Professor Andrew MacMillan and Professor Isi Metzstein have been named as joint winners of the RIBA Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectural Education.
[SOURCE: RIBA – Winners of the RIBA Annie Spink Award 2008 announced].
Saudi Gazette reports
“Emaar Middle East, the business subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC focused on various Middle East projects, has launched an advanced Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to streamline project management and overall growth.”
[SOURCE: Saudi Gazette – Emaar launches ERP system to optimize project management].
Three months after opening the world’s second-tallest skyscraper, Shanghai is about to start construction of an even taller building – in the face of an economic slowdown and falling property prices.
Construction on the 632-meter Shanghai Tower, expected to cost 14.8 billion yuan (US$2.17 billion), will begin in Pudong’s Lujiazui financial district tomorrow, developers said yesterday.
[SOURCE: Shanghai Daily – Defying the downturn, city builds even higher]
The Standard(HK) reports that “Tenders for the design of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge will be invited on Monday, kick-starting the HK$40 billion project to be bankrolled by the three governments and topped up by bank loans.
The project is among the 10 top infrastructure works which Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen wants to activate to create thousands of jobs during the financial crisis.
Hong Kong will pay 50.2 percent of the project, Guangdong 35.1 percent and Macau 14.7 percent.”
[SOURCE: The Standard – Hong Kong’s First FREE English Newspaper].