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CRH to pay £5bn for Lafarge Holcim assets

02/02/2015: Ireland’s CRH is set to become the world’s third biggest building material firm through a £5bn acquisition of assets being sold by Lafarge and Holcim. more »

Balfour Beatty saves client $21m on Hollywood tower

29/01/2015: Balfour Beatty has saved its client more than US$21m (£13.8m) in the cost of building a residential tower in Los Angeles, USA. more »

Hong Kong set to tender new art and design museum

29/01/2015: The main construction works for Hong Kong’s M+ museum are set to be tendered soon, chief secretary Carrie Lam said at a time-capsule ceremony for the project. more »

Van Oord and Boskalis to build €350m artificial island

29/01/2015: A joint venture team of Van Oord and Boskalis has won a €350m (£260m) contract to design and construct an artificial island off the coast of Jakarta, Indonesia. more »

WSP team extends role on $818m Canadian light rail scheme

29/01/2015: The region of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, has voted in favour a three-year extension to its existing light rail transit (LRT) contract with WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff. more »

CDE boots Middle East and Africa teams

29/01/2015: Materials washing specialist CDE Global has boosted its team responsible for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) to provide a greater regional focus within the area. more »

Grant Thornton picks T&T for Joburg office

29/01/2015: Grant Thornton has appointed Turner & Townsend to provide project and cost management services for the international accountancy firm’s new office premises in Johannesburg, South Africa. more »

Skanska team signs for $116m Californian highway upgrade

28/01/2015: A joint venture of Skanska and Teichert has signed a US$116m (£78m) contract with California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to upgrade a state highway. more »

Washington senators propose killing TBM Bertha

28/01/2015: Two senators in the US state of Washington have put forward a bill to abandon a stalled US$3.1bn (£2bn) tunnelling scheme in Seattle and stop efforts to restart Bertha, the project’s tunnel boring machine. more »

BAM JV lands Swiss tunnel contract

28/01/2015: Royal BAM subsidiary Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau and Swiss contractor Marti have won a joint venture contract to build the 2.6km-long Eppenberg Tunnel in Switzerland. more »

Drake & Scull wins M&E contract for Dubai hotel complex

28/01/2015: Drake & Scull Engineering has won a contract worth AED198m (£35.7m) for mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) work on a hotel and apartment complex in the heart of Dubai. more »

Thales and Alstom land record-breaking HK signals upgrade

27/01/2015: Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation has awarded Thales and Alstom a €330m (£246m) contract to upgrade the signalling on seven metro lines. more »

Kingspan buys manufacturer Joris Ide

27/01/2015: Kingspan has agreed to buy all the shares in Belgium-based Joris Ide Group for €315m (£234m) more »

Sika expands new Mozambique business

27/01/2015: Sika is expanding its new Mozambique business with the acquisition of a producer of specialised mortars and tile adhesives. more »

Sika board changes voting rights in bid to prevent sale

26/01/2015: The family that is seeking to sell its controlling stake in Sika has now lost its voting rights privilege, the company’s board has announced. more »

Drake & Scull wins Dubai tower project

26/01/2015: Drake & Scull International has won a contract worth AED180m (£32.7m) for work at a 38-storey residential tower in Dubai. more »

Skanska signs for eco-friendly Norwegian offices

26/01/2015: Skanska has signed a contract to build a Norwegian office building that is intended to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. more »

CH2M Hill and Mace scoop Dubai trade centre contract

23/01/2015: A consortium of CH2M Hill and Mace has won the competitive tender for a key contract at the new commercial district that will host Expo 2020 Dubai. more »

Port of Montreal to get $132m upgrade

23/01/2015: Plans have been unveiled for a major upgrade to the Port of Montreal in Canada. more »

CRH confirms interest in Lafarge Holcim assets

23/01/2015: Irish building materials giant CRH has confirmed that it is in discussions with Lafarge and Holcim about the possible purchase of some of their assets. more »

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