Australia Will Invest $2.4 Billion To Modernize Perth Airport

November 12, 2009,AEDT

Perth Airport is a vital part of the Western Australian and national economy. In response to Perth’s growing need for modern, well-planned aviation infrastructure, the Master Plan sets out a ten-year, $2.4 billion investment program which includes the phased relocation of all regular passenger services to the International Precinct. Perth | Read More

Atkins set to poach talent from design-led practices

November 9, 2009,AEDT

Glasgow – Image via Wikipedia Building Design reports The country’s biggest employer of architects has set its sights on wresting design-led work away from “complacent” signature practices by recruiting more creative designers…….. A team led by Atkins recently beat five others, including Frank Gehry, to land a £300 million new college | Read More

Biz investment down, focus shifts to infrastructure

October 30, 2009,AEDT

Queensland Business Review reports A rebound in business confidence has not yet translated into investment intentions, with Queensland, Australia relying on a strong pipeline of infrastructure projects to drive the economy to more stable ground. The latest Access Economics-Arup Investment Monitor shows business investment in Queensland was notably worse in | Read More

Some Engineering firms see 6% rise in 2010

October 29, 2009,AEDT

In the recent post from ENR.com it found that CEO’s of Engineering & design-build firms predicted a rise of 6% in revenues in 2010 based on a recent survey by Environmental Financial Consulting Group. One CEO commented that the competitive bidding had gotten ugly and was screwing up the market. For | Read More

Archial staff try to follow Alsop

October 19, 2009,AEDT

Building Design reports Will Alsop’s move to RMJM took on a new twist this week after it emerged that staff at his former firm Archial were looking to follow him, with at least one major client considering following suit. RMJM’s group finance director Declan Thompson revealed that former colleagues of | Read More

SKM to acquire Enviros

October 14, 2009,AEDT

Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) has posted their intent to acquire Enviros, a multi-disciplinary sustainability, environmental and health and safety consultancy in the UK. The deal is expected to complete within the coming weeks. Enviros has leading capabilities in climate change and renewables, compliance management, health and safety, sustainable development, and | Read More

Will Alsop to take the reins at RMJM’s London studio

October 2, 2009,AEDT

Will Alsop OBE, one of Britain’s most renowned architects and winner of the coveted Stirling Prize, has announced that he is to create a studio called ‘Will Alsop at RMJM’ as part of the RMJM worldwide architectural firm. Will Alsop’s appointment completes the recent management reorganisation at RMJM’s base in | Read More

Slowdown in the UAE is a bonus for civic projects

September 15, 2009,AEDT

The Global Financial Crisis or GFC as some like to call it has struck projects across the world and placed lots of companies and people out of work. However, there is a bright side for some, including governments and public place developers who have seen prices fall and timelines shortened | Read More

Tallest residential Tower contracts awarded

September 8, 2009,AEDT

Just when you thought development in Dubai was frozen along comes the news that construction contracts were just awarded to Arabian Construction Company for Pentominium, the tallest residential in the world at 618 metres (2027 feet) and 124 floors. At a cost of AED 1.46 billion ($USD 400 million). The total | Read More

City planning to stop brain drain

September 1, 2009,AEDT

Changchun, Jilin China is planning a 12.5 sq km(4.82 sq m) Hi-Tech development Zone to stop the brain drain of its keen entrepreneurs and skilled workers to Shanghai and Beijing. Chanchun is currently planning to build the Changchun Northeast Innovation Center as apart of the Zone to support and encourage | Read More

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