Microsoft Corp. will establish its first cloud datacenter region in Taiwan as part of its “Reimagine Taiwan” initiative.
With Asian economies affected by Covid-19, South Korea has shown its ability to act swiftly to deal with the pandemic effectively.
Autodesk, along with co-partners Informed Infrastructure, and the Society… revealed the winners of the Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards 2020.
South Korean conglomerate Hyundai has commenced construction of a 28,000 sqm innovation centre in Singapore. The centre will house an electric vehicle factory as well research and development facilities for automotive technologies. Singapore does a car manufacturing industry. Electronics innovator Dyson was previously planning to create an electric vehicle factory but pulled out of the
The Tainan District Court on Thursday ruled that six individuals must pay NT$450 million (US$15.29 million) to 128 victims and family members after 115 residents of their poorly constructed building died in a magnitude 6.4 earthquake on Feb. 6, 2016. The lawsuit was brought by 128 victims and relatives of those who died when the
Vietnam has approved a US$9.3bn housing development and tourist resort at Can Gio, a 760 sq km mangrove forest 40km south of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). The project is being developed by the Can Gio Tourist Urban Joint Stock Company, a subsidiary of Vinhomes, the second largest public company in Vietnam. The centrepiece will be the
Luxembourg infrastructure fund for Vietnam to deploy capital for road, port, industrial, and airport projects
Tecco Group and PHI Luxembourg Development SA, a subsidiary of PHI Group, have agreed to launch the first ever Luxembourg-based infrastructure fund for Vietnam. Besides supporting transport infrastructure, Tecco expects to use the PHILUX Infrastructure Fund for a number of port, industrial zone cluster, and airport projects. Tecco works primarily in the fields of construction
The B1M provides an excellent overview of the tallest Skyscrapers currently under construction: And here is their 2019 video on the same topic:
Singapore’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced yesterday that construction of Changi Airport Terminal 5 will be suspended for at least two years. The moves comes as a blow to the construction industry in Sinagpore, as major construction contracts for the project were due to be awarded soon. Changi Airport Group has already temporarily closed
Surbana Jurong (SJ), the engineering consultancy head-quartered in Singapore, has made another acquisition. This time, they have purchased Prostruct Consulting. Prostruct offers security and blast-resistant products as well as consultancy and testing services to the urban infrastructure market in Singapore. SJ now includes the company to its buildings services portfolio as it adds extra capabilities
GuocoLand’s subsidiaries MTG Apartments and MTG Retail have secured a US$512 million green loan from OCBC Bank, DBS Bank and ICBC Singapore which it will use for the construction of a mixed-use development in the Bugis area of Singapore. This will be Guocoland’s first ever “green loan” and the biggest amount so far awarded in
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Despite the current travel restrictions caused by Covid-19, the Taiwan government has reportedly made a decision to allow easier hiring of expats for construction projects. The current rules states that projects must cost NT$10billion/US$330million and last at least 15 months, but this will now be relaxed where there are skill shortages. The move comes after
London-based architecture practice Feilden Fowles has won the international design competition to create the new Central Hall building for the National Rail Museum in York, UK. Feilden Fowles’ team beat 75 other practices, with the jury praising the team’s design concept for its elegance, its ambitious energy strategy and its intriguing new visitor journeys. The
Singapore businesses (such as real estate developers, construction companies, and logistics providers) now have access to the 3D Singapore Sandbox, launched by the SLA (Singapore Land Authority). The tool provides geospatial data comprising of over 160,000 3D-building models that will help businesses develop innovative urban planning solutions and services. Users can also make use of
Vittorio Gregotti, an Italian architect who helped design the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics stadium passed away on Sunday, March 15 at the age of 92, following the contraction of Covid-19. Famous for his stadium designs, Gregotti also designed the Merassi stadium in Genoa for the 1990 World Cup as well as the Arcimboldi Opera Theatre
Canada’s WSP Global Inc. is moving ahead with talks to acquire rival engineering services firm Aecom, reports say. Shares of Aecom rose 7.7% to $51.33 at 10:14 a.m. in New York trading Wednesday, giving the company a market capitalization of about $8.1 billion. WSP Global shares fell less than 1% to C$88.48 in Toronto, valuing it at about C$9.4 billion ($7 billion). Bloomberg
Japanese firm Kengo Kuma & Associate and local firm K2LD Architects have provided the winning concept, with a linear design with a flowing green terrain that leads to an amphitheatre. Australian firm Cox Architecture, which designed the Helix bridge, collaborated with local firm architects61 had also designed an abstract crescent moon shape that is marked
The UAE government has reviewed a series of construction and development projects in region and around the country worth US$544 million. The “Follow-Up Committee of the Initiatives of the UAE President” meeting was chaired by Jaber Mohammed Ghanem Al Suwaidi, the General Director of the Court. The committee also approved several major projects including the