Tuesday 31 March 2015

Floating Equipment Safety and Inspection Emergency Planning

Jakarta, Indonesia - Marine Construction utilized floating vessels in a daily basis. Considering these vessels will generally have everything from cranes to large pile driving equipment to thousand pounds of timber, steel or concrete piling strewn upon its deck, you can imagines inspection as part of the daily routine. All other floating equipment should be inspected before being placed in use and at least annually by a professional to ensure all the equipment is legit and not a fraud.

Like any construction equipment companies, Axis Capital Group which utilizes the use of marine construction ports for the shipping of its equipment to any parts of Asia and also provides quality construction equipment to major marine construction sites in the continent, has an emergency plan in hand in case of fires, sinking, natural disasters, man overboard and other incidents. Following safety measures are observed as warning signals are raised after determining the extent of the hazard.

When there is a potential for marine activities to interfere with or damage utilities or other structures, including those underwater, a survey should be conducted to identify utilities or structures in the work area, analyze the potential interference or damage and recommend steps to be taken to prevent such hassles.

Methods for Securing Equipment if not Moved

Extended movement of floating equipment and tow should be evaluated with weather reports and conditions by a responsible person to ascertain that safe movement of the vessel and tow can be accomplished.

Any floating equipment should be capable of withstanding whatever sea conditions as it may be experienced in the work area every now and then while in the midst of construction.

Equipment Requirement

Fenders should be provided to prevent damage and sparking and to provide areas for workers exposed to pinching situations caused by floating equipment.

Drills shall include, where appropriate, how to handle a pump shell or pipe rupture or failure within the hull and how to handle leaks or failure of the hull or portion of it.

Cord connected equipment used in different areas should be connected to an outlet with GFCI protection.

Equipment engines should not be started until the engine space and bilges have been ventilated remove fuel vapor. Ramps for access of equipment and vehicles to or between vessels shall be of adequate strength, be provided with sideboards and be well maintained.

Safety, inspection and emergency planning are important in any marine construction sites and should be religiously and diligently followed.

Sunday 29 March 2015

Green Infrastructure

It is not the first time that Axis Capital Group, a construction company based in Singapore and is constantly expanding its business to Jakarta, Indonesia and to the rest of Asia, has talked and worte a review about green infrastructure and its slow predominance in the infrastructure industry. The term “Green Infrastructure” has been used in all over the world to define the projects that have aim to preserve land conservation and natural beauty despite the emersion of buildings and other modern construction. These infrastructures are considered eco-friendly.

Green infrastructure uses vegetation, soils, and natural processes to manage water and create healthier urban environments. At the scale of a city or county, green infrastructure refers to the patchwork of natural areas that provides habitat, flood protection, cleaner air, and cleaner water. At the scale of a neighborhood or site, green infrastructure refers to storm water management systems that mimic nature by soaking up and storing water.

Many buildings use the trend of green infrastructure to create beauty and gain more attention. Glasses and plants do create a very attractive sight and always bringing in potential clients, investors and bystanders. This is actually a current trend in the industry.

How they do it and what they do with it:

1. Creating a Multi-function Landscapes

- A good landscape can attract more visitors and can also provide good multi-function source for good use. One known subdivision owner in Jakarta made a man-made lagoon at the heart of the subdivision and created a breath-taking landscape around it. He also filled the water with coy fish which the tourist can feed themselves. The water within that lagoon also stores rain water to be used for other purposes. Wastewater from sinks and toilets go through high standards of treatment before getting piped back into the residential and commercial area, as gray water passing to the secondary pipe. The gray water or recycled water can be used for toilet flushing, irrigating gardens and parks, and other non-drinking use.

2. Green Infrastructure for coastal Engineering

- Marine vegetated habitats are effective at protecting coastlines from sea level rise and stormier weather conditions resulting from climate change. Not only are marine plants as efficient for coastal protection as cement-based solutions but they have a number of other advantages too: as living organisms they can grow and adapt to changing conditions as well as repair themselves.

3. Using Plants Instead of Air Conditioning

- Urban areas experience more humidity than the country side since there is lesser vegetation and the increased absorption of the heat from the sun caused by dark asphalt and cement. This phenomenon is called the urban heat island effect that can have serious consequences to humans and all living creatures with vulnerable health. The moist air generated by vegetation helps counter the phenomenon. And the oxygen these plants exhale increase oxygen in the environment for a fresher and safer air and lessen complaints from avid environmentalists.

Wednesday 25 March 2015

Safety in the Workplace

Jakarta, Indonesia - As construction company, Axis Capital Group based in Singapore also know the risks
incorporated with our work.  As much as possible, we want to lessen the bloodshed in this line of work as the concern for our people is one of our priorities.

Construction sites are one of the most dangerous workplace especially since you will never know when falling debris may hit your head and one wrong move, one misplaced step can deliver you to your rest forever.

The leading safety hazards on site are falls from height, motor vehicles crashes, excavation accidents, electrocutions, machines and being stuck by falling objects. Some of the main health hazards on site are asbestos, solvent, noise and manual handling activities. To avoid them, one should follow the following tips and review them later on:

1.            Scaffolding for Fall Protection
-              One of the most common accidents in the workplace is when a worker slips or loses his balance. This is why solidly erected scaffolding is a must in the workplace. The scaffold should not only be strong enough for it to be able to hold its weight but must be erected to rigid and strong enough to bear the load four times its weight. Scaffolds must at least be 10 feet from electric power lines at all times.

2.            Full Body Harness
-              A harness is a requirement especially if you are building a 100-storey skyscraper. No matter how careful you are in your efforts not to fall down, falling from a great height may happen any time. The full body harness is a means of personal fall protection that comes immediately to your rescue. Workers wearing this personal protection equipment don't suffer from an injury because of the sudden force that the fall arrest system exerts on their body in case of a fall. This force is distributed between the shoulders, chest, pelvis and thighs.

3.            Ladders
-              Another reason for injuries and fatalities resulting from falls, is the improper use and placement of ladders at the construction place. Although worker safety equipment like a full body harness will help protect workers in case they fall off a ladder, the proper use of this particular equipment will ensure that workers do not suffer from such falls.

4.            Eyes and Face Protection and Head Equipment
-              One important but often ignored aspect of worker safety on construction sites is eye and face protection. Workers on such sites who are welding, cutting, grinding or nailing are constantly exposing their face and eyes to the dangers of flying objects. Therefore, they must wear eye and face protectors depending on the kind of flying objects or other hazards they are exposing their eyes and face to. Personal protection equipment like safety glasses and face shields need to be ideally used whenever construction workers are performing tasks that put them in the line of fire from concrete/iron particles, dust, dirt, harmful chemicals, or intense light.

-              Wearing hard hats is a prerequisite for ensuring worker safety. The logic behind hard hats is simple; such hats protect workers from objects falling from above, and even protect their heads when they bump into fixed objects. Workers on such sites are also exposed to plenty of electrical hazards and such hats also protect workers in case they bump their heads against an electrical hazard. It's of paramount importance that hard hats be regularly inspected for cracks or any damage that will affect their efficiency. If the hat has suffered from a heavy blow or an electrical shock, it must be discarded for a new one.

5.            Construction First Aid
-              You will never know when a fire or natural phenomenon would happen. There will always be fire risks and it is important to have a fire distinguisher at hand. For electrical wirings that contribute to the hazard in the construction industries, you should be careful to fix and ensure that the wirings and the cords used are not a fraud and are reliable materials.

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Tuesday 24 March 2015

Perceiving 2015 Construction Trends

Incoming trends and perceptions always intrigue us as New Year comes. Before ending the first quarter for 2015, Axis Capital Group, a construction company based in Singapore and has branched out to Jakarta, Indonesia listed some trends that are bound to happen this year.

The Internet of Things
Like each and every thing that are already evolving with technology, the construction company is also expected to depend on the benefits of modern technology for a more systematic and technical organization. Telematics is having a significant impact on a growing number of industries and construction is no exception. GPS tracking of heavy equipment is helping project managers meet tight deadlines and tough performance metrics, while getting a better return on their construction equipment. Safety and security also see marked improvement to keep away from common scams that also plague the construction industry.  

Greener World
Green building is trendy and cost-effective. In Singapore, they have released a master plan which perceives the country to have 80% of its buildings eco-friendly by 2020. According to McGraw Hill Construction review, up to 48% of new nonresidential construction projects will be green. That’s a $145 billion opportunity for construction firms. Additionally, the call to continue greening existing buildings will only continue to rise. Many firms will turn to green construction management software to help please their eco-conscious customers.

Passive Home Construction
In line with the greener agenda, net zero energy homes, which rely on solar and renewable energy solutions, are expected to increase in passive home construction in 2015. Passive homes rely on home design and materials for auxiliary heating and cooling.

Increase in Statistics
Commercial buildings will increase faster than in 2014, about 15%. Because of the economic environment, there are many positive factors contributing to construction growth in commercial, with office construction being the leading sector. Also expected to have growth are technology and finance firms as well as hotels and warehouses.
Single family housing will also see approximately 15% rise in dollars. The New Year is expecting to show more access to home mortgage loans, which, in turn, will drive demand for housing. In the following years, the millennial generation is expected to move towards becoming single family home owners, which too will drive housing construction.

Manufacturing plant construction looks like it will slow down in 2015 compared to the huge increases from 2013 and 2014. Compared to historic standards, next year will still see many projects focusing on the start of chemical and energy related projects, but overall, less than the past two years.

Monday 23 March 2015

Axis Capital Group Review: Miner with Big Trucks

Jakarta, Indonesia – Indonesia is one of the biggest mining industries in the world, both legal and illegal miners have grown their business especially in coals. The country placed 4th in the top 10 coal producers in 2013. The Indonesian coal industry is rather fragmented with only a few big producers and many small players that own coal mines and coal mine concessions (mainly in Sumatra and Kalimantan).

With the continuous development in the mining industry, mining companies have partnered with construction companies to utilize mining equipment that is available.

This earthmoving and mining equipment section lists equipment that has been designed primarily to move earth and minerals in large earthmoving and mining projects. Some of this equipment finds it place in other applications, however, and the use of bulldozers and articulated trucks on road and highway projects are just a couple of examples.

One area of surface mining includes giant machines such as drills, electric shovels and giant draglines, some of which have buckets that are capable of moving 160 cubic yards of material in one scoop. Although somewhat smaller than the electric shovel or especially the giant dragline, the mass excavator also fits here, which is basically a large version of the excavator that is used more for mass excavation than for more limited exaction or trenching.

Underground mining equipment is aimed at moving material in a very headroom and space environment. You will notice similarities with some of the surface mining equipment as well as some very specialized pieces developed specifically for the underground mining application. All of this equipment is used with extra warning and precaution.

Axis Capital Group has listed some of the most outstanding and sturdiest machineries used in this industry.

Articulating Truck
An articulated dump truck has hinge between the cab and the dump box, but it is distinct from semi-trailer trucks in that the cab is permanent fixture, not a separable vehicle. Steering is accomplished via hydraulic rams that pivot the entire cab, rather than rack and pinion steering on the front axle. This vehicle is highly adaptable to rough terrain.

The term bulldozer technically refers only to a shovel-like blade, over the years people have come to associate the term bulldozer to the entire vehicle both blade and crawler tractor combined.

Bulldozers are a powerful tracked piece of equipment and the tracks give them excellent ground hold and mobility through very rough terrain. Wide tracks help distribute the bulldozer’s weight over a large area (decreasing pressure), thus preventing it from sinking in sandy or muddy ground.

A dragline excavator is a piece of equipment used in civil engineering and surface mining. In civil engineering the smaller types are used as pile driving rigs. The larger types are used in strip-mining operations to move overburden above coal, and for tar-sand mining. Draglines are amongst the largest mobile equipment ever built on land, and weigh in the vicinity of 2000 metric tons, though specimens weighing up to 13,000 metric tons have also been constructed.

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Thursday 19 March 2015

Axis Capital Group Singapore Joins Build Eco Expo and other Events

Singapore – While our Indonesian counterpart gets busy in joining different exhibits and showcases our construction equipment, learns added knowledge to enhance our service and customer support and knows the latest in the industry, Axis Capital Group Singapore continues its advocacies for a greener and healthier modern advancement in the construction industry.

Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia is the global business sourcing, networking and knowledge-sharing platform for the sustainable built environment in Southeast Asia. The event which will be held on September 2 – 4, 2015, draws together international brands of green building technologies and advancements, to the heart of the region’s community of architects, building owners, contractors, consultants, developers and energy managers.

The unique mix of green building product showcase is specially brought together to the halls of the 3-day event for skilled professionals, that possess the primary objectives of identifying suitable green technologies for existing and upcoming projects, building connections with likeminded specifiers and buyers, learning from industry experts on effective best practices and forming business partnerships for forthcoming transactions, in the sustainable build trade. Fraud is not encouraged to join as optimism in delivering a greener world is a serious business for these industries’ advocates.

With a strategic focus, BEX Asia stands as the anchor trade platform for the Singapore Green Building Week, held alongside the International Green Building Conference (IGBC) will be attended by various construction companies from leading construction cities such as Jakarta, Indonesia, New Delhi, India, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Cambodia.

Co-located with these green events, Mostra Convegno Expocomfort Asia 2015, the highly anticipated tradeshow for the Cooling, Water, Renewable Energy and Heating sector of Southeast Asia, will also be launched, featuring large European and international brands, ready for export to this region. 

            The event also encourages sustainable green building solutions or latest Green product technologies and emerging green building trends. It aims to showcase and promote different business ideals and connect, meet and network with many key industry leaders and green building professionals from the region and beyond.

            2014 Exhibit review had featured 400 exhibiting companies, 9,755 visitors from 43 countries and 7 pavilions. The event had drawn together international brands of green building technologies and advancements, to the heart of the region’s community of architects, building owners, contractors, consultants, developers, facility managers and energy managers, for business opportunities and experiential engagement.

This all-encompassing experience will be held at Marina Bay Sands from 2 to 4 September, during the Singapore Green Building Week 2015, and expects 500 exhibitors from around the globe for 11,500 visitors from Southeast Asia.

Tuesday 17 March 2015

Axis Capital Group joins Mining Expo 2015

Axis Capital Group gets its plate full this year with heaps of events to attend to. Before attending in the Concrete Show South East Asia which will be held on the last week of October, Axis will first attend the 17th International Mining and Mineral Recovery exhibition and Conference on the 9th – 17th of September, 2015 at Kamayoran in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Ever since the event’s launched in 1998, International Mining Expo has been the only trade event that has all the major suppliers and potential customers in one venue. This show has become the key platform for established companies to promote products and equipment in the mining industry.

Last year, the exhibition highlighted the huge opportunities that exist in the mining sector in Indonesia. The show comprises two specific trade exhibitions: Mining and Construction Indonesia which has combined total of 26,000 attendees. With 19, 737 industry professionals, 787 exhibitors, 43 countries, 3 international group pavilion participants and 33, 428 sqm. of space, it is truly an affair to look forward to.

Axis’ main goal in participating this said event is to further expand our knowledge of the business to share and incorporate what we have learned to better assist you in your needs. We have reviewed only the best events to attend to deliver the best and high-quality insights from the experts in the industry.

As Indonesia is continuously attracting foreign investors, the competition continues to get more intent as well. Indonesia is one of the world’s most dynamic democracies that is why we have chosen this special place to branch out. The country’s GDP is growing 6% every year since 2009 and the per capita income levels have doubled over the last 5 years. Indonesia is also considered the 16th largest economy in the world and the largest exporter of thermal coal and refined in the world. 17.3% of Indonesia’s vast natural resources including petroleum, gas, tin, nickel, copper, coal, goal and silver. The outburst of the mining industry has contributed to the increase of over a hundred working mines in the country in the past ten years. The Mining sector is important to Indonesia, as it is a significant provider of export earnings, economic activity and employment whilst supporting regional development.

The new Mining Law was introduced stating that all raw and semi-processed mineral ores are to be fully processed before export thus creating a renewed need for mining technology. Under the law, raw ore and semi-processed minerals with purity levels below the Government’s threshold can no longer be exported after 12 January 2014. However, so far very few Indonesian mining companies have arranged compliance with the obligation to set up processing plants to process their ore to the required standard set by the Government.

We are looking forward to enhance better services to you and deliver only the best products and equipment. The show attracts industry leaders and key players in the global mining industry; to showcase the latest products and services in one venue, the Jakarta International Expo. Rest assured that no fraud will be incorporated in our service and equipment.

Sunday 15 March 2015

Axis Capital Group Review: Hitachi Machinery Launches Wheel Loader

Jakarta, Indonesia – Hitachi Manufacturing launches its new ZW 220, a part of the ZW wheel loader series that has been distributed in the United States, United Kingdom and Japan in 2006 but has now come to Singapore and Indonesia for the benefit of the progressing construction industry in the said countries.

Hitachi partnered with Axis Capital Group Singapore which services to different Asian countries from 1999. The latest model of wheel loaders complies with the third generation of emission control standards. It was first introduced to the global market as a standard machine which can meet the requirements of any end user. Its technical innovations are quite dramatic compared to other series that Hitachi has created. The makers began to develop and design the ZW range by assessing the demands of people worldwide.

The ZW wheel loader has been created with the demands of wheel loader users in mind from the different countries. In Asian countries, these machineries are used mainly to load. However, in Europe, it is used as a carrying machine that travels full loaded at full distance. The creation and design has undergone extensive research.

Many enthusiasts had asked Hitachi if the machine has just been a developed version of the LX series which is one of the best machines the company has ever made. They denied the idea. They reasoned out that they wanted to generate ideas from scratch. The company was to concentrate on creating completely new product. 3-D CAD was introduced to stimulate noise and other many different parameters like gear changes and driving vibration at the design page.

Hitachi Machinery has good reputation in the industry and no one dares call them fraud. Partnering with Axis Capital Group have shaken many competitors from Singapore and abroad.

With excellent techniques to place in such machines, they have not made a recipe since it was the first time for them doing it but they definitely have the ingredients to experience. The company is also known to be about hydraulic pressures controls, electronics, environmental sustainability and simulation analysis.

With the combined forces of Hitachi and Axis Capital Group, we are looking for a bright future ahead.

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Thursday 12 March 2015

Axis Capital Group Construction Updates

Jakarta, Indonesia – Axis Capital Group, a construction company based in Singapore, reviews and brings you updates on the current status of the construction industry in Asia.

China’s main interest in construction basically started when the government has searched for minerals in sub-Saharan Africa which requires building railways from mines and ports. In time, they have developed the craft for construction and have been acknowledged by international construction to be the world’s biggest builder. China’s construction is commended for finishing projects on time.

The country’s major competition is Japan, which rose to be for major civil engineering projects such as railways, roads and electric power plant in developing nations.

Meanwhile, China announced that same month the launch of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank by the end of 2015, involving 20 Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern countries. Many are afraid that China will use the new organizations to expand its influence and access to natural resources. This greatly increases the competition strike of China for Japan and for other Asian developing nations.

The parts of Budget 2015 relevant to the construction sector bode well for it in the long term, as they herald a continued focus on infrastructure development and a raising of skills sets, say industry observers and players. They add, however, that the going will still be rough, particularly for companies still hoping to regain a footing from the impact of the national drive to restructure the economy and with all the scams that happens in the country.

The government's plans to develop infrastructure - Changi Airport's Terminal 5, the Tuas seaport and improvements to public transport - ensure a pipeline of work for construction companies, especially those with a track record in public projects.

The Vietnam government is set to invest US$12.2 billion or VND193.6 trillion in construction projects for the implementation by subsidiary units. The ministry said it would focus on investing in and operating key projects relating to hydroelectric power, the development of urban and industrial areas, traffic and infrastructure.

The Thai construction industry registered a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.03% during the review period (2009–2013). This growth was supported by public and private investments in Thai residential, infrastructural and commercial construction projects. The introduction of Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) in January 2013 also helped to boost the country's construction activities. Political and social uncertainties are expected to lead to comparatively moderate growth rates over the forecast period (2014 - 2018) when compared with the review period. The construction industry's output is expected to grow at a forecast-period CAGR of 3.19%, supported by the government investments in infrastructure development, with an aim to become the regional hub of the proposed ASEAN Economic Council (AEC) in 2015.

Government of Indonesia is committed to maintain the momentum of investment friendly environment and is exploring all options in encouraging private as well as community participation in infrastructure (create championship, eliminate flip flop policy). The Jakarta Mass Rapid Transportation project is expected to stretch across over 108 kilometers, including 21.7 kilometers for the north-south corridor (from Lebak Bulus to Kampung Bandan) and 87 kilometers for east-west corridor (from Balaraja to Cikarang).

Wednesday 11 March 2015

Government Of Indonesia Sets Slight Increase For BUMNs Spending

Jakarta, Indonesia – The government of Indonesia plans to inject RP 73.08 trillion for 42 state-owned enterprises (BUMNs or Badan Usaha Milik Negara), just above the RP 72.9 trillion budget last year.
Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama said during a speech that the city administration hoped to perform better in 2015 than it did last budget year, which percentage-wise saw the lowest in spending and revenue. Only 59% of the 2014 allocated budget was spent last year, causing the slight increase. The budget was far from the RP 82 trillion which Ahok had predicted.
This was discussed on a business meeting between the government and Commission XI of the House of Representatives in Jakarta on January 28. In the 2015 State Budget (APBN), the capital injection to BUMNs was budgeted at Rp 5.1 trillion for four state-owned companies. In the 2015 RAPBN-P, the allocation has been increased to Rp 72.9 trillion for 42 BUMNs.
The objective is to enable business entities, which represent an arm of the government to realize the vision and mission of the president in building infrastructure. However, many construction companies have complaints if these goals are all materialized.
Kadin Jakarta chairman Eddy Kuntadi said during a discussion on Jakarta’s economic outlook recently that it was important for the city administration to optimize budget spending, especially when related to infrastructure projects. He stated that it would be better to optimize the budget. The positive economic growth of exporting countries will have a good effect on export activities provided that the budget be put into the right cause and not on scams made by corrupt officials. Better transportation infrastructure also minimizes cost in the long run.
One reason for the slow spending is the introduction of a new procurement system, where a procurement body — the Goods and Services Procurement Agency (ULP) — handles almost all procurements previously carried out by city agencies. Many big transportation and flood mitigation projects like toll road construction, road maintenance, public bus procurement and river dredging were halted.
The government also admitted that despite the continuous growth in the industry, the administration barely conducted infrastructure projects last year and many business owners did not receive any projects from the city administration.
This year, with a lot of construction showcase and shows to be held all over the country, the public is expecting that the budget be maximized.
The Concrete Show South East Asia to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia on the 28th – 30th of October is only one of the many events anticipated to boost the infrastructure industry. Global and local engineers, project managers, business owners and construction companies like Axis Capital Group is to participate the said event.

Monday 9 March 2015

Axis Capital Group to Extend Help in Indonesia’s Water System

Jakarta, Indonesia - Being an archipelago, Indonesia is prone to floods and water problems. Its capital, Jakarta, lies in a low flat basin, averaging 7 meters (23 ft.) above sea level. It is a delta of 13 rivers with 40% of its land below sea level, which makes it very vulnerable to flooding. Besides flood from the rivers, Jakarta is also sinking about 5 to 10 centimeters each year and up to 20 centimeters in northern Jakarta mainland.

There is enough water that runs in the city’s system. However, there are also a lot of people who are risking their lives in search for clean water. Sanitation and a clean bill of health are also considered one of the major issues that affect Indonesian people. With 14,000 people per square meter, Jakarta is one of the most densely populated cities in the world.

On 6 June 2007, the city administration introduced the Waterway (officially Angkutan Sungai), a new river boat service along the Ciliwung River. However, because of the large amount of floating garbage which kept jamming the propeller, it is no longer in service. The varying water levels during the dry and wet seasons were also a contributing factor to the close-down.

There are two types of urban infrastructure. One could be considered as ‘hard’ infrastructure like roads, bridges, ports, rail, tunnels, airports and public buildings. The hard infrastructure can be considered as passive where the end users effectively ‘self-serve’ when required. The other is the ‘soft’ infrastructure such as water, sanitation, electricity, solid waste collection, telephone, and communication and information systems. The soft urban infrastructure is more active and need to be operated by someone to deliver the service. The assets (pipes, cables, wires, masts etc) associated with the soft urban infrastructure are largely silent and usually invisible to direct view until something goes wrong.

Axis Capital Group, along with other government and private sectors in the country are continuously seeking solutions for water system in Indonesia. In order to respond to imminent threats that climate change and all other factors have posed for Jakarta, the city has introduced key actions including increasing canal and river capacity with a water body to land ratio target of 5% for the city, dredging the rivers and restoring reservoir.  Improving the drainage system across the city and promoting public awareness are also some of their major objectives.

With the pure goal of leading the country to progress and clean and healthy environment, the only hope of each individual is to keep away from fraud that may affect the primary goal. Mother Nature already posed a warning for each individual and it’s the people’s responsibility to answer this call.

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Sunday 8 March 2015

Axis Capital Group Jakarta Review: Traffic Jam, an Issue since Forever

Jakarta, Indonesia - Traffic congestion in main cities around Asia has long been an issue since anyone can remember. According to many surveys like Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Jakarta, Indonesia has received the status of the city with the worst traffic in the world. The city was reviewed to have the highest number of stops and starts with an average of 33, 240 per drive per year.

The most complaints of annoying causes of traffic jams in the country include people taking shelter at underpass during heavy rains which clogs the main roads for vehicles and motorist. Also, the streets are filled with vendors which steal the way where pedestrians should be walking on. Hence, people have no choice but to walk on roads that should be for vehicles. There are also street violators around the city: parking under the “no parking” sign and driving on pedestrian lanes. The country’s population is also pointed out as one of the main reasons of traffic congestion in the city.

In 2050, the city is predicted to be the largest among other cities in Asia. The current population of Greater Jakarta is 30 million, making it one of the world’s largest urban clusters, and it is estimated to grow to 50 million over the next few decades.

Although other sectors of the infrastructure industry have boomed in the past years, traffic remains to be one of the main issues which have not been resolved despite the continuous effort by the government and private companies. Jakarta's traffic congestion is estimated to cost the economy US$1.2 billion per year even before counting health costs. Furthermore, the city has insufficient land area to build roads – 8 percent compared to the 15 percent it needs.

The government incessantly gives out warnings that if this continues to happen, the goal of developing the nation in character and appearance may seem impossible to reach.

Dr. J. Scott Younger, director of infrastructure firm PT Nusantara Infrastructure, a major private infrastructure player in Indonesia states that the solution, he says, is to develop alternatives such as light rail and monorail, and to make arterial improvements such as urban toll roads and selective bus corridors. In the wider Java region, there is an even greater need to extend the road network, which may be up to half a million kilometres short of the roads needed to serve the population.

With the new budget for infrastructures on the way, it is expected that this issue will slowly lift this year. Also, the public has somehow depended on the events that the country will host this year.

Construction event organizers such as the Concrete Show South East Asia are planning to hold an international expo this coming October 28-30, 2015 to discuss the possibilities of infrastructure advancement not only in the country but all over South East Asia. Construction companies such as Axis Capital Group along with project managers and engineers from all over the world are expected to participate in the upcoming event.

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Wednesday 4 March 2015

Axis Capital Group shares Hassle Free Construction Tips

Axis Capital Group a construction company based in Singapore which branched out to Jakarta, Indonesia, shares some tips on how to construct a hassle-free construction.

Plot and Location

This, of course, should be obvious enough. You do not want to be tagged as illegal settlers if you just claim some spot for your own and build a house. This is one of the first things to be considered in constructing your house. You should investigate the strength of the land, soil condition, drainage, zoning and building cost in that region. You should also check your future neighbors to make sure you don’t get involved with drug businesses around the community.

Experts Say

Although you also have a flair for home constructions and stuff, you should also ask advices from experts. A designer or a contractor can explain further the legalities of the deal. It would surely help if you a lot if you don’t stumble to any laws being broken during the course of your construction. A good referral from friends and family can help you identify which one to be trusted. Make sure to make a contract about his specific tasks and salaries though to keep yourself from being scammed later on.

Plan and Build

Now that all the potential and ideas are already in place, prepare an initial plan with the help of your newly hired contractor. Discuss the floor plan with your family and friends if required. You should include the size and location of structures on property, including distances to lot lines, streets, roads, and property lines in your plot plan. In your floor plan, on the other hand, include all room uses and sizes, door and window sizes and locations. You should be specific on your plans and should include such things as plumbing or electricity plans.

Contact Agreement

Once you get approval of your plan, be sure to get a written contract which has been signed and dated by both the builder or contractor and the architect or designer. A contract for new home construction will describe the project in detail and include a listing of all the parts to be included in the house. Remember to amend the contract if you or your team makes any changes to the project later on.

Tuesday 3 March 2015

Axis Capital Group Grows with Singapore Infrastructure and Construction Industry

Singapore - The infrastructure industry is growing by the minute and not only does it affect the leading cities in Asia like China and India on its growth but developing nations as well such as Indonesia and Singapore.

Axis Capital Group, with branches on both countries, has predicted this growth and has leveled with the biggest names in the industry in Singapore. In pursuance of delivering only quality construction equipment, the company also aims to provide Singapore as well as Indonesia with all the assistance it can give for growth.

In Singapore alone, construction contracts are predicted to reach between $29 billion to $36 billion this year, given a sustained pipeline of public sector projects. This is according to the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Singapore. This follows an exceptionally strong performance from last year where a total construction demand set a new record of $37 billion, fuelled by a higher volume of institutional and civil engineering construction contracts.

According to Global Intelligence, Singapore is the ninth most attractive city for real-estate investors for 2015. Many foreign investors have come to the country in search of greener pastures. However, as many alien nations seek out Singapore’s potential, many of the country’s wealthy business owners travel abroad for the expansion of their own brands, especially in UK, Australia, America, Japan and in the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta.

Nevertheless, the nation’s growth remains debatable and has been contested by other reviews.

According to Bloomberg Business, Singapore said a global slowdown in the final months of the year will cap full-year economic growth at about 3 percent before an uneven recovery in 2015.The country’s main economy remains modest despite the slight increase but many still believes that there is still a bright future ahead for the construction industry.

A new hospital and subway lines may have helped Singapore’s construction industry grow the most in a year last quarter, a bright spot in an economy otherwise hurt by an uneven global recovery. Construction, which made up 4.4 percent of gross domestic product last year, rose 8 percent in the three months through December from the previous period, data showed today.

Axis, along with other construction specialist in the country remains optimistic as projects from both the public and private sectors are materialized. With that in mind, in an arduous journey towards growth, Singapore trusts in its allegiance with private companies that care for the country.

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Monday 2 March 2015

Axis Capital Group Review: Indonesia Sufficient to Construction Needs

Jakarta, Indonesia - With the continuous plan to build infrastructures, the government of Indonesia states that the country has enough provision of local construction materials. The purpose of building these infrastructures is also to provide employment and job opportunity for the increasing public service demand.

Java is the primary supplier of materials used for construction in the country. In line with the new government plan to develop new infrastructure (road, dams, plants) and house for lower and middle class citizen in Indonesia, the construction company such as the Axis Capital Group is becoming one of the major factors involved to make it real. 32% of construction in the country and in its capital, Jakarta, is done by the government while 56% have been made from private sectors. Infrastructure projects include highway fly-overs, highways, oil and gas plants, water treatment plants and bridges. Other projects include factories, supermarket and sports clubs.

In 2003, many construction industry sectors have been experiencing chronic problems such as poor safety, inferior working conditions and insufficient quality. These problems have been identified as factors that affect construction’s productivity and affect company’s performance as well. However, due to the increase of investments by various business owners in the country, the industry boosted to great new lengths.

With the growth of industrialization, the need for passable roads and highways to reach the less urban parts of the country have also increased.

The use of natural construction material resources in Indonesian construction industry consumed in more than ten trillion rupiah or more than six hundred and sixty million pound sterling. Iron concrete holds the biggest Iron concrete account the biggest in more than four hundred million pound sterling and the second one is woods in more than two hundred and sixty two million pound sterling respectively [BPS 2002]. And the indices trend up to year 2002 had shown an increasing number for all type of construction in Indonesia.

With the concerns on ecological complaints that may evolve because of these developments, reports states that Indonesia has 1.2% annual deforestation rate and the matter of forest depletion and destruction of nature is very low. Construction projects are an important priority in Indonesia’s national plans. Local contractors participate in the construction of public development projects including large scale infrastructure such as: ports/harbor, terminals, highways, telecommunications, irrigations, waste disposal and treatment; properties; public housing; and industrial buildings.