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Spanish consultant picked for Saudi rail study

04/09/2014: Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) has signed a contract for SR6,000,621 (£971,000) with a Spanish consortium headed by Consultrans to study options for a high-speed line between Riyadh and Dammam. more »

WSP to buy Parsons Brinckerhoff for £820m

04/09/2014: Balfour Beatty agreed the sale of Parsons Brinckerhoff, its US professional services division, to Canadian firm WSP Global Inc. for £820m (US $1,352.5m). more »

US construction spending returns to 2008 levels

03/09/2014: Construction spending in the USA in July reached the highest level since late 2008, with monthly and year-on-year gains in all major categories, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. more »

Hong Kong seeks use for surplus construction materials

03/09/2014: Hong Kong’s Housing Authority is launching an online information platform to help in the recycling of construction and demolition (C&D) waste. more »

Drone sneaks look at construction of 'world's best office building'

02/09/2014: A video showing progress of Apple's Campus 2 under construction in Cupertino, California has registered 2.5m views a week after being posted. more »

Strukton submerges final caisson for Venice flood barrier

02/09/2014: Strukton Immersion Projects has submerged the last of the eight 21,000t concrete caissons that form the base of the storm-surge barrier being built near Venice, Italiy. more »

Illinois allocates extra $102m for high-speed rail

02/09/2014: The governor of Illinois has announced a US$102m (£61m) investment to improve performance and reliability on a key section of the route from Chicago to St Louis as part of the US state's high-speed rail plans. more »

Arup sets out options for Sydney's future water management

02/09/2014: Arup has launched a study aimed at helping cities in Australia and across the world address key pressures that pose challenges to a safe, secure and sustainable supply of water. more »

Skanska wins contract to revamp Oslo shopping street

01/09/2014: Skanska is to renovate a central shopping street in Oslo, Norway, for NOK320m (£31m). more »

Drake & Scull to build luxury block in Dubai

01/09/2014: Drake & Scull International (DSI) has entered into a partnership with developer Omniyat to build a luxury apartment block at the entrance to the Palm Jumeirah artificial archipelago in Dubai. more »

Hong Kong tenders Kai Tak redevelopment

01/09/2014: Tendering has begun for a major infrastructure contract as part of the redevelopment of Hong Kong’s former Kai Tak airport. more »

Lend Lease begins construction of $1bn Melbourne suburb

29/08/2014: Construction has begun of Harpley, a new Melbourne suburb that will provide 4,000 new homes and a waterfront town centre and is expected to create AU$1bn (£552m) of construction activity. more »

Successful pilots spur HK to adopt NEC contracts

29/08/2014: Hong Kong’s government is to use NEC3 contracts for all its projects put out for tender in 2015/16, following a series of pilot projects. more »

Mott MacDonald tackles Shanghai water quality

29/08/2014: Shanghai Water Authority has appointed Mott MacDonald to provide technical support for a project aimed at improving the water supply quality and levels across the network. more »

Hochtief reaches financial close for €600m highway

28/08/2014: A Hochtief-led consortium has reached financial close for the €600m (£477m) A7 public-private partnership project (PPP) highway in Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg, Germany. more »

Labour shortages force US contractors to turn down work

28/08/2014: Construction employment increased in 223 metropolitan areas of the USA in the last year and 25% of contractors report turning down work because of labour shortages, according to new research. more »

CH2M Hill wins Qatar road safety contract

28/08/2014: CH2M Hill has won a consultancy contract on a QAR600m (£99m) project to improve the safety of Qatar’s roads. more »

Hong Kong seeks ideas for developing Kai Tak River

28/08/2014: Hong Kong’s Civil Engineering & Development Department has launched a design competition, inviting professionals and the public to come up with ideas for the development of the Kai Tak River. more »

Strukton wins substation commission for Dutch tram line

27/08/2014: Regiotram Utrecht has awarded Strukton Systems a €5.5m (£4.4m) contract to renovate four substations and construct a new one for the Utrecht, Nieuwegein and IJsselstein rapid transit line in the Netherlands. more »

BAM’s new Danish business lands first contract

27/08/2014: BAM Danmark has won its first contract, a €4.5m (£3.6m) deal for the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). more »

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