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Gammon scoops £705m of Hong Kong contracts

Gammon scoops £705m of Hong Kong contracts

24 Jan 2018: Balfour Beatty’s Far East joint venture has landed two contracts in Hong Kong with a total value of HK$7.7bn (£705m). more »

Bentley buys Indian software company

Bentley buys Indian software company

24 Jan 2018: Bentley Systems has bought Mumbai-based software company S-Cube Futuretech. more »

Sweco to support Afghanistan infrastructure projects

Sweco to support Afghanistan infrastructure projects

23 Jan 2018: Sweco has been commissioned to provide support and advice during the implementation of a series of infrastructure projects in northwest Afghanistan. more »

Ireland’s construction industry up 18%

Ireland’s construction industry up 18%

22 Jan 2018: Ireland’s construction output grew 18% last year and continued growth is expected in 2018, according to a study by Aecom. more »

Arcadis picked for Australian bypass

Arcadis picked for Australian bypass

22 Jan 2018: Planning is getting under way for a 4.5km bypass in New South Wales, Australia, following the award of a contract to Arcadis Australia Pacific. more »

Kingspan invests in BIM company

Kingspan invests in BIM company

19 Jan 2018: Kingspan Group is investing US$10m (£7.2m) in US-based software business Invacara. more »

China starts building Antarctic research station

China starts building Antarctic research station

19 Jan 2018: Construction is set to start of China’s 5th Antarctic research station. more »

European construction output up

European construction output up

19 Jan 2018: Production in Europe’s construction sector was up by 0.6% in November 2017 compared to October. more »

Trump hands Balfour £20m for starters

Trump hands Balfour £20m for starters

18 Jan 2018: Balfour Beatty’s 2017 profits are set to be boosted by an additional £20m from Donald Trump. more »

Mabey to install five Malaysian bridges

Mabey to install five Malaysian bridges

17 Jan 2018: Mabey is set to install five of its Compact 200 (C200) bridges in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. more »

Aecom launches global infrastructure report

Aecom launches global infrastructure report

24 Jan 2018: Aecom has published a report setting out challenges and opportunities in the global infrastructure sector. more »

Laing O’Rourke lands Expo 2020 contracts

Laing O’Rourke lands Expo 2020 contracts

23 Jan 2018: Laing O’Rourke has beaten strong international competition to win two Expo 2020 Dubai construction contracts with a combined value of about £130m. more »

Contract awarded for $84m Sydney pool complex

Contract awarded for $84m Sydney pool complex

23 Jan 2018: CPB Contractors has won the contract for the largest pool complex to be built in Sydney, Australia, since the Olympic Games in 2000. more »

Acciona secures €100m to boost digitalisation

Acciona secures €100m to boost digitalisation

22 Jan 2018: The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing Acciona with €100m (£88m) of finance for programmes to develop innovation and digitalisation. more »

Amazon shortlists locations for $5bn HQ2

Amazon shortlists locations for $5bn HQ2

19 Jan 2018: Amazon has whittled 238 proposals for the location of its second North American headquarters (HQ2) down to 20. more »

Carillion Canada continues as normal

Carillion Canada continues as normal

19 Jan 2018: Carillon’s Canadian operations are not in liquidation and continue uninterrupted, a spokesman for the company has confirmed. more »

Arup and Motts picked for Australian rail scheme

Arup and Motts picked for Australian rail scheme

19 Jan 2018: Arup and Mott MacDonald are part of the winning design-build team for the AU$174m (£100m) Oaklands Crossing rail project in South Australia. more »

Hong Kong awards pier improvement study

Hong Kong awards pier improvement study

19 Jan 2018: Hong Kong’s Civil Engineering & Development Department has appointed Mott MacDonald to study potental improvements to a number of public piers. more »

Skanska to lay off 3,000 people

Skanska to lay off 3,000 people

17 Jan 2018: Skanska is to lay off 3,000 employees around the world in a bid to improve profitability – plans including quitting the US power sector and focusing on its core business in the UK. more »

OHL bags six eastern European projects

OHL bags six eastern European projects

17 Jan 2018: OHL has secured six new contracts with a combined price tag of €177m (£157m) in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. more »

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