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Atkins-designed 461m Landmark81 named one of the World’s Top 10 Skyscrapers

The Landmark 81 building in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – designed by Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin – has been named as one the world’s Top 10 skyscapers at the annual Emporis Skyscraper Awards.


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Iconic Harajuku Station, located in Tokyo’s hub of pop culture, to be rebuilt after Olympics

The nearly 100-year-old Harajuku Station, sited in a hub of Tokyo pop culture, will be dismantled and rebuilt after the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, as its fire-resistance capability does not meet requirements, East Japan Railway


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29 building plans approved

The Buildings Department approved 29 building plans in September – nine on Hong Kong Island, nine in Kowloon and 11 in the New Territories. Of the approved plans, 11 were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, eight


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Russia & China to launch joint venture for constructing metros worldwide

Russian engineering company Mosinzhproekt and the China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) plan to set up a joint venture for the construction of subways around the world, said Moscow Deputy Mayor Marat Khusnullin. He said that several


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Fukushima to build $2.7bn wind and solar power hub

TOKYO — Japan’s northeastern prefecture of Fukushima, devastated during the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster, is looking to transform itself into a renewable energy hub, Nikkei has learned. A plan is under way to develop 11


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Labor-short construction industry investing in AI and robots

TOKYO-As Japan’s construction firms are squeezed by the tightest labor market since the 1970s and a rapidly aging population, they are pouring investment into technology – and providing unexpected support to an economy reeling from the


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93K flats forecast

The projected private flat supply for the next three to four years is 93,000 units, unchanged from the previous estimate. The Transport & Housing Bureau today said there were 10,000 unsold units in completed projects at


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Taiwan High Speed Rail extension to Yilan could become a reality

Proposed HSR extension would enable trains to reach Yilan from Taipei in 13 minutes TAIPEI — It will take only 13 minutes to travel the 50-kilometer route from Nangang, Taipei, to the northeastern city of Yilan


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Tuen Mun South Extension in the pipeline

The Government is set to ask the MTR Corporation (MTRC) to start the detailed planning and design for the Tuen Mun South Extension in the coming year. Secretary for Transport & Housing Frank Chan told legislators


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22 building plans approved

The Buildings Department approved 22 building plans in August – seven on Hong Kong Island, eight in Kowloon and seven in the New Territories. Of the approved plans, 10 were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, three


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