Construction Activities
  • Ho Chi Minh City seeks $92mn loan from state funds for metro

    The administration of Ho Chi Minh City has sought permission from Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to borrow VND2.15 trillion (US$92.9 million) from the central government to pay contractors who are building Metro Line No.1, the first of such system in the southern metropolis.

    The payment will help the project run in line with the plan, and it would help to avoid complaints and lawsuits about debts, the municipal chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong said in a petition recently submitted to the premier.

  • WWF launches its 2019 One Planet City Challenge

    The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) launched its “One Planet City Challenge 2019” on Tuesday.

    This year the One Planet City Challenge has a new assessment framework based on data from the IPCC, the UN climate panel.

    Participating cities will compare their current emissions with the emission reductions necessary to reach the 1.5°C target in a tailor-made analysis.

    This will establish the ambition levels required taking into account each city’s level of development.

  • Looking to Future, B+H partners with Global Urban and Infrastructure Consulting Firm, Surbana Jurong

    Architecture, interior design, planning, landscape design, and strategic consulting firm B+H is partnering with one of Asia’s largest urban and infrastructure consulting firms, Surbana Jurong Private Limited (Surbana Jurong). 

    Poised for the next phase of its transformation into a world-class strategic consulting and design powerhouse, this new partnership aligns B+H with a global industry leader and provides unprecedented access to a deeper and broader platform from which to propel the firm’s growth.

  • BEX and MCE Asia 2018 accelerate action towards common goal of combating climate action and more sustainable living across Asia

    The Singapore Green Building Week opens its doors today, with its two flagship trade platforms off to a great start. Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia, Southeast Asia’s leading trade exhibition for the region’s green building market, and Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia, a regional HVAC-R, water and energy exhibition, kick off today, offering visitors a glimpse into the array of innovations that will soon become the norm in buildings and spaces of the future.

  • Vietnam Energy Efficiency Building Week 2018

    On 25th August 2018 in Hanoi, the Opening workshop of Vietnam Energy Efficiency Building Week 2018 (VEEBW2018) is held by Vietnam Energy Efficiency Network (EEN-Vietnam) and Goethe Institute Hanoi. The goal is to promote Sustainable Energy Use in Vietnam’s building environment through the phases Design – Building – Operation- End of life cycle.

  • Contractors, Insurers Expect IoT Tech to Improve Construction Risk Management
    Study by Dodge Data & Analytics and Triax Technologies shows top drivers for IoT adoption are reduced costs, greater employee productivity, improved safety records
  • March Construction Starts Surge 16 Percent
    New construction starts in March advanced 16% from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $809.2 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics
  • Dodge Momentum Index Inches Higher in March
    The Dodge Momentum Index increased 0.5% in March to 145.5 (2000=100) from the revised February reading of 144.8
  • Dodge Momentum Index Falters in February
    The Dodge Momentum Index lost 4.4% in February, falling to 146.9 (2000=100) from the revised January reading of 153.6.
  • January Construction Starts Rise 2 Percent
    The value of new construction starts in January advanced 2% compared to December, reaching a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $722.5 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.