Construction Week (Middle East) releases Salary survey

November 22, 2009,AEDT

Construction Week (Middle East) have just published the results of a salary survey held from April to September this year. The main findings of the survey is that most people are experienced and the UAE is not a place for first-jobbers. People consistently worked longer than 40 hour per week | Read More

Scape Design Associates appointed for new public square

November 18, 2009,AEDT

Landscape architect Scape Design Associates has been appointed to create a new public square in a major west London shopping area after beating shortlisted rivals Gillespies and Burns & Nice. The design will be developed with continued public consultation for planning application. SOURCE: bdonline.co.uk IMAGE SOURCE: King Street Regeneration Related | Read More

The State of Town Planning in Ghana

November 17, 2009,AEDT

Kwadwo (Kojo) Fordjour, AICP has written a great article published at Ghana Web which looks at the state of Town Planning in Ghana. Ghana has a population of 22 million with 385 towns and cities, however there is little planning and few universities offering courses in Town Planning. Kwadwo states | Read More

By 2018 China Will Pass U.S. As Preeminent Construction Market

November 16, 2009,AEDT

A report was recently released by Global Construction Perspectives and Oxford Economics titled Global Construction 2020 which gives a global forecast for the construction industry until 2020. Include in the report summary are some interesting insights into the coming decade of construction. Currently the global construction market is worth 7.5 | Read More

Masdar to use more PV’s to power city

November 12, 2009,AEDT

With the recent drop in costs for photovoltaics (PV) and the effect of dust and haze on solar-thermal technology(the technology originally planned) has caused a rethink in supplying energy to Masdar. The utilities management company has decided to use 50% photovoltaics and 50% solar thermal due to costs. Although photovoltaics | Read More

Decaying mall prime for redevelopment in Lexington

November 11, 2009,AEDT

View Larger Map Recently,  Kentucky.com published an interesting article about Lexington Mall. A mall that has slowly died over the last 20 years and become part of the urban decay of Lexington. The site now offers a great opportunity for development as it is located inside the New Circle Road(See | 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

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