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The ultimate fabric construction storage buildings

The ultimate fabric construction storage buildings Wear and tear are unavoidable when it comes to most purchases someone makes, but preserving a purchase for as long as possible is the ultimate goal. Take a car for example, it must be well-maintained to last and be worth the investment, and the same thing goes for construction …

Doka Formwork solutions will revolutionise power-plant construction projects

Doka Formwork solutions will revolutionise power-plant construction projects Renewable energy is the big growth sector in the power-generation industry. The International Energy Agency (IAE) forecasts that in 2023, renewables will generate almost 30 % of total electricity demand, compared to a figure of 24 % for 2017. Hydropower remains the biggest single source of renewable …

EIB supports the upgrading and expansion of the Ports of Rome and Lazio in Italy

EIB supports the upgrading and expansion of the Ports of Rome and Lazio in Italy The European Investment Bank (EIB) is supporting the development of the Ports of Rome and Lazio (Civitavecchia, Fiumicino and Gaeta) with an approved loan of €195m, equal to almost 40 per cent of the local Port Authority’s multi-year investment plan. …

Galliford Try installs 5 span Bailey bridge over River Witham

Galliford Try installs 5 span Bailey bridge over River Witham Galliford Try has installed a 140m-long five-span Bailey bridge with 5.9m roadway width over three water courses including the River Witham in the UK to connect the north and south sides of the A15 Lincoln Eastern Bypass site. The bridge will remove the need for …

Building a new City from the ground up

Building a new City from the ground up With Santa Cruz emerging as Latin America’s fastest growing powerhouse, Bolivia’s biggest city is struggling to control its exponential spread. Now a brand-new city is being built from scratch to ease the boom town’s accelerated urbanization. In the fifth episode of The Megaproject Listing, Volvo Construction Equipment …

Austria’s Latschau Reservoir refurbished with Shell Bitumen

Austria’s Latschau Reservoir refurbished with Shell Bitumen The Latschau reservoir is a hub for the hydroelectric power facilities of Vorarlberger Illwerke at Montafon in western Austria. The sealing of the reservoir has now been refurbished with Shell Bitumen RC 70/100 so that it can contribute to sustainable power generation in the future as well. With …

ALE’s world beating onshore wind tower heightening a boost for engineering innovation

ALE’s world beating onshore wind tower heightening a boost for engineering innovation ALE has achieved another world first and provided a bespoke engineering solution to heighten the prototype of one the world’s highest wind towers, the Nabralift self-erecting tower, with limited use of cranes for significant time and cost savings in Navarra, Spain. The leading …

Mabey expertise enables efficient development of flood monitoring station on River Nidd

Mabey expertise enables efficient development of flood monitoring station on River Nidd Mabey’s unique Frami solution facilitates the construction of a flow gauging system on the River Nidd to monitor river levels and prevent flooding in North Yorkshire Leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey has supported JN Bentley in the construction of a new …

ALE’s latest jacking innovation flexes its muscles in the Middle East

ALE’s latest jacking innovation flexes its muscles in the Middle East ALE’s latest jacking innovation, the Mega Jack 300, has demonstrated its time efficiency, increased stability and ability to work within a restricted project site to jack-up pipe rack modules over 5m high in Kuwait. This is part of the wider Al Zour Refinery Project …

Transtec Group provides innovative pavement design for Port Corpus Christi bridge

Transtec Group provides innovative pavement design for Port Corpus Christi bridge Austin-based pavement engineering firm The Transtec Group provided pavement design expertise to Flatiron-Dragados, LLC regarding the new Harbour Bridge project in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) determined that US 181 and the Harbour Bridge needed to be improved in order …

Mabey and Ekspan deliver award-winning Bromley Heath Viaduct refurbishment

Mabey and Ekspan deliver award-winning Bromley Heath Viaduct refurbishment Leading bridge and engineering specialist Mabey has provided an innovative propping system to the South Gloucestershire Council to ensure essential work on the 50-year old southern Bromley Heath Viaduct could take place, despite extremely challenging project conditions. To meet specific project requirements, and to prevent damage …

Queen Eufemia and Queen Ellisiv breakthrough in Oslo

Queen Eufemia and Queen Ellisiv breakthrough in Oslo After about 9 kilometres each through tough gneiss, on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 the twin tunnel boring machines from Herrenknecht “Queen Eufemia” and “Queen Ellisiv” achieved an historic double breakthrough near the city centre of Oslo. The Follo Line Project is currently the country’s largest infrastructure project …

Doka enables a record breaking Eyiste Viaduct project in Turkey

Doka enables a record breaking Eyiste Viaduct project in Turkey Formwork expertise from Doka is much in demand right now for construction of the country’s highest viaduct. With piers up to 155 metres tall, the Eyiste Viaduct will be the connecting link between Central Anatolia and Turkey’s Mediterranean region, shortening travel time between the cities …

Polar research vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough relied on ALE

Polar research vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough relied on ALE ALE has utilised its experienced team and in-house design expertise to complete the heavylifting activities for the RRS Sir David Attenborough the new polar research vessel for Britain. As part of the primary contractor’s, Cammell Laird, full turnkey ship build of the high-profile polar vessel, …

London’s innovative Twentytwo is a model for building smarter, faster and safer

London’s innovative Twentytwo is a model for building smarter, faster and safer When completed next year, Twentytwo, an innovative new development located minutes from the new London Liverpool Street Crossrail station, will stand 278 metres tall and showcase a number of new construction solutions in a challenging historic and densely populated urban environment. Developers, planners …

Mabey bridge innovation stabilises bridge within 24 hours of M6 crash

Mabey bridge innovation stabilises bridge within 24 hours of M6 crash Leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey has provided an urgent solution for Highways England to prop up a bridge over the M6 following a serious lorry crash. The bridge propping solution, which was installed overnight, enabled the safe removal of the wreckage, and …

ALE quickly mobilises largest-ever capacity cranes for Karbala Refinery in Iraq

ALE quickly mobilises largest-ever capacity cranes for Karbala Refinery in Iraq ALE has utilised the largest-ever capacity cranes in Iraq while performing the heavy lifting works at the Karbala Refinery Project. The quick mobilisation of the cranes has also enabled ALE to optimise the overall project schedule. As part of a bigger scope involving several …

Efficiency and reduced risk using TLG1000 for inaugural bridge installation in Argentina

Efficiency and reduced risk using TLG1000 for inaugural bridge installation in Argentina ALE has demonstrated the TLG1000’s ability to perform high capacity lifts safely and securely during the installation of an elevated viaduct in Argentina. ALE was tasked with installing 538 concrete girders, weighing 230t each, over the San Martin railway in Buenos Aires. 534 …

Success for ALE and Conbit on half-way milestone on world’s largest wind farm

Success for ALE and Conbit on half-way milestone on world’s largest wind farm As part of a collaborative scope for one of the biggest offshore wind farm projects in the world, ALE and their Conbit operation have reached the half-way milestone for the marine transportation, sea-fastening, load-out and ballasting of over 100 transition pieces (TPs) …

Balfour Beatty lifts 2nd 240 tonne footbridge into place in Telford

Balfour Beatty lifts 2nd 240 tonne footbridge into place in Telford Balfour Beatty has achieved a major milestone on its Telford Footbridge project, with the successful installation of a new footbridge over Telford Central railway station. The project forms part of the major infrastructure upgrade programme being undertaken by Telford & Wrekin Council. Balfour Beatty …

Bridge on the move in 24-hour M6 Motorway operation this weekend

Bridge on the move in 24-hour M6 Motorway operation this weekend Motorists are reminded that work to remove an 800 tonne, 250ft long bridge over the M6 in Staffordshire takes place this weekend. The bridge, north of Stafford, will be dismantled and the entire 150-tonne centre section lifted clear and taken away in one piece …

VINCI Construction Grands Projets delivers the new Assiut Dam in Egypt

VINCI Construction Grands Projets delivers the new Assiut Dam in Egypt On August 12, 2018, VINCI Construction Grands Projets delivered the new Assiut Dam, located midway between Cairo and Luxor, in an official ceremony with the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, in attendance. The course of the Nile was diverted and later restored to …

Highrise construction takes on new dimensions with Doka Formwork

Highrise construction takes on new dimensions with Doka Formwork Since the 1990s there has been an upsurge in high-rise construction. After the Empire State Building (1931) and Sears Tower (1974, now Willis Tower) builds, their height records stood for decades. Since 1998 the cycle has been shortened to a matter of years with systems like …

ALE uses innovative Mega Jack to install Perth Bridge

ALE uses innovative Mega Jack to install Perth Bridge ALE has used its innovative Mega Jack system to lift both halves of the main arch of Matagarup Bridge in Perth, Australia. ALE executed the complex lifting and installation works for two 400t steel wishbones that form the large central arch of the bridge, with the …

PERI VARIOKIT Engineering Construction Kit debuts on the M8 road bridge in Poland

PERI VARIOKIT Engineering Construction Kit debuts on the M8 road bridge in Poland For realising a demanding bridge construction in the wetland area near Szczecinek, PERI engineers planned a project-specific shoring and formwork solution. Heavy-Duty Truss Girders and Heavy-Duty Truss Towers based on the VARIOKIT Engineering Construction Kit safely transferred the high loads via large …

Mabey designs and installs two new bridges for The British Open at Carnoustie

Mabey designs and installs two new bridges for The British Open at Carnoustie Leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey has announced the design and installation of two new bridges, providing additional crossing and seating for audiences over the world-famous Barry Burn at the 147th Open at Carnoustie. Responding to GL Events’ need for a …

NM Group begins final phase of million pound flooding project in East Yorkshire

NM Group begins final phase of million pound flooding project in East Yorkshire NM Group (North Midland Construction Plc) has announced the final phase of the far-reaching Anlaby and East Ella Flood Alleviation Scheme (AEEFAS) has commenced and is expected to run until mid-2020. When complete, the scheme will reduce the risk of flooding for …

The longest tunnel of the Bar-Boljare Highway Project in Montenegro breaks through

The longest tunnel of the Bar-Boljare Highway Project in Montenegro breaks through After 694 days of hard work, Vjeternik Tunnel, the longest tunnel of Bar-Boljare Highway Project in Montenegro jointly built by China and Montenegro, was successfully broken-through on July 12 local time. Connecting Bar in southern Montenegro and Boljare in northern Montenegro, the Bar-Boljare …

Parsons builds another Footbridge in Panama with Bridges to Prosperity

Parsons builds another Footbridge in Panama with Bridges to Prosperity Parsons, in partnership with Bridges to Prosperity (B2P), recently sent an 11-member team to Banacito, Panama, a small community of 700 people approximately 190 km outside of Panama City to build a 106-m suspension footbridge over the Rio Toabre. This year’s bridge build was over twice …

