Bridging development and sustainability

Environment

By integrating environmentally sensitive technologies into the design and construction of coastal and marine Infrastructure, we are able to harness natural processes for ecological enhancement and reduce the structures’ ecological footprint.

 

Enhanced Ecosystem Goods & Services:

  • Habitat addition by designed biohabitats
  • Habitat creation by enhanced engineering species
  • Food and shelter for flora and fauna
  • Nursing grounds
  • Biodiversity
  • Species preservation
  • Reduced dominance of invasive and nuisance species
  • Ecosystem health
  • Water quality
  • Aesthetics & Environmental awareness

 

Reduced Carbon Footprint:

  • 30-46% reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions (compared to Portland based mix)
  • Integration of recycled materials
  • Carbon Sequestration by enhanced floral activity (seagrass/kelps)

 

Structure

Apart from its clear ecological significance, biological enhancement also provides structural and socio-economic benefits. Biogenic growth of organisms like oysters, corals or barnacles, acts as biological glue that strengthens the structure and adds to its stability and longevity. This form of bioprotection can reduce the magnitude/frequency of structural maintenance, which translates into improved ecological stability on one hand (= reduced anthropogenic intervention), and higher ROI on the other (= reduced maintenance costs).

 

Win-Win Ecology: Bioprotection

  • Stability + Longevity (biogenic growth / biogenic glue effect)
  • Absorption of wave energy
  • Protection from weathering and erosion
  • Reducing chloride penetration
  • Reducing temperature fluctuations
  • Higher tensile strength (biogenic growth - e.g. oysters)
  • Reduced maintenance

 

Sustainability

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