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Construction industry needs digitisation to rebound
BUDGET WISH LIST:TIME FOR GOVT TO SUPPORT CIDB IN ITS EFFORTS TO ENCOURAGE ADOPTION OF CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES BY Zoe Phoon Incentivise first movers and adopters According to Dato’ Faris Yahaya, group CEO of construction and development company ORANGEBEAM Bhd, McKinsey research cited risk aversion as one of the areas... Read more
PROPTECH 3.0: Changing the face of property
 BY Aaron Ting, President, Fourth Industrial Revolution Structural Transformation Faced with stagnating property values, developers, investors and industry stakeholders are turning to property technology (proptech) in ever-increasing numbers to differentiate their portfolios. In fact, global investment into real estate tech startups in the first half of 2019, at US$12.9... Read more
A renewal of life at Sri Ukay
AS PAST SHADOWS BEGIN TO LIFT, THE LUSTRE OF A PRIME NEIGHBOURHOOD IS NOW BEING REDISCOVERED WITH FRESH ATTENTION BY Chris Prasad Perception is a strange and fleeting thing, often defined by a single event, but consequently reassessed with time, truth and necessity. Take the picturesque neighbourhood of Taman... Read more
LBS to jointly develop Perak land with SSI
COMPANY KICK STARTS 2019 WITH A FOCUS ON MIX-USE PROJECTS AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING To show its support for the government’s national housing agenda, LBS Bina Group Bhd (LBS) has teamed up with Perak State Secretary Incorporated (SSI) to jointly develop two parcels of land situated in the Temor and... Read more
Surcharging: What is it and why do we need it?
DEVELOPER GOLDEN LAND HELPS DEMYSTIFY THIS PROCESS OF SOIL PREPARATION AND EXPLAINS THE BENEFITS TO THE END USER… YOU! We know this much: not all land parcels are created equally. Developers often have to deal with variable soil conditions when constructing buildings, and geography and the natural lay of... Read more
Budget 2019: What’s in it for property?
SOLUTIONS IN SIGHT FOR HOME SEEKERS WHO HAVE LONG BEEN WAITING IN THE WINGS BY Zoe Phoon Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng tabled the Pakatan Harapan government’s inaugural budget in Parliament on Nov 2. This is the first federal spending plan by a new administration after 61 years following... Read more
Thai university campus built entirely out of shipping containers
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE FOCUSED ON SUSTAINABLE LIVING WALKS THE TALK BY CREATING FACILITY MADE COMPLETELY FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS Demonstrating that actions speak louder than words, the International Sustainable Development Studies Institute in Thailand has just built a new campus made almost entirely out of recycled materials. Providing the main structure... Read more
Coming soon: World’s largest underwater restaurant
AS CONSTRUCTIONS NEARS COMPLETION FOR THE APTLY NAMED “UNDER”, A LITTLE NORWEGIAN TOWN IS POISED TO MAKE IT ON THE WORLD MAP The North Sea, long considered harsh and unforgiving, will soon play host to one of the world’s greatest Atlantean dining experiences. Five meters below the surface of... Read more
Debt issues emerge for Singapore’s small construction firms
A recent Bloomberg report highlighted that small construction firms in Singapore are likely to face more difficulties repaying debt as a clampdown on property speculation worsens their already tight liquidity. The overall economy in the Island Republic grew at a slower pace in the second quarter than initially projected... Read more
Ireka explores autonomous rail transit with China firms
Public-listed developer Ireka Corp Bhd looks set to diversify its business interest with a recent tie-up with two China-based logistics and transportation companies. In a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed this week, Ireka has formed an agreement with Beijing-based CRRC Urban Traffic Co Ltd (CRCC) and Shentong Express Co... Read more