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  • INSIGHT

    Super low energy buildings tailored for the tropical climate

    In half a century, global energy consumption more than doubled from 68,792 terawatt-hours (TWh) to 176,431 TWh. In comparison, Singapore’s energy consumption per capita increased 4.5-fold in the same period, placing her in the top 3 energy ...

  • INSIGHT

    State of the market – data centres in Asia

    Data centre demand is expected to have a 12.2% compound annual growth between 2018 and 2024 in the APAC region.1 Big data is now central to the way we live our lives, the way our governments work, to the way we communicate, purchase and carry out ...

  • INSIGHT

    BIM maturity level in terms of Policy, People, Technology and Process

    According to NBS National BIM Report1, there has been a significant rise in the adoption of BIM in the past decade, with 73% of construction companies reporting that they are aware of BIM and are using it within their companies, which has risen ...

  • INSIGHT

    A Greener, Smarter and Safer Development Goal in China’s Construction Industry

    In China, the Five-Year Plan is a series of social and economic development issued by the government to govern the national major construction projects, productivity distribution, and main proportion of the national economy. By the end of 2020, China...

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  • Hong Kong Report

    RLB Construction Cost Update HK Q1 2024

    According to the latest issue of RLB Construction Cost Update HK Report, it is projected that the ...

  • Crane Index

    RLB Crane Index® Hong Kong Q4 2023

    In the fourth quarter of 2023, RLB surveyed around 227 construction sites where private building ...

  • Market Research

    RLB Construction Cost Update HK Q4 2023

    According to the latest issue of RLB Construction Cost Update HK Report, it is projected that the ...

  • Market Research

    RLB Construction Procurement and Cost Intelligence Report China Q4 2023

    The Cost Report China Q4 2023 report provides a snapshot of construction market conditions and price...

  • Perspective 2023 vol 2

    Perspective 2023 vol 2

    Each year it feels like the world is getting faster – and we have the data to prove it.  It ...

  • Perspective 2023 vol 2

    Moving north: the making of Northern Metropolis in Hong Kong

    Over the past decades, Hong Kong was often referred as one of the world’s most important ...

  • Perspective 2023 vol 2

    Drones zones: Building the buzz for drones in construction

    Spray painting, site-surveying and drilling drones are already here but the construction industry is...

  • Perspective 2023 vol 2

    Mind the gap: AI bridges the divide in Southeast Asian construction

    The adoption of artificial intelligence may vary around the Southeast Asian region, but the idea had...

  • Market Research

    RLB Construction Cost Update HK Q3 2023

    According to the latest issue of RLB Construction Cost Update HK Report, it is projected that the ...

  • Singapore and Regional Report

    RLB Singapore and Regional Construction Market Update Jun 2023

    Global economy has shown resilience in 2022 but is expected to moderate in 2023 due to the economic ...

  • China Report

    RLB Construction Procurement and Cost Intelligence Report China Q2 2023

    The Cost Report China Q2 2023 report provides a snapshot of construction market conditions and price...

  • International Report

    Headwinds and headaches for global construction industry

    Concerns about material costs, COVID-19, supply chain logistics and extreme weather events have ...

  • Hong Kong Report

    RLB Construction Cost Update HK Q2 2023

    According to the latest issue of RLB Construction Cost Update HK Report, it is projected that the ...

  • Riders Digest

    Singapore Rider’s Digest 2023

    Towards the next 50 years We celebrated 50 years of industry leadership and service excellence in ...

  • Perspective

    Perspective 2023 vol 1

    When I began my career in the built environment, over 30 years ago, I never imagined that our ...

  • Crane Index

    RLB Crane Index® Hong Kong Q4 2022

    In the fourth quarter of 2022, RLB surveyed around 222 construction sites where private building ...

  • Hong Kong Report

    RLB Construction Cost Update HK Q1 2023

    According to the latest issue of RLB Construction Cost Update HK Report, it is projected that the ...

  • Riders Digest

    Riders Digest 2023 Philippines

    Rider Levett Bucknall Philippines, Inc. proudly presents to you the fourteenth Philippine Edition of...

  • Singapore and Regional Report

    RLB Singapore and Regional Construction Market Update Dec 2022

    The second half of 2022 was characterised by high inflation, interest rates, oil and gas prices and ...

  • Hong Kong Report

    RLB Construction Cost Update HK Q4 2022

    According to Rider Levett Bucknall’s Tender Price Index, which measures tender price movements of ...

  • International Report

    Challenges and opportunities in the post Covid-19 world

    Although the global construction industry was impacted by government-imposed lockdowns during the ...

  • China Report

    RLB Construction Procurement and Cost Intelligence Report China Q4 2022

    The Cost Report China Q4 2022 report provides a snapshot of construction market conditions and price...

  • Future Thinking

    Planning a positive legacy from mega-event projects

    Mega events can continue to deliver for a city long after the turnstiles have shut, and the last ...

  • Perspective

    Perspective 2022 vol 2

    Since stepping into the role of RLB Global Chairman in June, I have reflected on how RLB operates ...

  • Hong Kong Report

    RLB Construction Cost Update HK Q3 2022

    According to RLB’s Tender Price Index, which measures tender price movements of builder’s works ...

  • Perspective 2022 vol 2

    Digitalisation in Hong Kong’s healthcare developments

    The prevailing pandemic is a wake-up call for governments around the world. The healthcare ...

  • Market Research

    Global State of the Market Report

    RLB recently carried-out a global survey in which our Directors and Partners provided their views of...

  • Digital Transformation

    That 5D Feeling: An insight into the recent Middle East BIM uptrend

    The recent uptrend in the Middle East in BIM usage is a step in the right direction for 5D ...

  • Singapore and Regional Report

    RLB Singapore and Regional Construction Market Update Jun 2022 

    Global production and supply chain issues continue to hamper post pandemic recovery in the first ...

  • International Report

    Strong post Covid-19 demand tempered by short term disruption

    Rider Levett Bucknall’s 2nd Quarter 2022 International Report shows pressures in regional ...

  • Hong Kong Report

    RLB Construction Cost Update HK Q2 2022

    According to RLB’s Tender Price Index, which measures tender price movements of builder’s works ...

  • Riders Digest

    Singapore Rider’s Digest 2022

    Celebrating 50 years of industry leadership and service excellence In our 15th edition of the ...

  • Perspective

    Perspective 2022 vol 1

    The year is 1783. The treaty between the United States and Great Britain is signed in Paris, ...

  • Perspective 2022 vol 1

    The Past, Present and Future of Technological Adoption on Labour Reliance

    The Beginning The construction sector has traditionally been a labour-intensive industry and has in ...

  • Perspective 2022 vol 1

    A Greener, Smarter and Safer Development Goal in China’s Construction Industry

    In China, the Five-Year Plan is a series of social and economic development issued by the government...

  • Perspective 2022 vol 1

    The Power Of Data In And The Digital Healthcare Estate

    Data is critical in informing the rationalisation of healthcare estates and enabling more ...