Hyder makes 5.4% on turnover

June 11, 2008,AEDT

The latest figures give Hyder a profit margin on 5.4%, down slightly on the previous year. However Hyder says it is making progress towards a goal of a 10% margin. Hyder Consulting has reported a 15% rise in turnover to £230m while the group’s forward orderbook is up by almost | Read More

Site choosen for New housing for earthquake victims

June 11, 2008,AEDT

A national earthquake relief team has chosen a site to rebuild the Beichuan county seat, which was severely devastated in the earthquake. This is the Bandengqiao area of Mianyang city, and it covers ten square kilometers. After a 20-day field research, experts decided to recommend this site to rebuild the | Read More

Irrigation dam ‘inappropriate’ – Stuff.co.nz

June 11, 2008,AEDT

Central Plains Water’s (CPW) proposed dam across the Waianiwaniwa Valley would be like a line of tower blocks extending 2km across the Canterbury countryside, a hearing has been told. Landscape architect Di Lucas, who was giving evidence on behalf of the Malvern Hills Protection Society, produced a photo montage of | Read More

Talking green: A guide to eco-English

June 9, 2008,AEDT

Denise Ryan of the Times Colonist (Canada) has written a great article on the language, lexicon, jargon of Eco-English. Terms that we use in day to day life as professionals and educators but often we forget what they actually mean. For the correct meaning on Bioaccumulation, Freecycling, Point Sources and | Read More

LED Landscape Lighting sales growth 37.2% – R&M

June 9, 2008,AEDT

Research and Markets has announced the addition of The Research of China’s LED Lighting Market 2007 to their offering.Under the global energy crisis and the growth awareness of environmental protection, semiconductor LED lighting has been considered by the world as a best measure to protect and save energy. In 2006, | Read More

Face Value – A look at Shenzhen – NYTimes.com

June 7, 2008,AEDT

Shenzhen in the south of China has been growing at a break neck pace for the last 30 years and create a new city and urban structure that differs greatly from the great cities developed during the 20th Century such as New York. The New York Times Magazine has produced | Read More

$50 Bln By 2020 – The St. Petersburg Times – Economic Forum

June 6, 2008,AEDT

Almost a century after Tsarist-era spending came to an end, St. Petersburg is embarking on a new golden age. This time, Russia’s new energy wealth is funding $50 billion in infrastructure projects that will bring Peter the Great’s “Window on Europe” into the 21st century. By 2020, the city is | Read More

TORSANLORENZO INTERNATIONAL PRIZE winners announced

June 6, 2008,AEDT

Please see attached for a Press Release announcing the results of the TORSANLORENZO INTERNATIONAL PRIZE – 2008. PRIZE WINNERSLandscape design in transformation of the territory• 1st Prize: Paulinum school in Schwaz, Austria. Rainer Schmidt architect (Austria)• 2nd Prize: Restauration of the Sforza Cesarini garden in Rome, Italy. Virginio Melaranci,Cinzia Giuliani, | Read More

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