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Hyundai E&C Employs AR Technology for Construction and Quality Management

Hyundai E&C Employs AR Technology for Construction and Quality Management

SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., a major South Korean builder, is set to employ augmented reality (AR) technology for construction and quality management. The company announced on Tuesday that it had developed a building information modeling (BIM)-based AR quality management platform. When accessing BIM data through the platform, it’s [...]

Inter-floor Noise Test Made Mandatory After Apartment Construction

Inter-floor Noise Test Made Mandatory After Apartment Construction

SEOUL, June 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting in July 2022 at the latest, all construction firms will be required to meet regulations on inter-floor noise before acquiring construction permits. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced Tuesday that it will require construction firms to pass a test to determine how well each floor blocks [...]

S. Korea to Build 3 Hydrogen-powered Cities by 2022

S. Korea to Build 3 Hydrogen-powered Cities by 2022

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will build three hydrogen-powered cities in extended efforts to promote hydrogen energy in Asia’s fourth-biggest economy, the transport ministry said Thursday. In a three-year project headed by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the government plans to build pilot hydrogen-powered cities by 2022, the ministry said [...]

Seoul Mayor Vows to Protect Stray Cats

Seoul Mayor Vows to Protect Stray Cats

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The mayor of Seoul has announced that the city will create a coexisting environment for animals by protecting stray cats at redevelopment sites. Mayor Park Won-soon promised to take action on a proposal made via the city’s civic participation platform asking the government to protect stray cats at sites [...]

Foreigners Comprise Half of All Workforce at Construction Sites

Foreigners Comprise Half of All Workforce at Construction Sites

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of all construction workers in South Korea are foreigners. While Koreans comprise most of the workforce in major phases of construction, tasks that involve using physical labor are mostly completed by foreign workers. The Construction and Economy Research Institute of Korea (CERIK) reported that there were [...]

Seoul Cancels Construction Permit for New Japanese Embassy Building

Seoul Cancels Construction Permit for New Japanese Embassy Building

SEOUL/TOKYO, Apr. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The construction permit for a new Japanese embassy building in central Seoul has been revoked, as Tokyo failed to break ground for four years after winning the permit, municipal officials said Wednesday. Seoul’s Jongno Ward Office said it notified the Japanese Embassy on March 4 of the cancellation of [...]

S. Korea’s Economic Structure Remains Fragile: Think Tanks

S. Korea’s Economic Structure Remains Fragile: Think Tanks

SEOUL, June 5 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s latest economic gains do not indicate that the country’s financial condition is on a firm track, as the increases can be attributed to investment in the construction sector and not improvements in private consumption, a research showed Sunday.  Hyundai Research Institute (HRI) said in a report that [...]