Articles by Neil Gerrard

Indian government approves construction of three chip factories worth US$15.2bn
Published on: 01 March, 2024
The Indian government has approved the construction of three separate semiconductor fabs, which together will see the investment of US$15.2 billion.
Aberdeen City Council evacuates tenants from properties containing RAAC panels
Published on: 29 February, 2024
Tenants living in homes built with reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) in Aberdeen, Scotland, have to relocate to new homes as soon as possible.
Tutor Perini eyes up $32bn in new work as losses narrow
Published on: 29 February, 2024
US-based civil, building and speciality construction company Tutor Perini has unveiled a 28% increase in its backlog to $10.2 billion as of the end of 2023.
Four guilty of bid rigging in relation to Oklahoma transportation construction contracts
Published on: 29 February, 2024
Four individuals have pleaded guilty to bid rigging and price fixing in an ongoing investigation of Oklahoma transportation construction contractors in the USA.
Why Skanska launched a new AI assistant and how it plans to keep data secure
Published on: 29 February, 2024
Construction Briefing speaks to Skanska USA’s Will Senner about why the company has launched an internal AI tool for employees called Skanska Sidekick.
US road construction projects help drive growth at Ferrovial
Published on: 28 February, 2024
Infrastructure group Ferrovial picked up nearly US$1.3 billion worth of road construction projects in Texas and Florida in 2023, as the company unveiled 9.9% construction revenue growth for the year.
Bouygues Construction’s sales increase despite property market woes
Published on: 27 February, 2024
Bouygues’ construction business saw sales increase 2% to €27.3 billion (US$29.6 billion) in 2023, as gains in its Construction and Colas divisions offset declines in its struggling property arm.
Hochtief CEO on de-risking projects and plans for new construction university
Published on: 27 February, 2024
German infrastructure construction giant Hochtief didn’t sign any new lump sum contracts in 2023 as it continues to de-risk its projects.
UK competition watchdog to investigate 8 major UK housebuilders
Published on: 26 February, 2024
The UK’s competition watchdog is to investigate eight of the country’s biggest housebuilders following evidence that suggests they may have been sharing commercially sensitive information.
Larsen & Toubro wins Jakarta railway deal worth up to $300m
Published on: 26 February, 2024
India’s biggest construction company Larsen & Toubro has won a contract to build an extension to the Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in Indonesia.
‘All roads lead to Saudi Arabia’: Gigaprojects spark construction recruitment drive
Published on: 26 February, 2024
Construction work is finally starting on a slew of highly ambitious projects in Saudi Arabia - and that means that demand for expat construction professionals to the Kingdom is growing rapidly.
‘Outstanding’ Q4 boosts Granite Construction’s 2023 results
Published on: 23 February, 2024
US-based construction company Granite hailed an ‘outstanding’ fourth quarter that helped it to increase its 2023 full-year revenue by $208 million to $3.5 billion for the year.
Data centres and energy transition projects drive record new orders for Hochtief
Published on: 22 February, 2024
A focus on high-tech infrastructure projects such as data centres and energy transition projects has driven record new orders of US$39.7 billion
Two killed in bridge lift accident on Dutch construction site
Published on: 22 February, 2024
Two construction workers have died and another two were seriously injured when a section of bridge being lifted into place on a road project collapsed.
Utility contractors welcome $5.8bn in funding for US water infrastructure projects
Published on: 22 February, 2024
The National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) has welcomed news of $5.8 billion in new funding for clean water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the USA.
How could new European emissions targets impact the construction sector?
Published on: 22 February, 2024
What could impact on construction be as Europe plans to cut emissions by 90% by 2040?
Cómo el rápido avance de la impresión 3D en metal puede ser útil en la construcción
Published on: 22 February, 2024
Investigadores del Instituto Tecnológico de Massachusetts (MIT) han declarado un gran avance en la fabricación aditiva que les permite imprimir líquidos en 3D mucho más rápidamente.
Fluor’s pre-tax profit halves in Q4 of 2023
Published on: 21 February, 2024
US-based engineering, procurement and construction company Fluor saw its pre-tax profit in Q4 of 2023 halve, in spite of a small increase in revenue.
Como o avanço rápido da impressão 3D em metal pode ser útil na construção
Published on: 21 February, 2024
Pesquisadores do Instituto de Tecnologia de Massachusetts (MIT) declararam um avanço na fabricação aditiva que lhes permite imprimir líquidos em 3D muito mais rapidamente.
General contractor named for $1bn US Lego factory build
Published on: 20 February, 2024
A joint venture between Gray and Virginia-based Hourigan has been named as general contractor on the construction of a US$1 billion Lego factory in Chesterfield County near Richmond, Virginia, USA.
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