Articles by Neil Gerrard

Utility contractors welcome $5.8bn in funding for US water infrastructure projects
Published on: 22 February, 2024
The National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) has welcomed news of $5.8 billion in new funding for clean water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the USA.
How could new European emissions targets impact the construction sector?
Published on: 22 February, 2024
What could impact on construction be as Europe plans to cut emissions by 90% by 2040?
Fluor’s pre-tax profit halves in Q4 of 2023
Published on: 21 February, 2024
US-based engineering, procurement and construction company Fluor saw its pre-tax profit in Q4 of 2023 halve, in spite of a small increase in revenue.
Cómo el rápido avance de la impresión 3D en metal puede ser útil en la construcción
Published on: 21 February, 2024
Investigadores del Instituto Tecnológico de Massachusetts (MIT) han declarado un gran avance en la fabricación aditiva que les permite imprimir líquidos en 3D mucho más rápidamente.
Como o avanço rápido da impressão 3D em metal pode ser útil na construção
Published on: 21 February, 2024
Pesquisadores do Instituto de Tecnologia de Massachusetts (MIT) declararam um avanço na fabricação aditiva que lhes permite imprimir líquidos em 3D muito mais rapidamente.
General contractor named for $1bn US Lego factory build
Published on: 20 February, 2024
A joint venture between Gray and Virginia-based Hourigan has been named as general contractor on the construction of a US$1 billion Lego factory in Chesterfield County near Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Winners of $855m Dallas Fort Worth International Airport contract named
Published on: 19 February, 2024
A consortium of companies has won a US$855 million project to build terminal and associated Skylink station at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.
Consortium bags $3bn PPP deal to rehabilitate Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Philippines
Published on: 19 February, 2024
A consortium of companies involving one of the Philippines’ largest conglomerates has won a PHP 170. 6 (US$3 billion) deal to operate and upgrade Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Strabag wins €175m Eglington Crosstown underground railway extension in Canada
Published on: 19 February, 2024
Austria-based contractor Strabag has won a €175 million (US$188.7 million) to design and build the eastern underground segment of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension in Toronto, Canada.
Five killed in Italy construction site collapse
Published on: 19 February, 2024
Five construction workers have now been confirmed dead after a concrete beam and slabs collapsed on a construction site in Italy on Friday, 16 February
US construction associations call for improvements ‘made in America’ requirements
Published on: 16 February, 2024
A group of four US construction associations have joined forces to call for the White House to improve its implementation of its “made in America” requirements for construction products and materials.
Local authority building control ‘will cease’ in April amid lack of registered surveyors, UK government warned
Published on: 15 February, 2024
Letter from LABC warns UK government that trouble getting enough building control professionals registered by the 6 April deadline means local authority building control ‘will cease’.
Cooldown in construction fails to dent record output for Strabag
Published on: 15 February, 2024
Austrian construction contractor Strabag saw its output hit a record of €19.1 billion (US$20.5 billion) in 2023 despite a cooldown in the sector.
Human-sized bricklaying robot start-up raises $25 million
Published on: 15 February, 2024
A start-up company that is developing a bricklaying robot has raised $25 million to scale the number of robots it can deploy across Europe.
Project to build $120m undersea cable to connect Hawaiian islands launched
Published on: 14 February, 2024
The University of Hawai’i has launched a public-private partnership with telecoms firm Ocean Networks to build a submarine optical fibre cable system connecting the Hawaiian islands.
How Strabag unintentionally broke a tunnelling world record
Published on: 12 February, 2024
Contractor Strabag has broken the world record for the longest single TBM drive, using a Herrenknecht TBM on the Woodsmith mine tunnel project for Anglo American - here’s how they did it.
Vinci forecasts more limited growth this year after strong 2024
Published on: 08 February, 2024
French construction group Vinci has reported a 12% increase in revenue to €68.8 billion (US$74.2 billion) in 2023 but has warned that growth in 2024 is likely to be at a slower pace.
Aecom’s Q1 growth exceeds expectations
Published on: 08 February, 2024
Infrastructure consulting firm Aecom’s financial results for the first quarter of 2024 have exceeded its expectations.
Two contractors win major contract on Baltimore’s $4.7bn Frederick Douglass tunnel
Published on: 07 February, 2024
A joint venture between Kiewit and J.F. Shea has won a deal to build a new railway tunnel in Baltimore, USA, as part of a project backed by up to $4.7 billion in federal funding.
6 things we learned from Caterpillar’s 2023 results
Published on: 07 February, 2024
Earlier this week, US construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar unveiled what it hailed as the best financial year in its history.
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