This week in construction news (5 March ‘18)
Southeast Asia construction is on the rise. How do we know? Based on the increased media attention gained.
Over the course of February, a notable pattern has surfaced regarding construction-related news. There are more articles covering issues such as environmentalism, innovation, and Southeast Asia. News on construction in Southeast Asia have been sparse in the past, but the sharp rise in construction activity in the region has drawn media attention, and interesting information is reported regularly now.
In Southeast Asia, a number of concerns regarding environmental degradation have been raised recently. Over-utilisation of esential materials such as sand and coal could affect the region’s flora and fauna.
Most interestingly, a Bandung tech startup aims to use mushrooms to construct houses. Inspired by tempeh, the technology could see ‘living bricks’ serve as a sustainable alternative in the region.
Laos overcomes its land-locked geography with overland cross-border infrastructure, boosting interconnectivity between…www.channelnewsasia.com
Construction firms project profit to fall 9.09 percentage points in Q2sbr.com.sg
SINGAPORE (Mar 2): CIMB is keeping Yongnam Holdings at "add" as the steel structure support specialist pursues $1.2…www.theedgesingapore.com
The UK construction industry was "flat as a pancake" in February as the sector's recession dragged on into 2018…www.independent.co.uk
CHICAGO/NANTONG, China - At a Caterpillar facility in the eastern Chinese city of Nantong, an array of excavators…www.todayonline.com
KIHIM, INDIA- As a morning mist rolls in from the Arabian Sea, young men lead a couple of dozen ox-drawn carts onto a…www.sciencemag.org
Can banks justify financing new coal projects in Southeast Asia because developing countries are still dependent on…www.eco-business.com
TOKYO -- Prosecutors arrested a former Taisei executive and a Kajima official on Friday on suspicion that they took…asia.nikkei.com
BANDUNG, Indonesia: A simple farm in the misty hills above the Indonesian city of Bandung is not the place one might…www.channelnewsasia.com