Biral launches road weather sensor designed for road tunnel applications

Biral launches road weather sensor designed for road tunnel applications Meteorological equipment specialist Biral has just launched its new RWS-30 Road Tunnel Weather Sensor. The sensor is easily integrated with systems in road and tunnel applications and monitors obstruction to vision caused by fog, smoke and exhaust fumes. The RWS-30 is designed for use in …

Parsons wins supervision contract for the April 25th Suspension Bridge in Portugal

Parsons wins supervision contract for the April 25th Suspension Bridge in Portugal Parsons was recently awarded an engineering and construction support services contract from the Portuguese Directorate of Highways and Railways Infraestruturas de Portugal for the April 25th suspension bridge in Lisbon, Portugal. Services provided under the contract will support bridge improvements and maintenance, as …

Deloitte Global looks at the top 10 issues shaping the Mining Industry in 2018

Deloitte Global looks at the top 10 issues shaping the Mining Industry in 2018 As commodity prices enjoy another bull run, how is the mining industry reacting to change? Professional services firm Deloitte Global identified 10 key trends facing the industry in their recent Tracking the Trends report. Here Deloitte’s Global Leader of Mining Phil …

Balfour Beatty completes £63m Rossall Coastal Defence Scheme in UK

Balfour Beatty completes £63m Rossall Coastal Defence Scheme in UK Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces that it has successfully completed the £63 million Rossall coastal defence scheme for Wyre Council in partnership with the Environment Agency. The scheme will protect the town’s tramway, hospital and schools whilst reducing flood risk to 7,500 …

Dale Gardner Veterans Memorial Bridge wins Parsons an APWA award

Dale Gardner Veterans Memorial Bridge wins Parsons an APWA award Parsons was recently presented with the 2018 Public Works Project of the Year Award by the American Public Works Association (APWA), Illinois Chapter, for its work on the Dale Gardner Veterans Memorial Bridge. The project won in the transportation category for projects valued at more …

New bridge takes shape at Thorpe Park, Leeds

New bridge takes shape at Thorpe Park, Leeds A  road over rail bridge in Leeds under construction by Galliford Try is rapidly taking shape. Located at Thorpe Park just off the M1, the bridge is a single 28m clear span structure over the Leeds to Hull railway line. The design is future proofed to account for …

STRABAG wins additional €800m section of Alto Maipo hydropower project in Chile

STRABAG wins additional €800m section of Alto Maipo hydropower project in Chile After the refinancing that was successfully concluded yesterday, Tuesday, the publicly listed construction group STRABAG has taken on another construction section for the Alto Maipo hydropower complex in Chile. The additional contract value of approx. €800 million leads to a total contract value for …

ALE Engineers launch major bridge over highway in Spain

ALE Engineers launch major bridge over highway in Spain ALE has successfully completed a bridge launch in Spain using time and cost-effective methodology. The steel arch bridge, weighing 2,100 tonnes and measuring 200 metres long, was launched over the Júcar River in Cullera by ALE using SPMTS instead of traditional methods to avoid costly reinforcements. …

China’s Shanghai-Nantong Yangtze River Bridge built using Doka automatic climbing formwork

China’s Shanghai-Nantong Yangtze River Bridge built using Doka automatic climbing formwork In China’s Jiangsu Province, north of Shanghai, work is in progress on what will be the world’s biggest cable-stayed bridge, the Shanghai-Nantong Yangtze River Bridge. As well as the world’s longest span (1092 metres), it will also have the tallest pylons at 325 metres. Doka …

ALE bespoke lifting system saves time and money on Thames Tideway Project

ALE bespoke lifting system saves time and money on Thames Tideway Project ALE has completed the second phase of work on the Thames Tideway project in London, UK with the use of a time and cost-saving lifting system. The work was completed on behalf of FLO – the joint venture, comprised of Ferrovial Agroman and …

STRABAG awarded tunnelling contract for Sirius Minerals Yorkshire Polyhalite Project

STRABAG awarded tunnelling contract for Sirius Minerals Yorkshire Polyhalite Project Sirius Minerals Plc. has hired the European construction group STRABAG SE to build an approx. 13 km tunnel section for the underground transport system of the Woodsmith Mine near Whitby, England. The design-and-build contract was signed on 28 March. The Woodsmith Mine will begin extraction …

Balfour Beatty awarded £47m overhead line works in Scotland

Balfour Beatty awarded £47m overhead line works in Scotland Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been awarded two contracts worth c. £47m for the Fort Augustus to Fort William 132kV Transmission Reinforcement project. Both contracts have been awarded by Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc, part of Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), through the existing …

Japanese funding the first subway in Manila

Japanese funding the first subway in Manila The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a loan agreement with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines in Manila to provide a Japanese ODA loan of up to ¥104.53 billion for Phase 1 of the Metro Manila Subway Project. The project will construct the first …

Danish Rijkswaterstaat awards Project Afsluitdijk to Levvel consortium

Danish Rijkswaterstaat awards Project Afsluitdijk to Levvel consortium Rijkswaterstaat (part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment and responsible for the design, construction, management and maintenance of the main infrastructure facilities in the Netherlands) has awarded the Afsluitdijk project to the Levvel consortium. This joint venture is formed by Van Oord Aberdeen Infrastructure …

Samsung C-T awarded 1,760 Megawatt Combined Cycle Gas Plant Project in Indonesia

Samsung C&T awarded 1,760 Megawatt Combined Cycle Gas Plant Project in Indonesia Samsung C&T Corporation has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build a 1,760MW combined cycle power plant by PT Jawa Satu Power in Indonesia. The $1 billion project, located in Cilamaya, will be developed by PT Jawa Satu Power, …

Mabey and Atlantic Industries take modular bridging to new heights at Bridges 2018

Mabey and Atlantic Industries take modular bridging to new heights at Bridges 2018 Leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey is introducing its innovative 100% steel bridging solution at Bridges 2018. In partnership with Atlantic Industries Limited (AIL), Mabey is now offering an alternative to traditional ‘hybrid’ steel and concrete solutions to provide a 100% …

5 cities that have been moved

5 cities that have been moved Moving the City of Kiruna in Sweden is unique in many ways – but it’s not the first time in history cities or parts of them have been moved and rebuilt. Here are some examples from around the world. Nijmegen, The Netherlands Near the Dutch town of Nijmegen, the …

Parsons provide Engineering Support for Gordie Howe International Bridge Project

Parsons provide Engineering Support for Gordie Howe International Bridge Project Parsons Inc. has been selected by the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) as Owner’s Engineer for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project, which will begin construction this year. The project involves a new bridge between Windsor, ON, in Canada and Detroit, MI, in the United States. Parsons …

ALE go for gold with Olympic roof installation

ALE go for gold with Olympic roof installation ALE has completed the roof installation of the Olympic Parque Roca swimming pool in Buenos Aries, Argentina. The lifts were performed in December and finished in January. The company installed six sections, weighing up to 50t, as well as a springboard and steel structure, using a 600t …

Mabey to install temporary bridges for Thames Tideway construction

Mabey to install temporary bridges for Thames Tideway construction Leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey is installing two temporary bridges to support the Thames Tideway Tunnel project – a major new sewer that will tackle the problem of overflows from the capital’s Victorian sewers and protect the tidal River Thames from pollution. The new …

Sacyr wins €85 million Adelaide water treatment plant construction

Sacyr wins €85 million Adelaide water treatment plant construction SA Water Corporation, a public company of the Government of South Australia, has awarded Sacyr the design, construction and management of a high technology tertiary water treatment plant for agricultural use north of Adelaide, Australia. The project, which will be developed in phases, has a total …

Viaduct section of the Hong Kong to Macau Bridge passes load testing

Viaduct section of the Hong Kong to Macau Bridge passes load testing Following the announcement of the complete connection of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, Hong Kong Link Road on May 18, 2017, the Highways Department has now announced that the road surfacing works and road facilities of the about 9.4 km long viaducts, 1 km long …

Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel Construction to finish a year ahead of schedule

Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel Construction to finish a year ahead of schedule Victoria’s biggest ever public transport project the Metro Tunnel is on track to open a year earlier than expected. The Andrews Labor Government today released the $6 billion ‘Tunnel and Stations’ PPP contract, which reveals the project is on track to be complete by …

India signs Historic Agreement with Virgin Hyperloop One to build first Hyperloop

India signs Historic Agreement with Virgin Hyperloop One to build first Hyperloop Virgin Hyperloop One today announced the Indian State of Maharashtra’s intent to build a hyperloop between Pune and Mumbai beginning with an operational demonstration track. Virgin Group Founder and Virgin Hyperloop One Chairman Sir Richard Branson announced the Framework Agreement in the presence …

A14 bridge opened and old bridge to be demolished in the same week

A14 bridge opened and old bridge to be demolished in the same week The A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon road upgrade is hitting two milestones this week, with a new bridge opening to traffic just days before the bridge it is replacing is being demolished. A new bridge over the A1 near Brampton was opened on …

Hydrogen fuel cell plant to be constructed in South Australia

Hydrogen fuel cell plant to be constructed in South Australia A 15MW hydrogen electrolyser power plant will be constructed near Port Lincoln, in what will be a globally-­significant demonstrator project for the emerging hydrogen energy sector. Hydrogen infrastructure company Hydrogen Utility™ (H2U), working with German-­based electrolysis and ammonia specialist thyssenkrupp will deliver the $117.5 million …

Mabey bridges support safe and sustainable transport network in Samoa

Mabey bridges support safe and sustainable transport network in Samoa Leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey has today announced that it is supplying five new bridges to Samoa. The bridges will be installed at priority crossings for reconstruction, with some also being kept on stand-by for use in an emergency, for example when a …

Construction begins on Queensland largest Wind Farm

Construction begins on Queensland largest Wind Farm Construction is officially underway on Australia’s largest wind farm on Queensland’s Darling Downs, generating 200 construction jobs in 2018, and clean energy in 2019. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham joined AGL to turn the first sod on the almost $850 million Coopers Gap Wind, Farm midway between Kingaroy …

Highways England record investment in South West England will achieve big milestones

Highways England record investment in South West England will achieve big milestones Plans for the tunnel set to be built as part of the £1.6 billion upgrade of the A303 near Stonehenge will go on public display today. Highways England’s plans for the improved A303 between Amesbury and Berwick Down will be on show at …

Create flexible and futureproof parking

Create flexible and futureproof parking Provision of parking and its subsequent management is a topic never far away from the top of the agenda for a Local Authority. Parking requirements vary greatly depending on how an area has been built, what amenities are nearby, what other transportation is available and how the local population chooses …

Accelerated Bridge Construction used to replace Savoy Road Bridge in Massachusetts

Accelerated Bridge Construction used to replace Savoy Road Bridge in Massachusetts Bridge substructure is composed of all precast concrete bridge components for fast-track construction Partnering with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, engineering firm McFarland Johnson and general contractor Clayton D Davenport Trucking, Oldcastle Precast Rehoboth, Massachusetts provided the precast concrete bridge components for the entire …

