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Scramble for construction course graduates

Danny Chung   Scramble for construction course graduates With university graduation looming, companies in the construction industry have been making sure of replenishing their staff with new blood, if they have not done so already. Salaries


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Shortage of surveyors, say HKIS

Danny Chung The increased workload in the construction industry in recent years, apart from leading to shortages in the labour workforce, has also led to shortages in surveying staff especially those working in construction. According to


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Watch: Record breaking demolition of 3.5 km bridge in Wuhan

http://youtu.be/12vo-yGxrTI A two mile (3.5 km) viaduct in Wuhan, Hubei province, was destroyed in less than 20 seconds in a precise demolition over the weekend. The viaduct was the longest concrete bridge ever demolished in China.


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West Kowloon Terminus North to miss train by 562 days

Danny Chung The West Kowloon Terminus North contract for the troubled Express Rail Link project could be at least one and a half years late if an extension of time claim (EOT) by the MTR Corporation’s


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Raising a glass to river sand substitutes

Danny Chung Windows and curtain walls spring readily to mind when glass is mentioned as a building material but as one of the constituent materials in mortar or low strength concrete products? Not so strange as


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Construction industry gearing up for competition law

Danny Chung The construction industry, which is sometimes known locally and overseas for its questionable business dealings, is gearing up to comply with a new competition law in Hong Kong. The Legislative Council last June enacted


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AA calls tenders for QS services for Midfield Phase 2

Danny Chung In another sign that more construction work is coming, the Airport Authority Hong Kong is calling tenders for a cost consultancy contract for the Midfield Phase 2 and associated works at the airport. Cost


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Public works worth $16.4 billion awarded in March

Danny Chung Public works contracts worth nearly HK$16.4 billion in total were awarded by government departments and government controlled organisations last month as investment in public infrastructure and housing continued unabated. According to the government gazette


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Steelfixing daily rate to rise to $1,490

Danny Chung Main contractors will be coughing up more and earlier too for steelfixing labour as a predetermined wage increase agreement kicks in. In a joint press release last Friday, the Hong Kong Bar-Bendering Contractors Association


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Report: Management grade pay higher than Hong Kong median salary

Danny Chung Management and professional grade staff working in the construction industry continue to be command higher salaries than the median Hong Kong salary according to a new industry report. According to the “Hong Kong Construction


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