Articles by Neil Gerrard

US road construction projects help drive growth at Ferrovial
Published on: 28 February, 2024
Infrastructure group Ferrovial picked up nearly US$1.3 billion worth of road construction projects in Texas and Florida in 2023, as the company unveiled 9.9% construction revenue growth for the year.
Bouygues Construction’s sales increase despite property market woes
Published on: 27 February, 2024
Bouygues’ construction business saw sales increase 2% to €27.3 billion (US$29.6 billion) in 2023, as gains in its Construction and Colas divisions offset declines in its struggling property arm.
Hochtief CEO on de-risking projects and plans for new construction university
Published on: 27 February, 2024
German infrastructure construction giant Hochtief didn’t sign any new lump sum contracts in 2023 as it continues to de-risk its projects.
UK competition watchdog to investigate 8 major UK housebuilders
Published on: 26 February, 2024
The UK’s competition watchdog is to investigate eight of the country’s biggest housebuilders following evidence that suggests they may have been sharing commercially sensitive information.
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.
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