Tag: construction

Will Sky City’s sustainable claims stand up?

changsa-skycity-oneDoes China need another signature skyscraper? Changsha’s Sky City, currently still at the project stage,  caught my attention, not so much for its ambition to become the world’s tallest skyscraper (yawn) but for its desire to promote a more sustainable way of urban living in China. (continue reading…)

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What’s ‘Welcome to Britain’ in Chinese?

uk_flagjpgWhen the UK lowered the flag on its former colony of Hong Kong in 1997, China was still playing catch-up with other Asian economies. Today, China is second only to the US in economic might and the UK, along with every other country in the world, is keen to build closer ties. (continue reading…)

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Chinese construct more deals in UK

manchesterBeijing Construction Engineering Group  is coming to the UK. Manchester, to be precise, to help build  an £800m urban regeneration project near Manchester’s airport. It is the latest example of China’s growing  interest in the UK’s infrastructure and utilities sectors. (continue reading…)

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Johnson Controls helps China build better

fall2010_johnson_controls_logoJohnson Controls is tapping into the growing awareness of building sustainability in China by launching a new high-efficiency heat pump for the Chinese market. (continue reading…)

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Caterpillar loses track in China

caterpillar.jpgCould this be a trend? US construction equipment giant Caterpillar became the latest western manufacturer to report disappointment in China as demand for capital equipment slows.

United Technologies recently posted a drop in Chinese orders while 3M forecast below-trend growth. (continue reading…)

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