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TBM starts Newark sewer journey

TBM starts Newark sewer journey

18 Aug 2017: A 160-tonne tunnel boring machine has started a 2.8km journey below the Nottinghamshire town of Newark as part of a £60m sewerage overhaul. more »

Three invited to bid for $1.4bn Canadian light rail

Three invited to bid for $1.4bn Canadian light rail

18 Aug 2017: A request for proposals (RFP) has been issued to three teams shortlisted for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Canada. more »

Turf cut on stage two of Ings regeneration

Turf cut on stage two of Ings regeneration

18 Aug 2017: Compendium Living has begun construction work on the next phase of a regeneration scheme in Hull after an official ground-breaking with local councillors. more »

Plans in for Brum's canalside housing

Plans in for Brum's canalside housing

18 Aug 2017: One of Birmingham’s largest regeneration schemes is close to take-off with a detailed planning application now submitted. more »

Graham wins £19m highways package

Graham wins £19m highways package

18 Aug 2017: Contractor Graham has won a £19m contract of highway upgrade works in the east of England. more »

John Holland lands $1bn+ Sydney scheme

John Holland lands $1bn+ Sydney scheme

17 Aug 2017: John Holland has been named as the preferred developer for a scheme to create a new commercial precinct in Sydney, Australia. more »

CB&I awarded Saudi storage tank project

CB&I awarded Saudi storage tank project

17 Aug 2017: CB&I has won a contract to build nine storage tanks and modify others at Saudi Aramco's refinery in Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia. more »

London mayor sets out new rules for affordable housing

London mayor sets out new rules for affordable housing

17 Aug 2017: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has raised the bar for affordable housing provision in the capital. more »

CITB invests in plant simulators

CITB invests in plant simulators

17 Aug 2017: The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has spent £1.2m on 16 simulators for training plant operators at Bircham Newton more »

JCB's Bell made CEA honorary president

JCB's Bell made CEA honorary president

17 Aug 2017: The Construction Equipment Association has named JCB director David Bell as its first honorary president, positioning him as the figurehead of the UK construction machinery industry. more »

Balfour Beatty in £295m HK win

Balfour Beatty in £295m HK win

18 Aug 2017: Balfour Beatty’s 50:50 Far East joint venture has won a contract worth about HK$3bn (£295m) for a waterfront residential complex in Hong Kong. more »

Self-driving trucks to protect road workers

Self-driving trucks to protect road workers

18 Aug 2017: Highway maintenance contractor Colas has introduced what it claims to be the industry’s first autonomous impact protection vehicle to protect the lives of road workers. more »

Hill brings in JS Wright for Fish Island Village

Hill brings in JS Wright for Fish Island Village

18 Aug 2017: Building services contractor JS Wright has secured a £10.5m contract on the Fish Island Village regeneration scheme in east London. more »

Bateman adds diggers and dumpers

Bateman adds diggers and dumpers

18 Aug 2017: Norwich-based Bateman Groundworks is investing more than £1.6m in new plant and vehicles in its 20th anniversary year. more »

New Zealand’s ready-mix production remains near record levels

New Zealand’s ready-mix production remains near record levels

18 Aug 2017: More than a million cubic metres of ready-mix concrete were produced in New Zealand in the second quarter of this year. more »

Australia’s largest wind farm reaches financial close

Australia’s largest wind farm reaches financial close

17 Aug 2017: Coopers Gap Wind Farm in Queensland, Australia, is set to proceed to construction after reaching financial close. more »

Augmented reality – coming to a construction site near you

Augmented reality – coming to a construction site near you

17 Aug 2017: A £1m government research grant has been awarded to develop the use of virtual and augmented reality in the construction industry. more »

Barratt promotes through the ranks

Barratt promotes through the ranks

17 Aug 2017: Barratt Homes has promoted Ilir Gjini to construction director of its North Thames division. more »

WSP on board for £41m Stockport bus station scheme

WSP on board for £41m Stockport bus station scheme

17 Aug 2017: Consulting engineer WSP has been appointed to take forward plans to redevelop Stockport bus station at Daw Bank into a £41m transport interchange. more »

Wolff renews flat-top crane

Wolff renews flat-top crane

17 Aug 2017: German tower crane manufacture Wolffkran has replaced its 6015 flat-top tower crane, introduced in 2008, with the new 6020 Clear model. more »

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