Articles by Neil Gerrard

Larsen & Toubro wins Jakarta railway deal worth up to $300m
Published on: 26 February, 2024
India’s biggest construction company Larsen & Toubro has won a contract to build an extension to the Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in Indonesia.
‘All roads lead to Saudi Arabia’: Gigaprojects spark construction recruitment drive
Published on: 26 February, 2024
Construction work is finally starting on a slew of highly ambitious projects in Saudi Arabia - and that means that demand for expat construction professionals to the Kingdom is growing rapidly.
‘Outstanding’ Q4 boosts Granite Construction’s 2023 results
Published on: 23 February, 2024
US-based construction company Granite hailed an ‘outstanding’ fourth quarter that helped it to increase its 2023 full-year revenue by $208 million to $3.5 billion for the year.
Data centres and energy transition projects drive record new orders for Hochtief
Published on: 22 February, 2024
A focus on high-tech infrastructure projects such as data centres and energy transition projects has driven record new orders of US$39.7 billion
Two killed in bridge lift accident on Dutch construction site
Published on: 22 February, 2024
Two construction workers have died and another two were seriously injured when a section of bridge being lifted into place on a road project collapsed.
Utility contractors welcome $5.8bn in funding for US water infrastructure projects
Published on: 22 February, 2024
The National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) has welcomed news of $5.8 billion in new funding for clean water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the USA.
How could new European emissions targets impact the construction sector?
Published on: 22 February, 2024
What could impact on construction be as Europe plans to cut emissions by 90% by 2040?
Cómo el rápido avance de la impresión 3D en metal puede ser útil en la construcción
Published on: 22 February, 2024
Investigadores del Instituto Tecnológico de Massachusetts (MIT) han declarado un gran avance en la fabricación aditiva que les permite imprimir líquidos en 3D mucho más rápidamente.
Fluor’s pre-tax profit halves in Q4 of 2023
Published on: 21 February, 2024
US-based engineering, procurement and construction company Fluor saw its pre-tax profit in Q4 of 2023 halve, in spite of a small increase in revenue.
Como o avanço rápido da impressão 3D em metal pode ser útil na construção
Published on: 21 February, 2024
Pesquisadores do Instituto de Tecnologia de Massachusetts (MIT) declararam um avanço na fabricação aditiva que lhes permite imprimir líquidos em 3D muito mais rapidamente.
General contractor named for $1bn US Lego factory build
Published on: 20 February, 2024
A joint venture between Gray and Virginia-based Hourigan has been named as general contractor on the construction of a US$1 billion Lego factory in Chesterfield County near Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Winners of $855m Dallas Fort Worth International Airport contract named
Published on: 19 February, 2024
A consortium of companies has won a US$855 million project to build terminal and associated Skylink station at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.
Consortium bags $3bn PPP deal to rehabilitate Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Philippines
Published on: 19 February, 2024
A consortium of companies involving one of the Philippines’ largest conglomerates has won a PHP 170. 6 (US$3 billion) deal to operate and upgrade Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Strabag wins €175m Eglington Crosstown underground railway extension in Canada
Published on: 19 February, 2024
Austria-based contractor Strabag has won a €175 million (US$188.7 million) to design and build the eastern underground segment of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension in Toronto, Canada.
Five killed in Italy construction site collapse
Published on: 19 February, 2024
Five construction workers have now been confirmed dead after a concrete beam and slabs collapsed on a construction site in Italy on Friday, 16 February
US construction associations call for improvements ‘made in America’ requirements
Published on: 16 February, 2024
A group of four US construction associations have joined forces to call for the White House to improve its implementation of its “made in America” requirements for construction products and materials.
Local authority building control ‘will cease’ in April amid lack of registered surveyors, UK government warned
Published on: 15 February, 2024
Letter from LABC warns UK government that trouble getting enough building control professionals registered by the 6 April deadline means local authority building control ‘will cease’.
Cooldown in construction fails to dent record output for Strabag
Published on: 15 February, 2024
Austrian construction contractor Strabag saw its output hit a record of €19.1 billion (US$20.5 billion) in 2023 despite a cooldown in the sector.
Human-sized bricklaying robot start-up raises $25 million
Published on: 15 February, 2024
A start-up company that is developing a bricklaying robot has raised $25 million to scale the number of robots it can deploy across Europe.
Project to build $120m undersea cable to connect Hawaiian islands launched
Published on: 14 February, 2024
The University of Hawai’i has launched a public-private partnership with telecoms firm Ocean Networks to build a submarine optical fibre cable system connecting the Hawaiian islands.
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