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Guinness confirms world’s largest concrete pour

Guinness confirms world’s largest concrete pour

19/02/2014: The world’s largest-ever continuous concrete pour took place last weekend in California. more »

Princess Anne opens Tensar’s new billion-rouble plant

Princess Anne opens Tensar’s new billion-rouble plant

19/02/2014: Princess Anne has unveiled Tensar’s manufacturing facility in St Petersburg, Russia. more »

Survey warns that BIM is essential for winning overseas work

Survey warns that BIM is essential for winning overseas work

19/02/2014: UK consultants who do not adopt Building Information Modelling (BIM) could struggle to secure overseas work, according to a survey by technical information provider NBS. more »

Atkins team lands design of major Chinese airport

Atkins team lands design of major Chinese airport

18/02/2014: Atkins and China Southwest Architectural Design & Research Institute (CSWADI) have been appointed for the conceptual planning and terminal design of the new RMB 35bn (£3.4bn) Qingdao airport. more »

Interserve picked for diplomatic role in France

Interserve picked for diplomatic role in France

18/02/2014: Interserve has won a contract with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to provide support services to British diplomats in France. more »

Netherlands builds new style of flood defence

Netherlands builds new style of flood defence

18/02/2014: The Netherlands village of Katwijk is to have a new type of flood defence in the form of dunes that incorporates a dyke as well as a car park. more »

Mace wins 12-country FM deal

Mace wins 12-country FM deal

17/02/2014: Mace’s facilities management business, Macro, has secured a three-year contract with IT company Citrix. more »

Saudi construction spending reaches all-time high

Saudi construction spending reaches all-time high

17/02/2014: The Saudi construction sector is reaching record levels as the government continues a dual push toward providing new services and diversifying the economy away from the oil sector. more »

Liebherr investigation clears crane of fault in fatal collapse

Liebherr investigation clears crane of fault in fatal collapse

14/02/2014: November’s fatal crane collapse at the site of Corinthians Arena in Brazil was caused by inadequate ground capacity rather than any defect in the crane itself, Liebherr has said. more »

Balfour Beatty wins third contract at US campus

Balfour Beatty wins third contract at US campus

14/02/2014: Balfour Beatty Construction has been appointed construction manager at-risk for renovations to a high-rise student residence at the University of North Carolina (UNC). more »

Skanska wins Norwegian motorway extension

Skanska wins Norwegian motorway extension

14/02/2014: The Norwegian Road Administration has awarded Skanska a contract to extend the E18 motorway at Larvik between Bommestad and Sky in Norway. more »

Keller to install 5,500 soilcrete columns for Seattle seawall

Keller to install 5,500 soilcrete columns for Seattle seawall

13/02/2014: Keller has won a US$41m (£25m) contract on the US city of Seattle's Elliott Bay seawall project. more »

Mergers and acquisitions activity grows

Mergers and acquisitions activity grows

13/02/2014: Engineering and construction merger and acquisition (M&A) activity rebounded in the fourth quarter of last year according to a new report from PwC US. more »

Skanska to build $88m R&D building

Skanska to build $88m R&D building

12/02/2014: Skanska has signed a contract with the University of Connecticut (UConn) in Connecticut, USA, to build a new research facility. more »

Philips picks BAM for Hamburg office scheme

Philips picks BAM for Hamburg office scheme

12/02/2014: BAM Deutschland has won a contract to extend the German headquarters of Philips in Hamburg. more »

Wolseley agrees deal for Finnish building materials business

Wolseley agrees deal for Finnish building materials business

12/02/2014: Wolseley has agreed to acquire Puukeskus, a building materials distribution business in Finland. more »

Brookfield Multiplex picked for $172m Australian hospital

Brookfield Multiplex picked for $172m Australian hospital

12/02/2014: Brookfield Multiplex has been appointed to build a new regional hospital in New South Wales, Australia. more »

Carillion’s UAE JV lands £110m deal for Hard Rock Hotel

Carillion’s UAE JV lands £110m deal for Hard Rock Hotel

12/02/2014: Carillion's joint venture business in the UAE, Al Futtaim Carillion, has won a £110m contract to build a five-star Hard Rock Hotel in Abu Dhabi. more »

GMB slams Qatar construction workers’ charter

GMB slams Qatar construction workers’ charter

12/02/2014: The GMB has branded Qatar’s new welfare charter as ‘totally inadequate’ and said that FIFA must demand changes to protect the rights of workers building the 2022 World Cup venues. more »

Report calls for investment in Ireland's waste infrastructure

Report calls for investment in Ireland's waste infrastructure

11/02/2014: Engineers Ireland has said that investment in waste infrastructure is a key priority for the country. more »

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