It’s one big battle for the brains – The Times

June 30, 2008,AEDT

Chris Reay, the CEO of Engineer Placements, says the industry is especially vulnerable because engineers are in demand around the world. He says that often when he tries to contact some of the engineers on his company’s database he finds they “are now in Perth, Dubai or China”. Also, it | Read More

UAE among top 10 destinations for workers

June 25, 2008,AEDT

UAE among top 10 destinations for workers DUBAI: The UAE has been ranked among the top 10 preferred destinations for workers, attracting quality workforce from all over the globe with its vibrant job market, a survey has revealed. The survey ‘Relocating For Work’, conducted by Manpower Middle East said that | Read More

Something from Nothing – Sasaki Feaure in The Boston Globe

June 23, 2008,AEDT

Why would a company want employees diving into its trash bins? Because at Sasaki Associates, one of the country’s hottest landscape and urban-design firms that’s shaping the Olympic village in Beijing, life is all about salvaging good from bad. FOREST PARK IS A LARGE GREEN space on the northern fringes | Read More

NYC artist builds Lego model of Trump Dubai tower — Newsday.com

June 23, 2008,AEDT

New York City artist has built a replica of the soon-to-open Trump Dubai hotel tower out of thousands of Lego pieces. Nathan Sawaya’s 10-foot version of the distinctive five-star hotel is expected to be unveiled Monday in Columbus Circle. SOURCE: Newsday.com – NYC artist builds Lego model of Trump Dubai tower

Going Green From The Ground Up – Texas Contractor

June 16, 2008,AEDT

The green build wave is rising, and right now general contractors have the opportunity to ride its crest. It is fast becoming expected that professionals in the building trades are ready, willing and able to work green — and that means understanding the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED standards (Leadership | Read More

OMA appoints Shohei Shigematsu as Partner

June 15, 2008,AEDT

The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has appointed Shohei Shigematsu as partner of the OMA Holding company. Mr. Shigematsu is currently director of OMA*AMO PC in New York. Mr. Shigematsu is currently in charge of Cornell University’s new building for the College of Architecture, Art and Planning in Ithaca, NY, | Read More

Rain Bird educating Californians on water conservation

June 9, 2008,AEDT

As Governor Schwarzenegger Declares Drought Conditions, and Renews Call for California Residents To Use Water More Efficiently in Their Garden and Landscapes This Summer. In the face of below-average rainfall, very low snowmelt runoff and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s declaration of statewide drought conditions, California residents are now being called upon | Read More

Urban Splash founders sell 24 per cent to managers

June 2, 2008,AEDT

The founders of property developer Urban Splash are to sell off almost a quarter of the company’s equity to its management team and have agreed a refinancing deal with three banks worth £125m. Chairman Tom Bloxham and chief executive Jonathan Falkingham are selling 24 per cent of the shares to | Read More

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