Danish consultancy giant Ramboll’s UK environment operation is set to to more than double to 380 following the firm’s acquisition today of US-based environmental consultant Environ.
Construction of the 2018 World Cup stadium in Volgograd, Russia, has been slowed by the discovery of unexploded munitions from the World War II battle of Stalingrad.
Ramboll has been appointed as geotechnical consultant for the immersed tube tunnel project on the Hong Kong metro’s North South Line.
Carillion has begun an investigation into claims on BBC’s Newsnight that workers on its Qatar projects are being forced to work in unsafe conditions and are having wages withheld.
Laing O’Rourke has been picked to carry out a £187M (AUS $350m) redevelopment of the Olympic Stadium in Sydney, Australia.
3D modelling has been used on the construction of the three-span Doro viaduct in Norway, to help overcome the challenging terrain and programme demands.
One World Trade Center in New York, completed last month, has topped a league table of the world’s 10 most expensive skyscrapers, in terms of construction cost.
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’s ambitious metro construction programme continues at an incredible pace, with the latest section celebrating an unusual breakthrough, as Margo Cole reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.