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Ramboll CEO announces Environ acquisition

Ramboll UK environment team doubles with acquisition of US environmental consultant Environ

17-Dec-2014 | By

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.

Victory Arena

Unexploded bombs from Battle of Stalingrad slow 2018 World Cup stadium construction

16-Dec-2014 | By

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.

Hong Kong

Ramboll wins role on Hong Kong immersed tube tunnel

9-Dec-2014 | By

Ramboll has been appointed as geotechnical consultant for the immersed tube tunnel project on the Hong Kong metro’s North South Line.

Qatar Foundation Stadium

Carillion investigates Qatar worker mistreatment claims

9-Dec-2014 | By

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.

Stadium Australia

VIDEO | Laing O’Rourke to deliver £187M revamp of Sydney Olympic Stadium

4-Dec-2014 | By

Laing O’Rourke has been picked to carry out a £187M (AUS $350m) redevelopment of the Olympic Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

RMD Kwikform 3D shoring solution for Doro bridge in Norway

3D modelling helps Norway viaduct construction

4-Dec-2014 | By

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

The world's 10 most expensive skyscrapers

2-Dec-2014 | By

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.

Features

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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.

Opinion

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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