Yesterday, NASA’s Ames Research Center held a ground breaking ceremony for its new ‘Sustainability Base’ – a high performance Platinum LEED Rated building in Moffett Field California. The building will feature near zero net energy consumption, use 90 percent less potable water than conventionally built buildings of equivalent size and reduce building maintenance costs.
To help achieve the building’s sustainability objectives, the company will install approximately 72 geothermal wells featuring ground-source heat pumps, and will provide parking and landscaping with California-native plants.
The $20.6 million building is designed by AECOM and William McDonough + Partners and Landscape Architects – Siteworks.
You can also watch a video about NASA’s Sustainability Base
IMAGE SOURCE: NASA
Queensland Business Review reports
A new development in Brisbane’s West End is set to draw inspiration from the river city, with nearly an acre of waterscape and open subtropical gardens. Upon completion, Waters Edge will comprise two, eight-story residential buildings, surrounded by 4,000sqm of water-scaped grounds.
Landscape architecture firm EDAW AECOM says the position of the site provides the opportunity to translate the qualities of the river into a central feature of the design.
SOURCE: Queensland Business Review – Waters Edge re-defines city architecture
Leighton Contractors, in an alliance with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, SKM and AECOM, has been awarded a combined $282 million contract to deliver the Eastern Busway – Buranda to Main Avenue to expand Brisbane’s unique busway network.
The Eastern Busway Alliance will design and construct the 1.05 kilometre section of busway including new busway stations at Stones Corner and Langlands Park, along with a combination of tunnels and
SOURCE: Leighton Holdings
AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced today that a joint venture of which it is a part has been awarded a design-services contract worth US$82 million for the Mass Transit Railway Corporation Limited’s Hong Kong High-Speed Rail Terminus project, which will connect to the high-speed rail network in Mainland China.
SOURCE: Businesswire.com – AECOM Joint Venture Wins US$82-Million Design Contract for Hong Kong High-Speed Rail Terminus
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NZ Herald News reports
“An Auckland engineering firm has won the contract to design a US$1.5 billion ($2.9 billion) Bangladesh bridge.
Maunsell AECOM NZ Newmarket office scored the job for the Padma Bridge, which is to be Bangladesh’s largest and connect the south-west region with the country’s capital Dhaka.”
[SOURCE: NZ Herald News – Auckland firm to design $3b bridge]
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