SKM - Best Construction Project


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With technology initially developed in Finland; Weholite; the global leading brand, is admired as a provider of world class solutions into the water and construction industries. Asset International Ltd manufactures a host of the advanced technology HDPE pipes at its facility in South Wales. Weholite is manufactured in diameters ranging from 400mm up to 3.5m and employs state of the art technology. Recognised for its lightweight durability, which ensures ease of installation, it demonstrates extreme abrasion resistance throughout its design life and remains proud of ground movement tolerance. Unlike traditional materials of this trade, Weholite provide environmentally friendly solutions that can drastically improve the overall carbon footprint of any job. Reduced transportation results in social rapport within the community. Weholite structured wall pipes offer extra value for the engineering solution. Utilising the most comprehensive design service available in the industry, Asset International Limited deliver unique applications across a wide spectrum.

MBR wastewater treatment plant in remote desert climate - success and lessons learned

It was the first community MBR wastewater treatment plant in Saudi Aramco. A successful story with many valuable lessons learned. Udhailiyah STP used to be a secondary packaged wastewater treatment plant which does not meet Saudi Arabia government and Saudi Aramco effluent requirements/standards for re-use in unrestricted irrigation. Plant effluent was disposed off into a huge evaporation ponds and never reused except for small quantities for in-plant irrigation. The plant is located in a remote area with little or no nearby residential development. Saudi Aramco environmental policies and government regulations necessitate expanding the plant and upgrading the treatment process to provide tertiary quality effluent meeting BOD, TSS, ammonia, nitrate allowable limits which makes it suitable for unrestricted irrigation. This paper will share with you the lessons learned from upgrading the existing package wastewater treatment plant to a Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) .This includes wastewater plant technology selection, designing, construction, commissioning and start-up of the plant. These lessons will improve the knowledge and understanding for achieving future successful jobs. The project started in July 2007 and was completed in November 2010. The biggest challenges during the expansion work were the construction phasing needed to minimize interference or interruption to the operation of the existing plant, working in remote desert climate and meeting the completion schedule. Who should attend Design and project engineers, professionals involved in operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plant, ,construction contractor's key personals ,students and persons involve in wastewater plant technology selection, designing , construction , commissioning and startup

Peter Bonfield - Edie Awards 2011 Judging

Peter joined BRE in 1992 as a senior scientific officer progressing to director of the timber division and then managing director of BRE's construction division. He was appointed chief executive of BRE in 2007. A materials engineer with a PhD in wind energy and the design of turbine blades, Peter's focus as BRE's chief executive is to drive innovation and improve sustainability across all sectors. Peter has led major initiatives in the areas of new build and existing housing, as well as in commercial and public sector buildings. The award winning BRE Innovation Park, designed to give a glimpse of how the future delivery of sustainable buildings and communities can be achieved, was Peter's brainchild. It has had a significant impact on the UK and the global sustainability arena since its inception in 2005. Since 2006 he has been on part-time secondment to the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) where he has helped create the sustainable development strategy for London 2012.

Edie Awards shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Edie Awards for Environmental Excellence 2011 has been drawn up. The competition has been extremely tough, with some very high calibre entries for both products and projects. The entries were discussed and considered by edie's expert judging panel at the Environment Agency's headquarters in London, overseen by Environment Agency Chairman, Lord Chris Smith. The winners in each category will be revealed at the awards ceremony on November 3rd at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham. The Edie Awards for Environmental Excellence 2011 shortlist: Carbon Reduction DHL Supply Chain/ JD Wetherspoon ENWORKS First UK Bus Hewlett Packard PIL Membranes Ltd Sony Whitbread Green Corporate Initiative Amey Marks & Spencer OfficeTeam Sonae Sierra TelecityGroup Green Retail Initiative Alumet Systems (UK) Ltd Countrystyle Group Sainsbury's Tesco Stores Ltd Public Sector Initiative Breckland Council Dublin Fire Brigade North West Fire and Rescue Sustainability Network Vital Earth Zero Waste Scotland Renewable Energy Clearfleau Ltd CNG Services Limited Green Energy Centre Kingspan Renewables (Aeromax Plus Air Source Heat Pump) LowC Communities Ltd Marks & Spencer Sustainable Construction Asda Land Securities MVBJV Olympic Delivery Authority Plastic Surgeon WCR Ltd Whitbread Sustainable Transport Brakes Group CNG Services Limited DHL Supply Chain (Rank Hovis) Natural England Office Depot Transport for London Waste & Resource Management Coca-Cola Enterprises Land Securities May Gurney Ltd Spirit Pub Company Sapphire TerraCycle UK The Royal Mint Water & Wastewater Microbial Solutions Ltd National Laboratory Service Olympic Delivery Authority SCFI Wessex Water WPL Limited

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