environmental construction Articles

  • Scope Of A Environmental Site Assessment

    Environmental remediation can be a grueling process for commercial propery owenrs, especialliy if it's unexpected. Environmental remediation is often prompted by the results of an ESA (Environmental Site Assessment).  An ESA has become a standard component of many actions related to commerical property, such as purchasing the site, applying for a land-use permit, and more. ...


    By Grand Slam Construction

  • Top 5 incineration myth busters

    There are a lot of myths and misconceptions out there when it comes to incinerators and with many people feeling uncertain of what they actually need when in a position to purchase a incinerator, it is sometimes difficult to tell fact from fiction.  Every day we have multiple phone calls from existing and potential customers asking the same ...

  • What`s the Best Air Pollution Control Technology for My Process?

    Air pollution control equipment is not something that business owners address by saying, “Let’s do the right thing for the environment and install an oxidizer!” In fact, the scenario is more likely to be “We need to increase productivity (always a good thing!), but that will put us over our annual emissions limits. Do we know what we will need? Where do we start? Who can ...

  • How to achieve triple bottom line sustainability benefits on airport runway projects

    CH2M delivers best-in-class sustainable approaches for airport clients worldwide by constantly seeking opportunities to apply sustainable development and design concepts. From planning through plowing, CH2M is leading the development of the most sustainable runway projects in the U.S. Through our life-cycle approach, airport clients have experienced significant benefits such as ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Designing With Geosynthetic Clay Liners

    In construction, preventing the penetration of liquids and gases is essential to maintaining the integrity of a structure. Often, containment is just as important, especially when dealing with chemical contaminants or other waste. When looking to stop the spread of contaminated liquids and gases, there are few tools as effective as geosynthetic clay liners (GCL). Read on to learn how to design ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Fire Codes: A Foundation of Safety for a Rapidly Changing World

    Chief among these safety features is fire protection. There are myriad codes and regulations relating to fire safety in commercial buildings, from standards on portable fire extinguishers to the installation of stationary pumps for fire protection — the U.S.- based National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) alone has more than 300 consensus codes that have been adopted in whole or in part ...

  • Conditional constructions: environmental discourses on natural ventilation

    The critical potential of the concept of sustainability may depend on its ability to provide a space for a meaningful dialogue about the possible appropriate relationships between technology, nature and society. However, the contemporary interpretation of sustainable building reflects a process in which a global, consensual and technocratic vision of environmental change has tended to dominate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Construction activities and environmental issues in and around Gaborone City

    Being one of the fastest growing cities in sub-Saharan Africa, Gaborone City, Botswana, is experiencing much construction activity. However, evidence from a study whose findings are reported in this paper, shows that the construction activities have had a negative impact on the environment in and around the city. A few cases have been presented in the paper to raise awareness regarding the issue. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental impact of higher recycled content in construction projects

    Construction clients, policy bodies and planning authorities are increasingly setting requirements for projects to measure and increase reused and recycled content. They are asking project teams to adopt the most significant opportunities for cost-neutral good practice within the chosen design, by identifying the top 5-10 substitutions specific to the project where one product can be replaced by ...

  • Construction Sector - practicing environment

    This article approaches the norms in constructions activities from the environmental perspective. It is solely based on the author's close proximity with the construction activities in terms of site audits, EMS ISO14001 assistance and on-site trainings rendered since 2003. This discussion represents environmental repercussion and effects incurred by many construction companies. These issues are, ...


    By Sekitar Synergy Sdn Bhd

  • Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands

    The constructed wetland technology is today continuously evolving with new and innovative applications. Vertical flow constructed wetlands is a relatively new and still developing technology in the field of ecological and environmental engineering. These ecological systems offers us the potential to treat water and sludge in a more sustainable way, even when financial sources are limited. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Construction Waste Recycling

    Construction Waste Recycling,Construction Waste Plant | Machine Construction waste recycling and demolition materials produced at a construction location are increasingly significant. The environmental advantage of recycling can be considerable. A great deal of this energy savings result from reduced utilization of natural ...


  • Water cleaning and wetland construction

    Slippery Rock University's Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems has served as an ideal locale for the study of biological waste and wastewater concerns in Western Pennsylvania. The Center's constructed ponds, waterless composting toilet and indoor greywater treatment system produced, in 19982000, great amounts of data on ecological approaches to wastewater treatment, which need to be reviewed. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effects of environmental conditions on the phosphorus distribution of constructed duckweed (Lemna minor) microcosm

    The restoration of eutrophicated lakes using duckweed plants (Lemna minor) is recognised as a potentially low-cost method. In this study, the effects of environmental conditions on phosphorus (P) distribution were investigated in constructed duckweed microcosms by means of 32P isotope labelling; 32P activities in microcosms were monitored to determine P distribution activities. Results indicated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Cumulative Environmental Impact Of Cascade Hydropower Dams Construction On The Water-River

    Abstract Variation of environmental indices in cascade dams could be intensified in comparison with single dams. In cascade dams the intensification of long term negative impacts are more important than the impacts in single case dam. In addition, these impacts are more permanent and intense, so the precise study of cascade dams is indispensable. The main goal in this research is to study the ...

  • Geotextiles in Construction Dewatering

    Woven geotextiles work wonders in dewatering applications as wraps around well screens and sump pit screens. The textile can be sewn into sleeves or tubes to be slid over the well screen or sump pit framework. This technique allows the user to compensate for well screens with slots that are too large or for sump pit piping with large perforations. By adding the geotextile sleeves the user ...


    By Griffin Dewatering

  • Kirk Environmental constructs Biffa`s `super AD facility` case study

    Contracting for Biffa, Kirk Environmental constructed the UK's largest anaerobic digestion plant capable of processing up to 120,000 tonnes of food waste every year. The plant will produce enough energy to power up to 6,000 homes which will be diverted to the national grid. Kirk Environmental constructed the 5 4800m² Glass Coated Steel Digestion Tanks complete with Stainless Steel Roofs. ...

  • Management systems for sustainable construction: integrating environmental, quality and safety management systems

    The management systems implemented by contractors are paramount to encouraging sustainable construction. Evolving from developments in the manufacturing industries, a number of forward-looking contracting organisations are at the forefront of establishing Integrated Management Systems (IMS) within the UK. IMS can provide a framework for sustainable construction through the effective management of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Economic, environmental and socio-cultural sustainability of three constructed wetlands in Thailand

    Constructed wetlands (CWs) for wastewater treatment may be part of the answer to the urgent need for a change in the approach to wastewater treatment in developing countries. Although Thailand has several CWs, there have been no studies of their sustainability. To remedy this, the sustainability of three promising CWs in very different settings was assessed. These were located at Koh Phi Phi, a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Building a lower carbon construction industry

    Dominic Burbidge, Senior Client Manager Carbon Trust Advisory takes a cradle-to-grave view of the construction sector value chain Carbon reduction is a complex challenge for all organisations, not least those in the construction industry. Taking a cradle-to-grave view of the construction sector value chain means considering all aspects of the design, construction, use and demolition of ...


    By Carbon Trust

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