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Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans collapses, killing 1

New Orleans fire chief says another collapse is possible.

Bridging the gap: Yangon’s boom falls short across river

The bridge would make life easier for Dala residents.

RM5 billion a year outflow from foreign construction workers

Malaysian Construction Industry Development Authority chief gives an estimate based on RM1,000 a month being sent by the 420,000 registered foreign construction workers.

Bina Puri bags RM303 million contract to build road in Iraq

36-month job for dual-lane road in Nasiriya increases its project book order to RM1.56 billion

US$70 billion toll-road plan to connect Indonesia’s sprawl

Indonesia President Joko Widodo is planning an unprecedented US$70 billion splurge on toll roads to help connect the most strung-out country on the planet.

Allow easier import of cement, Putrajaya urged

SME Association and an economist say greater competition from foreign companies will ensure that price is determined by supply and demand.

2 construction firms plead guilty over death, injury of workers

The companies were charged with negligence which caused accidents at their work sites last year.

11,000 inspections carried out last year to ensure safety at construction...

It says law will be tightened soon to make not only the contractors but also the owners liable for safety at worksites.

Chinese firms seek Turkish partners in Africa

Chinese firms are eyeing partnerships with Turkish construction firms in Africa, whom they have discussed possible acquisitions with.

Putrajaya wants to send blue-collar workers to Japan

Report says government looking to sign agreement with Tokyo which could potentially create up to 50,000 jobs for Malaysians.

‘Still on the job’ says Borneo highway builder

Acting CEO says the company is not aware of any decision on the works ministry taking over the RM29 bil project.

Baru calls for whistleblowers to end ‘Ali Baba’ contracts

The works minister says MACC will keep secret the identities of those who tell all.

2018 construction work up 5.1% to RM145.5 billion

Chief statistician credits civil engineering, special trades activities and non-residential buildings sub-sectors for positive growth.

Harnessing calmer times to make good investments

With Malaysia’s finance minister hoping for a boring state of affairs, it makes sense to look at the bonds market, construction industry and fintech startups.

Sabah needs at least 40 new stations, says state fire chief

This is to improve Sabah’s response time, which is far off from the desired national response time of below 10 minutes.

Construction without coordination: How ants build megaprojects

Trail clearing, while costly in terms of time, has been proven to be "energy-cheap" for ants as it greatly reduces the future costs of obtaining food.

CIDB to establish IR 4.0 roadmap for construction industry

The roadmap will help industry players to produce, communicate, analyse and the use of digital information models throughout the construction project life-cycle.

New Genoa bridge to be built within a year

The cost of the demolition work and clearance of the site is estimated at US$21.5 million.

China’s growth dragged down by construction, bolstered by tech

The economy has faced increasing headwinds this year, with simmering trade tensions and a slumping stock market.

Cambodia construction boom built on ‘blood bricks’ and slavery, says report

Poverty fuelled partly by climate change has pushed tens of thousands of Cambodian families into bonded labour in the booming capital.

China’s manufacturers slow in September as trade war worsens

The manufacturing purchasing managers index stood at 50.8 in September versus 51.3 in August, lower than the median estimate of 51.2 in a Bloomberg survey of economists.

Trump border wall going up in Texas

The new section will replace existing fencing along the boundary between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Economist: Recession on the cards if US-China trade war continues

Hoo Ke Ping tells the government to stop blaming the previous administration and to take measures to stop the economic slowdown.

World shogi champion prodigy who made hottest Japan IPO

Heroz went on to develop artificial intelligence technologies through the creation of online games such as shogi and then use AI for a range of other services, and its shares are thriving.