Montreal transforms a dump into a park

November 18, 2009,AEST

Montrealers are enjoying St.Michel Environmental Complex, a former quarry and garbage dump that is a park-in-progress. The site is being transformed from wasteland into a new green park, gone are the trucks, the seagulls and smelly garbage. Currently the park | Read More

Masdar to use more PV’s to power city

November 12, 2009,AEST

With the recent drop in costs for photovoltaics (PV) and the effect of dust and haze on solar-thermal technology(the technology originally planned) has caused a rethink in supplying energy to Masdar. The utilities management company has decided to use 50% | Read More

White vs Green roofs at McGill

November 11, 2009,AEST

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 | Read More

New carbon-negative cement wins Competition

November 10, 2009,AEST

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 | Read More

WPA 2.0 Student Edition Finalists Announced

November 10, 2009,AEST

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 | Read More

New Oxford Circus opens in London

November 3, 2009,AEST

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 | Read More

Mega bridge project gets ‘green’ light

October 29, 2009,AEST

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 | Read More

Some Engineering firms see 6% rise in 2010

October 29, 2009,AEST

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 | Read More

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