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 the September quarter, while infrastructure remains dominated by water and transport-related projects.
SOURCE: Queensland Business Review – Biz investment down, focus shifts to infrastructure
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 the full article go to the SOURCE: ENR.com
Announcement of Short-List Tenderers and Honorable Mentions (Stage One)
The Short-list Tenderers(3 Entries)
1. Number: 43, Tenderer: Studio Gang Architects / Jeanne Gang Nationality: U.S.A.
2. Number: 45 Tenderer: Reiser + Umemoto RUR Architecture PC / Jesse Reiser Nationality: U.S.A
3. Number: 67, Tenderer: Daniel Gallagher (Office dA) Nationality: U.S.A
The Honorable Mentions(4 Entries) :
1. Number: 18, Tenderer: Morphosis Architects / Thom Mayne Nationality: U.S.A
Joint Tenderer: J.J. Pan and Partners, Architects & Planners / Chungwei Su Nationality:R.O.C.
2. Number: 92, Tenderer: Toyo Ito (Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects) Nationality: Japan
3. Number: 105, Tenderer: JDS Architects / Julien de Smedt Nationality: Denmark
4. Number: 109, Tenderer: J. M. Lin Architect, P.C. / Jou Min Lin Nationality: U.S.A
Joint Tenderer: The Observer Design Group / Zhenguo Cheng Nationality: R.O.C.
The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts will launch a new Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program in fall 2010, announced Bruce Lindsey, dean of the College of Architecture and the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design.
Chairing the MLA program will be Dorothee Imbert, currently associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD).
Meanwhile, the Sam Fox School will begin offering a new undergraduate minor in landscape architecture in fall 2011.
Deadline for applications is Feb. 1, 2010. Students can apply online through the Sam Fox School’s graduate admissions page. For more information, visit samfoxschool.wustl.edu or call 935-6227
for more information go to the [SOURCE: Record – New master’s degree in landscape architecture to be offered in 2010 by Liam Otten]
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 Alsop’s were among the 50 people who have approached the firm for work……..
read the full story at the SOURCE: Building Design – Archial staff try to follow Alsop move
Recently the competition for Bruce Lee Museum closed and SCMP.com reports
A competition to design a Bruce Lee museum at the late kung fu star’s former Kowloon Tong home has attracted more than 160 submissions from Hong Kong and overseas.
The winning entry will be announced later this year with the awarding of the contract to occur in 2010.
SOURCE: SCMP.com (subscription)
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 waste and resource management. The firm works across many industries in both the public and private sectors.
Since 1996 SKM has completed 56 mergers and acquisitions which have been central to the firm’s strategy to grow with its clients and deliver the world’s leading skills locally.