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Three scaffolding deaths prompt call to workers on safety steps

Building maintenance workers operating at heights outdoors should pay more attention to safety, the Labour Department said after a year in which it recorded three fatal falls from scaffolding.

Wednesday, 13 February, 2008, 12:00am


Columnist wide of the mark on concrete trails

Usually I completely agree with Jake van der Kamp's point of view.

4 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Sound centre

Installing a surround-sound system once meant wiring up six to eight speakers in strategic spots around your room. That changed in 2005, when Yamaha launched the YSP-1 digital sound projector - a single-speaker surround system.

3 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Professional recognition

Institute offers memberships to graduates and the experienced who can integrate their theoretical knowledge with practical skills in a technological sector that is rapidly advancing

Information technology (IT) applications have changed the world faster than most people could have imagined.

26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Learn about structures of the future now

Buildings are no longer just large constructions of concrete and steel - the newest and fastest-growing trend in the building services industry is that of the much-touted intelligent building.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Steelmaker's effort to cut pollution applauded

The mainland's top environmental activist yesterday welcomed a leading steelmaker's decision to slash its output in an effort to cut pollution, but warned that lessons should be learned to avoid future city planning debacles.

6 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Hard day's night

An obsession with sound and the sheer determination to carve out a career in music production has put sound engineer Frankie Hung on track at Avon Recording Studios.

I was attracted by the music that my father played and curious about the knobs and buttons on the hi-fi when I was a child.

22 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Clean-up at last for Wei River

Construction of 10 more sewage-treatment plants is under way along a major tributary of the Yellow River as the toxic flow and choking stench of the Wei River increasingly threatens people nearby.

20 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Sailing venue factories in hot water

Factories polluting the waters that will host the Olympic sailing events in Qingdao next year face stiff fines and having their licences revoked. Eight food, chemical and textile companies have been blacklisted for 'causing excessive pollution' which could endanger the health of the 400 international athletes next August.

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

All eyes in Xiamen on chemical plant study

Residents assess effect on the environment

Xiamen residents were yesterday eagerly studying a long-awaited, government-commissioned report on the environmental impact of a controversial chemical plant, which sparked major demonstrations in June.

7 Dec 2007 - 12:00am