environmental construction Articles

  • Why evaluate hydraulic fluid compatibility?

    When introducing a new control fluid to hydraulic systems, it is important to ensure that the new liquid or mixture is of equal or superior quality to the previous fluid. If the new mixture is incompatible, precipitate may form and result in an overall inferior fluid. This can speed up clogging or damage the system. When a manufacturer of construction machinery releases a new line of bulldozers ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • The ‘Rolls Royce’ is now in its ‘garage’

    Our client’s new cremation for pets venture is almost ready for business. Even though we have been in this business for many years, in fact we are globally recognised as the undisputed the market leader, we still enjoy a tingle of excitement every time we receive a new order.  Whether it is for a small pet cremation unit or the largest, fully automated and most advanced waste ...


    By Todaysure Matthews

  • Illinois Utilities Begin to Design Community Solar Programs Under New Energy Law

    Illinois utilities and regulators are putting into motion plans for community solar programs under the state’s Future Energy Jobs Act that passed last year. In filings with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) last month, ComEd outlined proposed terms and conditions for “Community Supply,” also referred to as community solar. Ameren Illinois has also ...


    By Cleantech Law Partners

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Environmental impact of irrigation with greywater treated by recirculating vertical flow constructed wetlands in two climatic regions

    Reuse of greywater (GW) has raised environmental and public health concerns. Specifically, these concerns relate to onsite treatment operated by non-professionals; systems must therefore be reliable, simple to use and also economically feasible if they are to be widely used. The aims of this study were to: (a) investigate GW treatment efficiency using 20 full-scale recirculating vertical flow ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Eco‐Environmental Solution for Expedient Construction of Helicopter Landing Pads - Case Study

    Environmental and Other Challenges As oil exploration efforts expand around the world, balancing the need to access land while adhering to environmental regulations and maintaining a minimal footprint can be a challenge. Access and transportation of materials into oil, gas, and mineral exploration sites create logistical challenges that significantly impact overall project costs. This is ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Environmental impact assessment of a package type IFAS reactor during construction and operational phases: a life cycle approach

    In the present study, a life cycle assessment (LCA) approach was used to analyse the environmental impacts associated with the construction and operational phases of an integrated fixed-film activated sludge (IFAS) reactor treating municipal wastewater. This study was conducted within the boundaries of a research project that aimed to investigate the implementation related challenges of a ...


    By IWA Publishing

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