The Texas A&M University System in the US has broken ground on the $546m multi-use, multi-phase development, Innovation Plaza.
UK-based Capital Land Property Group has received planning consent from Swindon Borough Council to deliver more than 1,550 homes as part of the transformation of the eastern side of Swindon, UK.
Eiffage via its subsidiary, in a consortium with BESIX and In Advance, has secured a contract to build the new headquarters of RTBF, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation public service broadcaster, in Brussels, Belgium.
Turner & Townsend has been appointed by the London Borough of Enfield to provide project and cost management services for its Meridian Water infrastructure works.
Ramboll, architect Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Hijjas have been selected by the Penang State Government as winners to design the masterplan for the new Penang South Islands (PSI) in Malaysia.
The Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center has received Board of Trustees approval to construct a $1.8bn hospital tower in Columbus, Ohio.
UK-based construction firm Kier Group has been selected by the Department for Education (DfE) to build a £24.7m project at Dover Grammar School for Boys in the UK.
Italian oil and gas contractor Saipem has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with AGNES and QINT’X to develop a wind farm in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Ravenna.
Sanctuary Housing Association’s development arm Sanctuary Homes has selected Higgins to design and construct 120 new homes in Great Wakering, Southend-on-Sea, England.
Strabag, an Austrian construction company, has won two railway construction contracts worth €192m from Deutsche Bahn’s subsidiary DB Netz in eastern Germany.
The Government of Alberta in Canada and TransPod have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the development of TransPod's 1,000kmph hyperloop transportation system to connect the cities of Edmonton and Calgary. The MOU allows TransPod, the startup that is building the TransPod system, to initiate the process of attracting private investment for the multi-billion-dollar project. The TransPod transportation system is being developed to carry passengers and cargo in a low-pressure tube environment at 1,000kmph. The fossil-fuel-free, fully-electric system is touted to be a new generation of ultra-high-speed ground transportation that is being developed for construction around the world. As part of the MOU, Alberta will support TransPod in undertaking further study on the feasibility of developing its technology in the province, share transportation information that may assist the company, work with TransPod’s officials to identify suitable land that can facilitate a safe track testing and take part in discussions with potential investors. Alberta Minister of Transportation Ric McIver said: “By supporting TransPod’s feasibility study, Alberta Transportation will provide important information contributing to the research, development, testing, and construction of a full inter-city TransPod line between Edmonton and Calgary.” TransPod said that the government has not committed any financing to the project, which will be executed in phases: feasibility study (2020-2022), research and development phase (2020-2024), test track construction and high-speed tests (2022-2027) and construction of a full inter-city line between Edmonton and Calgary (to begin in 2025). The project is expected to create up to 38,000 jobs over 10 years and reduce carbon emissions of Alberta by up to 300,000 tonnes annually. TransPod co-founder and CEO Sebastien Gendron said: “Alberta’s leadership mindset and partnership with TransPod firmly places it at the cutting edge of transportation innovation. “Through this strategic agreement that secures the province’s economic future without having to commit any taxpayer dollars, the Government of Alberta is investing in improving growth and quality of life in the region.”
Real estate developer Wood Partners has broken ground on Alta Raintree, a new luxury residential community in Scottsdale, Arizona.
UK-based Morrison Construction has secured a contract from Angus Council to deliver Arbroath (Brothock Water) Flood Protection Scheme in Scotland, UK.
Pattern Energy Group announced that it has secured financing to begin construction on the 105MW Phoenix solar project in Fannin County, Texas.
Highways England in the UK has awarded a £108m contract to Balfour Beatty to design and build critical dual carriageway linking the M67 with the A57 in Mottram Moor, Greater Manchester.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) in the US has awarded a $403.5m contract to SCR Constructors for the mainline construction of $2.3bn South Coast Rail project.
EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare (EDIH) has secured a contract from the Government of Nova Scotia to design, build, finance and maintain the Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre in Halifax, Canada, which is part of the QEII New Generation project.
UK-based housing developer Inland Homes has announced that one of its divisions has entered into agreements to acquire and develop the 36.7-acre Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow West London.
Dutch multinational public company Fugro has been awarded a contract by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in the US to provide site characterisation services in support of a $250m highway improvement project near Dallas.
Highways England in the UK has unveiled plans for £27.4bn ($35.9bn) investment in the strategic road network.