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THE GALLERY | Underwater city proposed by Japanese firm

25-Nov-2014 | By

A Japanese construction firm has unveiled designs for an underwater city which it says could be built within two decades.

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THE GALLERY | Qatar unveils third 2022 World Cup stadium design

25-Nov-2014 | By

The design of the Khalifa Stadium in Qatar, a venue for the 2022 World Cup, has been unveiled by tournament organiser, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy.

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Arcadis lands New York subway resilience deal

24-Nov-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

Arcadis has won a major flood resilience project on the New York subway.

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Construction of £31bn Nicaragua Canal to start next month

21-Nov-2014 | By

Construction of a £31bn canal linking the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans through Nicaragua will start on 22 December.

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Arcadis signs partnership with Chinese consultant

18-Nov-2014 | By

Arcadis has agreed a strategic alliance with Chinese consultant Shanghai Greenment Environmental Technology, as it seeks to expand its presence in China.

RedR to train NHS workers for Ebola fight

17-Nov-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

Engineering charity RedR UK has secured a contract to train NHS staff heading to Sierra Leone to tackle Ebola.

Fehmarnbelt crossing: Opportunity to pool Flint & Neil’s expertise with that of Donaldson

Consulting giant Cowi pools new tunnel and bridge specialists

4-Nov-2014 | By

Danish consulting giant Cowi is to seek synergies between the bridge design skills of recent acquisition Flint & Neill and its latest purchase, tunnelling specialist Donaldson Associates.


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Middle East Rail: Desert dreams?

21-Oct-2014 | By

The ambitious Gulf Co-operation Council railway scheme will run for 2,200km across the Middle East and is initially priced at £175bn, but procurement and securing an overall delivery body remain concerns. NCE reports

Delhi Metro breakthrough

Tunnelling: Delhi Metro

9-Sep-2014 | By

Delhi’s ambitious metro construction programme continues at an incredible pace, with the latest section celebrating an unusual breakthrough, as Margo Cole reports.

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Middle East bonanza: Just a mirage?

16-Sep-2014 | By

A vast array of construction projects makes the Middle East an extremely attractive market to pursue, but as Mark Hansford explains, potential riches are not won without risks.

New York City

New York civils commissioner on slicing open the Big Apple

18-Aug-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

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.


Tim Chapman

Infrastructure can unite us all

10-Oct-2014 | By Tim Chapman

While we may marvel at the speed and alacrity with which China has expanded its high speed rail network, its progress in road building has been even more impressive. In 2012 and 2013, China opened more than 10,000km of new expressway (motorway) each year and this year already more than a further 8,000km has been opened. 

Martin McCann

The world needs more local heroes

26-Sep-2014 | By Martin McCann

On World Humanitarian Day last month I noted the theme for this year was calling for more humanitarian heroes. The world needed them – and still needs them – but the world needs more.  It needs local heroes. Skilled local heroes, who know the area better than anyone else.

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