ConstructionPlusAsia News: Mitrajaya bags RM100 million hospital project

Mitrajaya Holdings Bhd has received a letter of award for the construction of a private hospital in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, for a sum of RM99.9 million.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: Leading Smart Mobility company in Singapore acquired by Ramboll

Ramboll has acquired Vertix Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd (Vertix), a transport consultancy specialised in master planning, ITS solutions, and pedestrian modelling and simulation. Vertix has over the last eight years worked on more than 500 projects in Singapore and South East Asia such as the Singapore to Malaysia HSR and RTS links, Tuas Port development and Mandai Resorts.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: Tech firms may occupy up to a quarter of office space in Southeast Asia by 2030

As growth in Southeast Asia’s online economy gains pace, JLL projects that technology companies will drive office occupancy, potentially accounting for 15 to 25 per cent of annual gross office leasing volumes in the next decade, compared to about five to 10 per cent three years ago.

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VK Architects & Engineers and Archetype Group Form a Joint-Venture to Shape the Healthcare Landscape in Asia Pacific

September 13, 2018

Global design firms VK Architects & Engineers, through its subsidiary VK ASIA PACIFIC, and Archetype Group are proud to announce the formation of a new joint venture to design, engineer and develop healthcare projects around Asia Pacific.

VK Architects & Engineers is a multidisciplinary firm with an impressive track record for numerous hospital organisations in Europe and for several public welfare institutions, cities and local authorities.

Archetype Group, one of Asia’s most prominent architecture and integrated engineering consultancies, has worked on more than 1,200 references and constructed more than 500 projects.

The joint venture, named VKA Healthcare, is an integrated team of international experts in delivering healthcare facilities and tailor-made projects. With a comprehensive network of reliable partners, they provide Asia-based healthcare clients with a wide range of services from infrastructure, master planning and programming, architecture and interior design, structural engineering and MEP engineering, to project and cost management. Through this exclusive collaboration, VKA Healthcare aims for an integrated approach in all its projects to readily address complex situations and realise innovative and challenging hospitals across the Asia Pacific healthcare landscape, with a constant and enduring commitment to environmental issues and social responsibilities.

“This is a logical next step in VK’s ambition to be a knowledgeable partner for Asian hospital clients. Together, we want to shape the future of Asian healthcare.” said Paul Corbeel, CEO of VK Architects & Engineers.

“We are enthusiastic to have found a strong and experienced partner in healthcare solutions for our operations in this promising market, and we believe our local and international clients will benefit from the combined expertise and broad coverage that we will offer.” said Francois Magnier, Chairman of Archetype Group.

About VK Architects & Engineers

VK Architects & Engineers is a design and engineering firm with more than 65 years of experience and expertise. Originally founded in Belgium, the company opened its first Asian office back in 2012 and founded VK ASIA Pacific. As an interdisciplinary company, VK offers a wide range of disciplines within the design, engineering and implementation process. Healthcare clients get an integrated service offer: master planning, architecture, engineering, interior architecture and landscaping. Real estate developers, architects and public authorities call on VK for the engineering of buildings, infrastructure projects and the design of public spaces.

About Archetype Group

Founded in 2002 and now with more than 1,100 employees across 15 countries and 20 offices, Archetype Group is one of the largest private construction consultancies in Asia Pacific and of the top 100 architects with core services in architecture and master planning, building & infrastructure engineering, industrial & process engineering and project, construction and cost management. Archetype’s expertise covers key construction sectors such as buildings & real estate, industry & manufacturing and energy & infrastructure.

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Ms Thuy Be
Group Marketing Officer
Archetype Group
+84 (0) 28 3943 1256 (ext. 8115)

BCI Asia Competitions Open! Register Now!

Registration is now open for the 2019 cycle of BCI Asia’s three competitions!

The 2019 cycle of the popular FuturArc Prize and FuturArc Green Leadership Award, Asia’s leading Green competitions, as well as the Interior Design Awards, are now open for registration and submission! Entrants are encouraged to take the opportunity to showcase their ideas and/or projects, generating awareness towards responsible designs (human, economic, environmental and ethical) and the importance of good design in our society.


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ConstructionPlusAsia News: CIOB (HK) Conference 2018

The Chartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong) (CIOB (HK)) will host a half-day conference on 21 September 2018 with the theme “Smart Construction • Collaborate Excellence” at the New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel. The smart construction will drive a step change in how we build and how our built environment operates.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: Surbana Jurong partners Ping An Trust to develop industrial new township projects in China

Surbana Jurong, one of the largest Asia-based urban and infrastructure consulting firms, and Ping An Trust Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Ping An Insurance (Group) Co, Ltd, today signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) to collaborate on the development of Industrial New Township projects in China, beginning with the Shenzhen International Bio-Valley Industrial Park.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: Most workplace fatalities in 1H 2018 from construction sector

There were 20 workplace fatalities in the first half of 2018, stemming mainly from construction, manufacturing and commercial diving sector, said Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad in Parliament on 6 August 2018.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: Construction services and building materials exempted from SST

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced on 12 August 2018 that construction materials and services will be exempted from the Sales and Service Tax (SST).

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: Hatten Land unveils plans for Melaka’s largest water theme park

Hatten Land Limited (Hatten Land), together with leading resort operator Samsung C&T Corporation and the world’s leading designer and installer of water slides, Polin Waterparks, unveiled today plans to build a RM200 million water theme park, the largest in Melaka.

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