Panama Canal locks contractor and client agree new funding arrangement.
Contractor agrees to restart lock work after client agrees interim payment.
Packaging foam is to be used to help build an underground rail project in Finland.
Organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have published workers’ welfare standards, which will be incorporated into all of its construction contracts.
Work on the US$5.2bn (£3.1bn) Panama canal expansion came to a halt yesterday after negotiations between the canal authority and the contractor over cost overruns broke down.
Work on the $5.2bn (£3.2bn) Panama Canal expansion continued yesterday at reduced pace despite a threat by the contractor to down tools over a massive £991M claim.
In a vast excavation site at Ho Man Tin a major new interchange between two of MTR’s newest subway lines is taking shape.
Tunnelling and underground work are now the main focus of civil engineering work on MTR’s 7km long South Island Line (East) project, which will link Hong Kong Island’s busy business district in Admiralty with the Southern District, terminating at South Horizons on Ap Lei Chau.
Construction of the Deurganckdoksluis, a massive lock in the Port of Antwerp, is civil engineering on a grand scale. It is impossible to stand beside the lock’s massive, 28m tall concrete walls without being blown away by the scale of it.
We hear the word global in everything we do these days, particularly in our industry. How do we win global projects? How do we seamlessly service our global clients? How do we increase the mobility of our global experts? How do we share information with our global colleagues?
Faced with fast-growing competitors overseas and a healthy debate at home about how projects are paid for, UK infrastructure is having a “burning platform” moment. The choice is stark – it must become more efficient or risk losing the global race.