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Surbana Jurong acquires AETOS

Surbana Jurong has acquired AETOS Holdings Pte Ltd from Temasek, expanding its overall service offerings to include safety and security capabilities. The group will now have a global workforce of almost 13,000 employees in 40 countries, with an annual turnover of around S$1.3 billion.

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India calling

The next Bauma Conexpo India will take place from 12 to 15 December 2016 at the Huda Grounds in Gurgaon, Delhi. The last edition was held in Greater Noida, Delhi, in December 2014, attracting 635 companies from 25 countries and 26,018 specialist visitors.

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URA honours four projects for excellent restoration works

Four projects in Singapore have won the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Architectural Heritage Awards 2016, due to their exceptional work in heritage building conservation and restoration. They will be showcased at The URA Centre until 30 November 2016.

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Smog Free Tower purifies air in Beijing

The Smog Free Tower, located in Beijing’s 798 arts district, cleans nearly 30,000 cu m of air hourly and creates a pocket of purified air in its vicinity. The vacuum-like innovation utilises ion technology to absorb approximately 75 percent of particulate matter with sizes of 2.5 and 10 micrometers, without producing any ozone.

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Bauma China is all set

Bauma China will return to the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 22 to 25 November 2016. The largest construction trade show in Asia, it will once again occupy the entire SNIEC site, covering 300,000 sq m. As of September 2016, 2,810 exhibitors have signed up for the event.

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Yanmar acquires Terex Compact Germany

Japanese manufacturer Yanmar has completed its acquisition of Terex Compact Germany GmbH from Terex Corporation, at a cost of US$60 million. Both companies expect to significantly expand their sales and service networks in major overseas markets within Europe and North America.

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Faithful+Gould to deliver new IKEA store in Malaysia

Faithful+Gould has been awarded a project management consultancy contract to deliver a new IKEA store at Tebrau, Johor Bahru. Set to open by the end of 2017, this will be the first store in the southern region of Malaysia.

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Tengah: Singapore’s first car-free town centre

The masterplan for Singapore’s 24th HDB town, Tengah, aims to further raise the bar for public housing, with its fresh planning concepts, bold ideas and innovative designs. The new developments for Tengah will be rolled out progressively, with the first batch of flats to be launched in the Plantation District from 2018 onwards.

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Aurecon and Santiago Calatrava team up for new Dubai icon

The building’s striking design includes a distinctive net of steel cable stays, which attach to a central reinforced concrete column that will reach into the skies. At the top of the tower is an oval-shaped bud that will offer 360-degree views of the city and beyond.

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Singapore’s first fully automated underground bicycle parking

From early 2017, Singapore will have its first fully automated underground bicycle parking system. Located at Admiralty, this new underground system can store around 500 bicycles, hence saving land that would otherwise be used for at-grade bicycle parking.