White vs Green roofs at McGill

November 11, 2009,AEDT

Henry Gass of McGill Daily reports The fight for Montreal’s environmental future has recently reached new heights, as various environmental groups in the city promote the installation of energy-efficient green and white roofs. Green rooftops, or rooftop gardens, are becoming more and more popular in Montreal, while white rooftops, flat | Read More

New carbon-negative cement wins Competition

November 10, 2009,AEDT

London Development Agency reports The London Development Agency (LDA) has congratulated a London company that has been recognised for its innovative and environmentally-friendly approach to construction. The company was recognised for its potential contribution to the engineering and construction industries at the London Technology Fund (LTF) Competition awards ceremony held | Read More

WPA 2.0 Student Edition Finalists Announced

November 10, 2009,AEDT

WPA 2.0 (SE) finalists has announced the finalists S1025 R_Ignite Re-Commission – Peter Millar . Jamie Potter . Andy Wilde The Manchester School of Architecture, UK S1035 Aquaculture Canal_New Orleans Aquaculture Canal Fadi Masoud – University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design S1037 155th St Viaduct: Polytechnic | Read More

New Oxford Circus opens in London

November 3, 2009,AEDT

Europe’s busiest diagonal crossing was unveiled today by London Mayor Boris Johnson following a £5million makeover which has seen Oxford Circus get the X factor. For the first time ever shoppers will be able to cross the busy intersection diagonally in an ‘X’ as well as straight ahead – meaning | Read More

Mega bridge project gets ‘green’ light

October 29, 2009,AEDT

Measures proposed for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge’s construction and operation have been deemed environmentally acceptable, the project’s chief engineer Aaron Bok says. Consultants completed the project’s environmental impact assessment for the Highways Department Mr Bok describes the planning process as highly complicated, but notes the bridge will offer significant social | Read More

Some Engineering firms see 6% rise in 2010

October 29, 2009,AEDT

In the recent post from ENR.com it found that CEO’s of Engineering & design-build firms predicted a rise of 6% in revenues in 2010 based on a recent survey by Environmental Financial Consulting Group. One CEO commented that the competitive bidding had gotten ugly and was screwing up the market. For | Read More

KATRINA FOUR YEARS LATER Status of Coastal Wetland Restoration Projects

October 20, 2009,AEDT

Restoring the wetlands can help prevent future flooding in New Orleans Four years have passed since Katrina ravaged New Orleans. Immediately following the hurricane, investigators determined that historic loss of coastal wetlands played a major role in the depth of flooding that took place. SOURCE: CONDUCIVE: KATRINA FOUR YEARS LATER | Read More

Louisiana Urban Stormwater Coalition First in USA

October 15, 2009,AEDT

Environment News Service reports Concern about the rate of development of Urban Stormwater Programs by municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permit holders in Louisiana has prompted the formation of the Louisiana Urban Stormwater Coalition by representatives of some of the permit holders. Read the full report at the [SOURCE: | Read More

Infrastructure blamed for Turkish floods

September 10, 2009,AEDT

The deadly floods in Turkey have been blamed on poor infrastructure and illegal development throughout the city like Istandul. Experts stated that areas that had infrastructure 10 years ago to cope with 10,000 people now have populations of 100,000 people with the same outdated infrastructure. The urban development of Istanbul | Read More

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