This week in construction news (27 Nov ‘17)
Southeast Asia construction surges forward, as investments and overall confidence in the region remains strong. Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines show strong growth as well as steady potential for future growth.
In the Middle East, total of Dh10.8 billion (USD 2.9 billion) worth of construction contracts for Expo 2020 Dubai will be awarded by the end of 2017. Sectors to offer procurement opportunities next year include design, logistics, health and safety, construction and construction materials.
In design and tech, building design neglects the needs of regular maintenance. The industry needs to learn to predict maintenance needs even before a building is constructed.
Southeast Asia news
Like its peers, Sunway Construction has a happy problem amid a boom in Malaysian infrastructure projects. It won RM4…www.straitstimes.com
Phase two of the construction of a $10 billion underground sewage superhighway, one of the world's largest, started…www.straitstimes.com
Businesses in the construction sector are facing increased pressure from delays to their payments, according to new…www.cityam.com
Organisers of mega-event say “on track” to reach contract target of Dh11bn by end of 2017www.thenational.ae
Design and Tech
SINGAPORE - A building manager takes over a building, only to find that his maintenance equipment cannot fit through…www.straitstimes.com