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Hong Kong rail corp criticised over site safety shortfalls

20 Jun 2018: Hong Kong’s rail operator has been criticised by the government for an unacceptable attitude in handling safety issues related to the excavation works on a major project. more »

Eurozone sees 1.8% rise in construction

20 Jun 2018: Construction output was up 1.8% in the year to April in the eurozone and by 0.9% in the overall EU according to initial estimates. more »

Sydney metro project gets $3bn budget boost

19 Jun 2018: Today’s budget in New South Wales, Australia, has allocated an initial AU$3bn (£1.7bn) for the Sydney-Parramatta Metro West project. more »

Keller buys Swedish specialist

19 Jun 2018: Keller has announced that it has bought a Swedish business specialising in sheet piling. more »

Port of Cork launches expansion programme

19 Jun 2018: The Port of Cork has officially launched an €80m (£70m) project that involves BAM Civil building a container terminal at the berth in Ringaskiddy. more »

Equipment manufacturers vow to fight Trump’s tariffs

18 Jun 2018: The USA’s Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has said that 1.3 million jobs are at risk because of Donald Trump’s new tariffs on US$50bn of Chinese imports including construction plant and components. more »

Mace wins South African airport projects

18 Jun 2018: A Mace joint venture has been appointed to carry out the quantity surveying for three South African aviation projects worth more than US$70m (£53m). more »

Civils works start for particle accelerator upgrade

18 Jun 2018: Civil engineering is now under way for a major upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, the physics research centre on the Swiss-French border. more »

Elon Musk gets go-ahead to build Chicago underground line

15 Jun 2018: Tech billionaire Elon Musk’s Boring Company has been chosen to finance, build and operate an express underground service in the US city of Chicago. more »

Builder appointed for Adelaide Airport project

15 Jun 2018: The contractor has been appointed for expansion of the main terminal at Adelaide Airport in Australia. more »

Netherlands pilots interactive environmental permits

15 Jun 2018: Royal HaskoningDHV is taking part in a Dutch pilot project aimed at improving environmental permit applications by making them interactive. more »

Boot lamps, anyone?

15 Jun 2018: A US company that developed LED lights that attach to training shoes for night-time joggers has now developed an industrial version for nightshift construction workers. more »

Vinci team wins Czech motorway contract

13 Jun 2018: A joint venture led by Vinci subsidiary Eurovia has won the contract for a new 14.7km section of motorway in the Czech Republic. more »

Report finds boom in MEWP hire

13 Jun 2018: A new report from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) shows that equipment rental in the sector is experiencing a boom, particularly in the UK. more »

Tunnelling team announced for Sydney’s AU$7bn road link

13 Jun 2018: A team made up of Lendlease, Samsung and Bouygues has won the main tunnel construction contract for the M4-M5 Link in Sydney, Australia. more »

Hong Kong to launch inquiry into flaws at new station

13 Jun 2018: A former judge is to head an inquiry into construction flaws at a new station on Hong Kong’s Shatin to Central Link project. more »

Hochtief wins $750m NZ jail

13 Jun 2018: Two Hochtief companies are the leaders of the winning consortium for a major public-private partnership (PPP) to build a jail in New Zealand. more »

Balfour Beatty and Fluor close deal for $4.9bn LA people-mover

12 Jun 2018: An international team led by Balfour Beatty and Fluor has reached financial close on a scheme to build an automated people mover at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the US. more »

Domino's Pizza gets into pothole repair

12 Jun 2018: Domino's Pizza is teaming up with selected US cities to fix potholes so that pizzas arrive in one piece. more »

Pace of Irish construction growth accelerates

12 Jun 2018: Construction activity in Ireland has risen at the fastest pace for a year. more »

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