Issue : 20 December 2012
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The Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities has awarded consultant Aecom a $16.8M (£10.3M) contract for preliminary engineering work on the Minneapolis Southwest Light Rail Transit line.
Aerial images reveal Crossrail progressSubscription
New aerial images released by Crossrail give an early glimpse of the major new railway being created across London and the southeast. The images were released as Crossrail outlined its key delivery milestones in 2013 as the project moves into the peak of construction between now and 2015.
The Covent Garden Market Authority has today signed up contractor Vinci and regeneration experts St Modwen as development partners for the new project.
MPs call for rail industry shake upSubscription
The 2020 Transport Select Committee has called for an arms-length body to award rail franchise contracts and warns McNulty’s proposed target to cut £3.5bn could compromise safety, in a new report out last week.
Contractors Balfour Beatty and Skanska have won a £321M design and build contract to upgrade two sections of the M25 around London for client the Highways Agency today.
NCE 2013 Consultants File launchedSubscription
Consultants have until the end of January to complete their questionnaires for entry in this year’s NCE Consultants File.
Ten contractors have been invited to tender for five places on a new £400M framework agreement to deliver construction projects across the UK Defence estate.
The ICE’s water expert Michael Norton has called for the government to adopt “a firm strategy” to harvest excess rainfall, as has been experienced across large swathes of the country over the last month.
Trading update shows Costain in strong positionSubscription
Costain has revealed it has already secured £700M of work for the year ahead, a £50M stronger position than it was in at the same time last year.
Lend Lease has secured a £170M construction contract with Land Securities for two new buildings, The Zig Zag Building and Kings Gate on the site of the former Kingsgate House, in central London.