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Pan-United and CarbonCure to produce ‘green’ concrete

Pan-United Corporation Ltd has formed a strategic partnership with Canada-based cleantech company, CarbonCure Technologies Inc, to apply an innovative technology using carbon dioxide to produce greener and stronger concrete.It is believed that Pan-United is the first in Asia to use CarbonCure’s prod [ + ]

12/5/2018 12:26:00 AM        29

bauma China 2018 closes with a bang

This year’s bauma China - held recently from 27 to 30 November at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) – attracted 212,500 visitors (an increase of 25% from 2016), 94% of which came from Asia, with the top 10 countries being China, Korea, Russia, India, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, Thailan [ + ]

12/5/2018 12:12:00 AM        19

CapitaLand and CDL team up for Singapore mixed-use project

CapitaLand Limited and City Developments Limited (CDL) have formed a joint venture to transform a 3.7-ha site in Sengkang Central, Singapore, into an integrated community hub offering 700 residential apartments along with amenities such as a hawker centre, community club, childcare centre, retai [ + ]

8/17/2018 11:15:00 AM        179

Landmark 81 reaches full height milestone

The iconic Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, has topped out at the height of 461.2 m, marking a significant milestone for the tallest building in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. It is also set to be among the tallest buildings in the world. The 81-storey development is located in Vinhomes C [ + ]

7/24/2018 12:00:00 AM        154

Tiong Seng’s precast solution for Myanmar affordable housing

Tiong Seng Holdings Limited recently completed the construction of Yuzana low-cost housing units in the Dagon Seikkan township in Yangon, Myanmar. With a total of seven five-storey residential blocks, six were built using semi-precast methods while the latest one was completed with the prefabric [ + ]

6/8/2018 12:00:00 AM        320

Global construction equipment sales bounce back

Global construction equipment sales rose 28% last year to almost 894,000 units, according to Off-Highway Research. This was the highest the market has been since 2012, and was a marked turnaround from 2015 and 2016 when worldwide equipment sales bottomed-out at 702,000 units. The market was wort [ + ]

4/9/2018 12:00:00 AM        968

Surbana Jurong and Vanke partner for Industrial New Towns in China

Surbana Jurong and Vanke Industrial Town (Midwest) Co Ltd, a unit of China Vanke Co, have signed an agreement to jointly develop Industrial New Towns in China’s midwest regions. The project will feature the latest people-centric urban development model that integrates industrial developments and [ + ]

3/16/2018 12:00:00 AM        1325

Thailand set to invest in public infrastructure projects

The construction industry in Thailand is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of almost 8 percent during the period 2018-2022, according to a new market research study by Technavio. The report categorises the construction market in Thailand by end-user that includes public con [ + ]

2/12/2018 12:00:00 AM        1487

Singapore’s public sector to boost construction demand

The total construction demand (value of construction contracts to be awarded) in Singapore is expected to range between S$26 and S$31 billion in 2018, higher than the preliminary estimate of S$24.5 billion in 2017, according to the Building and Construction Authority (BCA). The forecast was anno [ + ]

1/11/2018 12:00:00 AM        1845

First phase of Hong Kong’s Victoria Dockside opens

The Victoria Dockside development in Hong Kong has reached a major milestone with the opening of its first phase, K11 Atelier, an iconic mixed-use office tower. The building’s commercial office space spans 15 floors, comprising a total of 435,156 sq ft. “We are thrilled to open this first phase [ + ]

12/6/2017 12:00:00 AM        2164

‘Growth on track’ for Laos in 2017 and 2018: ADB

Laos’ growth is on track to reach 6.9 percent in 2017 as foreseen in April this year, despite a slightly sluggish growth by 6.8 percent in the first half of the year, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Firm economic growth is expected for 2017 and 2018, the ADB forecasts in its annua [ + ]

12/6/2017 12:00:00 AM        1626

Malaysia’s MRT Corp taps the power of Microsoft Azure

Malaysia’s Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp) is believed to be one of the first in Asia that has leveraged cloud-based collaboration on a common data environment, for its 51-km Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) system’s Sungai Buloh–Serdang–Putrajaya (SSP) line. In partnership with [ + ]

12/6/2017 12:00:00 AM        1924

Philippines integrated resort to undergo expansion

Atkins has been commissioned by Widus Hotel & Casino, the premier leisure destination in Clark Freeport Zone, the Philippines, to provide masterplan and full scope architectural design services for a major expansion of the integrated resort. Upon completion, the facility will cover an area of 17 [ + ]

11/15/2017 12:00:00 AM        2372

Surbana Jurong to work on housing project in Yunnan

Surbana Jurong has won a contract to provide full-suite design services for a housing project in Baoshan city, Yunnan province, China. It was awarded by the local Baoshan government and includes 26 blocks of over 2,000 housing units, a multi-storey carpark, a kindergarten and a neighbourhood centre. [ + ]

11/2/2017 12:00:00 AM        2403