High-rise urban housing projects have undergone a renaissance in recent times – despite many failed projects from the 20th century that became associated with poverty, the latest generation of structures are designed for luxury.
The number of projects and the technical capabilities used by the tunnelling market in Europe has strengthened and expanded over the past two decades. Keren Fallwell reports.
Given its ongoing investment in major infrastructure projects, it’s no surprise that health and safety remains a focus for contractors working throughout the Arabian Peninsula. And now governments across the region are looking for new and better ways to ensure that worker wellbeing remains a priority. Design, engineering and project management company Atkins Group assesses the situation.
Sydney’s current 235m height limit on buildings in the city should be overlooked to accommodate future population growth, architectural practice Bates Smart has proposed.
The recovery of the construction industry is being hampered in some regions, particularly developed markets, by a shortage of operators. But what are the causes, and what can be done to address the issue? Daniel Searle examines how the crane sector is addressing the issue.
After the Spanish housing construction market was severely damaged during the recession, the country’s crane manufacturers had to look abroad and expand their portfolios. Daniel Searle reports from Zaragoza.
A strong period for the UK construction industry is reflected in a growing crane rental market, with new projects and investments in fleet expansions taking place. Daniel Searle reports.
Big engineering and construction capital projects demand the use of sophisticated project management techniques as the basis for project planning and scheduling. Shane Forth, project management office director at Costain, shares his experiences.