As public money dries up for new roads in the UK, the use of private finance has been touted by the government, but this could have huge hidden costs if deals are not managed properly.
As construction motors ahead on the huge London Gateway port project, there are questions about whether this world-class port will be served by world-class roads leading to and from it.
Hong Kong is back on the radar for civil engineers as it embarks on its next big infrastructure surge, but consultants have been warned not to be fooled into thinking the region will provide a springboard to the mainland.
Despite phone hacking scandals back in the UK, prime minister David Cameron and a plane-full of British executives touched down in South Africa and Nigeria last week, hoping to promote British expertise on the African continent.
Greece’s sovereign debt crisis undoubtedly raises worrying questions about potential contagion risks for the infrastructure industry.
It is a country no doubt more commonly known for its PPP failings with dozens of collapsed PPP projects than one known for its successes.
The past month has been a precarious one for high speed rail projects – the demise looks inevitable for the US programme, Brazil’s TAV is suffering and last week, Portugal disbanded its high speed rail authority Rave.
While protests and unrest spread across the Middle East, even affecting traditionally perceived ‘safe’ countries like Oman, inevitably, questions are being asked around the exposure of engineering firms in the region.
Earlier this month delegates from as far as the United States, Pakistan and the UK flocked to Doha to hear how they might benefit from a market invigorated by the 2022 World Cup.
As the uncertainty lingers around the flow of work in the UK, construction firms are increasingly looking abroad for opportunities.
It is no secret that the coalition government wants to change elements of the PFI procurement method.
In the aftermath of the UK’s third consecutive year of inclement winter weather chaos, the inevitable question arises: what could have been done better?
Over the past 24 hours I have watched in horror at the unfolding disaster in what is locally known as the River City – that is Brisbane – my home town and the latest to be inundated by the massive floods in Queensland.