Articles by Neil Gerrard

Skanska awarded extra £50m under HS2 contract
Published on: 12 July, 2024
Skanska is to receive an extra £50 million (US$64.7 million) under its existing contract for the HS2 high-speed railway, as part of the Skanska Costain Strabag joint venture
Implenia to build station and railway tunnel for Swedish transportation scheme
Published on: 12 July, 2024
Swiss construction company Implenia is set to build a section of the “West Link” transportation scheme in Gothenberg, Sweden, including a railway tunnel and station
Consortium named preferred bidder on A$30 billion Melbourne rail project
Published on: 11 July, 2024
A consortium of contractors is in pole position to undertake the second tunnelling contract for the Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) East in Melbourne, Australia
Skanska bags $596m NY bridge replacement work
Published on: 11 July, 2024
Skanska has won a contract with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) to replace the Livingstone Avenue Bridge in Albany, New York, USA
Weekly quiz: What are construction workers in the Antarctic due to do for the first time?
Published on: 11 July, 2024
The Construction Briefing weekly quiz for 12 July 2024
Photos | BAM restores 32-year-old Antarctic runway
Published on: 10 July, 2024
Contractor BAM has completed the restoration of a 32-year-old runway in the Antarctic as construction winds down at the end of the austral summer season
Man pleads guilty to obstructing investigation into construction workplace death
Published on: 10 July, 2024
A man has pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy and three charges of obstruction in relation to an investigation into the workplace death of a construction worker
Laing O’Rourke Centre director: ‘What has really changed in construction? Not enough.’
Published on: 10 July, 2024
Construction’s much-heralded transformation is taking longer to arrive than many would have liked - but the Laing O’Rourke Centre has a plan for change
5 things we learned about electric construction equipment demand + Video
Published on: 09 July, 2024
This month has seen the publication of a brand-new report from Off-Highway Research that examines the state of the nascent global electric construction equipment industry
Average US construction pay rate jumps to $35.64 an hour
Published on: 08 July, 2024
Average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees in US construction has jumped by 4.6% over the year to reach $35.64 an hour
UK’s new government to re-establish housebuilding targets amid planning shake-up
Published on: 08 July, 2024
The UK’s new government is to re-establish annual targets for the number of new homes built in the country, as it also pledged to overhaul planning rules
Green light for $80m music ‘amphitheater’ in El Paso, Texas
Published on: 05 July, 2024
A music venue and hospitality company has won final approval to build an $80 million outdoor music venue in El Paso, Texas, USA
Acciona claims robot helps it build partition walls 6 times faster
Published on: 05 July, 2024
A robot has helped Spanish infrastructure firm Acciona to build partition walls on a hospital project in Portugal six times faster than normal
A critical moment for Germany’s bridges
Published on: 05 July, 2024
As Europe’s largest economy, Germany is renowned for having first-class infrastructure but even in one of the region’s wealthiest countries, the bridges are crumbling
Missing screw and nut assemblies caused construction hoist accident that killed five
Published on: 04 July, 2024
Missing screw and nut assemblies were the cause of a construction hoist collapse that killed five construction workers in Sweden last year
Weekly quiz: What is the name of 19th century Westminster tower in need of restoration?
Published on: 04 July, 2024
Construction Briefing’s weekly news quiz
New York contractors call for mental wellness training and construction suicide reporting legislation
Published on: 03 July, 2024
An association that claims to represent 1,200 union contractors in New York, US, has called for the City of New York to include mental wellness within the training construction workers receive
Jacobs to support construction of $1.2bn biotech manufacturing plant
Published on: 02 July, 2024
Engineering consultant Jacobs has won a deal with Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies to support the delivery of a $1.2 billion expansion of a biotechnology facility in Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA
Consortium lands €489m container terminal construction at Port of Valencia
Published on: 02 July, 2024
A consortium of contractors led by Spanish firm Acciona and including Jan de Nul and Grupo Bertolín has landed a deal to build a new container terminal at the Port of Valencia, Spain
Vinci Construction’s nuclear arm buys €85m scaffolding and thermal insulation specialist
Published on: 02 July, 2024
Vinci Construction’s Nuvia subsidiary, which specliases in projects in the nuclear sector has finalized a deal to buy MBO Groupe
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