Tue, 11 Sep 2018 01:00
Re-opened Iraqi railway a lifeline to progress
The newly revived railway between Baghdad and Fallujah snakes across the western Iraqi desert, through a landscape of burned-out tanks, abandoned cars and collapsed buildings.
Wed, 29 Aug 2018 01:00
How scrap tyres could stop buildings collapsing
A breakthrough in protection from earthquakes is in the pipeline
Tue, 28 Aug 2018 01:00
Shareholders of THG back property deal
SHAREHOLDERS of Thonburi Healthcare Group (THG) have approved the company’s purchase of land and buildings in the Pracha-Uthit area in preparation to develop Thonburi Health Village, a residential project for the elderly in Thonburi district.
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 11:36
Panic but no injuries as Venezuela hit by 7.3 magnitude earthquake
Venezuela was rocked by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake near its northeastern coast Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, causing buildings to sway and people to run into the street in panic but there were no reports of fatalities or injuries.
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:32
RISC, TINT to study hazard levels of radon gas in Thai buildings
The Research for Innovation & Sustainability Centre (RISC) and the Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT) have teamed up to measure levels of the carcinogenic radioactive gas radon in the country’s buildings and construction materials.
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 20:24
Major rally on Aug 26 to ‘reclaim Doi Suthep’
The Doi Suthep Forest Reclamation Network along with its allies will hold a major rally in Chiang Mai on August 26 to demand that buildings in Doi Suthep’s pristine forest be demolished.
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 15:41
Doi Suthep defenders ramp up protests for removal of residences
The “Rak Chiang Mai” community network on Thursday organised four flash mobs at four key locations of Chiang Mai’s Muang district to highlight what they says is a lack of progress in removing controversial buildings at the foot of the “sacred” Doi Suthep mountain.
Mon, 06 Aug 2018 06:47
Indonesia quake kills 82, leaves hundreds wounded
A powerful quake which struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok has killed 82 people and wounded hundreds, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said early Monday, with thousands of buildings left damaged.
Sat, 28 Jul 2018 16:42
Rainstorms kill 49 in northern India
Heavy monsoon rains that sparked floods and caused buildings to collapse have killed at least 49 people in north India's Uttar Pradesh state since Thursday officials said, as the national weather agency issued further storm warnings.
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 01:00
Shaping up a new landmark in Bangkok
RAMA IV Road is becoming a new landmark in Bangkok with major property companies developing mixed-use complexes of luxury hotels,office buildings and retail outlets.
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 19:19
5.9-magnitude quake felt in Tokyo, no tsunami warning
A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan Saturday evening outside of Tokyo, swaying buildings in the capital, but no tsunami warning was issued.
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 18:51
6.0-magnitude quake felt in Tokyo, no tsunami warning
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit Japan Saturday evening outside of Tokyo, swaying buildings in the capital, but no tsunami warning was issued, the country's meteorological agency said.
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 10:05
Ghost of Hong Kong’s history get a modern makeover
After years of restoration and rehabilitation, Tai Kwun is set to open to become Hong Kong’s new heritage destination.
The compound houses one of the oldest buildings on the site, the Barrack Block, was built between 1862 and 1864, when refugees came spilling into Hong Kong from war-torn Mainland China.
Sat, 30 Jun 2018 15:59
Mumbai's Victorian Gothic and Art Deco buildings win UNESCO status
Mumbai's Art Deco buildings -- believed to be the world's second largest collection after Miami -- were added on Saturday to UNESCO's World Heritage List alongside the city's better-known Victorian Gothic architecture.
Wed, 27 Jun 2018 16:20
Elevated Ratchaprasong walkway construction continues
The Ratchaprasong Square Trade Association (RSTA) says its proposed 1,150-metre skywalk that will connect 18 buildings will enable the creation of a smart district.