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China’s new 3-D printed houses


Additive manufacturing (aka. 3-D printing) has triggered a revolution in fabrication, with applications ranging from consumer goods to artificial bones and organs. However, it is in the field of construction that the technology is making what may prove to be some of its greatest contributions. In addition to being much more safe and cost-effective than … Continue reading

The real China housing collapse: Actual buildings


They don’t build ‘em like they used to, and when it comes to housing in China, that’s probably a good thing. According to the official Xinhua news agency, the price behind the breakneck pace of China’s construction boom since the reform and opening is becoming clear, with buildings collapses frequently involving those constructed in the … Continue reading

Hong Kong: Wartime bomb forces mass evacuations


Authorities in Hong Kong ordered 2,260 people to temporarily relocate as bomb disposal teams spent the better of portion of Friday removing a live World War II bomb from a construction site in the city. A police spokesperson told AFP that the one-ton bomb was the largest such ordnance found in Hong Kong. Technicians spent 15 hours … Continue reading

China to move 20,000 people at risk from Three Gorges landslides


China will relocate 20,000 people living near the Three Gorges Dam by the end of this year and five times that number by 2017 because of landslide risks caused by the world’s biggest hydropower project. State news agency Xinhua said on Wednesday that preparations had started to move a fifth of the residents of Badong … Continue reading

China power giant inks $2.4 billion India project


Power Construction Corporation of China said on Friday it had signed a $2.4 billion contract to build the second phase of a massive coal-fired power complex in southern India that will help meet soaring local demand for electricity. The second phase of the project for India’s Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS) will include … Continue reading

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