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Surbana Jurong acquires SMEC

Surbana Jurong has acquired Australian engineering company SMEC Holdings, establishing a global consultancy group with deep combined expertise in urban and infrastructure sectors. The joint entity will have a combined revenue of S$1.1 billion, with a global workforce of almost 10,000 employees across 40 countries.

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Singapore and Malaysia sign MOU on High-Speed Rail Project

Singapore and Malaysia have signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) Project. Both countries expect to work towards commencing HSR operations by around 2026.

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Thomson-East Coast Line (East Coast Stretch) breaks ground

Work has started on Singapore’s Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) East Coast stretch, Downtown Line 3 Extension (DTL3e) and the East Coast Integrated Depot.

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PUB & NEA to call tenders for DTSS Phase 2 and IWMF

PUB, Singapore’s national water agency and the National Environment Agency of Singapore (NEA), will be calling tenders from this year onwards for the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2 and the Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF).

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LTA awards contract for Sungei Bedok Station

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded a contract for the construction of Sungei Bedok station and its associated tunnels to KTC Civil Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd. It is the last of nine major civil contracts for Thomson–East Coast Line (East Coast stretch).

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IES honours 50 engineering achievements in Singapore

IES recently announced the 50 winning projects of the Engineering Feats @ IES-SG50 competition, which were identified by the public as having made the greatest impact to Singapore’s economic, infrastructural and societal development since 1965.

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New online marketplace for global green building community

Zureli is a new global online marketplace for green building products, services and technology. It helps the industry to achieve sustainability goals, as well as creating a community focusing on the sector.

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Construction disputes in Asia last longer than ever, says Arcadis

The length of time needed to resolve a construction dispute in Asia increased to an average of 19.5 months, according to a recent report that was released by Arcadis. This is four months longer than the global average of 15.5 months.

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‘We must be greener, more productive and more accessible'

Singapore’s Minister for National Development, Lawrence Wong, was speaking at this year’s BCA Awards ceremony. He highlighted the future directions of the built environment industry and shared the initiatives that BCA has taken to develop more green buildings.

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Aurecon to help deliver WestConnex New M5

Aurecon, in a joint venture with Jacobs, has been appointed as lead designers for the WestConnex New M5 in Sydney, Australia. The CPB Contractors Dragados Samsung Joint Venture (CPBDS-JV) is the contractor for the project.