Articles by Lucy Barnard

Hochtief subsidiary wins second Melbourne Airport construction package
Published on: 21 June, 2024
CPB, part of Hochtief-owned CIMIC Group, has won a second construction package for work at Melbourne Airport
Imperial War Museum and Cambridge University search for aviation tech development partner
Published on: 21 June, 2024
Aviation technology cluster aims to become the UK’s new home for the research and development, prototype testing, certification and manufacture of new low and zero carbon aircraft technology.
What Women Want: Why Skanska is designing its own women’s workwear
Published on: 21 June, 2024
A shortage of PPE for women is encouraging some construction contractors to start designing their own.
Equal Opportunities Commission publishes guide to help tackle harassment in the construction industry
Published on: 20 June, 2024
Requiring plans to address harassment in contract bids and providing an anonymous hotline to receive complaints for all onsite workers cited as examples of good practice by EEOC
Bechtel ramps up recruitment drive for Rio Grande LNG export facility mega project
Published on: 20 June, 2024
Bechtel is opening a Craft Professional Recruitment Centre in Texas to hire workers for the Rio Grande LNG plant
The right fit: Why PPE needs to be more inclusive
Published on: 14 June, 2024
Society of Women Engineers survey reports only 4% of respondents able to acquire perfectly fitting PPE
Bill Gates’ energy company breaks ground on next generation nuclear plant in Wyoming
Published on: 13 June, 2024
Bechtel hails ground breaking at Natrium Demonstration plant as launching a “new approach to nuclear plant construction”
AECOM to advise Ukraine on restoring stricken hydro-power
Published on: 12 June, 2024
AECOM agrees partnership with Ukranian hydro-power company Ukrhydroenergo
Vinci Construction acquires two North American road builders
Published on: 06 June, 2024
Vinci Construction acquires US-based Newport Construction and Canada-based Entreprises Marchand & Frères 
Friday round-up: Infrastructure boost for contractors | RFP for collapsed Baltimore Bridge | Gordie Howe update
Published on: 05 June, 2024
China State Construction and Strabag announce infrastructure boosts while construction of US bridges Gordie Howe International and Baltimore’s collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge move forward
Gordie Howe International Bridge to reach connection milestone by end of June
Published on: 05 June, 2024
Construction teams due to connect bridge deck of the Gordie Howe International Bridge this month
Seven hospitalised in Bouygues UK construction site fire
Published on: 05 June, 2024
Fire crews rescue worker from tower crane to avoid construction site blaze in East London
Design teams invited to submit proposals for replacing Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge
Published on: 04 June, 2024
Maryland Transport Authority publishes RFP for rebuilding Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge 
US disasters relief agency awards AECOM nationwide programme management services contract
Published on: 04 June, 2024
AECOM awarded a major contract to provide advisory and programme management services for repairing public infrastructure
European dealers weigh the benefits of buying Chinese EV equipment
Published on: 04 June, 2024
Dutch equipment dealer Kemp Groep says trade wars and far-right climate scepticism will not deter it from investing in Chinese electric earthmovers
Japan’s construction skills shortage threatens to overshadow Expo 2025
Published on: 31 May, 2024
Japan’s construction skills shortage is one of the worst in the world and is threatening to delay progress on the country’s Expo 2025 site.
The AI systems used to fight energy waste on construction sites
Published on: 22 May, 2024
Contractors including Kier, Balfour Beatty and Bouygues are all using AI-enabled energy management systems in site cabins to reduce power waste 
Why construction is training record numbers of mental health first aiders
Published on: 21 May, 2024
Can mental health first aiders effectively help colleagues in crisis?
Solar panels and wild flower gardens: How rental depots are becoming greener
Published on: 20 May, 2024
How rental firms are using their depots to cut carbon emissions
Wired differently: Harnessing neurodiverse talent in construction
Published on: 10 May, 2024
What skills can people with autism, dyslexia and ADHD bring to the construction sector?
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