Ghana announces tenders for Eastern Railway and Boankara Port project

Ghana announces tenders for Eastern Railway and Boankara Port project The Government of Ghana has re-emphasised the need to involve the private sector in the development of public infrastructure by promoting a robust PPP agenda. Through the Ministry of Railways Development and the Ghana Railway Development Authority, the Government intends to pursue a PPP arrangement …

McCann proud to light the way for the Queen

McCann proud to light the way for the Queen McCann praised by The Royal Parks for successfully completing street lighting and re-cabling works for The Mall and Constitution Hill during one of the busiest times of the year A leading civil and electrical engineering firm, J McCann Ltd (McCann) has been praised for successfully completing …

Balfour Beatty Far East jv awarded two contracts worth HK$7.7 billion

Balfour Beatty Far East jv awarded two contracts worth HK$7.7 billion Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces its 50:50 Far East joint venture, Gammon Construction, has been awarded two contracts worth a total value of HK$7.7 billion (c. £705m). The first award is for a HK$6.2billion (c. £568m) contract for the Highways Department …

Kiruna residents move for Swedish mine expansion

Kiruna residents move for Swedish mine expansion Eva and Carl-Johan Mäki raised their children in Kiruna’s Ullspiran district and lived there for almost 40 years. All of the buildings in the area are now gone. “You’ve got to look forwards, not backwards,” says Eva Mäki. All that remains of Ullspiran, on Kiruna’s Bromsgatan, are playgrounds. …

Shell and ITM Power to build Electrolysis plant at Rhineland Refinery

Shell and ITM Power to build Electrolysis plant at Rhineland Refinery Shell and ITM Power will build the world’s largest hydrogen electrolysis plant at Rhineland refinery, Germany. With a peak capacity of 10 megawatts the hydrogen will be used for the processing and upgrading of products at the refinery’s Wesseling site as well as testing …

Moving Kiruna in Sweden – by the numbers

Moving Kiruna in Sweden – by the numbers Why the town of Kiruna is being moved and what makes it one of the most ambitious urban planning projects in the world. 1,3 billion euros The sum, in euros, the mining company LKAB estimates it will pay when the expansion of its iron ore mine forces …

SACYR awarded construction and operation of Waste Treatment Plant in Connecticut

SACYR awarded construction and operation of Waste Treatment Plant in Connecticut Sacyr, in partnership with the Manhattan Construction Group, has been selected as the preferred bidder for its second major contract in the United States, which will consist of the design, financing, construction and operation of a new waste treatment plant in Hartford in the …

New Mabey bridges to connect rural communities in Malaysia

New Mabey bridges to connect rural communities in Malaysia Leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey is installing five new Compact 200 (C200)™ bridges in Sarawak, the largest state in Malaysia. This will bring the total number of bridges Mabey and local distributor CT One will have installed in Malaysia over the past five years …

Tunnel Boring Machines on the way to build Australia’s West Gate Tunnel

Tunnel Boring Machines on the way to build Australia’s West Gate Tunnel The biggest tunnel boring machine (TBMs) in the southern hemisphere are on their way to Melbourne, with an order now placed for the two massive machines that will build the West Gate Tunnel. They will be used to build Melbourne’s vital alternative to …

ClearSpan pre-Engineered Structures the perfect solution for a fast start-up

ClearSpan pre-Engineered Structures the perfect solution for a fast start-up Sometimes, the less time that needs to go into designing a fabric building, the better for businesses looking to get a structure up and running. So, while ClearSpan Structures can be completely customized to fit the smallest detail of an operation, some businesses might not …

Final breakthrough in gigantic road tunnels at the Suez Canal

Final breakthrough in gigantic road tunnels at the Suez Canal On the Christmas weekend, Egyptian President H.E. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi rang in a new era for the Sinai Peninsula: on Saturday, December 23, 2017, S-960 (Ø 13,020 mm), the third of four Herrenknecht Mixshields, completed tunnelling for the first of two new twin-tube road tunnels …

BAM appointed to deliver multipurpose Yas Arena in Abu Dhabi

BAM appointed to deliver multipurpose Yas Arena in Abu Dhabi Miral Asset Management has appointed BAM International – the operating company of Royal BAM Group nv, active outside Western Europe – to deliver the construction of an arena with a capacity of 18,000 seats. Yas Arena will be used to host events in a temperature …

Parsons to Design new SR 249 Bridge over US12 in Indiana

Parsons to Design new SR 249 Bridge over US12 in Indiana Parsons has been selected by the Indiana Department of Transportation to design a new, wider bridge to replace the SR 249 bridge, which crosses over U.S. 12 and two railroads in Portage, IN. This design-bid-build project is a priority because the existing bridge carries …

Samsung CT wins a $421m reclamation contract in Hong Kong

Samsung CT wins a $421m reclamation contract in Hong Kong SEOUL, Korea – December 25, 2017 – Samsung C&T was awarded a $421 million reclamation contract by the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) in Hong Kong. This contract is to be issued to a joint venture between Samsung C&T and local construction company ‘Build …

BAM / NCC joint venture win €385 million Swedish tunnel project

BAM / NCC joint venture win €385 million Swedish tunnel project The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) has selected Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG – the German tunnelling specialist of Royal BAM Group nv – in joint venture NCC (one of the leading companies in construction, infrastructure and property development in the Nordic region) to build …

Balfour Beatty awarded Thames Tideway Tunnel contract to supply plant and accommodation

Balfour Beatty awarded Thames Tideway Tunnel contract to supply plant and accommodation Balfour Beatty’s Plant & Fleet Services business has been awarded a contract in excess of £2 million to supply plant and accommodation to the Balfour Beatty joint venture delivering the west section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel with BAM Nuttall and Morgan Sindall. Site …

Liebherr luffing jib cranes support Bangkok new Three Neighbourhood development

Liebherr luffing jib cranes support Bangkok new Three Neighbourhood development Thai Obayashi is using two Liebherr 160 HC-L cranes and a Liebherr 125 HC-L to construct the Samyan Mitrtown project, near the soon to be opened MRT subway extension. Main contractor Thai Obayashi Corp is using three Liebherr luffing jib tower cranes for the construction …

Australia’s West Gate Tunnel contracts signed, construction starts in weeks

Australia’s West Gate Tunnel contracts signed, construction starts in weeks Construction of the West Gate Tunnel will begin next month, with the Government signing contracts to build the vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge. Builders CPB and John Holland began moving into a construction compound in Footscray, where they’ll begin work on the northern …

Hartford DPW replaces wooden salt shed with ClearSpan fabric structure

Hartford DPW replaces wooden salt shed with ClearSpan fabric structure Established in 1784 and appointed the sole capital city of Connecticut, USA, in 1875, the city of Hartford covers 17.3 square miles and has a population of 125,000, making it the fourth largest city in the Constitution State. As winters become longer and more crippling, …

A new dawn for Kiruna as mine expands

A new dawn for Kiruna as mine expands Sweden’s northernmost city of Kiruna was founded next to an iron mine in 1900, and the two prospered together for more than 100 years. Now, the same mine’s expansion is forcing the city to relocate. In the second part of our series The Megaproject Listing we find …

South Yorkshire historic military bridge makes final journey

South Yorkshire historic military bridge makes final journey One of the last military bridges installed to form access to RAF Sandtoft, a Second World War airfield, has been removed after it was installed sometime in 1943/44. The Inglis Bridge, which is believed to be the only known surviving Mark 1 version, has been removed from …

Volvo CE continues the Megaproject story – Moving the city of Kiruna

Volvo CE continues the Megaproject story – Moving the city of Kiruna The latest episode of ‘The Megaproject Listing’ takes viewers to the northernmost city in Sweden, Kiruna – where the city is on the move. Kiruna is relocating three kilometers east to ensure it does not collapse into the expanding mine it grew up …

PERI scaffold solutions prop up the Williams Bridge refurbishment in Rotterdam

PERI scaffold solutions prop up the Williams Bridge refurbishment in Rotterdam The refurbishment of the pylons on Rotterdam’s Williams Bridge proved to be a tremendous challenge for installing the scaffolding. The project-specifically designed PERI scaffold solution was based on two systems that could be combined with each other almost seamlessly: PERI UP and VARIOKIT. The …

ALE Heavy Lift completes bridge launch in Serbia

ALE Heavy Lift completes bridge launch in Serbia ALE has completed the launching of the Zezelj bridge, weighing 11,100 tonnes, in Novi Sad, Serbia. The global heavylifting providers were contracted by Azvi to perform the bridge launch of the 474 metre long bridge. The project started in June 2017 and involved jacking as well as …

New A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon bridge beams lifted over major railway line

New A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon bridge beams lifted over major railway line New photos of giant bridge beams being lifted over one of the country’s main railway lines have been released by Highways England, as the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme successfully reaches yet another milestone. The photos, which were taken during the night, …

STRABAG to build further Akalla tunnel section for the Stockholm motorway ring

STRABAG to build further Akalla tunnel section for the Stockholm motorway ring STRABAG Sverige AB, a subsidiary of STRABAG SE, has been awarded a €45 million contract from the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) to build the Akalla Motorway Tunnel. The tunnel is part of the Stockholm Bypass, a motorway ring around the Swedish capital and …

Trio of Liebherr mobile cranes scales mountains to erect wind turbines

Trio of Liebherr mobile cranes scales mountains to erect wind turbines Austrian crane and heavy haulage contractor Felbermayr has erected a wind farm on a range of medium-height mountains in Styria. The 13 turbines made by Enercon were completed over the summer months. Transporting the turbine components to the site at an altitude of 1700 …

London’s Sculptural Rolling Bridge is a design icon

London’s Sculptural Rolling Bridge is a design icon In 2004, a pedestrian bridge with a difference was opened in London spanning an inlet off the main canal at Merchant Square, Paddington Basin. The Rolling Bridge was conceived by the Heatherwick Studio, who were influenced by the fluid, coiling tails of the animatronic dinosaurs in the …

Local businesses gear up for Australia’s West Gate Tunnel Project

Local businesses gear up for Australia’s West Gate Tunnel Project Victorian businesses, big and small, are being called on to join the team to build the West Gate Tunnel Project. Construction will start in early 2018 with the project expected to create more than 6,000 jobs. Information sessions for businesses who will supply materials and …

Mabey helps Mersey Gateway reach completion ahead of time and under budget

Mabey helps Mersey Gateway reach completion ahead of time and under budget Leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey has today announced its role as the biggest provider, designer and supplier of temporary supports to the landside structure on the new Mersey Gateway Bridge, a multi-million-pound transport scheme between Runcorn and Widnes across the River …

