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  1. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INSTALLING A GLASS BRICK WALL

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... of scaffolding outside the window, removal of the old window, possible enlargement of the space by knocking out existing clay bricks or masonry and installation of the glass blocks. You will need ... which had little natural light. His building contractor, Lee Pak-yiu of Hing Wah Decoration Design (tel: 2897 3885), used sledgehammers to demolish sections of column-and-beam masonry, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421525/everything-you-need-know-about-installing-glass-brick-wall
  2. Cost cuts may have caused fall

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng The high cost of repairing the wall of an old building in Tsim Sha Tsui may have led to an accident in which a policeman was injured by a 1kg lump of falling concrete on Thursday, a building representative said yesterday. The 26-year-old police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/490432/cost-cuts-may-have-caused-fall
  3. Small rooms, big ideas

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Surfaces in kitchens and bathrooms are central to creating the mood of a home, but some choices can be overlooked. Surfaces are no longer limited to the obvious such as stainless steel, granite or marble. Choices are plentiful, from imitation stone and ti ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000628/small-rooms-big-ideas
  4. Officials should be honest about their plans for Government Hill

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to Ken Borthwick's excellent article on the 'proposal to sell the West Wing of the Central Government Offices to a developer' ('Selling out', December 23). I can think of a number of words to describe the Planning Departme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734287/officials-should-be-honest-about-their-plans-government-hill
  5. Building style caused collapses, book says

    Posted May 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A main theme of the book is that the school buildings collapsed not because of bad quality but their old-fashioned structure. 'Most of the schools in the quake zone used masonry structure ... universities. 'Most government buildings use frame structures with reinforced concrete, and they suffered the least.' The schools were mostly built according to a masonry structure - an old ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681480/building-style-caused-collapses-book-says
  6. Taxi damaged as debris falls off another building into street

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... off the outer wall of an office block at a busy junction in Wan Chai during lunch hour, hurting four passers-by and damaging two vehicles. No serious injuries were caused by the masonry ... at its junction with Thomson Road. Workers later secured a similar-sized loose patch of masonry on the wall of the 25-year-old building, which a district councillor said could have been damaged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642324/taxi-damaged-debris-falls-another-building-street
  7. Marine police seize silver bricks worth HK$4.2m, but smugglers flee in speedboats

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police smashed a silver smuggling operation in Sai Kung early yesterday, but the 11 smugglers escaped on two powerful speedboats. Authorities said they had confiscated 1.3 tonnes in bricks of silver, with a retail value of HK$4.2 million bound ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655717/marine-police-seize-silver-bricks-worth-hk42m-smugglers-flee-speedboats
  8. Housing gap

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daylight shines in through a crack in Tsang Yi-ping's flat in the Lee Hing Building, Sheung Wan. A multi-storey crack up to 15cm wide opened up between the building and an adjoining taller structure on July 9. The six-storey building, home to 10 households, tilted and chunks of masonry crashed down. Ms Tsang said a contractor from a neighbouring construction site built ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645645/housing-gap
  9. Safety concern at police open day

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan The Tourism Commission fears the Central Police Station is not structurally safe enough to hold a proposed open day. There had been cases of falling masonry, and there were ... an officer had been injured by falling masonry in June. 'The building is quite old and not in excellent condition. It has to be urgently repaired and please don't rush into this [open ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/479658/safety-concern-police-open-day
  10. Comment - Letters

    Higher productivity needed on construction sites

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:17am

    ... to the building sector, where masonry is still prevalent. Masonry is low-productivity and wages keep rising. There needs to be a shift to higher productivity products. Instead of using masonry, developed ... buildings are constructed. It is estimated a contractor can build five times more walls using plasterboard when compared with constructing masonry wall. That reduces the number of workers on site, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1369237/higher-productivity-needed-construction-sites

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