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Public works bonanza for contractors in July

$38.5b worth of contracts awarded   Contractors experienced a bonanza of public works awards in July 2013 with HK$38.5 billion worth of projects getting the contractual green light from government departments and associated organisations. However one


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HKCA to hire expert for safety study

New measures to be drafted to cut working at height accidents The Hong Kong Construction Association will commission an expert to study ways of improving safety measures in order to further reduce accidents arising from working


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Swire Properties half year profit dives 29pc

Underlying profit up 15.5pc on property sales and rental reversions   Interim profit at Swire Properties (1972), a unit of airline-to-beverage conglomerate Swire Pacific (19) plunged by nearly a third despite increased property sales. For the


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Guan Yin project dispute purely over money, says Chun Wo

Contractor insists no problems with progress and quality   The contractor at the centre of a tussle with a developer over a monastery project with the world’s largest Goddess of Mercy statue has insisted its dispute


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Adopt BIM for better project management, says Gammon

Calls on government to speed up BIM adoption on public works   Contractors looking to do things better, faster, save money and reduce waste could benefit by adopting computer simulation technology on their projects, according to


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Bad karma at Goddess of Mercy statue project

Chun Wo sues for $335 million for additional work and expenses It should have been a piece of cake. When you’re to build a huge statue of one of the most important Chinese deities, no less


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China State bags last contract for highway widening project

Contractor forced to wait one year to win job worth $2.51 billion Danny Chung:   After waiting nearly a year after tender submission, mainland contractor China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) has bagged the last contract


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Sand supply to Hong Kong stable for now, says consultant

But industry should consider alternatives to reduce demand Danny Chung: The supply of sand is likely to remain stable for the time being although there are uncertainties amid rising demand for sand by the construction industry.


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Narrow escape for German worker in tunnel ground collapse

Colleagues pull buried technician to safety at Express Rail site Danny Chung:   A German technician working on a site of the Express Rail Link project of the MTR Corporation (0066) was fortunate to escape with


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Gammon wins $9.2 billion worth public works in first half

Public works worth $14.54 billion awarded in June 2013 Danny Chung Gammon Construction has come out on top in terms of total value of public sector works contracts awarded to a single contractor in the first


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