£27 million flood defence scheme opens in Blackpool

£27 million flood defence scheme opens in Blackpool A £27.1 million flood defence scheme to reduce flood risk to 4,800 properties in Blackpool has been officially opened by Blackpool Council Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, Councillor Fred Jackson, with the Chair of the Environment Agency Emma Howard Boyd. The new defence at Anchorsholme safeguards Blackpool’s …

Eth Zurich invents technique for making an ultra-thin concrete roof

Eth Zurich invents technique for making an ultra-thin concrete roof Researchers from ETH Zurich have built a prototype of an ultra-thin, curved concrete roof using innovative digital design and fabrication methods. The tested novel formwork system will be used in an actual construction project for the first time next year. A prototype for an ultra-thin, …

State-of-the-art flood defence scheme in UK uses moveable weir technology 

State-of-the-art flood defence scheme in UK uses moveable weir technology The £50 million flood alleviation scheme in Leeds which uses moveable weir technology – a first for flood risk reduction in the UK, has now opened. The first phase of the award-winning Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme, delivered by BMMjv (BAM Nuttall and Mott MacDonald), not only …

BAM wins €14.5 m road infrastructure contract for Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone in Dubai

BAM wins €14.5 m road infrastructure contract for Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone in Dubai BAM International BV, the operating company of Royal BAM Group nv, active outside Europe – has been awarded a design and construct contract to build road infrastructure worth €14.5 million for global trade enabler DP World at their flagship …

Super stable, earthquake resistant formwork design for the tallest cooling tower in Greece

Super stable, earthquake resistant formwork design for the tallest cooling tower in Greece On site at one of the biggest projects in Greece in recent years, construction of the lignite-fired power plant Ptolemais Block V needs cooling-tower formwork expertise from Doka, plus compliance with a very special structural requirement. This is the first time that …

President of Ecuador marks construction of US$1B deep water port in Posorja

President of Ecuador marks construction of US$1B deep water port in Posorja The President of Ecuador Lenín Moreno and DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem today performed a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the greenfield multi-purpose port project at Posorja, Ecuador. The ceremony follows the 50-year concession …

Mabey props up Ditherington Flax Mill in Shrewsbury – the grandparent of skyscrapers

Mabey props up Ditherington Flax Mill in Shrewsbury – the grandparent of skyscrapers The world’s first iron-framed building is set to be propped up by Mabey, as the bridge and engineering services company announces its role in a national project to restore key Historic England site, Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings. Designed by Charles Bage, the Grade …

Mabey helps deliver bypass in the UK’s third most congested city

Mabey helps deliver bypass in the UK’s third most congested city The new Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route will cut journey times, reduce pollution costs and improve safety. Leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey has announced that its UK Hire business is working on a vital project to build a 58km bypass in Aberdeen, the …

ALE’s largest and smallest cranes operate in London at the same time

ALE’s largest and smallest cranes operate in London at the same time As part of ALE’s largest crane fleet, the AL.SK190 was working for specialist contractor Keltbray on the Earls Court project, whilst the company’s most compact crane, the Lightweight Service Crane, was working in Stratford to lift building maintenance unit (BMU) components. The AL.SK190 …

Parsons helps Bridges to Prosperity construct a footbridge in Panama

Parsons helps Bridges to Prosperity construct a footbridge in Panama Parsons, in partnership with Bridges to Prosperity (B2P), recently sent an 11-member team to Rio Grande—a small community of 200 people about 350 km outside of Panama City, Panama—to build a 47-m suspension footbridge over the Rio Grande River. Parsons’ multinational team worked for 2 weeks …

ZÜBLIN, a Strabag subsidiary awarded €309m contract in Singapore

ZÜBLIN, a Strabag subsidiary awarded €309m contract in Singapore ZÜBLIN, a subsidiary of European-based construction group STRABAG SE, has been hired by PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, to build 11.9 km of tunnels for the sewerage system of the city. The contract is a part of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2 project …

Waikato Expressway bridges opening soon in New Zealand

Waikato Expressway bridges opening soon in New Zealand Two bridges that will cross the Hamilton Section of the Waikato Expressway are expected to open to traffic before Christmas 2017. The first – the Morrinsville Road Bridge – is expected to open in late October, followed by the Gordonton Road Bridge in December. The Matangi Road …

Sandvik equipment essential for major Hong Kong infrastructure development

Sandvik equipment essential for major Hong Kong infrastructure development The Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point (BCP for short) is a series of infrastructure projects that will see the construction of the seventh land crossing between Shenzhen in China and Hong Kong. This will see the construction of highways and tunnels as well as other …

Re-designed Jamarat Bridge successfully increases crowd safety during the Hajj Pilgrimage

Re-designed Jamarat Bridge successfully increases crowd safety during the Hajj Pilgrimage Between Aug. 30 and Sept. 5, an estimated 3 million Muslims will complete their holy pilgrimage to Mecca as part of Hajj week, the largest annual gathering of people on Earth. With as many as 300,000 people expected to cross Jamarat Bridge every hour, …

ALE reaches first milestone launching bridge in Serbia

ALE reaches first milestone launching bridge in Serbia ALE Heavy Lift has reached the first project milestone of the Zezelj bridge launch in Novi Sad, Serbia, and has completed the launch of the first section. The global heavylifting providers were contracted by Azvi to perform the bridge launch. The project started in June 2017 and …

BAM JV to build new €753m lock at Terneuzen between the Netherlands and Belgium

BAM JV to build new €753m lock at Terneuzen between the Netherlands and Belgium The Flemish-Dutch Scheldt Commission (Vlaams-Nederlandse Scheldecommissie, VNSC, a partnership between the Netherlands and Flanders for jointly managing the Scheldt estuary) has commissioned the Sassevaart joint venture the contract to construct a new lock at Terneuzen. The contract value is more than €753 …

Mabey secures £1.7m contract to provide ten bridges for National Grid project in the UK

Mabey secures £1.7m contract to provide ten bridges for National Grid project in the UK Leading international bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey has secured a contract worth £1.7 million from Carillion to deliver and install a number of temporary bridges to facilitate the construction of the National Grid Richborough Connection project. The bridges will …

Concrete hydrodemolition technology used in Johannesburg bridge rehabilitation

Concrete hydrodemolition technology used in Johannesburg bridge rehabilitation Major structural repairs to the M1 North highway bridges over Oxford and Federation Roads in Johannesburg were recently completed. The removal of superfluous concrete in preparation was made possible through hydrodemolition, which was successfully undertaken by Total Blasting, South Africa’s leading water jetting solutions company. Commissioned by …

Serbian Teko Mining increases quality and capacity with Metso crushing and screening solutions

Serbian Teko Mining increases quality and capacity with Metso crushing and screening solutions Teko Mining, Serbia’s largest aggregates producer has selected Metso to provide crushing and screening equipment for two of their quarries in Serbia. Estimated to be operational somewhere in September, the new solutions will significantly increase production capacity, reduce waste, and improve end-product …

Precast Concrete drainage components used for Phoenixville’s New School Stormwater Management System

Precast Concrete drainage components used for Phoenixville’s New School Stormwater Management System Oldcastle Precast recently supplied over 11,000-feet Class III reinforced concrete pipe, along with multiple precast concrete stormwater drainage and sanitary structures for Phoenixville Area School District’s new 152,000-square-foot school and early learning center’s stormwater management system in Phoenixville, Pa. Ensuring conformance with desired …

President of Ecuador marks construction of US$1 billion deep water port

President of Ecuador marks construction of US$1 billion deep water port On the first of September the President of Ecuador Lenín Moreno and DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem performed a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the greenfield multi-purpose port project at Posorja, Ecuador. The ceremony follows …

South Africa awards N2 Wild Coast Bridge Tender to Stabag JV

South Africa awards N2 Wild Coast Bridge Tender to Stabag JV The tender for the much anticipated Mtentu bridge, which forms part of the N2 Wild Coast road (N2WC) project has been awarded, the South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) announced today. Construction of the bridge is set to start in early November …

Doka celebrates the forming of its 1,000th highrise

Doka celebrates the forming of its 1,000th highrise Competence at any height Every highrise is unique – as is the associated formwork solution. Competence is crucial for developing a custom formwork solution. In the high rise sector Doka has more than 40 years’ experience with self-climbing formwork. This year, the company will successfully carry out …

The £250m under budget Queensferry Crossing Bridge in Scotland opens to traffic

The £250m under budget Queensferry Crossing Bridge in Scotland opens to traffic The Queensferry Crossing opened to traffic yesterday morning, marking the culmination of a momentous  journey. Final preparations are underway on the project, which at almost £250 million under budget, is expected to deliver a timely boost to Scotland’s construction and tourism sectors with …

15 km HDPE water supply pipeline for new Mozambique graphite mine

15 km HDPE water supply pipeline for new Mozambique graphite mine The Australian industrial minerals and technology company is to represent the largest graphite resource with multiple projects at Balama in Mozambique and efforts are under way to leverage this unique mineral. One such project is the recent construction of a new graphite mine, which …

Doka enables rapid construction of Istanbul Airport

Doka enables rapid construction of Istanbul Airport After only two and half years of construction, parts of Istanbul’s new airport will open next year. For rapid progress on this build, the contractor is relying on the formwork solution from Doka. A total of 30,000 load-bearing tower frames will be used. 35 km north of Istanbul, …

Balfour Beatty preferred bidder for Hinkley Point C tunnelling and marine work

Balfour Beatty preferred bidder for Hinkley Point C tunnelling and marine work Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces that it has been appointed by EDF Energy as preferred bidder for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station tunnelling and marine works package. The four year package will include the construction of three marine …

President Trump works to rebuild America's crumbling infrastructure

President Trump works to rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure The old system for completing environmental reviews in the US was fragmented, inefficient, and unpredictable leading to a call to modernise an outdated system. U.S. President Donald J. Trump, said: “Crumbling infrastructure will be replaced with new roads, bridges, tunnels, airports, and railways gleaming across our very, very beautiful …

Oldcastle Precast produce post-tensioned bridge slabs for Pine Basin Bridge replacement

Oldcastle Precast produce post-tensioned bridge slabs for Pine Basin Bridge replacement Oldcastle Precast Idaho Falls teamed with Bonneville Power Administration, HK Contractors, and Bryant Greene Concrete to replace the bridge at the entrance to Pine Basin Camp in Swan Valley, Idaho. Condemned in the fall of 2016, this bridge serves as the only access to …

Minera Las Bambas gives METSO award for exceptional safety performance in Peru

Minera Las Bambas gives METSO award for exceptional safety performance in Peru Metso has received an award from Minera Las Bambas for achieving the goal of zero incidents during plant shutdowns. The shutdowns took place from September 2016 to June 2017, totaling 50,000 hours of work without any incidents. “We are impressed by Metso’s commitment to …

