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Career and Technical Education

Developers face cost squeeze

Property developers face a double whammy this year of rising construction costs and falling revenue from the slowdown in property sales and drop in home prices.

Wednesday, 15 February, 2012, 12:00am

Reworking homes the legal way

When Will Toye and Nicole Schoeni bought a top-floor apartment in Pok Fu Lam, they wanted to make the most of the roof, with its panoramic views of Mount Davis and Victoria Harbour. But they were not happy about the black metal staircase that spiralled down from the rooftop - it descended smack into the living room, wasting space and making the whole place feel small.

6 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Owners urged to set aside rainy-day fund

Flat owners should set aside extra funds for long-term maintenance, an academic and a surveyor say, because enforcement of repair and removal orders is ineffective.

2 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

The learning curve

The government likes to talk about how its initiatives are generating jobs. With a weakening economy, we are likely to see the chief executive talk about what the government will do to boost employment, in his policy address on October 15. Have we done enough to strengthen Hong Kong's human resource capacity?

2 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Building China

Opportunities abound on the mainland for HK professionals

The development of upscale high-rise residential and mixed-use retail and commercial projects in mainland China shows no signs of slowing, despite the central government's measures to rein in the overheated economy.

This continues to sustain a strong demand for experienced Hong Kong engineers.

11 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

High-flying position requires problem solver

Come fly with this job at one of the world's busiest international passenger and cargo airports.

Hong Kong International Airport calls on applicants to fill the role of contracts manager as it tries to maintain its leadership status in airport management and aviation-related businesses.

24 May 2008 - 12:00am

Small firms fear threat to livelihoods

Labour chief may restrict secondary subcontracting after two die in sewage accident

Small construction companies are worried they may be squeezed out of business as the labour chief considers restricting secondary subcontracting in light of Tuesday's fatal sewage accident.

3 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Global real estate player seeks two project managers

Go-getters who are client oriented and like big responsibilities will enjoy working with this leading player in the real estate industry.

27 May 2006 - 12:00am

Property developer looks for general manager

A prominent property development and investment firm which is expanding operations wants an experienced construction industry professional.

22 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Manage a billion-dollar construction project

Those who know their bricks from their mortar have a chance to be part of a large project and build a career too.

An international construction group based in in Hong Kong is looking for a project director to lead a multibillion-dollar building contract.

8 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Housing contractor could lose projects

Department may re-tender deals after delays of more than a year, source says

The Housing Department plans to terminate building contracts with a company that is still operating on the projects, in what would be an unprecedented move by the body, according to a source.

15 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Building blocks to diversification

THE CONVENTIONAL wisdom that one should not put all one's eggs in one basket applies to many businesses, including construction.

Hong Kong-listed Chun Wo Building Construction is looking to further diversify into property development, but remains a player in civil engineering, building and foundation construction, electrical and mechanical installation and fitting-out works.

13 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

How $1 contract laid foundations for dissent

Concern over possible abuse of the lowest-bid system in selecting government contractors was raised by legislator Lau Ping-cheung last February, when he cited the case of a $1 bid.

The engineering consultancy firm of Binnie Black and Veatch Hong Kong last January beat seven competitors to win a Territory Development Department contract with a $1 bid.

4 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Builders warn of knock-on effect from prolonged slump

The construction industry is facing a severe downturn as developers slow down work on new projects and the Government's land-sales suspension bites, according to a leading architect.

9 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Foundations for the future

The Buildings Department evolved from the Buildings Ordinance Office of the former Buildings and Lands Department to a full department in August 1993.

The change reflected the expanding role of the department in building development in Hong Kong.

Two recent initiatives indicate the increasing emphasis on technology and knowledge as the basis of our activities.

1 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

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