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EM tops Highways Agency rankings

EM tops Highways Agency rankings

18/12/2014: EM Highway Services (EM) has come out top of the latest Highways Agency’s rankings of its top 20 maintenance service providers. more »

Alstom team shaves a year off $2.1bn Sydney rail project

Alstom team shaves a year off $2.1bn Sydney rail project

18/12/2014: The contract for a AU$2.1bn (£1.1bn) light rail contract in Sydney, Australia, has been officially signed and it has been announced that the line will be finished almost a year early. more »

Shepherd to build Leeds car park

Shepherd to build Leeds car park

18/12/2014: Shepherd Construction has won a £9.4m contract to build a multi-storey car park at Leeds University. more »

Two-piece boom ticks Castleford’s box

Two-piece boom ticks Castleford’s box

18/12/2014: Castleford Engineering, based near Newton Abbott in Devon, has added two further Volvo crawler excavators to its plant fleet along with a couple of mini excavators. more »

Iceland gets funding towards €100m airport expansion

Iceland gets funding towards €100m airport expansion

18/12/2014: Iceland’s state-owned airport operating company Isavia has signed a loan agreement of €32m (£25m) towards the expansion of Keflavik International Airport. more »

Telford recruits former Galliford Try finance director

Telford recruits former Galliford Try finance director

18/12/2014: Former Galliford Try finance director Frank Nelson has joined the board of Telford Homes as a non-executive director. more »

Long-reach excavator for Thompson

Long-reach excavator for Thompson

18/12/2014: A new Hyundai R300LC-9A long-reach crawler excavator has joined the fleet of Thompson Plant Hire, based in Flimby, on the Cumbrian coast more »

James Wates adds BRE Trust to roster

James Wates adds BRE Trust to roster

18/12/2014: Wates Group chairman James Wates has been appointed chairman of the BRE Trust to add to his list of extensive voluntary works, both within the construction industry and outside it. more »

Kubota purchase for Thorncliffe

Kubota purchase for Thorncliffe

18/12/2014: North Wales based Thorncliffe Building Supplies has bought 12 Kubota mini excavators for its plant hire operation. more »

Newcastle Science City puts £40m build out to tender

Newcastle Science City puts £40m build out to tender

17/12/2014: The University of Newcastle is advertising for a contractor to build a £40m science building. more »

Balfour Beatty Skanska lands £55m M25 junction scheme in Essex

Balfour Beatty Skanska lands £55m M25 junction scheme in Essex

18/12/2014: Balfour Beatty Skanska joint venture starts work next month on a £55m contract to upgrade a junction of the M25 motorway. more »

Atkins picked for $600m scheme to tackle US disasters

Atkins picked for $600m scheme to tackle US disasters

18/12/2014: The USA’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has appointed a joint venture of Atkins and Stantec to work on a major programme of flood risk mapping and hazard mitigation schemes. more »

Acton to get development corporation

Acton to get development corporation

18/12/2014: Plans to transform Old Oak Common could be as significant for west London as the 2012 Olympic Park was for east London, the Mayor of London reckons. more »

Liebherr turnover slips 1%

Liebherr turnover slips 1%

18/12/2014: The Liebherr Group has reported that its turnover in 2014 is set to reach ,8,866m (£7,020m) for 2014. more »

Severfield wins Anfield contract

Severfield wins Anfield contract

18/12/2014: Supplying steelwork for the new stand at Anfield Stadium is among £43m of new business picked up by Severfield. more »

Balfour Beatty closes on second OFTO

Balfour Beatty closes on second OFTO

18/12/2014: Balfour Beatty has reached financial close and completed the acquisition of the £164m Thanet offshore transmission project (OFTO). more »

Gong for Arup’s Dervilla Mitchell

Gong for Arup’s Dervilla Mitchell

18/12/2014: Arup engineer Dervilla Mitchell has been awarded an honorary CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire). more »

Ideas emerge from Amey’s 'Dragons' Den'

Ideas emerge from Amey’s 'Dragons' Den'

18/12/2014: In the old days there were suggestion boxes; these days it’s Dragon’s Den. more »

Builders Finance Fund reopens

Builders Finance Fund reopens

18/12/2014: The government has reopened bidding for loans from the Builders Finance Fund. more »

Ramboll buys major US consultancy

Ramboll buys major US consultancy

17/12/2014: Ramboll has boosted its presence in North America and other parts of the world with the purchase of US-based consultancy Environ. more »

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