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.
Clark Construction has broken ground on the San Francisco Police Department Traffic Company and Forensic Services Division facility.
A joint venture (JV) of Clark Construction Group and Mortenson has completed construction on the $1.4bn (£1.1bn) sports and entertainment complex, named Chase Center, in San Francisco’s Mission Bay area in the US.
Starcity, a community-based living startup, has secured approvals from the City of San Francisco and the City of San Jose for two large purpose-built coliving projects.
A consortium comprising Colas Rail and Alstom has won a €155m contract from the Société du Grand Paris for track, rigid catenary and linear equipment for Line 15 South – East sector of the Grand Paris Express.
HDR, as part of a joint venture with Arup, has been selected to design the upgrade for the AUD514m ($377m), 14km flood-prone Bruce Highway coastal corridor in the Australian state of Queensland.The Bruce Highway passes through the Haughton river floodplain, where frequent floods result in the closure of the highway, affecting community access, tourism and the freight movement along the corridor.The longest recorded closure so far was nearly five days and the most recent closure was in March 2018.The project is part of the 10-year Bruce Highway Upgrade Programme, an AUD8.5bn ($6.2bn) programme to improve safety, flood resilience and capacity along the highway from Brisbane to Cairns.Design for the project is likely to take about a year and the project is expected to be completed in mid-2021.The project will be delivered through a collaborative Early Contractor Involvement contract. The Infrastructure Group, a joint venture of Bielby, BMD, JF Hull and Albem, will lead the construction.HDR’s work will include modelling one of the most complex floodplains in Australia, designing three bridge upgrades to make them taller and wider, designing grade-separated rail crossings and intersections, and developing an integrated roadway design that will combine hydraulics, structural and geotechnical elements while considering wetland impacts and biodiversity requirements.Earlier in July 2018, HDR won a five-year, $40m indefinite delivery contract for construction phase services from the US Army Corps of Engineers’ San Francisco District.Currently, HDR holds similar construction phase contracts supporting the military construction, civil works and inter-agency international services missions of the US Army Corps of Engineers throughout the US and overseas.HDR contract manager Lionel Zapata said: “This contract will allow us to leverage all of HDR’s technical resources and expertise to help the San Francisco District bring value to all of its customers. It also allows us to support other districts within USACE South Pacific Division.“HDR and our business partners provide the expertise to help facilitate execution of the construction program as well as bringing value to the clients USACE serves.“Our extensive services range from supporting USACE’s mission for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ major construction projects to helping USACE execute its military and civil works missions.”______________________________________________________________________________________________Image: The Haughton river bridge. Photo: courtesy of The State of Queensland (Department of Transport and Main Roads).
A consortium led by ACS/Hochtief has been chosen as the developer for a modernisation rail project under public-private partnership (PPP) at Los Angeles International airport.
Chinese developer Prosperous Global China Capital (PGC) has selected construction form ISG to build a residential project featuring 517 homes at the site of former Renault car dealership at 75-80 High Street, Birmingham, UK.
Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) has unveiled plans to build a new manufacturing campus in Southeastern Wisconsin, US that will entail an investment of $10bn.
Youssef Ouchagour, construction industry analyst at Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center, analyses the current state of the global data centre construction market and presents five of the largest data centre projects currently under construction in the world.
Joint venture partners St Francis Group and iSec have started construction on a £120M business park in Bristol, UK.
Balfour Beatty has won a $697M contract for the electrification of the Caltrain rail corridor in the USA.The electrification of the 84km-long line between San Francisco and San Jose will bring high-performance trains to Caltrain’s fleet — providing a more frequent service. Balfour Beatty Infrastructure will design and build a 25kv AC overhead catenary system to serve as the power source for the new high-speed trains. The project also includes the construction of two traction power substations, one switching substation and seven paralleling substations. As part of the electrifying works, signal systems and earth existing facilities will be replaced.Balfour Beatty Group chief executive Leo Quinn said: “Our extensive experience in managing complex rail projects leaves us well-qualified to deliver this significant scheme. Caltrain builds on the back of the recent successful delivery of our part in the multi-billion dollar Eagle P3 Commuter Rail network in Denver, Colorado.“We are pleased our unique capability has been recognised with this award which contributes to our strategy to increase our design-build rail market share across the US.”Construction work is due to start this autumn with completion scheduled for 2020. About 300 people will be employed — including 50 apprentice opportunities — during the construction peak.
Ferrovial Agroman has won a contract from the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to design and build a 22-mile section of high-speed railway line in the Central Valley, California.
German automaker Daimler has announced plans to invest about €500m for the construction of a new battery factory in the Saxon city of Kamenz, Germany.