designing the piping layout had its own challenges as the only way to get from planter to planter was by using the cavity beneath the pedestal pavers allowing for only 1.5” of clearance for the irrigation lines.   Irritrol 2400 valves provided the necessary low-profile and low-flow capability as necessitated by the design. (more info) This project was installed by the crew of Andrew McCann Sprinkler Company.  This company has been in the Chicago area since 1917, and has a strong reputation for providing quality work, service and experience in the City of Chicago and neighboring areas. (read about McCann Sprinkler) Partnering with a great team of landscape architects (Wolff LA), irrigation consultants (Landtech Design) and a quality irrigation contractor (Andrew McCann) has guaranteed a happy, satisfied customer.  “I’ve been to that office a couple times.  It is just east of our place near Union Station. The rooftop garden is beautiful!” Kate Byers For your next irrigation project, consider hiring Landtech Design as your irrigation consultant.  We have become known as “the landscape architect’s irrigation consultant”, bringing the latest technology to each and every project.  Designing a system that meets the needs of your customers, providing water conservation and savings, along with a quality set of documents for construction is our primary...

read more

2012 Monumental Award

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Blog, News | Comments Off on 2012 Monumental Award

Landtech participates in creation of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail which was recently awarded the 2012 Monumental Award by the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce.

read more

Gratitude and Thanks…

Posted by on Dec 18, 2012 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Gratitude and Thanks…

From our family to yours,  This year our hearts are heavy and our prayers go to the families and the community of Newtown, Connecticut as they struggle to put their lives back together after the tragedy they have suffered.  As we Pray for the victims and all people who are suffering around the world we pause to reflect upon our blessings, especially the relationships in our own lives. We are thankful for the blessings of family and friends. With that in mind, we want to thank you for the business you’ve given us, but more importantly, thank you for your friendship. Friendship is a gift from God and as you pause during this holiday season we pray that every one of all faiths is able enjoy this special time and pray that you have a bright New Year. Sincerely, Mike Kenney...

read more

Is Subsurface Drip Irrigation Right for My Business?

Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Is Subsurface Drip Irrigation Right for My Business?

Navigating unfamiliar territory can make anyone nervous. But navigating unfamiliar territory when it comes to your business can be one of the most daunting tasks you undertake. When it comes to growing trends, making the call to adopt or pass over those trends is difficult but impossible to avoid. As a landscape contractor, it is understandable that you may be hesitant to forgo the traditional sprinkler irrigation route for the unfamiliar terrain of subsurface drip irrigation systems. The reality is subsurface drip irrigation is not only a growing trend, but a smart choice. When you consider that water regulations for turf irrigation are on the rise, installing systems that maximize water efficiency is a must, especially for larger commercial and municipal projects. The fact is, water is a high value resource and regulations will continue to increase as water use continues to grow and water scarcity rises.  This is not a trend that green industry professionals can afford to ignore. Subsurface irrigation is ideal for new build projects that require an irrigation system as opposed to going into an existing irrigation system and replacing it with a subsurface irrigation system. It is smart to partner with a landscape architect and an irrigation consultant on projects like these. In order to do it properly, it has to be installed mindfully. There is a learning curve for installing subsurface irrigation systems that may initially be outside your comfort zone as landscape contractor. Rather than shying away from it, use commercial projects as opportunities to gain knowledge and experience in installing subsurface drip irrigation systems. Having the technical capacity and no how will be important to staying competitive in the industry and offer a great way to differentiate your business....

read more