London fire: Other high-rises have similar combustible panels

Jun 23, 2017

London fire: Other high-rises have similar combustible panels

Tests so far have found that at least seven high-rise apartment buildings in England have combustible external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed 79 people in London, Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said Thursday.Downing Street said 600 ...

After deadly London tower fire, local council chief resigns

Jun 22, 2017

After deadly London tower fire, local council chief resigns

The chief executive of a London borough where a tower block fire killed at least 79 people in Britain’s worst blaze since World War II has resigned.Nicholas Holgate, chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council, said he was forced out by Prime Minister Theresa ...

Stay or go? Deadly London fire puts scrutiny on high-rise rule

Jun 18, 2017

Stay or go? Deadly London fire puts scrutiny on high-rise rule

A catastrophic blaze at a London apartment tower has brought new scrutiny to a long-accepted, counterintuitive rule for people in tall buildings: If the blaze breaks out elsewhere in the structure, don’t automatically run for the stairs. Stay put and wait for instructions.That is ...

Tragic London blaze highlights Britain's rich-poor divide

Jun 16, 2017

Tragic London blaze highlights Britain's rich-poor divide

Just a short walk from the social housing block in west London where 17 people — and perhaps many more — died this week in a devastating fire, are some of Britain’s wealthiest streets, lined with elegant, multimillion-pound townhouses.The borough of Kensington and Chelsea ...

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PanaHome, Sojitz to develop 'smart town' in Indonesia

PanaHome Corp., a housing company under the Panasonic group, has teamed up with trading company Sojitz Corp. to build a sustainable “smart town” in the city of Deltamas outside Jakarta.The two companies’ Indonesian subsidiaries will establish a joint venture, PT PanaHome Deltamas Indonesia, in ...