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ITA Tunnelling Awards 2017 calls for entries

Entries for the ITA Tunnelling Awards 2017 are now open and they can be submitted until 30 June 2017. The event will take place in Paris, France, on 15 November.

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Woodlands: Singapore’s ‘Star Destination of the North’

Woodlands is among the areas in Singapore that will be rejuvenated, as part of the country’s Remaking Our Heartland (ROH) programme. Six ‘Star Attractions’ will be introduced in order to transform the town into the ‘Star Destination of the North’.

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Submissions open for IADC Safety Award 2017

The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) is now accepting submissions for its annual safety award, which will be presented in September 2017 in Marseille, France.

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Vietnam’s Lancaster Lincoln development in full swing

Lancaster Lincoln is a new high-end condominium project in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, featuring two residential towers and a commercial office tower. It is expected to be operational in 2019.

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Young engineer: Kelvin Chen

Kelvin Chen, Aurecon’s principal mechanical engineer, has received the Young Consulting Engineer of the Year 2017 award in the Mechanical Engineering category from the Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore (ACES).

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Arup to work on masterplan for Jurong Lake District Singapore

The Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority has appointed KCAP Architects&Planners, leading a multi-disciplinary team consisting of SAA Architects, Arup, S333 and Lekker, as winning consultant for the development of a masterplan for Singapore’s Jurong Lake District.

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Surbana Jurong signs MOU on housing projects in Myanmar

Surbana International Consultants (Myanmar) has signed an MOU with the Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association to become the association’s lead technical consultant for low cost and affordable housing projects in Myanmar.

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AECOM to design Singapore’s high-speed railway infrastructure

AECOM has been appointed as the lead consultant to carry out an advanced engineering study for the complete design of the Singapore stretch of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail infrastructure.

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Asia infrastructure needs ‘to exceed US$1.7 trillion per year’

Infrastructure needs in developing Asia and the Pacific will exceed US$22.6 trillion through 2030 (US$1.5 trillion per year) if the region is to maintain growth momentum, according to ADB.

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CH2M Hill wins Singapore’s Tuas WRP project

Singapore’s national water agency, PUB, has appointed CH2M Hill Singapore as the detailed design consultant for the Tuas Water Reclamation Plant (WRP), a key component of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2.