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European green energy SMEs eyeing market opportunities in Southeast Asia

17-10-2018
European green energy SMEs, business partnerships, Green Energy Technologies business mission, Indonesia, Singapore

Green Energy Technologies business mission to explore business partnerships with local and regional companies SINGAPORE, October 2018 – On 28 October, about 40 European companies from 15 different European Union (EU) Member States will embark on a week-long Green Energy Technologies business mission to Indonesia and Singapore. This mission …

Editor’s pickLee Kong Chian School of Medicine (Novena Campus) by DP Architects

17-10-2018
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (Novena Campus), DP Architects, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, Imperial College London

The key design goal for the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, a partnership between Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University Singapore, was to provide a creative and conducive setting for cross-disciplinary learning, knowledge exchange and skills-acquisition. The Clinical Sciences Building at the Novena campus houses …

TÜV SÜD rallies manufacturers to embrace Smart Manufacturing with the launch of its Industry 4.0 portfolio

16-10-2018
TÜV SÜD, Smart Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 portfolio, Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific Conference

Munich/Singapore, 16 October 2018 – TÜV SÜD, the global safety, security and sustainability solutions provider, called upon manufacturers to start their Industry 4.0 journeys as it announced the launch of its Industry 4.0 portfolio today. Global figures1 show that Industry 4.0 has the potential to increase annual revenues by up to …

Editor’s pickBloomberg by Foster + Partners wins the 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize

16-10-2018
Bloomberg new European HQ, world most sustainable office, Foster+Partners, 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize

Bloomberg’s pioneering new European HQ has been credited as the world’s most sustainable office and is thought to be the largest stone building in the City of London since St Paul’s Cathedral.   Six buildings were shortlisted for the coveted 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building. The RIBA …

Editor’s pickFinding the voice of Murray River –designing the Cobram Library and Learning Centre

15-10-2018
Cobram Library, CohenLeigh Architects, Australia, Cobram

The Murray River and its surrounding landscape must have a special place in the hearts of the residents living in Cobram, Australia. When plans were drawn to construct the Cobram Library and Learning Centre several years ago, it was decided that the local community must be involved. From the start, community stakeholders had an active hand in …

Editor’s pickAmazon makes first major investment in prefabricated housing

15-10-2018
Amazon, Alexa fund, prefabricated housing start-up, integrated smart solutions, Plant Prefab

As Amazon announced their investment in a prefabricated housing start-up, factory-built homes may just become the next voice-controlled, super-efficient must-have in the future. Cheaper and quicker to build than traditional housing, modular homes are viewed as a solution to housing shortage.  To top it off, Amazon seems keen to ensure the …

Montana State University faculty awarded $1 million grant to research tree chemistry in bark beetle battle

15-10-2018
Montana State University faculty, bark beetle infestation, pine forests, Amy Trowbridge, drought conditions

BOZEMAN - As bark beetles continue to devour sickly pine forests, a Montana State University plant physiologist and ecologist wants to better understand how trees are able to defend themselves amidst a warming climate, drought conditions and hungry insects. Amy Trowbridge, assistant professor in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental …