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Over-ramp innovation speeds bridge joint replacement

Over-ramp innovation speeds bridge joint replacement

31/10/2014: Replacement of expansion joints on the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge at Dartford has been carried out with minimum traffic disruption thanks to an innovative over-ramp system. more »

Skanska team places first element on $2.1bn tunnel project

Skanska team places first element on $2.1bn tunnel project

31/10/2014: A key milestone has been reached on the Midtown Tunnel project in Virginia, USA, with the placement of the first segment. more »

Ferrovial revenues rise 10%

Ferrovial revenues rise 10%

31/10/2014: Ferrovial increased its revenues by 10% in the first nine months of this year, to €6.488bn (£5.11bn). more »

Costain retentions dispute pushes specialist contractor close to the edge

Costain retentions dispute pushes specialist contractor close to the edge

31/10/2014: A specialist environmental contractor has been forced to suspend share trading until it can resolve a retentions dispute with Costain. more »

Drainage expert adds weight to SuDS fudge warning

Drainage expert adds weight to SuDS fudge warning

31/10/2014: There is more criticism today of the government’s revised plans to promote the use of sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS). more »

Ealing regeneration moves to phase two

Ealing regeneration moves to phase two

31/10/2014: Joint venture partners A2Dominion and Rydon have started work on the second phase of a £155m regeneration scheme in Ealing. more »

More recruits for WSP

More recruits for WSP

31/10/2014: Engineering services consultant WSP has made several new appointments as it continues its growth strategy. more »

Cemex and Holcim finalise European deals

Cemex and Holcim finalise European deals

30/10/2014: Cemex and Holcim have finalised a series of transactions to exchange ownership of plants in three European countries. more »

US rise in construction jobs continues

US rise in construction jobs continues

30/10/2014: Construction employment has increased in more than two thirds of US metropolitan areas in the past year. more »

Ucatt takes umbrella company campaign to parliament

Ucatt takes umbrella company campaign to parliament

30/10/2014: Construction union Ucatt has won support from members of parliament for its campaign against the use of so-called umbrella companies. more »

Southwark Council challenges super sewer permission

Southwark Council challenges super sewer permission

31/10/2014: Southwark Council has filed an application for a judicial review of the government’s decision to grant development consent to the £4bn Thames Tideway Tunnel. more »

Van Oord trials tidal energy platform

Van Oord trials tidal energy platform

31/10/2014: A group of offshore companies including Van Oord, Bluewater and Damen have joined together to develop a floating tidal energy platform to generate clean electricity from the tides. more »

Recruitment day at Morgan Sindall

Recruitment day at Morgan Sindall

31/10/2014: Morgan Sindall is holding a recruitment open day in Manchester next week. more »

Crumbling hydro scheme gets funding for repairs

Crumbling hydro scheme gets funding for repairs

31/10/2014: Funding has been secured for a safety makeover at an Albanian hydropower plant where no major maintenance work has been carried out in the 30 years since the structure was built. more »

BAM win £23m Liverpool Uni contract

BAM win £23m Liverpool Uni contract

31/10/2014: The University of Liverpool has selected BAM Construction to build its new Materials Innovation Factory (MIF) on campus. more »

Ninety more Loadalls for One Call Hire

Ninety more Loadalls for One Call Hire

31/10/2014: London-based One Call Hire has invested £5m in 90 new JCB Loadall telescopic handlers. more »

Government is warned against diluting SuDS requirement

Government is warned against diluting SuDS requirement

30/10/2014: The Committee on Climate Change has warned the government that its urban drainage plans will do little to reduce the risk of flooding. more »

Satellite launches with Mott MacDonald advice

Satellite launches with Mott MacDonald advice

30/10/2014: A communications satellite for which Mott MacDonald provided technical advice has successfully completed its in-orbit testing. more »

Bam/McCann wins £55m A26 upgrade

Bam/McCann wins £55m A26 upgrade

30/10/2014: A joint venture of BAM and McCann has been chosen to for the £55m A26 dualling project in Northern Ireland. more »

Laing O’Rourke recruits new Middle East MD

Laing O’Rourke recruits new Middle East MD

30/10/2014: Laing O’Rourke has appointed Mark Andrews as managing director of its Middle East business, covering operations in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. more »

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