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Tourists panic as cracks appear in 400m-high glass walkway

30/05/2014: A family visiting a viewing deck at the top of Chicago's tallest tower had a terrifying experience this week when the glass floor that was the only thing between them and the ground, 400 metres below, appeared to crack. more »

Singapore awards civils work for four metro stations

29/05/2014: Singapore’s Land Transport Authority has awarded civils contracts for the construction of four metro stations with a total value of about S$1.13bn (£527m). more »

Hong Kong rail delay triggers $10bn in claims

29/05/2014: Delays in starting Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link works projects have resulted in substantiated claims of about HK$10.756bn (£827m). more »

Habtoor Leighton wins contract at Dubai’s ‘Jewel of the Creek’

29/05/2014: Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) has won a AED1.45bn (£235m) contract to deliver part of the Jewel of the Creek project in Port Saeed, Dubai. more »

Vinci and Hochtief land €255m Slovakian motorway deal

28/05/2014: A Vinci-led consortium has won a €255m (£213m) contract to build a new section of the D3 motorway in Slovakia. more »

Brentford supplier finds new market in the Falklands

28/05/2014: The Brentford branch of groundwork and civil engineering distributor Rudridge has expanded its supply area far beyond London to include a delivery 8,000 miles away in the Falkland Islands. more »

Mott MacDonald lands design role on $2.9bn NZ rail link

28/05/2014: A team that includes Mott MacDonald has been appointed to undertake the reference design for the NZ$2.86bn (£1.45bn) upgrade of the City Rail Link (CRL) in Auckland, New Zealand. more »

Average value of construction disputes rises to US$32m

28/05/2014: New research from Arcadis has found that disputes relating to major global construction projects increased in value to an average of US$32.1m (£19.1m) in 2013 from US$31.7m in 2012. more »

China set to adopt UK’s green construction standards

27/05/2014: Buildings in China could be built to British green construction standards boosting the UK supply chain by £200m, business secretary Vince Cable has announced. more »

Six teams bid for €500m Fehmarnbelt M&E contract

27/05/2014: Six international contractor consortia have submitted applications to prequalify for work on the mechanical and elecrical installations in the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel, which will link Denmark and Germany. more »

New world record for tallest Lego tower

27/05/2014: The world record for the tallest Lego tower was beaten at the weekend when a team of Hungarian schoolchildren and official Lego builders from Denmark created a 34.76m-tall structure in the centre of Budapest, Hungary. more »

Skanska signs for Stockholm museum refurb

27/05/2014: Skanska has signed a contract with the National Property Board of Sweden to renovate and reconstruct Nationalmuseum in Stockholm. more »

Balfour Beatty lands second Charlotte light rail deal

23/05/2014: Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc (BBII) has won a second contract for the extension of the transit system in Charlotte in the US state of North Carolina. more »

BAM wins €42m contract for Belgian campus

23/05/2014: Royal BAM Group subsidiary Interbuild has won a €42m (£34m) contract to construct and maintain a campus for a school in Beringen, Belgium. more »

NCC picked to expand Swedish rail line

23/05/2014: NCC has been commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration to expand the Svealandbanan railway line under a SEK975m (£87.5m) contract. more »

Motts helps Dutch PPP reach financial close

23/05/2014: The Bezuidenhoutseweg 30 (B30) public-private partnership (PPP) in The Hague has reached financial close. more »

Carillion lands £400m of Middle East deals

22/05/2014: Carillion and its joint venture business Al Futtaim Carillion have won contracts in Dubai and Saudi Arabia worth a combined £400m. more »

Hochtief’s US arm wins $180m convention centre scheme

22/05/2014: Hochtief’s Turner Construction Company is to manage a US$180m (£107m) expansion project at the largest convention center on the west coast of the USA. more »

Arcadis wins €21m of repeat consultancy at Brazilian nuclear plant

22/05/2014: The Brazilian subsidiary of Arcadis has signed a €21m (£17m) engineering consultancy contract with Eletrobras Termonuclear for the third plant at the Almirante Álvaro Alberto thermonuclear complex. more »

Funding approved for tunnel linking Ukraine with EU

21/05/2014: The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €55m (£45m) for the construction of a railway tunnel linking Ukraine with the EU. more »

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