International Construction’s September podcast

By Chris Sleight09 September 2014

High demand for construction professionals in the Middle East, consolidation among global engineering consultants, the market outlook in Europe and the latest developments in wheeled loaders are discussed by iC editor Chris Sleight in the September 2014 podcast.

in news this month, the number of vacancies for senior construction professionals in the Gulf region is surging according to international professional services consultancy Procorre. The company, which operates in all business sectors across 120 countries said events such as the Qatar World Cup and Expo 2020 in the UAE were driving demand for construction project engineers, construction managers and project directors.

In business news, we look at the rush of mergers & acquisitions among consulting engineers, with Aecom’s acquisition of URS and the bidding war over Hyder Consulting that was won by Arcadis.

Features discussed in this month’s podcast include our regional report on Europe, where growth looks like it is finally returning, and our focus on the wheeled loader sector, where there is a growing emphasis on fuel economy from many manufacturers.

Latest News
Bouygues wins €468m Hong Kong metro line extension contract
Two subsidiaries of Bouygues Construction have won a HKD3.9 billion (€468 million) contract to extend the Tung Chung line of the Hong Kong Metro.
Metals recycler victim of US$195 million fraud
Aurubis Inventory reveals massive shortfall in precious metals, indicating widespread fraud
Amazon to invest US$3.5 billion in new data centres
Tech giant to spend US$3.5 billion on five new data centres