Dubai-based firms announce thousands of redundancies – MEED

MEED.com reports

“Consultants and contractors shed staff in wake of collapsing real estate sector.

Dubai-based consultants and contractors are now laying off thousands of staff, as increasing numbers of projects are being shelved in the wake of the collapse of the real estate sector.”

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Property firms adapt to tough times – The National Newspaper

The National Newspaper reports

“Construction companies are restructuring salary packages and relocating staff within the Gulf to try to counteract the slowdown in Dubai and avoid redundancies.”

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Nemetschek North America Updates Vectorworks 2009 Product Line

Nemetschek North America announced the release of its Service Pack 2 for the Vectorworks 2009 line of software, which includes Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Landmark, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vectorworks Machine Design, Vectorworks Fundamentals, and Renderworks.

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SOURCE: Nemetschek North America Updates Vectorworks 2009 Product Line.

Best (and worst) of 2008: Architecture – Los Angeles Times

LA Times takes a look at the Best and Worst Architecture

“China stood astride the architecture world this year. Its Olympic class of landmarks offered a dizzying range of styles — some sleek, some daring and some thoroughly conventional — and at least three individual buildings”

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Marketing Market Square: New plans for park account for humans, and dogs | Editorial | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle

Houston Chronicle reports

“Houston can’t quite get the hang of downtown parks, though other cities have featured this bit of urban design for millennia. There’s a valiant new effort, though, to lift Market Square Park up to its potential. If it works, credit should go to the planners for asking what humans really want in an oasis.”

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