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Old August 12th, 2007, 08:24 PM   #501
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Old August 13th, 2007, 06:39 AM   #502
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Hi-tech savings go to waste
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Amid increasing public concern about the adverse impact of high-rise buildings, two major developers have spent extra money voluntarily on advanced technology to reduce construction waste dramatically and enhance energy efficiency.

Swire Properties says it is the first developer to use three-dimensional design software in the design and construction of its 70-storey grade-A office development, One Island East, in Quarry Bay at an additional investment of HK$14 million. It also spent another HK$10 million to reduce construction waste.

Sun Hung Kai Properties, owner of what will be Hong Kong's tallest building, the 118-storey International Commerce Centre, says it has invested "tens of millions of dollars" more to meet growing demand for sustainable technology in construction.

Stephen Fong, a general manager of Swire Properties, said 20 to 30 per cent of construction waste came from new construction. By adopting 3D design software, he said the company was able to produce accurate estimates of materials needed, thus allowing it to "design out waste".

He cited the HK$2.35 billion Island East One as an example, saying Swire had saved an estimated HK$50 million in this project alone. "We will be applying this 3D technology to our other projects in future," he said.

Mr Fong said 99 per cent of demolition waste from the One Island East site, including 2,840 tonnes of steel,
57,125 tonnes of concrete and bricks and 740 tonnes of other inert materials, was reused and recycled.


Kenneth Mo, a project director at SHKP unit Sanfield Building Contractors, said about 4,200 tonnes of waste concrete from the ICC site was sent to the government depot for recycling when the cofferdam was removed.

"As the ICC site is surrounded by residential buildings, we have to exercise extreme caution to reduce noise, dust and air pollution. So far, SHKP has not received a single complaint about the construction work," said Mr Mo, who also involved in developing the group's International Finance Centre Two, at Hong Kong Station.

Sitt Nam-hoi, a project director at SHKP subsidiary Harbour Vantage Management, said the group also built a six-metre temporary platform linked to the highway to move thousands of tonnes of steel and concrete directly to the site rather than passing through the podium in a bid to reduce disturbance to residents.
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Old August 13th, 2007, 10:51 AM   #503
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Interesting read, thanks hkskyline!
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Old August 13th, 2007, 10:54 AM   #504
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Old August 13th, 2007, 10:15 PM   #505
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Old August 13th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #506
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pics are taken from a plane i believe
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Old August 13th, 2007, 11:04 PM   #507
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yeah thats what I think.
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Old August 14th, 2007, 01:43 AM   #508
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Nice photos Rachmaninov!
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Old August 14th, 2007, 08:39 AM   #509
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Anyone know how this one will be lit up at night?
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Old August 14th, 2007, 09:25 AM   #510
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I'm assuming they'll have light bulbs
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Old August 14th, 2007, 11:23 AM   #511
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I'm assuming they'll have light bulbs
Candles on all buildings and in all rooms is the way forward I tell you...
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Old August 14th, 2007, 04:42 PM   #512
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I'm very impressed. There are new towers rising to Hong Kong all the time. And what's best, they all look modern, classy and they're quite high. This is very nice looking building which has an excellent cladding.
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but HK needs more supertalls in my opinion
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Old August 15th, 2007, 06:33 AM   #514
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Anyone know how this one will be lit up at night?
I doubt it's gonna be anything outrageous... 1 it's far from tourist core 2 it's way too close to Tai Koo Shing... It'd be quite disturbing...


I hope they'd light up the top part or at least the crown tho
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 02:57 PM   #515
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 04:12 PM   #516
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Yes. It looks massive
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 04:36 PM   #517
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I walked around the Quarry Bay Jusco this last Sunday... it is quite big. The core is still much higher than the curtain wall.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 07:01 AM   #518
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I like this building, but I love the surroundiong topography. Hong Kong has the most dramatic setting of any other megacity and this tower looks great on the skyline!
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Old August 25th, 2007, 10:39 AM   #519
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Any chance you could work your magic on this one Aboveday?
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