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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Land premium uncertainty discourages building of footbridges

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 02:27pm by Alnwick Chan

    ... or causes landlords to hesitate before building is a footbridge connection. Footbridges that link buildings are open to the public. Since the 1990s, one of the bases for assessing the land premium ... be astronomically high. This has deterred many landlords from building footbridge connections. For instance, the construction of a footbridge may generate an additional 10 per cent in pedestrian traffic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1558953/land-premium-uncertainty-discourages-building-footbridges
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Hong Kong home prices stay firm on high building costs, strong demand

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:38am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com New private housing supply seen reaching 8-year high of 73,000, near government target Prices stay firm on high costs, strong demand High construction costs and strong demand are seen keeping property prices high although ne ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1559391/hong-kong-home-prices-stay-firm-high-building-costs-strong
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    SHKP to build on sites where Housing Society deemed project too costly

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 11:29am by Yvonne Liu

    ... it can profitably build on sites where the Housing Society abandoned a residential project for the elderly as being too expensive. Sun Hung Kai Properties snapped up two sites in Tin Shui Wai ... in the building sector, the society estimated the construction cost would have at least doubled from its forecast of HK$4.6 billion in 2008. However, SHKP deputy managing director Victor Lui Ting said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1553911/shkp-build-sites-where-housing-society-deemed-project-too
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China

    China's Wanda to build US$900m five-star complex in Chicago

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:56am by AFP

    ... will be the city's third tallest building with a height of 350 metres, the company said in a statement. It will be a mixed-use development consisting of a 240-room "super five-star" hotel, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1550644/chinas-wanda-build-us900m-five-star-complex-chicago
  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    Preserving the past in new buildings is back in fashion

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:02am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson peta.tomlinson@scmp.com Adaptive reuse is taking off, allowing developers to cut down on waste, retain a building's character and even save money on construction costs Repurposing buildings lays foundation for preservation Giving new life to old buildings is one thing, but if it is not useful in the end, it will not be sustainable- and even buildings need to pay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1549716/preserving-past-new-buildings-back-fashion
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Ghost buildings haunt Tianjin's 'Manhattan' project

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Failure to attract tenants underscores the fallout from a record credit-fuelled investment spree Ghost buildings haunt Tianjin's Manhattan The mainland's plan to build a replica Manhattan is taking shape against a backdrop of vacant office towers and unfinished hotels, underscoring the risks to a slowing economy from the investment boom. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1544384/ghost-buildings-haunt-tianjins-manhattan-project
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Hong Kong chief executive urged do more on land supply and ease building costs

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:41am by Peggy Sito

    ... to enhance the use of precast technology to build homes in order to control rising construction costs. Following the release of Leung's report card on his second year, challenges that lie ahead ... agreement. Buyers of pre-sale new-build flats therefore have up to 36 months to sell their first property. "The modification sent a signal that the government would not issue more measures. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1543252/hong-kong-chief-executive-urged-do-more-land-supply-and
  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - INCENTIVES

    Vanke builds loyalty with partnership scheme

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 11:55am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Mainland developer offers its executives an alternative to leaving and starting over again, by having their own venture with the company Vanke builds staff loyalty with partnership scheme China Vanke, the mainland's largest developer by sales, has introduced a two-layered employee partnership scheme that is bringing multiple benefits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1531479/vanke-builds-loyalty-partnership-scheme
  9. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - DESIGN

    Architect Ken Shuttleworth was born to design beautiful buildings

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:39am by ADELE BRUNNER

    ... Adele Brunner property.post@scmp.com Ken Shuttleworth's architecture shows how style can be designed into buildings that minimise impact on the environment Foster protégé cements green-building credentials If a Mr Keith Doney had had his way, the architectural world would have missed out on one of its most talented names. Although Ken Shuttleworth, 61, wanted to be an architect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1529340/architect-ken-shuttleworth-was-born-design-beautiful
  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - REGULATION

    Clean up buildings renovation sector, Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors says

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:08am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Industry group calls for government authority be set up to combat increasing graft and malpractice in the renovation of old buildings Stop rot in repairs trade, say surveyors The government needs to address growing malpractice and corruption in the renovation of old buildings, according to a professional industry group. A Hong Kong Institute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1520046/clean-buildings-renovation-sector-hong-kong-institute

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