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Cintec Project Preserves Historic Chimney in Port of Baku

February 4, 2016 - in Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

Cintec International is ensuring that a historic industrial chimney will be at the heart of The Twin Towers Port of Baku scheme. A demolition-threatened historic chimney in the Azerbaijan capital of Baku will now be the centre point of a multi-million pound…

Western Specialty Contractors Participates in Clayton Police/Municipal Facility LEED Platinum Restoration Project

February 4, 2016 - in Buildings, Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

St. Louis, MO, Feb. 3, 2016—Western Specialty Contractors combined time-tested and modern, innovative techniques to restore the facade and parking garage…

Fewer Landslides Than Expected After Nepal Quake

December 23, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit

Fewer landslides resulted from the devastating April earthquake in Nepal than expected, reports a University of Arizona-led international team of scientists…

Gowanus Canal Sponge Park Takes Shape

December 16, 2015 - in Projects, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

The Gowanus Canal Sponge Park is a multifunctional public open space system that slows, absorbs and filters surface water runoff to remediate contaminated water, activate the private canal waterfront, and revitalize the neighborhood. The proposal communicates…

Central Idaho Mining Area the Focus of Newly Published Water-Quality Study

December 14, 2015 - in Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. Geological Survey todaypublished results of a three-year water-quality study in the historical Stibnite Mining District of central Idaho. The study was commissioned by Midas Gold and the Idaho Department of Lands. This unbiased and…

Senator Markey Releases New Report Detailing Asbestos Hazards in Nation’s Schools

December 7, 2015 - in Buildings, Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit

Washington, Dec. 6, 2015—It has been nearly 30 years since passage of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), the law that is supposed to protect students, teachers and staff from the hazards of asbestos in school buildings. But in a new report…

Conran and Partners Complete a Major Tokyo Redevelopment Project

December 2, 2015 - in Buildings, Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

The scheme, located on the south-west edge of the city alongside the Tama River, comprises a total of 400,000m² of retail, office, leisure and residential building, as well as a new city park. The first phase of the project, launched in March 2011, was made…

Major New Release of AVEVA Everything3D Delivers New Opportunities for the Efficient Execution of Brownfield Projects

Cambridge, UK, Dec. 2, 2015—AVEVA today announced the commercial launch of AVEVA Everything3D 2.1 (AVEVA E3D). The release builds on the software’s proven ability to deliver time and cost savings for brownfield and revamp projects by increasing productivity…

Could Contaminated Land Actually Be Good for Trees?

October 15, 2015 - in Corporate, Environment, Renewal/Retrofit

The very act of tolerating some forms of soil pollution may give trees an advantage in the natural world, says University of Montreal plant biologists. Their findings were published this week in BMC Plant Biology. High chemical tolerant plants can be used…

South Carolina Floods Severely Impact Infrastructure

October 14, 2015 - in Feature, Renewal/Retrofit, Stormwater

The state of South Carolina experienced record flooding this past week, causing billions of dollars of damage to roads, bridges, dams, energy networks and water systems. The state has been reluctant to invest in infrastructure prior to the storm, having recently…