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Farrans has been selected by Aberdeenshire Council to build new sports and community facilities at Banff Academy, and new Macduff Myrus pavilion and football pitches.Read more
Solar power developer and operator Principal Solar (PSI) has joined forces with affiliates of Entropy Investment Management to co-develop a 100MW generating facility in Cumberland County, North...Read more
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has broken ground on new tribal village on Red Arrow Highway in Hartford, Michigan.
Construction starts on $700m solar PV project in Uzbekistan
Construction work has commenced on the first of the three large-scale solar PV plants, that forms part of a $700m solar project in Uzbekistan.
KU Medical Center breaks ground on $75m Health Education Building project
The University of Kansas (KU) Medical Center has broken ground on its $75m Health Education Building construction project.
Farrans lands £10m Cambridge community centre contract
Farrans has secured a £10m contract from the University of Cambridge to build the Storey’s Field Centre on the North West Cambridge Development.
Stepnell wins dementia care home contract in Wiltshire
Construction company Stepnell has bagged a£6.1m contract from the Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) to design and construct a specialist dementia care home in Trowbridge, Wiltshire.
There was a noticeable presence at this year’s Intermat of manufacturers promoting operator lifts for tower cranes, due to recent legislation in France demanding the systems at certain heights. Daniel Searle spoke to some of the companies preparing for an increase in orders.
Stability systems required to comply with revised EU standards, have been further developed to offer improved efficiency. Daniel Searle reports.
The people who sell cranes
Selling Manitowoc’s Grove line of cranes in West Africa, Paterson Simons & Co (Africa) Ltd. managing director John Traynor understands that a complete package of training and aftersales service, supported by manufacturer partnerships, is vital in persuading customers to make the financial step up from buying used cranes to buying new.
Sarens’ quick bridge lift
A Terex Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane has been used by Sarens to lift a steel bridge over a motorway in Germany, negotiating weight restrictions to bring the crane to the job site.
Weldex goes green with Kobelco
Kobelco has sold four new G series cranes to UK hirer Weldex, as part of a fleet modernisation programme.
The project involves the construction of a semiconductor chip production plant.
Maersk/Nippon/Britoil – Culzean Oil and Gas Field Development, UK
The project involves the development of an offshore oil and gas field with a range of 400 to 500MMSCFD (this represents Maersk Oil equity production of 30,000 to 45,000 barrel per day (BPD) of oil.
CHSRA – California High-speed Rail Line: Phase II, USA
The project involves the construction of 450km high-speed rail line.
Vulcan – Jacutinga Motorcycle Parts Manufacturing Complex, Minas Gerais, Brazil
The project involves the construction of three units.
SKTR – Xujingzhen Convention Center Lot 3, Shanghai, China
The project involves the construction of convention halls, conference rooms, office buildings, restaurants, retail units, recreation facilities, parking facilities and other related infrastructure.
The white paper has been developed by McGraw Hill Research Foundation, in association with University of California, Berkeley and the Center for Green Schools.