Today on World Construction Network
The Altrac Light Rail consortium has bagged a new $2.1bn Central Business District (CBD) and South East light rail project in Sydney, Australia.Read more
Carillion has been awarded a £100m contract by Argent to design and construct three buildings as part of the King’s Cross regeneration in London.Read more
Balfour Beatty and Skanska joint venture has been awarded a £55m project by the Highways Agency to upgrade junction 30 of the M25 in Essex, UK.Read more
McAleer & Rushe has been awarded a £28m design build contract by Marlin Apartments to build a hotel-led mixed-use development for Marlin, at 111 Westminster Bridge Road, UK.
Ground broken on $550m wind farm in Montana
Ground has been broken on the $550m Mud Springs Wind Ranch near Bridger in Montana, US.
Bouygues UK scoops £35m deal to build new Wales school
Bouygues UK has bagged a £35m contract from the Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council to build a new school in Baglan Bay, Wales.
Skanska lands $82m deal to build Boeing paint facility in US
Skanska has inked an $82m deal with The Boeing Company to build their commercial airplane decorative paint facility in Charleston, South Carolina, US.
Wandsworth Council gives go-ahead to 290 new homes and a primary school
Wandsworth Council has given the go-ahead to Taylor Wimpey for plans to develop 290 new homes at Battersea Park East in Nine Elms, and fund the redevelopment of St Mary’s Primary School.
The interlinked issues of training, health and safety are integral to efficient, safe working processes and practices. Manufacturers, suppliers and crane builders are constantly facing the challenge of ensuring that their working environments meet stringent, changing regulations.
Moving with the times
Ensuring the safe and efficient movement of a retractable roof on the largest free-spanning dome stadium in the world is no small feat. Hoist looks at how the expertise of material handling specialists MHE-Demag and automation firm ABB ensured this project became a reality.
Hydro projects get a lift
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.
The project involves the construction of a 2.89km bored tunnel.
MKZD – Moscow Small Railway Ring Development, Russia
The project involves the construction of a 54km railway line, 31 local stations that will be built along its circumference, the laying of railway tracks, parking facilities and related facilities.
ECEPL – Bhavanapadu Coal Based Thermal Power Plant: Phase II 1320 MW, Andhra Pradesh, India
The project involves the construction of a 1,320MW thermal power plant of two power units, each with a generating capacity of 660MW.
PAHW – Al Ahmadi Residential City II, Kuwait
The project involves the construction of a residential complex comprising 25,000 houses.
ECOWAS – West Coast High Speed Rail, Nigeria
The project involves the construction of a 1,178km railway line connecting Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Cote’ D’ Voire.
The white paper has been developed by McGraw Hill Research Foundation, in association with University of California, Berkeley and the Center for Green Schools.