Issue : 29 November 2012
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Balfour Beatty is the preferred bidder on a highways maintenance contract potentially worth around £350M.
Energy firm EdF has announced that the expected costs of the Flamanville European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) have risen by €2bn (£1.62bn) to £6.48bn.
Ground improvement specialist Vibro Menard has started work on the Avonmouth Wind Power Project at Bristol Sewerage Treatment Works using an innovative new technique for the first time in the UK.
Further guidance still needed for Eurocode 7Subscription
The challenges of using Eurocode 7 (EC7) were highlighted by speakers at CIRIA’s Geotechnical Issues in Construction conference held in London yesterday.
HS2 legal challenge beginsSubscription
A week long legal challenge against High Speed 2 (HS2) got underway today.
Bracket failure probed in Japan tunnel collapseSubscription
Steel bracket failure brings down concrete roof panels in Japanese tunnel killing nine and injuring a further two this week.
Transport for London defends inspection regimeSubscription
Transport for London (TfL) said it had confidence in its inspection regime following a report by the BBC claiming that the Hammersmith Flyover was left open despite being at risk of collapsing.
Balfour Beatty targets international growthSubscription
Balfour Beatty is looking to break into the Brazil and India infrastructure markets as well as increasing its business in Canada, Australia and South Africa, the firm will announce today.
Government promises extra flood defence cashSubscription
The government has announced that it will spend an extra £120M to boost flood defences over the next three years.
Shanghai Tunnel Engineering and Rail Transit Design and Research Institute’s Yangtze River Tunnel in Shanghai, China has been named major tunnelling project of the year at NCE’s 2012 International Tunnelling Awards