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Japanese robots to work on high-rise buildings

Japanese robots to work on high-rise buildings

24 Apr 2018: Major Japanese contractor Shimizu Corporation is planning to put construction robots to work on a high-rise site this autumn. more »

Vinci buys more airports

Vinci buys more airports

24 Apr 2018: Vinci has signed a deal that covers the freehold purchase of two airports - including Belfast International – as well as multiple concession and management contracts at others worldwide. more »

Designer picked for new island

Designer picked for new island

24 Apr 2018: Royal HaskoningDHV is to design an artificial island in Vietnam. more »

WSP and Motts win further work on $9.3bn Aussie rail project

WSP and Motts win further work on $9.3bn Aussie rail project

23 Apr 2018: A joint venture of WSP and Mott MacDonald has won a feasibility and design contract worth AU$6m (£3.3m) for work on Australia’s Inland Rail project. more »

Trimble buys US software business

Trimble buys US software business

23 Apr 2018: Trimble has bought a US-based business that provides management information system (MIS) software to steel fabricators. more »

Keller targets Melbourne rail projects

Keller targets Melbourne rail projects

20 Apr 2018: Keller is targeting further work on a major programme to replace level crossings in Melbourne, Australia, after completing some initial schemes. more »

Vinci team picked for Africa Cup stadium

Vinci team picked for Africa Cup stadium

19 Apr 2018: A team led by Vinci Construction subsidiary Sogea-Satom has been chosen to design and build a stadium that will host matches of the Africa Cup of Nations 2021. more »

Canadian JV takes Keltbray overseas

Canadian JV takes Keltbray overseas

19 Apr 2018: Keltbray Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with Canadian contractor Aecon to pursue opportunities on rail overhead line electrification works in Canada. more »

Cowi wins Swedish tower contract

Cowi wins Swedish tower contract

18 Apr 2018: Cowi has been appointed to design the services for what will be the tallest tower in the Nordic region. more »

Arup team unveils 3D-printed house

Arup team unveils 3D-printed house

17 Apr 2018: A 3D-printed house designed by Arup and CLS Architects has been unveiled as part of the Salone del Mobile design festival in Milan. more »

Canadian research project improves strength of compressed soil

Canadian research project improves strength of compressed soil

24 Apr 2018: Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan have developed a chemical treatment that improves the strength of compressed soil by 25 times. more »

Australian union fined over site disruptions

Australian union fined over site disruptions

24 Apr 2018: An Australian construction trade union and some of its officials have been penalised AU$522,000 (£285,000) over strikes and work stoppages at Brisbane sites in 2016. more »

USA launches $1.5bn transport grants programme

USA launches $1.5bn transport grants programme

24 Apr 2018: The US Department of Transportation is inviting bids for the first US$1.5bn (£1.1bn) tranche of a new programme of grants. more »

Sydney metro project coming in $500m under budget

Sydney metro project coming in $500m under budget

23 Apr 2018: A metro project in Sydney, Australia, is on target to be delivered at least AU$500m under its AU$8.3bn (£4.5m) budget. more »

Black & Veatch team picked for Manila water upgrades

Black & Veatch team picked for Manila water upgrades

20 Apr 2018: Manila Water in the Philippines has appointed Black & Veatch and a local partner for a project to improve water infrastructure as part of an extensive capital investment programme. more »

Deal signed for commercial hyperloop line

Deal signed for commercial hyperloop line

19 Apr 2018: A deal has been signed for what aims to be world’s first commercial hyperloop line. more »

US-Saudi JV targets innovative power projects

US-Saudi JV targets innovative power projects

19 Apr 2018: Louis Berger has announced the signing of a joint venture agreement to support innovative ways of providing power in remote areas of Saudi Arabia. more »

Europe approves new rules for energy efficiency

Europe approves new rules for energy efficiency

18 Apr 2018: New rules approved yesterday by the European Parliament are intended to make buildings ‘smarter’ and more energy efficient while saving money and creating construction jobs. more »

US allocates $1bn for emergency road and bridge repairs

US allocates $1bn for emergency road and bridge repairs

18 Apr 2018: The USA's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is to provide US$1bn (£700m) in emergency relief for road and bridge repairs across 32 states and several US territories. more »

Dubai signs deal for massive solar plant

Dubai signs deal for massive solar plant

17 Apr 2018: Dubai’s electricity authority has signed a deal for construction of the next phase of what is claimed to be the world’s largest thermo-solar power plant. more »

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