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Cities will become the resource-efficient
epicentres of our world. However,
achieving this goal will require foresight and
effective coordination between planners,
designers, developers and implementers of projects
across a city. In the property and buildings sector where
industry players often work in silos, who do you turn to decide how
to shape progress? Where can best investment value be derived?
How can industry coordinate to offer better outcomes for
investors and city citizens?
This paper is an investigation into the drivers and
interests of players in the property and buildings supply
chain, and reveals a capacity for industry to share the
responsibility of reducing resource use during the asset
development, renewal and management cycle. Read
By S Shastri, S Kamper, T Sonigra, T Hill & J Beales
The iron ore industry in Western Australia consumes in excess of a
3 million litres of diesel each day. This diesel is delivered to
the mine sites either by rail up to the site load-out, or by a
combination of rail and road. The use of mine transport corridors
for transport of fuel adds not only significant costs, but also has
a considerable safety impact.
This paper presents the case for the use of stranded gas not
only to meet the power requirements of the mines located in their
neighborhood, but also the significant liquid fuel requirements of
the mines. This can be achieved through small-scale conversion of
natural gas to diesel fuel through the well-understood
Gas-To-Liquid (GTL) process. The construction of a GTL facility as
a collaborative venture between a large operator and a stranded gas
developer could result in cost savings of nearly 85% in actual fuel
costs with a positive return on investment within ten years. At the
very least a dialogue is required between the major miners and
stranded gas developers. Read More
Presented at First International Congress "Architectural Design.
Teaching and Research" BARI, 3 – 7 May 2011 by Brendan Texeira
(B.Arch Assoc A.I.A) and Arindam Bose (M.Arch Assoc A.I.A)
This paper presents the evolution of a young city Doha Qatar
through its relatively small city size, dynamics of population mix
and requirements and demands of regional clientele. It explains the
transformation of the city over the last ten years from a desert
oasis to a skyline that has been termed as achieving "The Manhattan
Effect" and also illustrates several local projects directing us as
architects towards a sustainable evolutionary growth.
It’s time to reassess the economic relevance of our national
transport assets. We must now focus on maximising the use of the
most valuable networks and reconfigure big budget development to
develop internationallycompetitive armoury.
Markets are hungry to increase transport capacity in developed
nations and improve mobility across the developing world to respond
to opportunity before rival economies. Read More