Abe wants to raise construction site productivity with drones, AI

Sep 12, 2016

Abe wants to raise construction site productivity with drones, AI

The government unveiled has unveiled a campaign to raise productivity at construction sites by 20 percent by 2025 through the use of drones and artificial intelligence. At an inaugural meeting of officials and private-sector experts tasked with formulating new growth strategy policies, Prime Minister Shinzo ...

Jan 31, 2016

Myanmar, Japan-linked consortium reach agreement on new airport plan

The Myanmar government and a consortium that includes Japanese engineering firm JGC Corp. has reached a broad agreement over a plan to construct a new airport on the outskirts of the country's largest city, Yangon. With the deal, the consortium, which also includes Singapore's Changi ...

Nov 30, 2015

70% of residents at tilting condo complex want entire site rebuilt

Nearly 70 percent of condo owners in the Yokohama complex with a tilting building want the entire site rebuilt, according to a survey conducted by the management association. The results, revealed by the association Sunday, show that 476 of the 705 households want the developer ...

Prime contractor for tilting Yokohama condo makes first public apology

Nov 12, 2015

Prime contractor for tilting Yokohama condo makes first public apology

The vice president of Sumitomo Mitsui Construction, the prime contractor for the tilting condominium building in Yokohama, has apologized over the incident — the first such acknowledgment of regret by the company since the scandal broke mid-October. "We deeply apologize for causing troubles and worries," ...

Nov 11, 2015

Piling scandal needs deep probe

The probe into the piling data scandal mustn't end with individual companies and workers; instead it should dig deep into the very foundation of the construction industry and get at the real root of the problem.