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Bentley’s  AECOsim  building designer  CONNECT Edition surmounts  the challenges of BIM scalability  for major projects
Bentley’s AECOsim building designer CONNECT Edition surmounts the challenges of BIM scalability for major projects

September 2017: Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, announced the availability of AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition, Bentley’s building information modelling (BIM) application designed for building projects of significant size and/or engineering complexity, and which are typically characterised by the challenges of combining vertical construction and horizontal infrastructure (like roads, railway Read More


PESTECH win Bentley Be Inspired Award in Singapore
PESTECH win Bentley Be Inspired Award in Singapore

A Malaysian-owned power infrastructure constructor was awarded a prize for its building a power substation and transmission line in Cambodia. Pestech International Berhad, through its subsidiary in Cambodia Pestech Cambodia Limited (PCL), was granted a 25-year concession by the Cambodian government to build a substation in Kratie province and the transmission line connecting power from a hydropower plant in the country’s northeastern Stung Treng province with the capital city Phnom Penh. Read More


Philippines flooded with Chinese contractors
Philippines flooded with Chinese contractors

The Philippines’ huge infrastructure construction program has attracted so much interest from Chinese contractors, that the government has requested assistance from China to screen companies applying for projects.  A combination of Philippines President Duterte’s USD180bn ‘Build, Build, Build’ program and the Chinese One Belt, One Road initiative has created one of the largest infrastructure construction booms in Asia.  The flood of Chinese contractors com Read More


China punishes 31 responsible for deaths of 73
China punishes 31 responsible for deaths of 73

The Chinese government has ordered ‘coercive measures’ on 31 people it has held responsible for an accident on a construction site in November 2016 that killed 73 people.  The deaths were caused by the collapse of a cooling tower at a power plant which was under construction in Southern China. Two more workers were injured and the cost of the incident was estimated at USD15.6 million dollars according to state news agency Xinhua.  A government report says investigator Read More


Myanmar construction trends remain positive
Myanmar construction trends remain positive

A new report on Myanmar’s construction industry predicts a slowing in growth over the next five years following five years of solid positive growth. Timetric’s Construction in Myanmar – Key Trends and Opportunities to 2021 report showed sustained growth in the period 2012-2016 of 10.33 percent, despite a downturn due to political tensions in 2015-2016, that was driven by public sector investments in infrastructure and residential construction projects. 2017-2021 is foreca Read More


WW2 bomb kills worker on Malaysia rail site
WW2 bomb kills worker on Malaysia rail site

Malaysia: An explosion from a World War II-era bomb killed one worker and seriously injured two others on the construction site of a new underground station in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur in October.  A Bangladeshi worker died in hospital after the blast from the unexploded ordnance.  During the Second World War Kuala Lumpur was occupied by Japanese Imperial forces in their conquest of British Malaya, and was bombed by the US air force. The station is one of 11 being bu Read More


Vingroup starts work on car factory
Vingroup starts work on car factory

Vietnam: Vingroup, Vietnam’s largest property developer announced that it had started construction on an enormous car factory in the north of the country in September. The first phase of construction on the 335-hectare site is worth USD1 - 1.5 billion and is part of an overall push by the company to expand into the heavy industry sector in Vietnam. The company borrowed USD800 million from Credit Suisse AG to help fund phase one. Through the construction of this mega car factory, the Read More


China building 30% of world\'s infrastructure
China building 30% of world\'s infrastructure

A new report from Timetric’s Infrastructure Intelligence Center (IIC) shows that projects around the world with Chinese contractor involvement make up 16 percent of the global total by project number. However, the size of China-sponsored projects translates to 31 percent of the total global infrastructure project value, which is USD17.1 trillion as of 2017. The report says Chinese contractors are involved in 1,034 projects outside China, with the majority in Asia, the Middle East and Af Read More


World\'s largest expo trade centre for Thailand
World\'s largest expo trade centre for Thailand

A Thai-Chinese joint venture has announced plans to build the world’s largest expo trade centre on the Gulf of Thailand coast, east of the capital Bangkok. Thai company Best Group and Shenzhen property company Hydoo International are investing USD3bn to build the 2.5 square kilometre Trust City World Exhibition and Trade Centre. When complete in 2020, the facility will host more than 20,000 wholesale shops, 5,000 business-class hotel rooms for traders and tourists, 6,000 less expensive Read More


Philippines to ease foreign ownership
Philippines to ease foreign ownership

Foreign ownership rules in the construction sector are set to be relaxed in the Philippines after the government announced it is changing its constitution to increase limits in a number of sectors. Philippines Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez made the announcement at a forum for Japanese investors in Tokyo in October, telling them that the government is also reviewing its Foreign Investment Negative List. Constitutional change can only occur after the review and the process is expected to t Read More


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