Construction Sector News

CSCEC wins Brunei Bay bridge contract
Link across Brunei Bay will join up the Brunei Muara and Temburong regions of the country, which are currently separated by part of Malaysia
Taps on in Lake Mead tunnel
The third outlet tunnel to supply drinking water to Las Vegas is being filled with water, following a challenging construction phase
Ruling favour’s Saint-Gobain’s Sika takeover
Competition authority approval given for controversial deal, but other legal proceedings still continue
Deutz lowers forecast
Engine manufacturer expects revenues to be down -20% this year, citing end-user reluctance to invest in new equipment
Optimism in South Africa as Bauma Conexpo Africa gets underway
Opening ceremony held for mining and construction exhibition jointly organised by Messe München and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Nakheel awards US$ 653 million of residential contracts
Three contractors will build the 1,500 + villa complex at Nad al Sheba on the outskirts of Dubai, UAE
New CEO for SNC-Lavalin
‘New broom’ Bob Card stands down after three years in charge of Canadian contractor. COO Neil Bruce to take over
Granite to update Texas dams
Contract worth US$ 72 million to build new structures on two 1940s flood prevention dams in the Houston area
Mecca crane collapse
A crawler crane tipped over backwards in stormy weather at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Friday, killing more than 100 people
Mexico launch for dual mode TBM
TEP II wastewater project tin Mexico City takes the first rock/EPB tunnel boring machine by Robbins in North America
Merger expected in Chinese rail sector
Trading in shares of China Railway Group and its partially owned subsidiary, China Railway Erju, have been suspended pending a ‘material asset reorganisation’
Skills shortage bites in the US
Contractors report difficulty in finding skilled site workers and office-based professionals according to AGC survey
Economic Outlook: African promise
Sub-Saharan Africa has some of the strongest construction growth prospects in the world, despite the current climate of weak commodity prices.
Regional Report: Tough times in South Africa
Slow progress on major projects and a rout in commodity prices have combined to put the squeeze on South Africa’s embattled construction industry.
High-rise construction - reaching for the sky
The cutting edge of construction equipment technology is speeding up high-rise construction, making taller and taller buildings viable.
New technology in portable power
Fuel economy is a key issue with compressors and generators. In the genset sector this is driving a move towards hybrid technology, while control systems and telematics are becoming more sophisticated across the board.
Wheeled loader range renewals
Rarely has there been a busier year for wheeled loader launches, with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV engine regulations seeing manufacturers renew their entire ranges.
BICES preview
There is a new venue in Beijing for this year’s major Chinese construction equipment exhibition, BICES.
Vermeer's S3 upgrade
Vermeer’s new range of Navigator S3 horizontal directional drill rigs offer improved speed, simplicity and sound levels.
Latest International Construction out now
The September issue of International Construction is now available to view online and in its tablet edition
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