Currently, the US is kinda at a low in terms of construction/engineering innovation. As far a I'm aware, our only major project is the new 1 World Trade Center. So are there going to be any major projects undertaken by US companies in the next 15 years or so? And I do not only mean habitable buildings, but also major infrastructure changes/improvements. Well, I have your answer. There are major construction projects happening all the time, it's just that the 1WTC is the most high profile and the most visible, so it gets all the public attention. It is also the one the reporters and the general public can easily understand: You can see the progress mostly all day. While the WTC is more visible, it is by far not the largest, or even the most important construction project in the US. Just a few miles away several much larger projects are under way, and in the long run are much more important to the New York region. Because most of the work is out of public view, few people suspect that there are mega projects are being built literally right under their feet. The public only becomes aware of these projects when something goes wrong and the project makes the first page for a day or two. Just to name a few $1+ billion construction projects in New York City under way right now The Croton Water Filtration Plant Second Avenue Subway East Side Access 7 Line Extension to the Far West Side Third Water Tunnel Newtown Creek WWTP Upgrade The Rehabilitation of the UN Campus Coming in the next couple if years: Replacement for the Tappan Zee, the Goethals, and the Kociuszko Bridges; the raising of Bayonne Bridge Deck; and the reconstruction of the Pulaski Skyway. These are just a few of the projects within 25 miles of the WTC
Stuttgart's main train station, the Elbe Philharmonic in Hamburg, and Berlin's City Palace: These three major construction projects will shape their cities. . . .
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How does green technology impact current construction projects (residential and/or commercial) and the surrounding areas where the construction occurs, inspections, time lines, etc. ? I am researching green technology for a research paper need to include information about uses of green technology in U. S. Communities. From what I can tell… The demand for green, clean technology has become forefront in the construction trades as focus on the environment has trickled down to even the smallest decisions. New green technologies can be applied from the very beginning design and siting process to the finishing touches of construction, satisfying the client's needs and using resources more efficiently. Energy Reduction and Efficiency According to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, buildings represent 40 percent of primary energy use globally. This number includes the energy used to produce construction materials such as steel, cement, aluminum and glass, among others. Using reclaimed, sustainable materials reduces the amount of energy used in building. Some examples of reclaimed materials are recovered hardwood, stone and cement blocks, and recycled glass material. Natural flooring such as bamboo and cork, and insulation made from foam and recycled denim can be used throughout the construction process. Water Installing rain gardens to prevent soil erosion, natural landscaping, and water-efficient fixtures such as low flow toilets, shower heads, and sinks in buildings can reduce the impact of water usage in green construction. Bob Vila suggests using new water conservation systems that reuse "gray" water that has been used to wash clothes and dishes to irrigate the yard.
The materials will be obtained from three pits. The composition of the materials in the different pits is as follows: Pit 1: 52% sand, 30% fine gravel, 18% course gravel pit 2: 20% sand, 50% fine gravel, 30% course gravel pit 3: 25% sand, 20% fine gravel, 55% course gravel How many cubic meters should be used from each pit in order to complete the project?(Hint: There are three unknowns, implied by the question. There are three equations, relating known quantities to sums of unknown quantities. ). Essentially — Let x be the amount of material obtained from pit 1, y be the amount of material obtained from pit 2, and z be the amount of material obtained from pit3. Then, we see that we obtain 0. 52x + 0. 20y + 0. 25z m^3 of sand, 0. 30x + 0. 50y + 0. 20z m^3 of fine gravel, and 0. 18x + 0. 30y + 0. 55z m^3 of course gravel. Equating these with the given values yields the system: 0. 52x + 0. 20y + 0. 25z = 2400. . . . . . . . . . . . (1) 0. 30x + 0. 50y + 0. 20z = 2900. . . . . . . . . . . . (2) 0. 18x + 0. 30y + 0. 55z = 2850. . . . . . . . . . . . (3) Solving (1), (2), and (3) gives x = 86125/43, y = 153325/43, and z = 111000/43. In other words, we should obtain about 2002 m^3 of material from pit 1, 3566 m^3 of material from pit 2, and 2581 m^3 of material from pit 3. I hope this helps.
Over the space of a year, central London conference centre One Great George Street has more than doubled their web traffic from re-designing their website to make it more user friendly and DDA compliant. To gain better search engine positioning and hence increase traffic further they have also embarked on an SEO project.
