Range Mobile - Issue 1 2012
Enhancing Society - the landmarks that shape us
In this issue of Range Mobile:
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- Range Interview: Marije Hulshof - Integrated solutions are key to enhancing our built environment.
- Shell: Relocating Downstream - Shell Real Estate commissioned Royal Haskoning to support it in finding a more cohesive working environment for Shell Downstream's 1,050 employees.
- Eco Intelligent Buildings - Energy used in buildings contribute to around 45% of greenhouse gases. Buildings are also responsible for 12% of water usage, 65% of waste production, and 71% of electricity usage...
- Cooperative Development: NOMA - A landmark development is transforming 20 acres of a major UK city. The £800 million ‘NOMA’ project will deliver a high quality commercial district for Manchester (UK), providing world-class public space and the best standards in urban sustainable design.
- Spotlight on Asia - Royal Haskoning has operated in Asia for decades, providing design and project management services to a range of prominent international organisations.
- Treating patients in a healing environment - The new cancer centre at the VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam, and the award winning intensive care unit at the University Medical Centre (UMC) in Utrecht, show that environment can promote healing.
- Environmental Psychology may be a relatively new profession, but for Royal Haskoning, it is the key to unlocking a building’s potential. Range magazine interviewed Gerarda Nierman, Royal Haskoning’s Environmental Psychologist, to find out what everyone’s talking about.
- Breathing new life - The reasons for restoring the world’s oldest and most iconic structures are as varied as the structures themselves. Maintenance is always necessary to repair the ravages of time, but often more radical refurbishment, modernisation and redesign of key elements are needed.
- Action stations! - RNLI launches state-of-the-art lifeboat station for Cornwall.
- Doing it for the kids - Royal Haskoning applies the ‘Cradle to Cradle®’ approach to create a conceptual model for a primary school - a world away from concrete playgrounds, fluorescent striplights and overheated classrooms.
- Spotlight on Australia - As Royal Haskoning opens its first office in Australia, we learn about the country’s resources boom and its two-speed economy. We also discover the affect the skills gap is having on infrastructure, and how the country is dealing with the added challenge of climate change.
- Developing Future-proof buildings - Ellis ten Dam, Royal Haskoning’s Director of Strategic Business Development explains even in an economic downturn there are opportunities to be had for those who can deliver innovative solutions that help organisations recover costs, and build in flexibility that will help them adapt to tomorrow’s uncertainties.
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