Zande joining Stantec

December 6, 2007,AEDT

A Canadian engineering and design company plans to acquire R.D. Zande & Associates, a Columbus-based business known for environmental and civil engineering. Stantec Inc., a publicly traded company in Edmonton, Alberta, will pay an undisclosed amount of cash for R.D. Zande, 1500 Lake Shore Dr. The deal is expected to | Read More

Shortage of Skills in the Built Environment

December 6, 2007,AEDT

The Construction Industry Council launched their Professional Services Survey yesterday stated that the Built Environment industry requires 12,000 competent new professionals to enter the industry every year to meet demand as major projects such as the Olympics gather speed. Added pressure is being put on the industry because 20% of | Read More

Landscape Sacrificial – Landscape Institute

December 6, 2007,AEDT

The Landscape Institute called for a greater role for the profession in response to the Government’s ‘Draft Strategy for Sustainable Construction.’ Chair of the Landscape Institute Policy Committee Jon Lovell said landscape was often “the sacrificial lamb” on projects, which undermined both the environmental and commercial value of developments. Responding to | Read More

BBR Wins contract to build tunnel at Marina View

December 4, 2007,AEDT

BBR Holdings has won a S$190 million contract from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) to build a common services tunnel for the Marina View area. The common services tunnel is a system of purpose-built tunnels to house and distribute various utility services to all developments at Marina Bay. The entire | Read More

Burt Hill Opens First US-Based International Studio

December 4, 2007,AEDT

Responding to the needs of its growing client base overseas, Burt Hill announces the establishment of an International Studio. This full-service studio, which offers architectural, site, engineering, and creative services, will support and expand the capabilities of the firm’s existing offices abroad in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE and Ahmedabad, | Read More

£1 Billion Golf Course trumped by the local Council

December 1, 2007,AEDT

‘Donald’s Trumptown dream in the dunes is dented by conservationist councillors’ DONALD Trump’s dream of building the world’s greatest golf course in Scotland, his mother’s homeland, lay in ruins last night after it was rejected by local councillors. more at The Scotsman

Belt Collins buys Colorado firm

November 27, 2007,AEDT

Architecture and consulting firm Belt Collins Hawaii Ltd. said yesterday it has acquired Colorado landscape architecture firm Shapins Associates. Shapins, founded 18 years ago, has 12 employees in its Boulder, Colo., office and is currently handling between 50 and 60 projects on the mainland, said Bill Bobzien, executive vice president | Read More

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