environmental construction News

  • Reducing the environmental impact of construction tunnelling

    The construction industry is among the top three drivers of resource use in the EU. This study investigated the environmental impacts of a common construction method, drill and blast tunnelling, using life cycle assessment. The researchers assessed 20 years of data on tunnelling in Norway to identify areas that could be targeted to reduce its environmental impact. They recommend reduced ...

  • EPA recognizes Fredericksburg company for environmentally-friendly construction

    PHILADELPHIA – (October 16, 2007) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Aikido of Fredericksburg, Va. as a leader in promoting environmentally-friendly development. The non-profit corporation received the recognition because its new headquarters in Spotsylvania, Va. is being built to minimize environmental impact. Building concepts include using design features on the ...

  • Trek Construction & Environmental Services Unveils New Website

    Calgary, AB -- In another phase of a strategic branding initiative that began earlier this year with a new logo and graphic identity, Trek Construction & Environmental Services Ltd. has launched their new Web site created by the Trek Team and designed by Glue Multimedia. The bold, freshly designed site (www.gettrekin.com) provides expanded information about the variety of Oilfield Services ...

  • Environmental performance of construction and demolition waste management

    The EU Waste Framework Directive1 aims to recycle or recover materially 70% of non-hazardous construction and demolition waste by 2020. This study evaluated the performance of the Finnish waste management system against this target. The results showed that the system generates environmental benefits and is profitable, but has not reached the 70% target. The researchers suggest ways the tar Europe ...


    By European Commission

  • Environmental impact statement for the construction of the Yamatosaka dam, Japan

    The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has submitted the Minister's opinions on the environmental impact statement for the construction of the Yamatosaka Dam in Ehime Prefecture to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, in accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Impact Assessment Law. The project is to construct a dam on 76 ha of the reservoir area. As the project ...

  • Sustainability of Construction Products

    New Construction Products Regulation Calls for Evidence for Environmental Indicators The new Construction Products Regulation (CPR) becomes effective by July 1, 2013. It replaces the previously effective legal provision of the Construction Products Directive 89/106/EWG of 1988 and contains that manufacturers of CE- marked construction products must guarantee the environmental ...


    By thinkstep

  • Constructing Maasvlakte II in Rotterdam

    No other large-scale western European industrial extension project can claim to give as important a role to sustainability as the construction of the Maasvlakte II port on the Meuse estuary in Rotterdam. No company is allowed on the site without the appropriate environmental certificates. By Container companies who want to operate at Maasvlakte II must use rail or river transport for 65% of their ...

  • Construction Defect Litigation on the Rise

    The building science consultants from EC2 provide consulting and inspecting services for cases involving construction defect claims across Illinois and the Midwest.   Housing and construction defect cases typically involve homeowners or commercial property owners making claims against builders, engineers, architects and contractors.  These cases also commonly involve attorneys and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Canadian Construction Association Presents Environmental Achievement Award to Maple Reinders Construction Ltd.

    MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) on March 9th presented the CCA Environmental Achievement Award to Maple Reinders Constructors Ltd. of Mississauga, Ontario for their ground-breaking Hamilton Centralized Compost Facility project. The award was presented as part of the National awards breakfast held during CCA’s 89th Annual conference held at the Westin Rio Mar in ...

  • Fluor to Provide Construction Services for Luminant’s Environmental Retrofit Program

    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that it was awarded a multi-year special projects supplement to their existing contract to provide construction and other support services for Luminant’s environmental retrofit program. Luminant is a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings Corp. The undisclosed contract value was booked in the company’s ...


    By Fluor Corporation

  • Recycling construction and demolition waste has substantial environmental benefits

    The environmental benefits of recycling construction and demolition waste (CDW) are considerable, even after accounting for the impacts of the recycling process itself, research confirms. By assessing CO2 and energy use at a large-scale recycling plant in Portugal, reseachers have shown that, over its 60-year lifespan, the CO2 emissions prevented will be ten times as much as those produced, and ...

  • Environmental taxes on aggregate materials in the EU: towards sustainable construction

    Environmental taxes on construction materials can be a key element in achieving better sustainability in the construction sector, says a report presented today by the European Environment Agency. The study reviews taxation schemes for extractive activities in the Czech Republic, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom, focusing on a EUR 15.2 billion industry producing essential materials for the ...

  • H&H Environmental Construction and Consulting Announces School Mold Removal Program

    President and CEO of H & H Environmental Construction and Consulting Inc., Kevin Hinchey, has announced a multi-state school mold removal program. The company is working to raise awareness on the continuous issue of mold presence and unsafe air quality throughout educational settings. H&H Environmental ...

  • Moscow Press taking a tour for Finnish Ecological Environmental Construction

    During their visit, Mr Timo P Nieminen, Mayor of Tampere, introduced some of future ecological sites in outskirts of Tampere. They carefully studied program “Eco 2” presented by Mr Pauli Välimäki and were introduced with ecological constructing in Vuores neighborhood by Mr Pertti Tamminen. Journalists continued their day with lively presentations of waste management, ...


  • ATS Environmental Leads Statewide Environmental Construction Gas Station Project in New Jersey

    ATS Environmental has started work on a major new project in New Jersey. The Environmental Management and gas station construction company is working with a major oil and petroleum company to assist in the renovation of outdated gas stations and open new, modern stations on the same site. The 236 gasoline pumping stations in New Jersey are part of a larger nationwide ...


    By PRWeb

  • Encouraging construction companies to think green

    Researchers have developed a new evaluation method that could encourage construction companies to adopt environmental management systems and processes. This could reduce the impact of construction projects on local urban environments, as well as on the environment more generally by reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Many organisations follow standards and guidelines for ...

  • Best options for disposing construction waste

    A recent study investigated the environmental impact of the disposal of construction waste in Catalonia, Spain. The study suggests that the best options are to recycle construction waste where possible, incinerate the rest and landfill when there is no other option. These findings are in line with the waste hierarchy specified in the Waste Framework Directive1. About 6.3 million tonnes of ...

  • Construction`s new sustainability era

    New ratings system is materials game changer. There is no doubt that transparency and disclosure are becoming a requirement for doing business; some would argue that it is already a requirement. Firms such as Gensler, HOK and Cannon Design are already requesting product disclosures from building product manufacturers. Yet, there is still confusion and uncertainty around exactly how to ...


    By thinkstep

  • Green building standards under construction

    The world's leading certification system for sustainable architecture is set to undergo its most sweeping changes in 2009. The proposed revisions encourage designs that would reduce a building's impact on global climate change. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, commonly known as LEED, has become the standard for green building design since the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a ...

  • DIY construction noise modelling software

    Evaluating noise from construction sites has never been simpler with Brüel & Kjær’s environmental noise calculation software, Predictor-LimA Type 7810. Predictor-LimA is an extremely efficient software package for managing, mapping and analysing environmental noise from construction sites. It uses coloured contours that can be overlaid on 3D models, ...

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