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Aug 24, 2019 at 1:01 AM | Registered Commentertomo


Building, trees and powerlines, not to mention active roads and railways notwithstanding...

Aug 23, 2019 at 10:53 PM | Unregistered CommenterIt doesn't add up...

A particularly British sense of humour was required for this:

Aug 23, 2019 at 10:36 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

OK I thought Kevin McCloud's project had already gone belly up
but I was just rembering the 2012 article about the building failures at the triangle

The finance scheme came later in 2015 and the Guardian article gave warnings

A grand investment idea from Kevin McCloud, but it’s not without its risks
The TV presenter is behind a mini-bond launch seeking backing for social and environmental housing schemes
- Paying 8%-9% to investors arguably isn’t a bad deal when one reads in the offer document that HAB Land has a £2.5m facility with a company called Wittenham Investments that is charging interest at an eye-watering 20% a year. That’s the sort of disclosure that might set alarm bells ringing. It turns out that Wittenham is an investment vehicle owned by Francis Lui, a major investor in HAB Land.

50 people tweeted that article in 2017
i looked for a discussion ..nothing. Not one tweet had a reply

Aug 23, 2019 at 10:27 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Aug 23, 2019 at 9:35 PM | It doesn't add up...

The Brazilian Government would be entitled to argue, with equal logic, that France burned Notre Dame, and rainforest self repairs without cost.

Aug 23, 2019 at 10:21 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Aug 23, 2019 at 9:14 PM | TinyCO2

Agreed! Gabions are an excellent solution, but from the photos, I can't work out what the problem was, that they were supposed to solve in this instance.

Buildings that win design awards, keep builders in work for years, fixing the problems that were designed and built into them.

If the architects are blaming the original builders of these houses for "simple" things like cracks in walls and pipework leaking into the houses, who took fees for supervising and certifying the quality of the materials and workmanship?

Aug 23, 2019 at 10:14 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Macron's gambit:

I won't ratify the Mercosur agreement because it could undermine French farmers of Amazon forest fires.

A lesson in Brexit.

Aug 23, 2019 at 9:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterIt doesn't add up...

now on Channel 99 : The Pal-V production flying road car
A one man gypoplane
The unpowered heliblades means it can always fall safely if power is lost.

Aug 23, 2019 at 9:27 PM | Unregistered Commenterstewgreen

gc - anyone who uses gabions has committed a serious crime against style and shuld go bust. A style that takes a nice product - pebbles and leaves them in the nasty metal crate they arrive in.

Aug 23, 2019 at 9:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

Aug 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM | M Courtney
"Rather that Ethiopia budgeted for 200 million trees and then claimed they planted 350 million trees."

There is no reason to assume that 200 million trees were actually delivered to Ethiopia

Aug 23, 2019 at 8:22 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

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