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Laing O’Rourke team begins construction of Perth stadium train station

6 Aug 2015: Construction has started of a railway station to serve the major new stadium complex being built in Perth, Western Australia. more »

Vinci signs $1.9bn Canadian highway deal

6 Aug 2015: Vinci has finalised the CA$1.9bn (£926m) deal announced in June to build the Regina Bypass in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. more »

Engineers Ireland criticises plan to ease building regs

6 Aug 2015: Engineers Ireland has said that proposed changes to Ireland’s buildings regulations would dilute safety measures that were introduced two years ago following a series of high-profile failures. more »

Dubai launches mega scheme with 711-metre residential tower

5 Aug 2015: Dubai’s ruler has launched a 3.67 million square metre development that will include the 711-metre tall Dubai One residential tower. more »

Canada commits $165m to flood control project

5 Aug 2015: The government of Canada has announced CA$165m (£80.5m) in funding towards a project to build outlet channels to reduce chronic flooding problems in Manitoba. more »

Atkins solution wins wind turbine installation challenge

5 Aug 2015: Atkins is one of the three winners of a Statoil challenge designed to develop new concepts for installation of the Hywind floating wind turbine system. more »

Work starts in Vietnam on ‘supertall’ Atkins tower

4 Aug 2015: Construction work is now under way for the Atkins-designed Vincom Landmark 81 - a supertall skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. more »

Floating cranes topple onto Dutch houses - video

4 Aug 2015: Two mobile cranes have toppled over onto houses while attempting to install a section of a bridge in the Netherlands. more »

Motts to design Czech highway improvements

4 Aug 2015: The Czech Republic’s Road & Motorway Directorate has appointed Mott MacDonald to design new sections of the R35 and R55 expressways. more »

Fluor teams up with Sacyr for Spanish venture

3 Aug 2015: Fluor is selling half the shares in its Spanish business to Sacyr to create a new joint operation that will carry out both project management and construction work in Europe, North Africa and South America. more »

EC clears Cemex over anti-competitive practices

3 Aug 2015: Cemex has been told that the European Commission (EC) has closed the investigation into anti-competitive practices initiated in December 2010 and that it will not be subject to any fines. more »

Australia to investigate concrete and scaffolding cartels

3 Aug 2015: Alleged cartel conduct in the Canberra construction industry is to be investigated by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC). more »

CRH completes £5bn acquisition

3 Aug 2015: Ireland’s CRH has today become the world’s third largest building materials firm and the second biggest in aggregates. more »

ThyssenKrupp tops out 232m-tall test tower for lifts

31 Jul 2015: ThyssenKrupp Elevator and contractor Züblin have held a topping-out ceremony to mark completion of the 232m-tall concrete tube for a tower that will be used to test lifts. more »

Ferrovial makes first-half profits of €267m

31 Jul 2015: Ferrovial’s net profit for the first half of the year was €267m (£187m) - a rise of 59% from last year. more »

Sacyr wins $1bn Colombian motorway concession

31 Jul 2015: Colombia’s National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) has awarded a team led by Sacyr the construction and concession contract for the Pasto-Rumichaca motorway. more »

Alstom team wins Algerian tramway contract

31 Jul 2015: Alstom and consortium partners Corsan, Corviam and Cosider have won a contract to extend Algeria’s Constantine-area tramway by 10km. more »

Balfour Beatty wins Denver rail contract

30 Jul 2015: Balfour Beatty Infrastructure has won a US$140m (£90m) two-phased contract to design and build the Southeast Rail Extension in the US city of Denver. more »

Brazil and USA hit Arcadis profits

30 Jul 2015: Arcadis has reported strong growth in the first half of the year but that profitability was affected by tough conditions in Brazil and one-off project cost overruns in the USA. more »

UKTI highlights trio of openings in Turkey

30 Jul 2015: UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is offering British companies help in targeting a trio of waste and wastewater management projects in Turkey. more »

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