Japan funds Sihanoukville Port development in Cambodia

Japan funds Sihanoukville Port development in Cambodia The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a loan agreement in Tokyo with the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia to provide a Japanese ODA loan of up to ¥23.502 billion yen for the Sihanoukville Port New Container Terminal Development Project. The project will develop a new …

Japan funds reconstruction of bridges in St Lucia to protect its infrastructure from natural disasters

Japan funds reconstruction of bridges in St Lucia to protect its infrastructure from natural disasters On August 9, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of Saint Lucia in Castries, the capital city, to provide grant aid of up to ¥1.53 billion yen for the Project to Reconstruct the …

Parsons to prepare Seismic Studies on two Montreal Bridges

Parsons to prepare Seismic Studies on two Montreal Bridges The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated have awarded Parsons and CIMA+ the mandate to prepare seismic studies of both the Jacques-Cartier Bridge and the Clement Bridge to evaluate structural integrity and prolong the service life of these important infrastructure assets. “Bridges are an important part …

Swiss Alps pedestrian suspension bridge opens

Swiss Alps pedestrian suspension bridge opens The Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge near the village of Randa in the Swiss Alps has opened as a replacement to a previous bridge that had been damaged by a rock fall. The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge is some 494 metres long and 86 metres above the ground at …

China is building a rail tunnel, deep below the Great Wall of China

China is building a rail tunnel, deep below the Great Wall of China China is constructing a 12 kilometre long high-speed train tunnel through a section of the Great Wall to connect Zhangjiakou city, which is due to co-host the 2022 Winter Olympics along with Beijing. Chinese Engineers designed the tunnel to be constructed from …

Parsons and Tekfen Engineering awarded contract for World’s Longest Suspension Bridge in Turkey

Parsons and Tekfen Engineering awarded contract for World’s Longest Suspension Bridge in Turkey The Turkish Directorate of Highways KGM has awarded Parsons – in a joint venture with Tekfen Engineering—the engineering consultancy, construction support, and construction supervision/inspection services contract for the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge Malkara-Çanakkale Motorway. Parsons will also provide KGM staff with technology transfer …

MARIN tests floating mega city as a solution to sea level rise and overcrowded cities

MARIN tests floating mega city as a solution to sea level rise and overcrowded cities This week MARIN (Maritime Research Institute) tested an innovative concept for a floating mega island. The island comprises 87 large floating triangles that are flexibility connected to one another. Together they form a flexible floating island that can be as …

ALE complete Mine transport project in South Africa

ALE complete Mine transport project in South Africa ALE has successfully transported 30 components making up two new Sandvik bucket wheel stacker reclaimers inside Richards Bay Coal Terminal, South Africa in June. The components weighed between 16 tonnes and 139 tonnes and ranged in dimension, with the widest measuring 10 metres, the highest measuring 18.9 …

STRABAG to build €72m Thiba Dam in Kenya to secure future water supplies

STRABAG to build €72m Thiba Dam in Kenya to secure future water supplies STRABAG, the publicly listed technology group for construction services, has been commissioned to build the Thiba Dam in Kenya. The Dam will help secure the year round water supply for the country’s agriculture. “The 40 m tall and 1 km long dam …

Shell Bitumen solutions and expertise vital for 55km Hong Kong to Macau bridge 

Shell Bitumen solutions and expertise vital for 55km Hong Kong to Macau bridge Today, China marked the completion of the main bridge deck section at the China mainland side of the landmark Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, using bitumen solutions and technical expertise from Shell Bitumen. As a global leader in bitumen technology, Shell Bitumen was selected …

Metso celebrates Copper Mine’s 100 million tons of crushed ore

Metso celebrates Copper Mine’s 100 million tons of crushed ore Metso and Freeport-McMoRan celebrated an impressive milestone as the new HRC™3000, the world’s largest operating high-pressure grinding roll, at the Metcalf Concentrator crushed its 100,000,000th short ton of ore. Reaching one hundred million short tons of crushed ore is a significant milestone for the world’s …

ALE builds second 800 tonne MEGA JACK 800 to meet demand

ALE builds second 800 tonne MEGA JACK 800 to meet demand ALE HeavyLift has started to build a second Mega Jack 800 jacking system. The Mega Jack 800, an innovative 800 tonne jacking system is a multi-application solution that was launched in 2014 as part of ALE’s Innovation Series. Since then, it has been utilised …

ALE completes concrete Aqueduct launch in Córdoba, Argentina

ALE completes concrete Aqueduct launch in Córdoba, Argentina ALE has successfully completed the incremental launch of a concrete aqueduct of 11,200t in the Province of Córdoba, Argentina. ALE started launching the aqueduct, comprised of 44 voussoir sections, in August 2015 reaching a total length of 1,100m and was completed in a period of eight months. …

Doka’s Concremote concrete sensor technology crowned “Commercial Innovation of the year”

Doka’s Concremote concrete sensor technology crowned “Commercial Innovation of the year” Doka UK was awarded for the innovative concrete- sensor technology Concremote with this year’s Construction News Award. Concremote allows construction firms to digitally monitor their concrete mix by providing live data on the temperature and hydration of in-situ concrete. The award-winning concrete sensor technology …

£100 million viaduct repair to begin on the M5 in England

£100 million viaduct repair to begin on the M5 in England A three-way joint venture between BAM, Morgan Sindall and VolkerFitzpatrick has secured the £100 million-plus project to refurbish the Oldbury viaduct on the M5 in the Midlands. The elevated section of the motorway between junctions one and two is one of the busiest routes …

Balfour Beatty reaches key milestone on its Perth Transport Futures Project

Balfour Beatty reaches key milestone on its Perth Transport Futures Project Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has reached a key milestone in the first phase of its Perth Transport Futures project with the steel beams to support the new road bridge on the A9 dual carriageway now in place. Balfour Beatty’s workforce worked through …

7,000 new jobs will be created in Australia on the Victoria Metro Tunnel Project

7,000 new jobs will be created in Australia on the Victoria Metro Tunnel Project The Andrews Labor Government is creating thousands of local jobs and using Victorian businesses to build the biggest public transport project in Victorian history – the Metro Tunnel. Premier Daniel Andrews visited Spotswood’s Rail Centre to meet with apprentices and workers …

Parsons partners with Bridges to Prosperity to construct a footbridge in Panama

Parsons partners with Bridges to Prosperity to construct a footbridge in Panama An 11-member Parsons team will travel to Panama this summer to work alongside the non-profit charity Bridges to Prosperity to construct a footbridge for a small community of rice farmers. In 2015, Parsons committed to becoming a Country Partner for Bridges to Prosperity, …

Volvo makes a whitewater splash in Colorado

Volvo makes a whitewater splash in Colorado Colorado-based contractor, Whinnery Construction is employing Volvo excavators to navigate the Animas River, ensuring safe passageway for whitewater enthusiasts. Nestled in the Animas River Valley, surrounded by the San Juan Mountains is the city of Durango, Colorado. The region’s evergreen forests and babbling creeks are adored by locals …

Contractors selected for Victoria’s Metro Tunnel project delivering more Jobs, more Stations and more Trains

Contractors selected for Victoria’s Metro Tunnel project delivering more Jobs, more Stations and more Trains The design and builders for the biggest public transport project in Victoria’s history have been selected, paving the way for more trains and the creation of thousands of new jobs across Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport …

JCB wins huge power generation deal at prestigious Canary Wharf

JCB wins huge power generation deal at prestigious Canary Wharf JCB Broadcrown has secured a contract to provide stand-by power at one of London’s most striking and mixed use developments. Standing 27 storeys high, the 700,000 sq ft development – known as One Bank Street – is being built at Canary Wharf and when completed …

Herrenknecht TBM completes 3.2 km road tunnel in Switzerland

Herrenknecht TBM completes 3.2 km road tunnel in Switzerland The shell of the Belchen rehabilitation tunnel has been completed. Tunnelling ended successfully in Eptingen in the Swiss canton of Basel-Country on June 21, 2017, three months ahead of schedule. The tunnel boring machine (TBM) (diameter 13.91 meters) designed and manufactured specifically for this purpose at …

University Minerals Students study processing at Haver & Boecker

University Minerals Students study processing at Haver & Boecker Continuing to build on a successful relationship, Haver & Boecker recently hosted University of Toronto’s minerals students. The manufacturer, a leading provider of aggregates and mining processing systems, gave 22 students a first hand look at the industry. Haver & Boecker engineers presented on various aspects …

Major milestone for A21 upgrade in England as new flyover opens

Major milestone for A21 upgrade in England as new flyover opens A brand new flyover, built as part of a major upgrade on the A21 in Kent, will be used by drivers for the first time in July. The work is part of a project to upgrade the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury to a …

Formwork fine-tuning by Doka for construction of the new KTM museum

Formwork fine-tuning by Doka for construction of the new KTM museum High speed on two wheels. That’s what has made Upper Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM world-famous. But right now at company HQ in Mattighofen, the howl of high-revving motorbike engines is overlaid by the low growl of construction machinery. On a 9,500 m2 site, work …

Mining companies in Pacific Rim sign three new Life Cycle Services Contracts with Metso

Mining companies in Pacific Rim sign three new Life Cycle Services Contracts with Metso During the first quarter of 2017, Metso signed three new long-term maintenance contracts with major mining companies in the Pacific Rim region. Through these new Life Cycle Services (LCS) contracts, Metso will provide improvements in the availability of equipment to meet …

Port of Dar-es-Salaam to get US$345 Million refurbishment

Port of Dar-es-Salaam to get US$345 Million refurbishment   A US$345 million credit is being given to upgrade the Port of Dar-es-Salaam About 35% of the cargo at the port is in transit to/from Tanzania’s landlocked neighbours The volume of cargo is projected to almost triple by 2030 In Abdigi Ramadhani’s 13 years as a …

Mabey puts cutting-edge robotics to work

Mabey puts cutting-edge robotics to work Leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey has put its new robots to work at its Mabey Bridge site in Lydney, Gloucestershire. Forming one complete cell, the new robots support the manufacture of the Mabey Compact 200 (C200) – the world’s most widely used modular steel bridge. Investing £2.6m …

Nampak Glass installs 1km gas pipeline to create new opportunities

Nampak Glass installs 1km gas pipeline to create new opportunities Nampak Glass has commissioned a 1km-long high pressure underground pipeline, which feeds from the existing Sasol Gas Ltd.’s transmission network and ties into the newly constructed Nampak Pressure Reduction Station (PRS) in Germiston. Implemented for strategic business decisions, the high pressure underground pipeline construction includes …

Human free construction sites by 2050? Balfour Beatty imagines our digital future

Human free construction sites by 2050? Balfour Beatty imagines our digital future Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has published a paper – Innovation 2050: A Digital Future for the Infrastructure Industry – where the construction site of 2050 will be in stark contrast to what we see today – it will be human-free with …

