All Olympics Articles

7 construction megaprojects that severely overran their budget
Following on from International Construction’s recent article on why megaprojects go wrong and the ingredients for success, this week we examine some of the biggest budget overruns on projects.
The engineering challenges of Grand Paris Express, Europe’s largest transport infrastructure project
Société du Grand Paris boss, Bernard Cathelain, tells KHL’s Lucy Barnard about the engineering challenges behind Europe’s largest transport infrastructure project
Loxam partners to power the Paris Olympics
Rental company in consortium with French events specialist
Milan rail yard to become 2026 Olympic Village
SOM architects win competition to design site with sustainability and future use at its heart
Aggreko’s Tokyo Olympics contract increases in value
Contract revisions for the Tokyo Olympics will see the project revenues increase from US$250m to $315m
New generation XCMGs on site
Recently-launched XCMG boom lifts are involved in a range of major construction projects 
Aggreko takes prompt action
Aggreko takes action in face of ”unprcedented challenges’
Olympic House one of the world’s most sustainable buildings
The IOC headquarters in Switzerland, is one of the most sustainable buildings in the world
Aggreko wins Tokyo Olympics contract
The estimated $200 million contract will include 43 venues, the athletes’ village and the broadcasting centre
ALE roof installation
Olympic swimming venue roof installed by ALE in Argentina
Aggreko withdraws Rio Olympics bid
Temporary power provider confirms it has removed itself from bidding process for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games
Picture exclusive: Ashgabat Olympic Complex
The April issue of International Construction will feature a report on construction of the US$ 5 billion Olympic Complex in Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat by Polimeks. Read on to see exclusive pictures form the scheme.
Bronto makes Olympic lift in Sochi
Russian rental company Ltech supplied a Bronto S 46 XDT truck-mounted platform to assist with the construction of the Olympic torch tower for Sochi 2014
GGR in the Olympic Park
A GGR mini crane has been helping install panes of glass on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Aquatics Centre in London, UK
Building for the future
Latin America’s good growth rate is encouraging crane manufacturers and service providers to invest in the region. IC finds out more
Comansa towers from Roll-Lift at Maracaná stadium
Tower cranes from Roll-Lift are helping in the refurbishment of the Jornalista Mário Filho (Maracaná) stadium in Brazil to host the 2014 football world cup
Geda royally assists in the UK
German lift manufacturer Geda supplied a number of units to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this summer in the UK, as well as more than 20 devices to the London 2012 Olympics.
Hats off to Universal Platforms
Universal Platforms had the honour of dressing Admiral Lord Nelson, Winston Churchill and William Shakespeare among others ahead of the London 2012 Olympics as part of the Hatwalk project.
Geda ensures easy access to Olympic stands
With the 2012 Olympics underway - disabled visitors are assured easy access to some of the specially built stands via 22 Geda lifts. These have been rented to LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) by some of Geda's UK scaffolding business partners.
Olympic weight lifting for Weldex
Scottish crawler crane company Weldex was called on to supply a long reach Liebherr LR 11350 crawler crane to assist in the construction of a cable car service over the River Thames
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