A New York infrastructure chief has spoken of the challenges and joys of his role, along with plans to set up regular meetings with those in similar positions in London and other major cities.
Outstanding issues in the client-contractor dispute on the Panama Canal expansion project will be settled through international arbitration at the Court of Miami, USA.
Two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) are about to be launched in Qatar in a bid to prevent the city of Doha from flooding during heavy rain storms.
Ballast Needam has announced that it has successfully installed the last of 80 monopolie foundations for the Butendiek offshore wind farm in the German sector of the North Sea.
Findings of a new report into the Oso landslide in Washington State, US has said that the incident highlights the importance of assessing and managing risk from natural slopes
Japan-based contractor Taisei is using techniques it developed for use on construction of Turkey’s Bosphorus Strait immersed tube tunnel to promote coral growth.
A John Laing-Brookfield consortium has won the contract to build the new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct in Western Australia (WA).
Cantilever formwork travellers have speeded up construction of two dramatic bridges on Europe’s new high speed road network.
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.
More than two-thirds of the world’s population already lives in cities, and this will continue to grow.
All eyes are on Brazil this month, but it’s Qatar’s migrant labour workforce we should be looking at
In readiness for the next World Cup in Qatar in 2022, construction is well underway. Qatar depends on migrant labour from poor countries for its construction workforce and many reports have documented instances of abuse. Most blame the kafala (sponsorship system) and several call for it to be abolished.