Deltalok is the Canadian manufacturer and supplier of a green bioengineering methodology and system for building 3-dimensional mechanically interlocked soft vegetated earth-scaping systems for erosion control, retaining walls, slope stability & streambank protection. Deltalok has demonstrated appeal where immediate structural stability and integrity is required and a vegetated outcome is desired. Deltalok can be simply engineered to fit applications where conventional bioengineering or hard solutions can’t work functionally or economically.
The Deltalok system employs a unique patented connector to provide 3D interlocking strength to structures prior to vegetation, which can be accomplished by way of hydroseeding, live plugging, brush layering or live staking. The Deltalok system is an economical and environmentally friendly alternative to other soft bioengineering solutions and hardscaping materials such as gabion baskets, rip-rap, manufactured stone, armourstone or concrete.
The final scores are in for our WLAM 2010 Contest! Congratulations to Michael Edwards of the University of Guelph (pictured), who won a $100 gift certificate to Kiva.org. His entry, Future Landscape Architect, scored the most points by April 30, 2010 at midnight Eastern Time (22 points).
Honourable mention to Donna Rodman of Our Designs Landscape Architects & Associates Inc., our runner-up with Focus on People, Designing for People and Caring About People.
Thanks to everyone who participated and to those who helped spread the word. We've also gained some valuable feedback and suggestions for future contests which include:
Any other suggestions?
One of the areas of the new site that we haven't talked much about is the Landscape Architecture Book store. It currently offers several sections:
We're adding new titles all the time. If you have a landscape architecture-related book that you can recommend, let us know in the comments below.