Who are One Great George Street?One Great George Street is an elegant and historic central London conference venue. Situated in the heart of Westminster the venue has 19 rooms suitable for a plethora of events, from conferences to meetings; training sessions to product launches, awards dinners to private fine dining and the venue is also available for exclusive use for weekend wedding receptions. With modern and traditional rooms and the capacity for 6-400 guests, there's a room for every occasion.
Although a well known and established conference venue already, in 2004 it was felt that the corporate image needed to be updated to better reflect the prestigious nature of the business. So, along with a new logo and new brochures an access-friendly website was brought online in Feb 2005.
Website creationDesigned and created with the help of marketing agency WDPA (now SOUK Response) and built by E-Business (part of Thomas Telford Ltd), the new site adopted the fresh new streamlined look that can be seen on all other literature and material. As well as updating the site aesthetically, the aim was also to make it more in line with the new DDA standards. The venue is keen to offer a service for all, so that people of all abilities have easy access to the site and the facilities in the building.
Improvements and additions included an option for changing text size for sight-impaired users and a page detailing accessibility features in the building. A text version is also currently being developed to improve the accessibility. With a clear navigation system, it was made easier to work through from searching for a suitable room, to seeing virtual tours and making a booking. As wedding receptions are an increasingly valuable source of business to One Great George Street, two distinct sections were created one for weddings and one for corporate visitors. These markets have very different requirements so it is important to separate them to make the site more relevant for the visitor.
Search Engine Optimisation opportunitiesOn the SEO front, basic foundations were laid down by E-business in late 2005 with the aim of testing the waters whilst fully researching the SEO options. During the last 6 months since adding keywords, alt tags, meta tags etc, the positioning on the key search engines has increased slightly, but by working with an experienced SEO agency the aim is to get even higher visibility. Commercetuned (www. Commercetuned. Co. Uk) are working on an ongoing project which includes adding new website coding, link building and providing recommendations on keyword positioning on the customer interface.
With search engine marketing and optimisation being such hot topics, the One Great George Street marketing strategy needs to keep up with and top of these trends and are therefore fully embracing any changes. The marketing plan has been adapted over the last two years to incorporate this more and more with all campaigns now including e-shots and web advertising as a core element and all communications are directing the client to the website.
Visitor numbersWith visitor numbers increasing so significantly, the re-designed website has been a great success. Over the last 3 months a key campaign was undertaken and a quarterly e-newsletter was distributed and the success of these can clearly be seen with visitor numbers at nearly triple what they were before the re-design. From the visitor statistics what is also very encouraging is the increase in 'returning' visitors. This again has doubled over the last 6 months to 28% of total visitors.
This increase in traffic is great news for the venue and is far more than expected, but there is still more that can be done to improve the awareness of this conference centre, which is why Commercetuned are now on board working on an all encompassing SEO/SEM project.
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Men brag about building roads, houses, buildings – which is great for us and sucks for you. However women build, carry, and produce human beings. I think humans are a little more impressive than a big slab of concrete that any cave man can build if given the right instructions (ahem – by women). I think I found an answer. How many human beings can a woman, requote, "build carry and produce" without some enthusiastic or disinterested (sperm donor) help on the part of a male human being??? The answer is "0" (nada; zilch). In fact in about a 3 day period, most normal male human beings of reproductive age can generate 3 to 5 million possible human beings [individual sperm cells with half of the human chromosomes (23) required to build an entire human being], whereas every human female is born with and retains only enough "half human beings" (23 chromosomes) to ovulate/emit once per mo during her reproductive life time — 300 – 400 possible half human beings as immature eggs in her ovaries. So since humans are more impressive than roads, the human beings who can produce the greatest numbers of half human beings are arguably more impressive than those who can produce much lesser numbers of human beings. And one man could theoretically impregnate millions of women, whereas one woman can only actually bear/produce something less than dozens of children. The comment about right (engineering) instructions (ahem – by women) is noted even though women engineers/architects are a fairly modern phenomenon. The "instructions" part is correct, but engineering instructions is a dubious qualification. The really "cool" part is when there is a happy and enthusiastic cooperation in women and men making, building, protecting/nurturing and enjoying the company of their biological constructions. Kevin
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I am an Asian interested to study in Canada in Master of civil engineering especially Construction Management or Highway engineering or Transportation planning/ management. I was so happy to find this — If you're applying for a Master's program, you should get financial support as part of your acceptance. Apply to more than one school and pick from them. Financial support should include – in country tuition waiver, teaching assistance ship or research assistanceship. If they don't at least offer you an in country / resident tuition rate, go somewhere else. As an alternate suggestion – try Cooper Union, in New York State. They're free if you're admitted.