“From Kenya to South Africa to Ecuador, Purdue University students are using the skills they learn in the classroom to help others around the world.
Kim Wilson, a professor of horticulture and landscape architecture, will travel with 12 students to Ecuador on May 19. She says they hope to complete some of the design projects previous classes worked on during the past four years.
“A new government was elected this year, and there is money to implement a few of the sustainable designs in the rainforest village of San Miguel, including a boat ramp and central open space,” Wilson said. “Also, Bahia de Caraquez would like us to continue with their waterfront design along the Pacific Coast.”
SOURCE: Purdue University – Purdue students go global with service projects.
Suppliers are being sought for approximately 2,000 mature and semi-mature trees to form the ‘roots’ of the 100 hectare park that will provide a colorful setting and festival atmosphere for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and a new green space for people and wildlife in legacy.
The four to seven metre high trees will be planted over the following three winters as the park is created on cleaned up former industrial land and will include a range of traditional species such as oak, ash, alder, willow, birch, hazel, cherry, poplar, London plane and lime. Companies interested in supplying the trees can register for the opportunity at www.competefor.com – the online ‘dating’ agency matching businesses to London 2012 supply chain work.
Read the full press release @London 2012 – News: 2,000 trees to create the roots of London 2012 Olympic Park
The Phnom Penh Post reports “THE global property crisis is taking its toll on Cambodia’s construction sector, with the latest government figures showing new investment down 12.5 percent in the first 11 months of 2008, compared with the same period last year.”
read the full article at the SOURCE: The Phnom Penh Post – Construction investment down 12.5pc from last year.
Renewable Energy World reports
Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. announced that it has won a bid to supply, design and install building integrated photovoltaic systems (BIPV) with a total capacity of 3 megawatts (MW) on the China and Theme Pavilions at the World Expo Shanghai 2010. The projects, which will be the largest BIPV installations in China, are scheduled to be completed by September 2009.
SOURCE: Renewable Energy World – Suntech To Supply 3 MW of Solar to World Expo Shanghai 2010 -
Check out the Telegraph.co.uk 2008 list of “Building projects crunched by the economic downturn, architectural heroes and villains.”
read more @ the SOURCE: [Telegraph.co.uk – Architecture review of the year 2008]