Articles by Lucy Barnard

AECOM to advise Ukraine on restoring stricken hydro-power
Published on: 12 June, 2024
AECOM agrees partnership with Ukranian hydro-power company Ukrhydroenergo
Vinci Construction acquires two North American road builders
Published on: 06 June, 2024
Vinci Construction acquires US-based Newport Construction and Canada-based Entreprises Marchand & Frères 
Friday round-up: Infrastructure boost for contractors | RFP for collapsed Baltimore Bridge | Gordie Howe update
Published on: 05 June, 2024
China State Construction and Strabag announce infrastructure boosts while construction of US bridges Gordie Howe International and Baltimore’s collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge move forward
Gordie Howe International Bridge to reach connection milestone by end of June
Published on: 05 June, 2024
Construction teams due to connect bridge deck of the Gordie Howe International Bridge this month
Seven hospitalised in Bouygues UK construction site fire
Published on: 05 June, 2024
Fire crews rescue worker from tower crane to avoid construction site blaze in East London
Design teams invited to submit proposals for replacing Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge
Published on: 04 June, 2024
Maryland Transport Authority publishes RFP for rebuilding Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge 
US disasters relief agency awards AECOM nationwide programme management services contract
Published on: 04 June, 2024
AECOM awarded a major contract to provide advisory and programme management services for repairing public infrastructure
European dealers weigh the benefits of buying Chinese EV equipment
Published on: 04 June, 2024
Dutch equipment dealer Kemp Groep says trade wars and far-right climate scepticism will not deter it from investing in Chinese electric earthmovers
Japan’s construction skills shortage threatens to overshadow Expo 2025
Published on: 31 May, 2024
Japan’s construction skills shortage is one of the worst in the world and is threatening to delay progress on the country’s Expo 2025 site.
The AI systems used to fight energy waste on construction sites
Published on: 22 May, 2024
Contractors including Kier, Balfour Beatty and Bouygues are all using AI-enabled energy management systems in site cabins to reduce power waste 
Why construction is training record numbers of mental health first aiders
Published on: 21 May, 2024
Can mental health first aiders effectively help colleagues in crisis?
Solar panels and wild flower gardens: How rental depots are becoming greener
Published on: 20 May, 2024
How rental firms are using their depots to cut carbon emissions
Wired differently: Harnessing neurodiverse talent in construction
Published on: 10 May, 2024
What skills can people with autism, dyslexia and ADHD bring to the construction sector?
Yellow Line: Is construction equipment changing colour?
Published on: 09 May, 2024
Can the ubiquitous yellow excavator survive in an age of global branding?
6 of the most high-profile jail construction projects around the world
Published on: 06 May, 2024
Prison construction around the world is booming with at least 24 countries working on plans to build new detention facilities of expand existing ones according to Penal Reform International.
How Turkey is rebuilding a year on from devastating earthquake
Published on: 19 April, 2024
What challenges face Turkey’s construction industry a year after the country was hit by a devastating earthquake?
The struggle to agree UK parliament’s £22bn refurbishment plans
Published on: 15 April, 2024
What has happened to plans to refurbish the historic Palace of Westminster?
Planejando a construção de monotrilho de US$ 5,5 bilhões
Published on: 11 April, 2024
O monocarril do Cairo, no valor de 5,5 mil milhões de dólares, pretende reduzir o congestionamento na maior cidade do Médio Oriente e ligá-la a um novo centro administrativo no deserto. 
Planeando la construcción de un monorraíl de US$5.500 millones
Published on: 11 April, 2024
El monorraíl de El Cairo, valorado en US$5.500 millones, reducirá la congestión en la ciudad más grande de Oriente Medio y la conectará con un nuevo centro administrativo en el desierto. 
10 new cities under construction around the world
Published on: 10 April, 2024
Can building new cities around the world help lift tens of millions of people out of poverty?
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