Articles by Neil Gerrard

Ray O’Rourke to step down as Laing O’Rourke’s chief executive
Published on: 25 June, 2024
Ray O’Rourke is to step down as chief executive of UK-based construction company Laing O’Rourke after five decades at the helm
Supermarket chain Lidl seeks contractors to build hundreds of new stores
Published on: 20 June, 2024
German supermarket chain Lidl is running a series of events aimed at forging relationships with construction contractors as it plans to open hundreds of new stores across the UK
Weekly quiz: How much extra is troubled European rail megaproject going to cost?
Published on: 20 June, 2024
Construction Briefing’s weekly quiz for 21 June 2024
Contractor appointed to build first runway at Dominican Republic’s new international airport
Published on: 19 June, 2024
Contractor Acciona is set to build the first runway at a new international airport in the Dominican Republic
Jacobs to establish contracts framework for multi-billion-dollar Canadian transportation programme
Published on: 18 June, 2024
Consultant Jacobs has won the strategic advisory and commercial management services contract (SACMS) with Metrolinx’s Capital Projects Group
Hochtief subsidiary to build one of Australia’s biggest solar farms
Published on: 18 June, 2024
Pacific Partnerships, a subsidiary of Hochtief-owned Cimic Group is to build one of the largest solar farms in Australia
Video: Concise analysis of the Yellow Table 2024
Published on: 18 June, 2024
Concise video analysis of the Yellow Table 2024 and a graphic showing the changing hierarchy of the top 15 OEMs
JCB aims to double size of Latin American operations with $100m investment
Published on: 17 June, 2024
JCB is to invest 500 million reais (just under US$100 million) on modernizing and expanding its Latin American operations
The European construction industry in 4 charts
Published on: 17 June, 2024
New figures that show the state of play in Europe’s construction industry have been released
Phased development for world’s largest airport in Saudi Arabia
Published on: 14 June, 2024
A director overseeing the construction of what is expected to be the world’s biggest airport, King Salman International Airport in Riyadh, has set out a series of phases for its construction
UK housebuilder rejects £650m offer from rival
Published on: 14 June, 2024
UK housebuilder Crest Nicholson has rejected a £650 million (US$828 million) takeover offer from its rival Bellway
UK construction company hit with huge fine after worker’s death
Published on: 13 June, 2024
UK-based construction contractor BAM Nuttall has been ordered to pay a fine of nearly £2.4 million (US$3.1 million) after the death of a worker in 2017
Germany’s troubled Stuttgart 21 rail project delayed until 2026 as costs rise again
Published on: 13 June, 2024
Stuttgart 21, a major railway and urban development project in the German city of Stuttgart has been further delayed until 2026
Ferrovial sells stake in Indian road construction company for €214 million
Published on: 13 June, 2024
Dutch-headquartered infrastructure company Ferrovial has sold its stake Indian road construction company IRB Infrastructure Developers via its Cintra subsidiary
US Army Corps of Engineers awards $132.7m Staten Island stormwater work
Published on: 13 June, 2024
New York-based Triumph Construction has won a contract worth $132.7 million to build a series of large interior drainage ponds and associated stormwater infrastructure on Staten Island
Weekly quiz: What’s the name of Saudi Arabia’s new region under construction?
Published on: 13 June, 2024
Construction Briefing’s weekly quiz for 14 June 2024
Two companies win permits to build Netherlands’ largest wind farms in North Sea
Published on: 12 June, 2024
Two companies have won permits to build and operate two new offshore wind firms that are set to be the Netherlands’ largest in the North Sea
HSS Hire Group loses major managed service contract
Published on: 12 June, 2024
HSS Hire Group has lost a major contract with UK-based infrastructure services firm Amey
Amey drops equipment rental partner HSS Group
Published on: 12 June, 2024
UK-based infrastructure company Amey has dropped its equipment rental partner HSS Hire Group in favour of another supplier
Production starts on 3D-printed ‘printfrastructure’ components for water industry
Published on: 12 June, 2024
Production of 3D-printed components for use in construction in the water industry has started after three years of development
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