Today on World Construction Network
Skanska has inked a SEK 1.2bn (about $166.3m) contract with Uppsala County to build a new healthcare building at the Uppsala University Hospital in Uppsala, Sweden.Read more
US-based construction firm Bechtel has started construction work at the Tilbury Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility in British Columbia.Read more
BAM Construction is set to begin construction work on the £8.6m Burton and South Derbyshire University Technical College in the East Midlands, UK.Read more
Lucent Group, a UK-based land site assembly specialist, has secured an outline planning approval from North Lincolnshire Council to develop two new villages at Lincolnshire Lakes in the UK.
GB Building Solutions to deliver three student housing projects in UK
GB Building Solutions has secured three contracts worth £55.5m to deliver student housing projects in the UK.
Willmott Dixon wins contract to build new school in Wales
Willmott Dixon has secured a contract worth £34.5m to build a new school in Llandysul, Wales.
Brookfield Multiplex begins work on A$100m retirement village in Sydney
Brookfield Multiplex has started construction work on A$100m retirement village in Sydney's Vaucluse suburb.
SunEdison secures financing for 26MW solar power plant in California
SunEdison, a provider of solar energy services, has secured financing for the construction of 26MW DC Vega solar power plant in Merced County, California.
Cranes and hoists are playing a large role at a number of dams and hydro projects worldwide. Carrieann Stocks looks at a series of projects around the world.
Something for everyone
The Imal-Pal Group is a versatile supplier of components and engineering for the complete panel line, with an extensive reference list in a growing number of applications, from panels to pallets; and pellets. Mike Botting visited Imal’s Modena headquarters.
A better show
This year’s Xylexpo exhibition in Milan saw the return of some important exhibitors, which may just have brought the whole show back from the brink, reports Mike Botting, who attended Fiera Milano-Rho in May.
Rigid and flexible, light and heavy
This summer, TII’s Scheuerle division invited press and clients to the handover of its biggest ever bridge girder, the STB 550, to the UK’s Collett Transport. Will North spoke to TII Sales president Bernd Schwengsbier about the company’s record of innovation.David Collett explains why his company chose the STB550, and we look at it’s first job.
The impact factor
Goldhofer’s Innovation Days customer event this year gave the company a chance to show off new products, including a new 60t SPMT, a transporter with an expanding wheel base, a new axle system for its semi-trailers, and the firth of its Faktor 5 bridge girders. Will North reports from the event.
The project involves the construction of seven eight-story buildings comprising 2,000 residential units on 1.11ha land. It includes the construction retail space, a swimming pool, a fitness center, parking and other related facilities.
Pieridae – Goldboro LNG Export Facility, Nova Scotia, Canada
The project involves the construction of liquefied natural gas export facility comprising a natural gas liquefaction plant with a capacity of five million metric tons per year (700 million cubic feet a day), 420,000m3 (2 x 210,000m3) storage facilities and export LNG marine jetty for loading LNG.
MoT/JM – Jeddah Metro Line, Saudi Arabia
The project involves the construction of a 108km-long metro line with 46 stations. It comprises three lines namely the Orange Line, Blue line and Green line.
CCI – Braithwaite Methanol Manufacturing Plant, Louisiana, US
The project involves the construction of a methanol facility with a production of capacity of 1.8MMTPA on 156.6ha of land.
Moray – Tornagrain Mixed-Use Development, Scotland, UK
The project involves the construction of a mixed-use estate on a 259ha area which will be developed in seven phases.
The white paper has been developed by McGraw Hill Research Foundation, in association with University of California, Berkeley and the Center for Green Schools.