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Australian construction continues to expand

10 Nov 2017: October saw Australia’s construction industry expand for a ninth consecutive month, though the pace of growth slowed. more »

Singapore issues charges over poor housing for workers

10 Nov 2017: A Singaporean man has been charged for housing people working on his company’s construction projects in overcrowded conditions. more »

OHL wins trio of rail maintenance contracts

10 Nov 2017: OHL is in the winning team for three Spanish railway maintenance contracts with a combined value €131.8m (£116.6m). more »

NASA launches new Mars housing challenge

9 Nov 2017: NASA has teamed up with sponsors including Caterpillar to launch a new phase in its competition to find ways of building shelters on Mars. more »

Vinci agrees its 24th acquisition of 2017

9 Nov 2017: Vinci Energies has reached an agreement to buy Swedish company Eitech, which specialises in electrical works and engineering. more »

Alstom team wins Tel Aviv signalling contract

9 Nov 2017: Alstom is to supply the signalling and train control systems for the new Tel Aviv Tramway Red Line project is Israel. more »

Kuala Lumpur tenders Circle Line contract

7 Nov 2017: Malaysia’s Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MTR Corp) has announced the tender for a new line. more »

New trade zone to be built in Somaliland

7 Nov 2017: A 12.2km2 trade zone is to be developed in Somaliland to complement the Port of Berbera. more »

LafargeHolcim introduces PV concrete cladding

7 Nov 2017: Photovoltaic (PV) concrete cladding is set to outperform rooftop solar, according to LafargeHolcim, which has developed a façade system with partner Heliatek. more »

WSP moves closer to Opus takeover

7 Nov 2017: The main shareholder of Opus International Consultants has voted in favour of acquisition by WSP. more »

New partnership formed to accelerate BREEAM’s US take-up

7 Nov 2017: Design firm HOK has signed a one-year partnership agreement to accelerate the adoption of the BREEAM In-Use standard across the United States. more »

Ferrovial lands $1.8bn Melbourne contract

6 Nov 2017: A Ferrovial-led team has been named as the preferred bidder for the AU$1.8bn (£1.05bn) Western Roads Upgrade project in Melbourne, Australia. more »

Work begins on final section of $1bn Western Australian link

6 Nov 2017: CPB Contractors has begun construction of the third and final section of the NorthLink Western Australia project. more »

WSP buys Colombian consultant

3 Nov 2017: WSP has bought a Colombia-based multidisciplinary consulting firm. more »

Grimshaw opens office in Dubai

3 Nov 2017: The official launch has taken place this week of Grimshaw’s Dubai office. more »

Report lays out options for troubled $10bn Canadian hydro scheme

3 Nov 2017: An inquiry report on a troubled dam scheme in Canada warns that the project’s completion may be late and that the cost may soar to more than CA$10bn (£5.9bn). more »

Texas seeks US$61bn towards post-Harvey rebuild

3 Nov 2017: The US state of Texas is asking for more than US$61bn (£46.3bn) in extra federal assistance for rebuilding public infrastructure following Hurricane Harvey. more »

Vinci buys two power grid specialists

2 Nov 2017: Vinci Energies has agreed to buy two European companies that specialise in electrical grids. more »

TBM hunt starts for $11bn Melbourne metro

2 Nov 2017: An international search is under way to find a supplier for the four tunnel boring machines (TBMs) needed to build a major metro project in Melbourne, Australia. more »

Ramboll expands in Finland with three acquisitions

2 Nov 2017: Ramboll bought three consultancies in Finland this week. more »

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