Ghella awarded Aus $2.81 billion Sydney Harbour Metro tunnel works

Ghella awarded Aus $2.81 billion Sydney Harbour Metro tunnel works Ghella, with its joint venture partners John Holland and CPB Contractors, will deliver twin new metro rail tunnels deep under the world-famous Sydney Harbour as part of the landmark Sydney Metro – Australia’s biggest public transport project. The joint venture has been selected by the …

The construction of the Denmark to Germany submerged Fehmarnbelt Tunnel

The construction of the Denmark to Germany submerged Fehmarnbelt Tunnel The world’s longest road and rail tunnel will require a factory that, in terms of its size, is set to be a record-breaker. The Fehmarnbelt immersed tunnel between Rødbyhavn in Denmark and Puttgarden in Germany will be 18 km long and built from 79 concrete …

Deep Soil Mixing part of award winning road project

Deep Soil Mixing part of award winning road project A recent soil mixed road project ground engineering contractor Deep Soil Mixing Ltd carried out for contractor Kier Living and consulting engineers Patrick Parsons Ltd at Harrowby Road, Bilston in the West Midlands has won the Environmental and Sustainability Award at the Institute of Highways Engineers …

Kubota RTV-X900 delivers deep underground

Kubota RTV-X900 delivers deep underground With a rich founding history of gold and diamond mining, South Africa remains a leader in deep underground mining as well as safety in this arena, making the transfer of equipment and goods underground a task with little margin for error. Enter the Kubota RTV-X900. While the tasks involved in …

Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline relies on Volvo Rotating Pipelayers

Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline relies on Volvo Rotating Pipelayers Turkish pipeline contractor FERNAS Construction employs Volvo PL4809D rotating pipelayers on the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) to bring Caspian gas from Azerbaijan through Turkey and onwards to Europe. Gas pipelines export prosperity as much as they do energy – and the Trans Anatolian …

Austrian Doka Ventures starts with mobile 3D construction printing on an industrial scale

Austrian Doka Ventures starts with mobile 3D construction printing on an industrial scale Doka Ventures, a subsidiary of Austria’s Umdasch Group, is joining forces with inventor of deployable 3D construction printing Behrokh Khoshnevis. His company will start delivering the first series-ready robotic 3D construction printers early next year. These robots reduce the time it takes …

Mabey celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Bailey Bridge

Mabey celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Bailey Bridge Leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the iconic Bailey Bridge. As an original manufacturer, Mabey is calling for the first Bailey Bridge manufactured, which still stands in Rotherham today, to be officially recognised with an English Heritage Grade II …

Oldcastle Precast bridge projects win design excellence awards

Oldcastle Precast bridge projects win design excellence awards Oldcastle Precast’s Skilton Road Bridge Rehabilitation and Interstate-10 Tex Wash Bridge Emergency Replacement Projects were recipients of Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s (PCI) 2016 Design Excellence Awards. During the 54th annual PCI Design Award Program, twenty-six awards were presented to projects across North America, including best-in-class awards for both …

Tillicoultry Quarries in Scotland chooses flexibility and quality with a new Metso mobile jaw crusher

Tillicoultry Quarries in Scotland chooses flexibility and quality with a new Metso mobile jaw crusher Tillicoultry Quarries‘ Northfield quarry in Scotland recently received its Metso Lokotrack® LT120(TM) mobile jaw crusher plant through Garriock Bros. Ltd., Metso’s official dealer in Scotland, England and Wales. The new crusher will be used for production at Tillicoultry’s quarries, ensuring …

8 Free Geographic Information System (GIS) Readers

8 Free Geographic Information System (GIS) Readers The construction industry has been using Geographic information Systems for many years and in many countries is mandatory on Government projects. GIS are basically data about a project’s location, combined with and including features such as buildings, roads, railways, population density, height and flooding data. Geographic Information can …

Mabey achieves BIM Level 2 Certification for Design and Construction

Mabey achieves BIM Level 2 Certification for Design and Construction Leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey today announces that its UK Hire business has achieved BIM Level 2 certification for Design and Construction. This certification from the British Standards Institution (BSI) is earned by companies which embrace new digital technologies to constantly refine ways …

Balfour Beatty joint venture secures US$257 million water park project in Hong Kong

Balfour Beatty joint venture secures US$257 million water park project in Hong Kong Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces that its joint venture, Gammon Construction, has won a HK$2 billion (c. £200 million) contract to create Hong Kong’s first year-round, all-weather water-park at Tai Shue Wan for Ocean Park Corporation. Covering an area …

Snøhetta Reimagines Willamette Falls in Oregon, USA

Snøhetta Reimagines Willamette Falls in Oregon USA Willamette Falls is the second largest waterfall by volume in the United States. For over a century, the breathtaking site has been cut off from public access by industrial infrastructure built along the water’s edge. Snøhetta is leading the design of the public spaces that will allow visitors …

Land reclamation in Dubai relies on precise sea wall positioning down to the nearest millimetre

Land reclamation in Dubai relies on precise sea wall positioning down to the nearest millimetre Dubai is growing and growing, so every meter counts as potential new building ground – land reclamation is an important objective. Bilal Transport uses a SENNEBOGEN 880 EQ to position stone blocks weighing up to 7 metric tons for coastal …

HARDT Global Mobility creates partnership with BAM for Europe’s first Hyperloop test facility

HARDT Global Mobility creates partnership with BAM for Europe’s first Hyperloop test facility Bunnik, the Netherlands, 15 May 2017 – HARDT Global Mobility is forming a partnership with BAM. The aim of the Delft based start-up company is to create the first Hyperloop test facility in Europe in order to further develop the technology behind …

Parsons honoured by American Council of Engineering Companies for two rehabilitation projects

Parsons honoured by American Council of Engineering Companies for two rehabilitation projects Parsons recently accepted 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards from both the New York and New Jersey state chapters of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). Parsons’ Throgs Neck Bridge Orthotropic Deck Repair project won an ACEC‑NY Gold Award in the structural systems category, …

European Investment Bank lends Nicaragua US$136 million for construction of rapid transit bus line in Managua

European Investment Bank lends Nicaragua US$136 million for construction of rapid transit bus line in Managua The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing USD 136 million to finance the construction of a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line in Managua to run alongside Avenida de Juan Pablo II, one of the capital’s main arteries.  The …

Sungdo Construction reaches for higher demolition safety standards in South Korea

Sungdo Construction reaches for higher demolition safety standards in South Korea Looking to raise safety standards in South Korea, demolition firm Sungdo Construction is leading by example, bringing down an unstable, old hospital with its Volvo ultra high-reach excavator. Since Sungdo Construction was founded in 1979, the family run company has become South Korea’s leading …

Balfour Beatty and West Sussex County Council trial drone technology for bridge inspections

Balfour Beatty and West Sussex County Council trial drone technology for bridge inspections West Sussex County Council, in partnership with Balfour Beatty Living Places, has begun trialling the use of drones to inspect bridges across the county. Trials have so far been held at Swan Bridge in Pulborough and Adur Ferry Bridge in Shoreham-By-Sea resulting …

Successful Deep Soil Mixing trials lead to multi-million project on the Mersey Gateway Crossing 

Successful Deep Soil Mixing trials lead to multi-million project on the Mersey Gateway Crossing Deep Soil Mixing Ltd has commenced work on the prestigious new Mersey Gateway project between Widnes and Runcorn in Cheshire for Merseylink CCJV. The work being undertaken by Deep Soil Mixing Ltd is the innovative ground engineering and soil stabilisation method of soil …

New Jersey announces Bayonne Bridge “Raise the Roadway Project” ahead of schedule

New Jersey announces Bayonne Bridge “Raise the Roadway Project” ahead of schedule Continuing to build on his commitment to growing New Jersey’s economy and making the state a premier business destination, Governor Chris Christie today announced that as of June 30, the $1.6 billion raising of the Bayonne Bridge roadway will allow the world’s ultra-large, environmentally …

Parsons wins Engineering Excellence Award for bridge replacement in Massachusetts

Parsons wins Engineering Excellence Award for bridge replacement in Massachusetts Parsons is pleased to announce that it has received the 2017 Bronze Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) for the Beach Road over Lagoon Pond Bridge Replacement project on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts . “Parsons’ innovative …

Melbourne fast-tracking removal of dangerous and congested level crossings

Melbourne fast-tracking removal of dangerous and congested level crossings The Andrews Labor Government in Victoria, Australia is getting on with the job of removing more dangerous and congested level crossings for good. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced today that contracts for the removal of a dozen level crossings in Melbourne’s north, west and south …

Elliott Bay Seawall wins Washington Project of the Year

Elliott Bay Seawall wins Washington Project of the Year The Washington Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) recently named the Elliott Bay Seawall project the 2017 Project of the Year in the Disaster or Emergency Construction/Repair category for a project valued at more than $75 million. The award recognizes excellence in management and …

AECOM’s design for Undersea Pedestrian Tunnel wins prestigious architecture award

AECOM’s design for Undersea Pedestrian Tunnel wins prestigious architecture award AECOM has won the Future Projects Transport category at the World Architecture News (WAN) 2016 awards for its design of the world’s first undersea pedestrian tunnel in Istanbul, Turkey. AECOM’s winning design, called ‘Underwater Domes of Istanbul’, was chosen from a shortlist of six entries …

AECOM secures third Menai Bridge contract

AECOM secures third Menai Bridge contract Global infrastructure services firm AECOM has secured a contract with the Welsh Government to deliver design services for the new third crossing of the Menai Strait. Under the contract, AECOM will undertake the Key Stage 2 Appraisal of options to identify and develop initial designs for a new bridge …

136.8′ Super-Girders used to replace Washington’s Miles Creston Bridge

136.8′ Super-Girders used to replace Washington’s Miles Creston Bridge Lincoln County and Nicholls/Kovich Engineers specified an optimized girder shape, known as a “Super-Girder.” As part of the Lincoln County Bridge Replacement Program, Oldcastle Precast of Spokane, Washington fabricated 136.8-foot-long prestressed concrete super-girders for the new Miles Creston Bridge in Lincoln County, Washington. The term “super-girder” …

Elon Musk and his Boring Company will take cars underground

Elon Musk and his Boring Company will take cars underground Elon Musk who brought us the Tesla electric car, solar powered house tiles, the SpaceX rocket programme and the hyperloop high speed train has set up a tunnelling venture to create underground car tunnels under our cities. According to Elon Musk, the company’s goal is …

New research shows concrete bridges are stronger than previously thought

New research shows concrete bridges are stronger than previously thought ​​​​​PhD student Thomas Westergaard Jensen is making bridges collapse. But there is a point to the destructive behaviour; to test the load-bearing capacity. The preliminary research shows that the bridges ​are stronger than previously thought. This could save society both time and money. Every time particularly heavy shipments, which are …

