Boston College athletics director Brad Bates has unveiled plans for three projects that will improve intercollegiate, intramural and club sports at the college.
As delays in projects go, being held up by almost 350 years is a big one. The idea of building a shipping canal across Thailand’s Kra Isthmus, reducing the usual trade route for ships between the Indian and Pacific oceans by more than 1,200km, was first mooted in 1677. However, despite the proposal resurfacing in the 20th century, fears over the environmental impact and the potential for it to divide the country have held it back. Now, the Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI) has put forward the idea of a ‘dry canal’ to carry ships across the south of Thailand, from Kra Buri to Chumpon Bay in the Gulf of Thailand, bypassing the Malacca Strait.
Involving tunnelling through 33km of mountain, the Koralm railway tunnel is set to become the longest entirely within Austrian territory.
There’s no doubt that for the idea of the Northern Powerhouse to become a reality we need better infrastructure in the North, and we need it fast. But how do we build the schools, houses, hospitals, rail stations and other buildings we need across the region quicker and cheaper, without sacrificing quality? John Edwards at Atkins Group looks at solutions.
One critically important, but perhaps under discussed, area of the Northern Powerhouse is energy. In particular, where will it be generated, what technologies will be used now and in the future and how will it be decarbonised? And most importantly, how will it be distributed effectively and efficiently across the Northern Powerhouse. Paul Yates at Atkins Group discusses.
The company serves the infrastructure, resources and property industries with services including construction, mining, engineering, concessions, and operation and maintenance.
Projects overseen by the company include bridges, spanning roads, valleys and water; planning and constructing commercial and industrial zones; conveyance and storage systems for the water industry; roads; urban development and regeneration; architecture; energy infrastructure; sports venues; railway links; tunneling; nuclear power; and many more.
Galliard Construction has been appointed by developer Sager as the principal contractor for Sager’s £400m Islington Square project.
South London’s Lambeth College has selected Carillion Developments to build a new skill centre in the college’s Vauxhall site.
Indian construction firm Punj Lloyd has secured $304m worth of oil and gas EPC contracts in Oman from Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) and Oman Gas Company (OGC).
Dubai developer Nakheel has signed a joint venture agreement with RIU Hotels & Resorts to develop a $170m hotel at Nakheel's Deira Islands master development.
Developer Hammerson has announced that work on the £1bn Whitgift shopping centre redevelopment project in Croydon, London is now pushed back to 2017.
A team of French firms comprising Alstom and Bouygues Travaux Publics has secured a contract with the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) to upgrade and extend Light Rail Transit Line 1 of Philippines’ Manila metro.
San Miguel, through its subsidiary Universal LRT (ULC), has reached financial close on the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 7 project in Philippines.
The proposals to redevelop the historic Tower Works site in Holbeck, UK have been approved by Leeds City Council.
TransEd Partners, a consortium between EllisDon, Bechtel, Bombardier and Fengate Capital Management, has achieved financial closure on the $1.8bn Valley Line LRT Stage 1 tram project in Edmonton, Canada.
The company is active in 80 countries and has designed, built and operated construction projects from public sector buildings and private sector buildings to transport infrastructure and energy and communication networks.The company has been in operation for more than 60 years and today employs a team of 53,500 people.
Real estate groups RocaPoint Partners and The Georgetown Company have broken ground on a new $370m mixed-use development in Georgia, US.
Bouygues UK has secured a contract from Bristol City Council to build the £90m ($129.7m) Bristol Arena next to Temple Meads railway station in Bristol, UK.
Northern Ireland-based developer McAleer & Rushe has signed a £70m ($101m) contract with Queen’s University Belfast to develop student housing on two of its city centre sites in Belfast.