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Japan’s Strict Building Codes Saved Lives

Hidden inside the skeletons of high-rise towers, extra steel bracing, giant rubber pads and embedded hydraulic shock absorbers make modern Japanese buildings among the sturdiest in the world during a major earthquake. And all along the Japanese coast, tsunami warning signs, towering seawalls and well-marked escape routes offer some protection from walls of water.

Firm takes delivery of solar pre-cast housing units

Nice Dream Properties, owners of Havilah Gardens, has taken delivery of solar precast housing units as a prelude to its planned execution of 1000 housing units.

The Managing Director of the firm, Richard Uwagie, stated this during an inspection tour of Havilah Gardens, a middle class estate, located besides Deeper Life Church along.

Uwagie, who decried the ever increasing figure of housing deficits in the country, said if not checked it, may spell doom for the economic development of the country.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: AlgaePac System From Oldcastle Precast

For tertiary wastewater treatment applications, the AlgaePac system from Oldcastle Precast features patented Algaewheel technology which provides a diverse ecological environment for wastewater discharged to Surface, Subsurface, and/or Reuse situations.

Using a symbiotic relationship between algae and bacteria, the AlgaePac system combines Algaewheel technology, simple clarification processes enhanced by the natural coagulating effect of algae filaments, and disinfection to provide effluent treated to tertiary standards.

U.S. Concrete Precast Group Completes the Production

Phoenix, AZ, March 11, 2011 --( U.S. Concrete Precast Group has completed the production of 130 pre-stressed, green concrete U-beams for the Sky Train Project at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. U.S. Concrete Precast Group secured the project in 2009 with Hensel Phelps Construction Company. Production of high strength U-beams began at U.S.

Precast profits

Precast concrete is becoming more frequently used in a greater variety of projects throughout the Gulf region, but ideological differences are preventing a much wider take-up of the approach, say manufacturers.

Much of precast concrete is explained by the name: the creation of hollow-core slabs, beams and walls in reusable molds (or ‘forms’) in a factory that are then transported to the site and placed into the correct position.

Yemen explosion causes building collapse killing 10

At least two children are reported to have died in the explosion, which happened just before dawn in the town of Taiz.

Some reports said a basement near the building was used to store fireworks, but others said the basement held an arms dealer's cache of weapons.

Rebels in Yemen's southern region are campaigning to secede from the country.

Yemen's Defence Ministry said fireworks were stored in the basement, Agence France Presse reported.

The explosion caused the neighbouring six-storey building to collapse and damaged a third.

Shanghai construction steel market turnover few

Yesterday morning at the bottom of the Shanghai market price of construction steel, slightly elevated, but the performance of the market demand is still relatively light, businessmen generally think that hampered shipments, as before the close, the market there are actual transaction fell slightly. Today's opening, the Shanghai market price of the mainstream of construction steel pricing stability, actual transaction spreads widened.

U.S. construction spending fell for three consecutive months

According to the U.S. Commerce Department data released on the 1st, mainly due to expenditure on office buildings and commercial construction spending downturn, the United States in January this year, construction spending fell by 0.6% last month, fell to its lowest level since June 2003 level, which is the United States third consecutive month, construction spending fell.

Chile's high-quality buildings to reduce earthquake casualties

A spokesman for the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Brigitte Leonie March 2 in Geneva, said that Chile was to take preventive measures to reduce the impact of disasters as a good example. He said that the building earthquake codes implemented to reduce casualties in the earthquake has played an important role.

A spokesman for the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Leonie said that despite the intensity of such a large earthquake in Chile, but only 700 deaths. He said that the construction standards of the shock many people survived.

New Year's Holiday Notice

Dear All,

2010 Chinese Spring Festival NEW YEAR HOLIDAY NOTICE

Please be advised that our Lunar New Year Holidays are as follow:
We will be on holiday From 12th Feb to 22th Feb 2010.

Thank you for your kind attention!

Best withes to your company and you a prosperous Lunar New Year 2010.

Happy New Year!

Best regards,

George Tao

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