Bridge designed by Parsons receives the Consulting Engineers of Ontario Transportation Award of Merit

Bridge designed by Parsons receives the Consulting Engineers of Ontario Transportation Award of Merit Parsons is pleased to announce that the Sir Ambrose Shea Lift Bridge replacement—designed by Parsons—has received the 2017 Transportation Award of Merit from the Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO). As sole prime consultant, Parsons also provided project management and engineering services …

American Society of Civil Engineers recognizes Parsons for innovative underpass design

American Society of Civil Engineers recognizes Parsons for innovative underpass design Parsons is pleased to announce that the McKinley Village Way Underpass in Sacramento, CA, has been honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Sacramento Section, with the 2016 Outstanding Urban Land Development Project Award. The award recognizes urban or land development projects …

New route for a Lower Thames Crossing and A13 widening announced

New route for a Lower Thames Crossing and A13 widening announced On Wednesday 12 April 2017, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced the preferred route for a new Lower Thames Crossing that will create more than 6,000 jobs and boost the economy by more than £8 billion. The new crossing will create a new link between the A2 and the …

Drone footage showcases progress of the Mersey Gateway Bridge

Drone footage showcases progress of the Mersey Gateway Bridge The Mersey Gateway Bridge project has released this stunning drone footage showing the progress of the construction. Filmed in march 2017, the drones footage shows both the scale of the bridge and how hundreds of people are working across the site to ensure it will opens as planned later this year. The drone filmed …

Australia receives bids for the biggest public transport project in Victoria State’s history

Australia receives bids for the biggest public transport project in Victoria State’s history The bids for the Metro Tunnel and five new stations are in, as work ramps up on the biggest public transport project in Victoria’s history. Acting Premier Jacinta Allan today announced that the final bids for the $6 billion Tunnel and Stations Public Private Partnership (PPP) …

Sennebogen telescopic crane simplifies buoy maintenance in Germany

Sennebogen telescopic crane simplifies buoy maintenance in Germany The Tönning Water and Shipping Authority ensures safety on the North Sea waterways along the western coast of northern Germany. This also includes maintaining the navigation aids that mark the shipping lanes in the water in the form of conical, jade, or spar buoys and weigh up to …

Designing Norway’s 1.7km Stad Ship Tunnel

Designing Norway’s 1.7km Stad Ship Tunnel The Stad sea is the most exposed and most dangerous stretch along the Norwegian coast. It has very problematic wave conditions and it is the area with by far the most and strongest winds. The combination of wind, current and waves around this coastline makes the area particularly demanding …

Japan financing US$2.7 billion 22km Mumbai Trans Harbour Link

Japan financing US$2.7 billion 22km Mumbai Trans Harbour Link The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link also known as the Sewri-Nhava Sheva Trans Harbour Link, will be India’s longest road bridge and will connect the port city and its southern satellite town of Navi Mumbai. The project will total 22km in length and constructed with eight-lanes, with …

Mabey spans the globe to enter the Australian temporary bridge market

Mabey spans the globe to enter the Australian temporary bridge market International bridge and construction services specialist Mabey is expanding its presence in Australia by entering the temporary bridges market. For its first commission, Mabey is providing a temporary bridge to support leading Australian infrastructure company Ertech in its construction work at the Colongra gas generation plant. …

Contracts signed for Fehmarnbelt Immersed Tunnel linking Denmark and Germany

Contracts signed for Fehmarnbelt Immersed Tunnel linking Denmark and Germany Femern A/S, client for the 18km long immersed tube tunnel across the Fehmarnbelt, has today signed contracts with Ramboll-Arup -TEC JV for the supply of technical client consultancy services, and with ÅF – Hansen & Henneberg for the supply of in-house technical consultancy services. The …

How Hyperloop is changing the calculus of the commute

How Hyperloop is changing the calculus of the commute It’s Monday morning and you’re stuck in traffic again, shoulders tensed as you realize you’re late for work–yet the minutes drag on. Some days you get to thinking about how you could instead be spending these minutes, and hundreds like them, with family and friends and …

Foster + Partners wins Upper Orwell Crossings Competition in Ipswich, UK

Foster + Partners wins Upper Orwell Crossings Competition in Ipswich, UK Ipswich is set to see two new river crossings designed by Foster + Partners, together with the comprehensive refurbishment of an existing lock, enhancing connectivity in the heart of town. The project, which will create new routes through the area, will help relieve the …

Dubai extends driverless Metro 15km to serve World Expo 2020

Dubai extends driverless Metro 15km to serve World Expo 2020 Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) and the Alstom-led Expolink consortium have selected Thales to provide the systems for the metro that will serve the World Expo 2020 site. Thales will provide driverless train signalling technology as well as integrated supervision, telecommunications, passengers’ services, security …

20km Kerch Strait Bridge to link Russia and Crimea is well underway

20km Kerch Strait Bridge to link Russia and Crimea is well underway Contractor SGM-Bridge (Stroygazmontazh Group) is constructing the 20km Kerch Strait Link connecting Crimea to the Krasnodar region on the Russian mainland. Work commenced in 2015, and due for completion in 2018, at an estimated cost of around US$4 billion. On the mainland side, the …

1.7km Tunnel through Norwegian mountain creates a short cut for Ships

1.7km Tunnel through Norwegian mountain creates a short cut for Ships The Norwegian Coastal Administration is planning the world’s first full-scale ship tunnel to allow vessels to travel through a mountain rather than navigate the treacherous waters of the Stadhavet Sea the most exposed, and most dangerous area along the coast of Norway. The 1.7km …

Arup and Mabey Bridge launch first plastic modular footbridge in Oxford, England

Arup and Mabey Bridge launch first plastic modular footbridge in Oxford, England The world’s first modular glass-fibre reinforced plastic bridge has been installed over a railway line in Oxford. Arup, with Mabey becoming the first licensed distribution partner, has designed the post-tensioned footbridge system. The bridge is designed to be assembled in hard-to-reach sites where …

Arup and Mabey deliver first rapid assembly, polymer, modular bridge

Arup and Mabey deliver first rapid assembly, polymer, modular bridge The world’s first modular glass-fibre, reinforced polymer bridge has been launched by Arup and Mabey, with Mabey becoming the first licensed distribution partner. The post-tensioned bridge is designed to be assembled in hard to reach sites where large cranes or heavy machinery cannot be used. …

Asian Development Bank funds electrification of 140km railway in Uzbekistan

Asian Development Bank funds electrification of 140km railway in Uzbekistan Thanks to the Asian Development Bank, Uzbekistan is upgrading its Soviet-era railway network, replacing old, diesel locomotives with modern electric trains. The new railway, which is now one of the most advanced in Central Asia is promoting trade, regional connectivity, and local industry. The Asian Development Bank …

New Mabey bridge diverts tankers away from Bournemouth community

New Mabey bridge diverts tankers away from Bournemouth community Leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey has installed a new bridge over the River Stour in Bournemouth, England, on behalf of Wessex Water. The Compact 200 bridge – Mabey’s most widely used modular bridging product will allow Wessex Water continued access to Berry Hill Sludge Treatment …

Mabey Bridge build temporary bridge over the River Spey to carry 197 tonne construction traffic

Mabey Bridge build temporary bridge over the River Spey to carry 197 tonne construction traffic A temporary bridge built over the River Spey in Scotland will support construction of the new SSE Melgarve Substation. Leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey has installed a temporary bridge over the River Spey in Laggan, Inverness-shire. The new Mabey …

Hyperloop One reveals first images of Nevada Desert Development Site at Middle East Rail

Hyperloop One reveals first images of Nevada Desert Development Site at Middle East Rail 500-meter full scale Hyperloop test structure weighs over one million kilograms Hyperloop One tube measures 3.3 meters in diameter Hyperloop One is the only company building a functional Hyperloop system Shares vision for connecting Gulf Cooperation Council Travel between major cities …

The Bailey Bridge Heritage: helping the military for 75 years

The Bailey Bridge Heritage: helping the military for 75 years By Martin Andrews – Military Sales Manager, Mabey Bridge Limited The renowned Bailey Bridge celebrates its 75th birthday this year. Invented by civil servant Donald Bailey, the bridge was credited with helping to win the Second World War, and became one of the most iconic pieces …

Bridges 2017 celebrates 25 years of driving Europe’s Bridge Industry forward

Bridges 2017 celebrates 25 years of driving Europe’s Bridge Industry forward The Annual Conference and Exhibition for the Bridge construction industry, Bridges 2017 – returns on the 16th March at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, United Kingdom. For 25 years, the Bridges conference has driven technical knowledge, debate and discussion within the heart of Europe’s bridge …

EIB finances modernisation of Szczecin and Świnoujście seaports in Poland

EIB finances modernisation of Szczecin and Świnoujście seaports in Poland The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided a Euro 38 million loan to Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority for investments improving the seaports’ nautical access and quay infrastructure. Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation Marek Gróbarczyk said “Today in the Ministry of Maritime Economy and …

Doka delivering mega-projects for improving infrastructure worldwide

Doka delivering mega-projects for improving infrastructure worldwide Global trends such as urbanisation and the population growth are important triggers for innovations in the construction industry. We need to develop greater efficiency in construction processes in order to meet the challenges as regards infrastructure, especially in mega-cities. Infrastructure projects for the world of tomorrow are being …

COWI Engineers build 60m footbridge for local community in Rwanda

COWI Engineers build 60m footbridge for local community in Rwanda The community of Rugusa, Rwanda, is celebrating the opening of a brand new 60 metre footbridge completed by COWI engineers, a local construction team and the NGO Bridges to Prosperity​. The 850-person community of Rugusa, Rwanda, has lost 20 people to date due to the lack of a safe river crossing, with three …

Thomas Armstrong invests in sturdy design and technology from Sennebogen

Thomas Armstrong Aggregates invests in sturdy design and reliable technology from Sennebogen Gravel extraction with Sennebogen 655 duty cycle crane. In 2016, AGD Equipment, a UK sales and service partner for Sennebogen Maschinenfabrik GmbH, delivered a Sennebogen 655 dragline excavator to Thomas Armstrong Aggregates Ltd. Fitted with a 27-metre boom and two powerful 160 kilonewton …

Laing O’Rourke and BGC win US$320m Western Australia Highway Project

Laing O’Rourke and BGC win US$320m (AU$417m) Western Australia Highway Project Main Roads Western Australia has awarded a contract for the NorthLink central section to the Great Northern Connect (GNC) Joint Venture of Laing O’Rourke and BGC Contracting. The GNC team will design and construct more than 20km of highway and four interchanges, including 14 road …

Turkey weighing bids for new Suspension Bridge over the Dardanelles Strait

Turkey weighing bids for new Suspension Bridge over the Dardanelles Strait A consortium of Turkish and South Korean firms has emerged as the frontrunner to build a 3.6km suspension bridge over the Dardanelles Strait in Turkey that will become one of the landmark bridges of Europe. Also included in the scope of the contract is …

