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  1. Construction works disrupt PCCW service

    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Customers of PCCW's broadband network Netvigator on Hong Kong Island were hit by a blackout yesterday when a fibre-optic cable was accidentally damaged during construction works. PCCW said the cable was damaged by construction workers unrelated to the company shortly after 1pm. Workers were repairing the cable and it expected the service would be resumed today. ...

  2. Construction boom fuels need for suppliers

    Posted Jun 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As the mainland's need for energy efficiency grows, a new show will feature exhibitors specialising in buildings technology products The World Bank estimates that between now and 2015 about half of the world's new building construction will take place in China. That is a phenomenal statistic. Mainland authorities are upgrading cities and building new ones, meaning ...

  3. Cabinet construction can speak volumes

    Posted Jul 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but the materials used in construction. The cabinet can be the most expensive component of the speaker, due to the materials and equipment needed to manufacture it, and the extensive research ... that they all must adhere to. The cabinet must be solidly constructed. The speaker driver's motion, which creates sound, also creates pressure inside a cabinet. If the cabinet is not constructed ...

  4. MTRC seeks the rights to building site ID system

    Posted Jul 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sidney Luk The MTR Corp is applying for intellectual property rights for its radio frequency identification (RFID) system- which is like a barcode reader for construction materials. ... Kong's construction laboratories to use it when they test building materials. The MTRC used the technology in its Penny's Bay Rail Link project in April. Quality Control Consultancy, one ...

  5. Science Park's jobs alchemy

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis With construction underway, Phase 3 of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (HKSTP) expansion project will provide new jobs for engineers and scientists, as well as employment opportunities for property managers and the construction industry as a whole. Due to be completed in phases between 2013 and 2016, the additional 105,000 square meters of laboratories, ...

  6. Infrastructure investment: money well spent

    Posted Mar 25th 2008, 12:00am by Glen Norris

    ... preparing new infrastructure well before the communities that rely on it start to feel the strain. The earlier that the planning, funding and construction are done, the more effective they are. Too ...

  7. Architect in the hunt for senior project designer

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... development and construction documents phases and, in addition, their construction. Day-to-day duties include the interpretation and development of ideas proposed by the design principal, monitoring ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology

    How green is your footprint?

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau How green is your footprint? The Construction Industry Council is set to launch a system for rating the carbon footprint of construction materials. Thomas Ng Shiu-tong, ... footprint of construction materials," he says. The scheme rates six types of construction material- cement, aluminium, glass, ceramic tiles, rebar and structural steel- on a five-grade system. ...

  9. Green rules shape building designs

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 2001, when the government provided incentives to encourage developers to adopt green building features and construction methods to reduce waste. The incentive exempted green features from ... way to utilise plot ratios.' One of the latest changes in the construction of private residential projects is the use of prefabricated facade panels- a more environmentally friendly ...

  10. The learning curve

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... in the industry are adapting to new ideas, technology and methods in design, construction and management. Today, computer software can help architects, engineers and contractors integrate their skills to produce three-dimensional images of design and construction details that can make the whole development process much more efficient. The technology can put design and construction plans together ...




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