Today on World Construction Network
Glasgow City Council's planning applications committee has given the go-ahead to the £390m expansion of Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow.Read more
Al Futtaim Carillion (AFC), Carillion's UAE joint venture, has clinched two contracts in Dubai having a combined worth of £380m.Read more
BAM Construction has signed a construction contract with the Dundee City Council to build the £80.11m V&A Museum of Design Dundee.Read more
ISG has secured two new fit-out contracts in Germany cities of Frankfurt and Stuttgart with a multinational software and hardware manufacturer.
Lagan Construction to begin work on £15m A96 Link Road in Aberdeen
Lagan Construction Group is set to start work on £15.2m A96 Link Road and Park & Ride in Aberdeen, UK.
Coastal Construction funds design studio construction in Florida
Coastal Construction has pledged $3.5m to build the new Thomas P. Murphy design studio at the University of Miami (UM) School of Architecture in Florida, US.
Aibel wins $1bn Johan Sverdrup platform deck construction contract
Norwegian engineering firm Aibel has landed a NOK8bn ($1bn) contract from Statoil for engineering, procurement and construction of the platform deck of the drilling platform on the Johan Sverdrup field.
Aconex selected for C$606.2m hospital project in Canada
Graham Design Builders has deployed Aconex, a provider of a cloud collaboration platform for the construction industry, for the construction of the C$606.2m North Island Hospitals Project (NIHP).
Lifting equipment manufacturer Verlinde is playing an integral role in both the maintenance and service of four Puma helicopters located at recently-renovated French air force base.
Going the distance
Parts, service and support is crucial for the all-terrain crane user and hire companies alike reports Adrian Greeman
Living with the new normal
China’s president Xi Jinping stressed in speeches in 2014 that the country—and its trading partners—would have to accept a ‘new normal’ of restrained growth, not the double digit percentage rates of previous decades. At Bauma China, Will North found manufacturers facing up to this new reality.
Liebherr’s PowerBoom used on LR 11000
Liebherr's 1,000t LR 11000 crawler crane has been used with its PowerBoom system for the first time. The system, a parallel boom that increases load capacities, was used with the LR 11000 crane at a wind turbine project in northern Germany.
Gateway to the east
Current growth in Turkey is being driven not just by domestic projects, but by the country’s proximity to another burgeoning region, Central Asia. Daniel Searle reports.
The project involves the construction of a data center with a gross floor area (GFA) of 278,709m2 on 405ha of land in phases.
GCC – Railway Network, Kuwait
The project involves the construction of 3,954km rail line covering the coast of the Gulf and extending from Oman to Kuwait, passing through the UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
EDF/AREVA/CGN/CNNC – Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station 3260 MW, Somerset, UK
The project involves the construction of a 3,260MW nuclear power complex and will be executed in two phases.
TSMC – Taichung Chip Manufacturing Plant, Taiwan
The project involves the construction of production units, assembling units, testing units, a distribution unit, warehouse facilities, an administrative building, parking and other supporting facilities.
Anadarko – Palma e Mocimboa da Praia Onshore Natural Gas Processing Facility, Mozambique, Africa
The project involves the construction of LNG plants with 2 LNG trains with 5MMTPA capacity per LNG Train.
The white paper has been developed by McGraw Hill Research Foundation, in association with University of California, Berkeley and the Center for Green Schools.