United Kingdom announces details of more than £1.3 billion of road improvements

United Kingdom announces details of more than £1.3 billion of road improvements Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced that the government is investing record amounts into improving roads across the United Kingdom, and that the schemes are focused on relieving congestion and providing important upgrades to ensure roads are fit for the future. As part of …

Overcrowded Hong Kong looks at building shopping streets underground

Overcrowded Hong Kong looks at building shopping streets underground Famous for tall buildings and packed streets, Hong Kong has come up with a creative solution to their overcrowding by going underground. Hong Kong’s Information Services Department has revealed the first two below ground shopping streets will be built in Kai Tak, where the old airport was located, and will …

Leading International Consulting Group COWI rebrands its UK subsidiaries

Leading International Consulting Group COWI rebrands its UK subsidiaries COWI the Denmark based engineering firm announced that former COWI subsidiaries, Flint & Neill and Donaldson Associates have rebranded as COWI in line with current strategy Effective 1st January 2017, COWI owned companies Flint & Neill and Donaldson Associates became COWI UK Limited. The move brings together COWI …

Construction starts at Ghana’s new US$1.5 billion Container Terminal Port

Construction starts at Ghana’s new US$1.5 billion Container Terminal Port Construction work began at the Port of Tema in Ghana in January 2017 on a new US$1.5 billion container terminal near the capital of Accra. The terminal will directly create 5,000 jobs, and be operated by Meridian Port Services (MPS), which is mainly owned by two …

Robots and 3D Printing revolutionising bridge construction

Robots and 3D Printing revolutionising bridge construction In the Netherlands, a Dutch start-up called MX3D plans to 3D print the first steel bridge. The bridge will span over an Amsterdam canal by using robots with 3d print heads mounted on the end of the arms printers to extrude and weld the structure drop-by-drop in the first large-scale test …

Scotland announce bidding for new Expansion Joints on Forth Road Bridge

Scotland announce bidding for replacement of Expansion Joints on Forth Road Bridge Transport Scotland is advertising for a suitable contractor to take on a £9 million programme of works to replace the expansion joints on the Forth Road Bridge, with a contract due for award in the autumn of 2017, with a start on site …

Tunnel Proposal under England’s Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Tunnel Proposal under England’s Stonehenge World Heritage Site The government has gone out to consultation on its plans to improve the A303 around Stonehenge. Road users and local residents are being invited to have their say on the proposal to construct a 1.8-mile dual carriageway tunnel and to upgrade a seven-mile single carriageway stretch of the …

New bridge opening provides travel boost for Sri Lankan communities

A new bridge across Sri Lanka’s Mahaweli River in Kandy was officially opened on the 6 January, 2017, by His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. The Mabey Compact 200™– the world’s most widely used modular steel bridge – connects neighbouring villages Dodanwala and Halloluwa in the Central Province. …

Wales looks forward to a new bridge over the Menai Straits

Wales looks forward to a new bridge over the Menai Straits Thomas Telford’s original Menai Suspension Bridge opened in 1826 and Robert Stephenson’s Britannia Tubular Bridge followed in 1850 to carry rail traffic in two wrought-iron rectangular box spans. After a fire in 1970, which left only the limestone pillars remaining, the bridge was rebuilt …

Trinity, a giant bridge building machine finishes work on the Mersey Gateway

Trinity, a giant bridge-building machine finishes work on the Mersey Gateway in England Trinity, one of the Mersey Gateway’s two giant bridge-building machines, has finished work in Widnes marking another important milestone for the project team. The bright orange movable scaffolding system (MSS), a now familiar sight on the north bank of the River Mersey, cast …

Hong Kong tender for highway, tunnel and flyover projects issued

Hong Kong tender for highway, tunnel and flyover projects issued The Highways Department of Hong Kong is inviting bids for work on the Central Kowloon Route – Yau Ma Tei East project, which includes construction of a 390 metre long tunnel between Yau Cheung Road and Shanghai Street, upgrades to part of Gascoigne Road Flyover, …

Netherlands awards US$525 million contract for road and tunnel scheme

Netherlands awards US$525 million contract for road and tunnel scheme The province of South Holland in the Netherlands has awarded a US$ 525M (€492m) contract for construction of the first part of the Rijnland Route to the Como15 international joint venture, which includes Mobilis, Croonwolter & dros, DEME Infra Marine Contractors and Vinci Construction Grands …

World’s highest bridge on the Guanxing Highway opens in Southwest China

The Beipanjiang Bridge on the Guanxing Highway near Xingbei Town (Xinbeizhen), Zhenfeng County, Guizhou Province, Southwest China is now the world’s highest bridge. The bridge opened to traffic on the 29th December 2016 after 3 years in construction, at a cost of approximately US$143 million. The 1,341 metre long structure is equivalent to a 200-story building in height. Some 566 metres …

Antarctic research station Halley VI creates its own highway in the snow

Roads just don’t work in Antarctica, not only is it far too cold, the shifting ice and heavy snow cover make them impossible. For the scientists and their teams, snow mobiles, snowcats and other tracked vehicles are the only option, as even aircraft struggle. In 2012 a modular scientific research station was completed in one …

Kenya issues Consultancy Tender for Road Safety Imrovement Project

Kenya issues Consultancy Tender for Sirari Corridor Accessibility and Road Safety Improvement Project Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) (Consultancy Services) – Tender No. KeNHA/1363/2016. The Government of the Republic of Kenya (GoK) has received financing from the African Development Bank towards the cost of the Sirari Corridor Accessibility and Road Safety Improvement Project; Rehabilitation of Isebania …

Turkeys Eurasia Tunnel a major feat of engineering brings Europe and Asia together

Turkeys Eurasia Tunnel a giant dives deep and brings Europe and Asia together at the Bosphorus. In 2015 one of the boldest tunnel missions ever experienced a major breakthrough. The Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu witnessed Herrenknecht’s 13.7 metre diameter mix-shield cutter head pierce the target shaft wall, with millimetre precision, on the European side …

Tanzania awarded AfDB loan for consultancy and design for bridge and bypass

The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania has received loans from the African Development Bank (AfDB) towards the cost of undertaking their Transport Sector Support Programme (TSSP) and intends to use part of the funds to carry out Consultancy Services for Feasibility Study, Environmental & Social Impact Assessment, Detailed Engineering Design and Preparation of …

Britain’s Mersey Gateway Bridge uses PERI’s Self Climbing Formwork

Mersey Gateway Bridge, Runcorn to Widnes, Great Britain Merseyside in North-West England is embracing significant improvements to its transport systems thanks to the landmark construction of the Mersey Gateway. The road bridge over the River Mersey is an integral component of the new A533 Central Expressway. Located 20 km east of Liverpool, it will provide …

Road bridge reconstructed over a weekend shown in time-lapse video

The time-lapse video shows the demolition and reconstruction of the Station Road Bridge in Hucknall, Nottingham, England. The 140 year old, 6 span bridge carries an average 9,000 vehicles a day. The bridge is being replaced as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan. The new structure will deliver a reliable bridge for the future and enable the temporary props currently supporting it …

13.9 km Tunnel through the Andes will connect Argentina and Chile

Paso de Agua Negra International Tunnel will connect Argentina and Chile The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$40 Million loan that will allow preliminary works for the new Paso de Agua Negra International Tunnel (PETAN) which will be 13.9 kilometres long and constructed at an altitude ranging from 3,620 metres to 4,085 metres …

Egypt & Saudi Arabia to build 30 mile bridge over the Red Sea

Egypt & Saudi Arabia to build 30 mile bridge over the Red Sea Egypt and Saudi Arabia have signed an agreement to build a bridge over the Red Sea from Ras Nasrani, which is close to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to Ras Hamid in North Western Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman finalized …

22 US States approve US$ 201 billion for Transportation projects

Voters in 22 States have approved ballot measures that will see US$ 201 billion in funding going to State and local Transportation projects. According to an analysis by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, 69% of 280 transportation funding ballot measures up for vote across the nation were approved, with results still pending for seven …

Will moving traffic underground make our lives cleaner, healthier and safer?

Will moving traffic underground make our lives cleaner, healthier and safer? On the second of December PLP Architecture held a conference at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) to unveil their CARTUBE concept. CARTUBE takes the idea of blending our current transport preference, the car, with an underground mass transport system to make a single, seamless …

Korean guardrail safety barrier system on a roll to safety

Korean guardrail safety barrier system on a roll to safety A Korean company that specialises in guardrail systems and traffic cones has developed a new barrier system that incorporates rollers to absorb impact and steer vehicle back into the traffic. Concrete barriers and conventional metal guardrail system are effective, but cause major damage to the …

Stirling Lloyd’s Eliminator waterproofing system protects Turkey’s bridges

Stirling Lloyd’s Eliminator waterproofing system protects Turkey’s bridges Stirling Lloyd’s Eliminator advanced bridge deck waterproofing system was specified for the waterproofing of two new high profile bridges in Turkey and has been applied in record time. The Eliminator system was used a to cover a total of 76,000m2 for the Osman Gazi Bridge and 37,435m2 for the …

AfDB approves US$3m grant for feasibility studies for Central Africa roads & bridges

The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Monday, November 1, 2016, approved a US $3.04-million grant to assist the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) to undertake studies for the Kribi-Campo-Baba Multinational Road and Bridge linking Cameroon to Equatorial Guinea. The grant, funded through the NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF), a multi-donor Special Fund …

Banja Dam fills

Banja Dam fills On Friday April 15th 2016, Albania’s 80 metre tall Banja Dam, part of the Devoll Hydropower Project started filling the 16km reservoir. The National Committee of Large Dam in Albania gave the go ahead to close the bottom outlet and start the slow impounding phase, filling the reservoir with 178 million square metres of water. …

Culvert collapse in Mississippi video

Culvert collapse in Mississippi video Here’s a good example from the USA of how not to build a car park over a drainage culvert. This video was taken by Jason Hartwig with his DJI Phantom quadcopter on the 8 November 2015 and shows the collapse at the Meridian IHOP Pancake restaurant in Mississippi.  

£6 billion Trans-Pennine tunnel proposed

£6 billion Trans-Pennine tunnel proposed Highways England has announced they are looking at the feasibility of building a £6 billion tunnel under the A628 Woodhead Pass between Sheffield and Manchester. The Woodhead Pass is a notorious route which is often closed during severe storms and heavy snow conditions. A newsletter has been circulated by Highways England …

How China is building its bridges

How China is building its bridges China’s heavy machinery industry is progressing in leaps and bounds as this video shows. The 580 tonne SLJ900/32 is 91.8 metres long, 7.4 metres wide and 9 meter’s tall. Watch the video to see how the self contained machine spans the supports and places its cargo with precision.