Sustainability Week on WCN: Costain wins environmental award

10 Oct 2016 | Europe

Costain’s London Bridge redevelopment project team has won a gold Green Apple Award due to its positive contribution to the built environment.

UK industry prepares for Construction Week

13 Sep 2016 | Europe

The UK construction industry will converge in Birmingham next month, as the UK Construction Week event combines nine shows at the NEC venue from 18–20 October.

Construction machinery market optimistic in Europe and India

8 Aug 2016 | Global

The European and Indian construction machinery markets have shown growth this year, while other regions have seen a slow-down, according to Germany’s engineering association the VDMA.Latest research from the Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery arm of the VDMA suggests that ...

Sheffield secures £1bn Chinese investment deal

26 Jul 2016 | Europe

Sheffield City Council has announced a 60-year partnership agreement with Chinese firm Sichuan Guodong Construction to develop the UK city. The £1bn deal is set to be the biggest Chinese investment of its kind to be made outside of London. The first investment, worth about £220M, will fund f ...

UK construction industry growth expected to slow down following Brexit vote

30 Jun 2016 | Europe

The UK construction industry is expected to experience major downside risks to growth following UK’s vote to leave the European Union, according to a new report.Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center (CIC) new report, entitled ‘Brexit and the Impact on Construction in the UK’, concluded ...

REC survey highlights shortage of construction workers

25 May 2016 | Europe

A survey of UK construction recruitment firms has highlighted the shortage of construction workers and resultant high wages, with some bricklayers taking home £1,000 a week.

Construction industry confidence levels down but still strong

13 May 2016 | Global

Construction experts remain optimistic in the strength of the industry, according to a new report, despite the first quarter of 2016 being marked by a decline in confidence levels.Timetric’s Construction Confidence Report concluded that the industry’s current confidence levels have declined ...

Growth markets forecasted for construction industry

4 May 2016 | Global

A new report from Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center has identified four national markets as key growth regions for the construction industry to 2020.

Victoria commits $1.46bn towards completion of Western Distributor project

15 Apr 2016 | Oceania

The state government of Victoria, Australia has allocated $1.46bn in 2016 state budget towards the completion of the Western Distributor project.With no funding from the Commonwealth Government, Victoria will undertake the $5.5bn project on its own.The project will provide a second river cro ...

World construction to break $10tr mark by 2020

7 Apr 2016 | Global

Global construction output will reach US$10 trillion by 2020, driven by Asia-Pacific and emerging markets, according to a new report from Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center.The Global Construction Outlook 2020 report forecasts that expansion will increase by an annual average of 3.4 ...


Wall lining and luminance tests

25 Feb 2016

Rick Morrison, principal lighting designer for Aecom in Australia gives this insight on the reflective requirements of a tunnel li ...

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