US companies on the M&A trail in the UK?

December 11, 2009,AEDT

Building posted a report today that some large US firms the size of Jacobs, AECOM and CH2MHill maybe looking at acquiring firms in the UK. Many UK firms have established offices in Europe, Middle East and North Africa which makes their businesses more appealing as they have established company structures | Read More

Eli Cohen’s sustainability and phytoremediation lecture

December 11, 2009,AEDT

Eli Cohen recently gave a lecture as one of the Freshkills Park lecture series and the Freshkills Blog posted this on Wednesday Eli Cohen gave a terrific talk Monday night on his work, as director of Ayala Water and Ecology, using plants to remove pollutants and contaminants from water, soil and | Read More

What does it take to save a species?

November 25, 2009,AEDT

Sometimes, high-voltage power wires according to the article written by Beth Daley for The Boston Globe Beth writes In a 250-foot-wide power line corridor off Route 163 in Southeastern Connecticut. Transmission corridors have long been considered symbols of environmental degradation, with their enormous steel skeletons and high-voltage lines slicing through | Read More

Bangalore students to cycle to school

November 24, 2009,AEDT

Times of India reports A group of girls near the busy Old Airport Road in India’s tech hub Bangalore bicycle to school every day as a lifestyle statement – green transport is cool. Karnataka’s Transport Department is trying to spread this lifestyle statement to reduce congestion in this jammed city. | Read More

Canada’s biggest green roof was technically challenging: LA

November 20, 2009,AEDT

Journal of Commerce reports The biggest living roof in Canada is surrounded by water on three sides, and the marine deck on which the building sits is supported by stilt-like piles. It also features slopes of up to 53 per cent. Bruce Hemstock, of PWL Partnership, a Vancouver landscape architecture | Read More

WPA 2.0 & WPA 2.0 SE winners announced

November 20, 2009,AEDT

PORT, Andrew Moddrell and Christopher Marcinkoski, from Chicago and New York for their project, Carbon T.A.P. // Tunnel Algae Park. The jury of Elizabeth Diller, Cecil Balmond, Marilyn Taylor, Walter Hood, Stan Allen, and Thom Mayne was unanimous in its decision citing two primary qualities: The floating, carbon-capturing bridge between | Read More

New sample designs for Sydney railway stations

November 18, 2009,AEDT

Sydney Metro have released sample designs for Pyrmont and Rozelle metro stations are now online following a second successful design principles workshop. The three different visions for how the stations might look were developed during the workshop process, which was held to develop draft design principles to guide future station | Read More

Montreal transforms a dump into a park

November 18, 2009,AEDT

Montrealers are enjoying St.Michel Environmental Complex, a former quarry and garbage dump that is a park-in-progress. The site is being transformed from wasteland into a new green park, gone are the trucks, the seagulls and smelly garbage. Currently the park is being capped with building rubble and soil. The park | Read More

Masdar to use more PV’s to power city

November 12, 2009,AEDT

With the recent drop in costs for photovoltaics (PV) and the effect of dust and haze on solar-thermal technology(the technology originally planned) has caused a rethink in supplying energy to Masdar. The utilities management company has decided to use 50% photovoltaics and 50% solar thermal due to costs. Although photovoltaics | Read More

Australia Will Invest $2.4 Billion To Modernize Perth Airport

November 12, 2009,AEDT

Perth Airport is a vital part of the Western Australian and national economy. In response to Perth’s growing need for modern, well-planned aviation infrastructure, the Master Plan sets out a ten-year, $2.4 billion investment program which includes the phased relocation of all regular passenger services to the International Precinct. Perth | Read More

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