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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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Hsin Chong buys Beijing property for $975 million

Danny Chung Mid sized contractor Hsin Chong Construction Group (0404) will buy a commercial property in Beijing for 780 million yuan (HK$975 million) in its drive to build its property business in China. In a stock


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Govt pressing ahead with NEC forms

Danny Chung The government is continuing with its pilot programme of procuring public works contracts using the New Engineering Contract (NEC) form with the eventual goal of establishing a procurement policy using the form. In a


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Construction spending could top $870 billion over next five years, says CIC

Total construction spending for the next five years in both the private and public sectors could reach as high as HK$870 billion, according new estimates from the Construction Industry Council. The spending encompasses civil works, building


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CIC splashes out $214 million to train more workers

The Construction Industry Council is rolling out new training schemes at a cost of HK$214 million which the council hopes will lead to 8,700 new workers a year being trained for the construction industry. Council chairman


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