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Arup and Aecom picked for Tokyo Olympics

07/10/2014: A team of Arup and Aecom is to provide advice on the development of venues and infrastructure for the Olympic Games being held in Tokyo in 2020. more »

BRE picked for pioneering Chinese sustainability project

06/10/2014: Building Research Establishment (BRE) is to work with a Chinese contractor to help develop local frameworks, standards and best practice in sustainable building. more »

Australian union fined $150k over building site scuffle

06/10/2014: Australian construction union CFMEU and five of its officials have been fined a total of AU$152,600 (£80,300) after admitting to conduct including a physical altercation at an Adelaide building site. more »

Lloyd’s Register to assess construction safety for new Riyadh metro

06/10/2014: Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) has appointed Lloyd’s Register as independent safety assessor for the Riyadh metro project in Saudi Arabia. more »

Arcadis buys Canadian environmental firm

03/10/2014: Arcadis has continued its expansion drive by buying Toronto-based Franz Environmental, which employs more than 100 people in six locations throughout Canada. more »

Consultation begins on new Sydney airport

03/10/2014: The Australian government has begun formal consultation with Sydney Airport Group on developing a proposal for an airport at Badgerys Creek in Western Sydney. more »

Balfour Beatty to expand Marine Corps museum

03/10/2014: Balfour Beatty Construction has been picked tor the final phase of work to expand the USA's National Museum of the Marine Corps (NMMC). more »

B&V opens Singapore centre to target hydropower

02/10/2014: Hydropower’s generation capacity in Southeast Asia is set to double in the next 10 years according to Black & Veatch, which has opened a new ‘centre of excellence’ in Singapore focused on the sector. more »

Atkins buys Texan oil and gas business

02/10/2014: WS Atkins has bought an oil and gas offshore engineering business based in Houston, Texas, for US$73m (£45m). more »

Netherlands contributes €1m to global fight against corruption

02/10/2014: The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to provide €1m (£780,000) in funding to CoST, the global transparency initiative that aims to stamp out corruption and mismanagement in public infrastructure. more »

Boost for Balfour Beatty as PPP sale price justifies revaluation

02/10/2014: Balfour Beatty has sold its 50% interest in the Pinderfields & Pontefract Hospital PPP project in West Yorkshire for a price that seems to justify its recent portfolio revaluation. more »

Arcadis wins $82m US Air Force clean-up

02/10/2014: Arcadis has won a US$82m (£50m) contract to improve the environment at the US Air Force’s Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB-MDL) in New Jersey. more »

BAM team reaches financial close on €520m German hospital

30/09/2014: BAM and its partners have reached financial close on a major hospital project in Germany to be carried out under a public-private partnership. more »

Astaldi lands new Polish and Romanian highway contracts

30/09/2014: Astaldi has won two new contracts in Poland and Romania with a total value of €100m (£78m). more »

Deck installation completed for Dutch motorway lift bridge

30/09/2014: The second and final deck section has been installed for the new Botlek Bridge in the Netherlands. more »

Lend Lease team signs $5.3bn Melbourne highway deal

30/09/2014: A consortium of Lend Lease, Bouygues, Acciona and Capella Capital has closed a contract with the government of Victoria to build the first stage of the East West Link in Melbourne, Australia. more »

Mott MacDonald lands supervision of Japan’s largest solar plant

30/09/2014: Mott MacDonald is to supervise construction of the US$1.1bn (£677m) Kuni-Umi solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Japan. more »

Contract awarded for Dubai boardwalk

30/09/2014: Developer Nakheel has awarded Overseas AST a contract for a AED150m (£25m) boardwalk being built at Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah resort. more »

Kazakhstan gets €121m for railway maintenance

30/09/2014: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a €121m (£94.5m) loan to Kazakhstan’s national rail company. more »

Ramboll team lands design of Stockholm subway expansion

29/09/2014: Stockholm’s council has awarded a SEK250m (£21m) contract for the investigation and planning of an expansion of the city’s new subway line between Akalla and Barkarby stations. more »

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