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The Telegraph   21 April 2017   United Kingdom   Europe  
<p>British engineering giant WS Atkins has agreed to a &pound;2.1bn takeover by Canadian rival SNC-Lavalin in a deal that will see the FTSE 250 company's chief executive step aside.</p> <p>Atkins' board last night agreed to a cash takeover at &pound;20.80-a-share, ...
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<p>A Spanish-Italian JV has won a US$255m (&pound;201m) contract for a desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.</p> <p>The joint venture of Abengoa and Salini Impregilo&rsquo;s Fisia Italimpianti unit will design and build the plant for ACWA Power on behalf of ...
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NetworkRail   20 April 2017   London   United Kingdom  
<p>Passengers at Hackney Wick station will be able to get to their trains more quickly and more easily when the new station is completed next year, following the installation of a pedestrian subway during the Easter weekend.<br /><br />The 2,000 tonne concrete ...
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The construction index   20 April 2017   Hong Kong   Asia  
<p>A 12km-long tunnel and viaduct link to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge will be completely connected this month, Hong Kong&rsquo;s Highways Department has announced.</p> <p>One of the two design and construction contracts is being undertaken by China State ...
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ME Construction News   07 April 2017   Kuwait   Middle East  
<p>A consortium of South Korean construction companies will build an eco-friendly $4 billion residential city in Kuwait, the South Korean infrastructure ministry has announced.</p> <p>Led by Posco A&amp;C and Hyundai Architects and Engineers Associates Co, ...
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The construction index   07 April 2017   New Zealand   Oceania  
<p>A design inspired by the landscape of New Zealand&rsquo;s South Island has been developed for the new convention centre in Christchurch.</p> <p>A call for tenders from a shortlist of contractors has now been issued and the main works contractor is expected ...
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ERT international   06 April 2017   Greece   Tembi  
<p>Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will travel to Tempi Valley on Thursday to participate in the ceremony for the delivery of the new tunnel at Tempi Valley and the Maliakos-Klidi section of the Patras-Athens-Thessaloniki-Evzoni motorway.</p>
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The Guardian   04 April 2017   UK   UK  
<p>South African government bonds have fallen sharply this morning, matching the drop in the rand.</p><p>Shares in the country’s banks are also being hit, on worries that other credit ratings could follow S&amp;P and downgrade South Africa to Junk.</p><p>Economist ...
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Yahoo News   04 April 2017   USA   USA  
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. developers ramped up construction spending in February to the largest amount in nearly 11 years, led by more building of homes, highways and schools.</p> <p>Construction spending rose 0.8 percent in February to the highest level ...
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The construction index   29 March 2017   France   Europe  
<p>Four construction businesses have teamed up to develop a guide to verification processes in building information modelling (BIM).</p> <p>The work by the four - Bureau Veritas, Setec B&acirc;timent, Agence Coste Architectures and Bouygues Construction &ndash; ...
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