Hundreds of factories which form the hub of Bangladesh's garment industry are to close indefinitely after worker unrest sparked by the death of more than 1,100 colleagues, employees announced yesterday.Tuesday, 14 May, 2013, 4:06am
Bangladesh’s army announced on Monday that it was wrapping up its search for bodies following last month’s collapse of a garment factory complex, saying that it now believed a total of 1,127 people were killed.14 May 2013 - 2:01am
Masood Reza, a leading Bangladesh architect and a professor at a state-run university, said he felt “pain and anguish” when he saw footage of the garment workers trapped under the pancaked floors, crying desperately for help.5 May 2013 - 2:43pm 1 comment
Large cracks were seen on the exterior of the Ling Guan Secondary School in Sichuan province’s Baoxing county, near the epicentre of the magnitude-7.0 earthquake that struck the region on Saturday morning, killing at least 192 people.23 Apr 2013 - 2:48pm 1 comment
Authorities yesterday blamed faulty construction for the collapse of a five-story building in Ghana's capital that killed at least nine people and trapped dozens of others until they were freed by crews picking through broken concrete with axes.9 Nov 2012 - 3:34am
Shanghai has them. So does New York. And so, too, do France, Germany, Australia and South Korea. Hong Kong, where the risk of earthquakes is similar to all these places, doesn't.
But last week the government took the first step towards bringing in laws requiring new buildings to be built to withstand quakes.21 Oct 2012 - 3:45am
Health hazards plaguing the University of Hong Kong's new campus could damage its hopes of having the development win top-level green building status, experts say.
The university has faced mounting pressure over its decision to move staff into its Centennial Campus before its completion, exposing them to high levels of legionella bacteria and the carcinogen formaldehyde.18 Aug 2012 - 5:17am
BIM project managers, modellers and engineers InteliBuild
With the advantages of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the construction industry increasingly being recognised, leading consultant InteliBuild is expanding its local workforce in response to growing demand for its services.15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm
Tenants in the new third phase of the Science and Technology Parks risk not having their leases renewed if they fail to meet energy-saving targets, as part of a drive to create Hong Kong's first zero-carbon district.24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
With 10,000 employees and business interests in acquisition, property development and management, and hotels, the Sino Group has quite a few vacancies at different seniority levels.13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Over the past few months we have been inundated with a litany of transgressions of the Building Department's laws and codes committed by many top government officials, including our just-retired chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen.2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Hong Kong, with its high proportion of rented accommodation and transient population, would seem an obvious market for modular furniture.27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
An unmarked section on the building plan of Leung Chun-ying's house on The Peak could have made it difficult to spot an illegal basement if it was already there when he bought the property 13 years ago, an experienced architect suggests.27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Businesses in Hong Kong are increasingly realising that going green doesn't have to cost the earth.
From basic waste reduction to long-term strategies on reducing carbon footprints, local companies are addressing their environmental impact at what green groups say is a more meaningful level.18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
With its core activities centred on helping low-income families with their housing needs, the Housing Department (HD) and Hong Kong Housing Authority (HA) are responsible for providing accommodation for about a third of the city's population.16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am