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  1. Early clue for charity challenge scavenge

    Posted Dec 01st 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... with Tinnie Chow The second annual Town Crier Charity Challenge Scavenge will be held on Sunday, organised by Team Building Asia. CitySeen managed to get a sneak look at the first clue so teams can get a head start... Clue One: On leaving the Irish part of Central, move away from the harbour to the cobbled street in a potty area. At the top get an instant photo in front ...

  2. Discover a lifestyle of light and space

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of terrace space on the rooftop, which is perfect for weekend barbecues and parties. Both the design and the choice of building materials are well considered. Wide double swing entrance doors ...

  3. Government budget cut dims outlook for construction sector

    Posted Dec 12th 2003, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The construction sector will contract further in the coming year as the government puts the brakes on infrastructure spending, an industry player says. The poor property market led to the contraction, but it had been hit further by the admini ...

  4. Poison in home decoration supplies kills 300,000 children a year

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than 300,000 children die each year on the mainland from various illnesses after being exposed to poisonous chemicals used in home and building decoration materials, health experts said yesterday. Song Guangsheng, director of the China Indoors Environment Centre, said the key culprits are formaldehyde, used throughout building supplies, benzene in paint and radioactive ...


    Posted Dec 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the best examples of what can go wrong with a high-rise is the 60-storey John Hancock Building in Boston. Designed by Harry Cobb and I.M. Pei- of Bank of China building fame- in 1968, the structure ... Palace' because so many of its windows were boarded up. Theorists said the building was swaying too much in the wind, which was flexing the panes, causing them to pop out. This was not the case, ...


    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... to amendments to the Building Ordinance. The proposal, to be discussed on Thursday in the Legislative Council, is part of changes to a law that has not been updated for about 30 years. According to the proposal, people only need to hire a registered contractor to carry out the works, instead of submitting a plan to the buildings department. 'The present procedures are troublesome. ...

  7. Calling the professionals

    Posted Sep 26th 2003, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... He was slightly less enthusiastic about all this than I was. Had I lost my mind? Had I never heard of things like load-bearing beams, or building permits? And wasn't I concerned ... co-ordinate the whole job for you, which means you'll get a professional renovation, along with a set-price contract, and marital harmony will be restored. Andrew Shields, of Building Design ...

  8. Nail down owners' role in care of buildings

    Posted Dec 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... That the government finds it necessary to consult the public on whether owners should be responsible for ensuring their buildings are in good repair and bear the cost of maintenance speaks volumes about the pathetic state of building management in Hong Kong. One would have thought that in a capitalistic society where private property rights are sacrosanct, this should not have ...

  9. Sewage systems in 6,000 buildings are defective

    Posted Nov 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Sewage systems in about 6,000 private buildings are defective or not up to standard, a Buildings Department inspection has found. The department's findings come as the government prepares to launch a public consultation on building maintenance in a bid to improve public hygiene in the wake of the Sars outbreak earlier this year. Director of Buildings Marco Wu ...

  10. After Sars, 'health' of buildings is rated

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... of buildings in the wake of the Sars outbreak. A pilot study by the faculty of architecture between June and September found that six out of 57 blocks failed to pass its benchmark. Under the building health and hygiene index, the residential blocks were graded A, B or C, with U meaning unclassified. Building design and property management were the most influential factors in grading a block. ...




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