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Australia, US and Japan launch regional infrastructure scheme

Australia, US and Japan launch regional infrastructure scheme

Although there isn’t much detail as yet, all three countries are signalling they want to offer countries throughout South East Asia an alternative to Beijing. The new infrastructure partnership doesn’t have a name yet but in a joint statement, the three countries say they want to “mobilise investment in projects that drive economic growth, create …

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Malaysian infrastructure plans suspended

Malaysian infrastructure plans suspended

Last week, China Communications Construction, the main contractor of the 688km East Coast Rail Link said that it has been told to suspend work pending negotiations and urged the Malaysian government to honour the contract. It also said the suspension was regrettable as work had been progressing well. The suspension came just a day after Finance …

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A tale of precision and control

A tale of precision and control

As these sites become more regulated, demolition methods have had to evolve. In Singapore, one specialist demolition firm has made the small city-state proud, taking home the New Entrant Award at KHL’s 2017 World Demolition Awards for its innovative demolition methods. Founded by Tommy Lim in 1993, Ginlee Construction prides itself on being a specialist …

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New airport's queenly curves rest on a firm foundation

New airport’s queenly curves rest on a firm foundation

Beijing Daxing Airport was designed by airport specialists ADPI in collaboration with renowned architect Dame Zaha Hadid. When completed, the new airport will comprise a striking organic-looking central hub with six sweeping curved spokes. Its total floor area will reach 700,000m2; an 80,000m2 ground transportation centre will link to high-speed rail, metro, expressways, buses and an …

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Digital modelling: the cornerstone of smart cities?

Digital modelling: the cornerstone of smart cities?

We already have the technologies and processing power to “virtualise” our physical infrastructure but doing so will also demand greater collaboration between the parties involved in building our smart cities. Every smart city project relies on accurate, real-time data, from the earliest design phases all the way to ongoing asset maintenance and management. The data …

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