Overcoming roadblocks to pipeline construction in urban terrain

Heavily populated and dense with pre-existing sewer, water, electricity and telecommunications infrastructure, urban areas present a range of challenges to pipeline construction. Pipelines International examines the construction techniques being deployed in projects around the world. For pipeline construction contractors operating in urban areas, problem solving is key to ensuring pipeline projects are completed on time, […]

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Phuket Exhibition and Convention Centre ‘guaranteed’ to be built?

The Phuket Exhibition and Convention Centre proposed for Mai Khao Beach is ‘guaranteed’ to be built if the Thailand Democrat Party retains power in the upcoming elections, according to Finance Minister, Korn Chatikavanij. At a meeting held in Phuket Town this week to review architects plans for the development, when questioned what would happen to […]

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'No checks' on building safeguards

‘No checks’ on building safeguards   No state agencies are checking whether new buildings are earthquake resistant, says the Engineering Institute of Thailand.   State authorities have failed to examine if construction firms use earthquake-resistant construction techniques when they erect buildings, as required by an Interior Ministry regulation, it says.   The EIT yesterday expressed its concerns about […]

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Myanmar earthquake has no affect on Thai dams: EGAT

The 6.7 magnitude earthquake in Myanmar last night has not affected Thailand’s dams, according to state-owned energy producer the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT). A senior EGAT official, Weerachai Chaisakaew, said his organisation, which is responsible for the safety of its dams nationwide, had reviewed data received at seismographs installed at all dams and […]

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Modern Railways Conference in Bangkok Featuring Presentation from the Ministry of Transport and Finance in Thailand

Modern Railways Conference in Bangkok Featuring Presentation from the Ministry of Transport and Finance in Thailand   Mastering realistic strategies of planning, designing, financing, developing, modernising, managing and operating modern rail infrastructure.   Bangkok, Thailand, March 24, 2011 —- marcus evans will be presenting the Modern Railways Conference to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on […]

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Society of Professional Engineers in Thailand (SPET) Monthly Members Meetings

Society of Professional Engineers in Thailand (SPET) Monthly Members Meeting     An impressive group of professional engineers who meet in the British Club once a month for far ranging discussions from Bangkok’s Mass Transit System to Samut Prakarn’s sewers! SPET meetings are a lively event and open to all club members to attend. This […]

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Thailand's Nuclear power bid put on back burner

Thailand’s Nuclear power bid put on back burner   No proposal to construct a nuclear power plant will be made while the Democrat Party is still in power, says Energy Minister Wannarat Channukul.   “The PDP [power development plan] committee will need to look at alternative paths for our energy development,” said Mr Wannarat, adding that other […]

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