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Building Materials

En route to fast growth

From the growth of the earliest civilisations to modern nation building and infrastructure development, road building has always been essential to a nation's coherency and its ability to grow, and there has always been a special place in history for the builders of roads.

Wednesday, 18 July, 2012, 12:00am

En route to fast growth

From the growth of the earliest civilisations to modern nation building and infrastructure development, road building has always been essential to a nation's coherency and its ability to grow, and there has always been a special place in history for the builders of roads.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Proof that tiles will never be out of style

Tiles are one of the oldest construction materials known to man. Tiled surfaces have been found in Egyptian pyramids, the ruins of Babylon, and Roman temples.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Planning for an oasis

Whether you have a rooftop, balcony or ground-floor garden, you can make the most of your open-air living space with some planning and imaginative thinking.

With spring around the corner, there is no better time than now to get started.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Bathrooms on a budget

Renovating a bathroom within a budget can be difficult at the best of times. But how do you make wise decisions and avoid blowing the funds on intricate tile work, and having to compromise on the shower or basin?

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Retreat yourself

IF YOU fancy uninterrupted views of the Great Wall, then a new spa-style boutique hotel in a former brick factory fits the bill perfectly.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Making a design statement with eco-friendly bamboo

Julia Washbourne recalls a life-changing moment in Ivory Coast five years ago, when she was on her way to visit a coffee plantation. Her vehicle was bumping down a dirt road towards a huge 'tunnel' made of thick, tree-tall bamboo trunks.

17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Months of work to finish opened station

Travellers arriving at Nanjing South railway station are greeted by the hammer of pneumatic drills, the shrill squeal of cutting tools and the sharp tang of cement dust in the air.

Building work at the massive new station - purportedly the biggest transport hub in Asia - is far from finished, over a week after its opening.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Higher fuel price, retrofits urged for energy savings

Asia can improve its energy efficiency and cut carbon emissions by adopting proven energy-saving technologies, but this has to be supplemented with regulations and market-driven energy pricing to be effective, according to the vice-chairman of the German chemical giant BASF.

25 May 2011 - 12:00am

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