Category Archives: Construction

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Skanska begins GBP 141 M worth construction of mixed-use scheme in London

Skanska has signed a contract with The Olayan Group to build K1 Knightsbridge, a mixed-use scheme in London, UK, that combines commercial, residential and retail development. The contract is worth GBP 141 M, about SEK 1.6 billion, which will be … Read the full press release

CEB and CDC to provide funds for the renovation of the social housing facilities “Young Workers’ Hostels”

PARIS, 17-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolf Wenzel, Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), and Eric Lombard, Director General of Caisse des dépôts et consignations (CDC), today signed a €150 million framework loan agreement to finance the renovation of the “Young Workers’ … Read the full press release

ECE to develop the most modern and attractive shopping center in Hungary

HAMBURG, 14-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ECE plans to develop a new shopping center in Budapest. The project area is located in the Northwestern part of the Hungarian capital, close to the Danube River, on the site of a former textile … Read the full press release

Volvo Group completes divestment of Chinese subsidiary holding shares in Inner Mongolia North Hauler Joint Stock for approximately SEK 1.0 billion

GOTHENBURG, 14-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volvo Group has now completed the previously announced divestment of a Chinese subsidiary holding shares in Inner Mongolia North Hauler Joint Stock Co., Ltd (NHL) for approximately SEK 1.0 billion. The divestment resulted in a capital … Read the full press release

Destatis: turnover in the main construction industry in February 2018 up 10.5% YoY

WIESBADEN, 10-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), turnover in the main construction industry in February 2018 was up 10.5% compared with the corresponding month of the previous year. At the end of February 2018 the … Read the full press release

Destatis: German local courts report 1,624 business insolvencies in February 2018; 2.8% increase YoY

WIESBADEN, 10-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In February 2018 German local courts reported 1,624 business insolvencies. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that this was a 2.8% increase compared with February 2017. In February 2018, the largest number of business insolvencies was … Read the full press release

Salini Impregilo appointed Goldman Sachs to assess strategic options for the Plants and Paving business unit of Lane

MILAN, 04-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In the context of consolidating its growth strategy in the US large infrastructure business sector, Salini Impregilo is currently evaluating several investment opportunities as well as non-core asset divestments options. To this end Salini Impregilo … Read the full press release

Ballast Nedam: The greenest transferium in the Netherlands opened on 22 April

Nieuwegein, Netherlands, 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The greenest transferium of the Netherlands has been officially been opened on 22 April. Go and have a look at the Deutersestraat, because in a little while it will be out of site for the … Read the full press release

AF Gruppen and OBOS to establish joint venture in building and construction – Construct Venture AS

OSLO, 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — AF Gruppen and OBOS are putting up 80 million to establish this joint venture initiative in building and construction – Construct Venture AS. The first investment for Construct Venture is being made in the company … Read the full press release

AF Gruppen to build the residential project Husebyhagen at Skedsmokorset in Akershus

OSLO, 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — AF Gruppen has signed a contract with Romerike Boligutvikling AS, a subsidiary of BORI BBL, to build the residential project Husebyhagen at Skedsmokorset in Akershus. Husebyhagen is a new residential project developed by Romerike Boligutvikling … Read the full press release

FLSmidth to restructure its organisation into two industries – Cement and Mining

COPENHAGEN, 26-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Effective from 1 July 2018, FLSmidth’s organisation will consist of two industries – Cement and Mining – supported by a regional setup to strengthen customer focus and life-cycle solutions – combined with a new central digital … Read the full press release

Skanska sold the office building Laboratoriet 5 in Solna, Sweden to Atlasmuren Fastigheter AB

STOCKHOLM, 26-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has sold the office building Laboratoriet 5 in Solna, Sweden to Atlasmuren Fastigheter AB for about SEK 200 M. The transaction will be recorded by Skanska Commercial Development Nordic in the second quarter 2018. … Read the full press release

Skanska’s annual Safety Week: launch of virtual classroom developed by Spinview in cooperation with Swedish brain researcher Katarina Gospic

STOCKHOLM, 26-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska’s annual Safety Week is this year dedicated to “Health and Well-being”. As part of increasing awareness around what affects our mental health and our well-being, Skanska will be launching a virtual classroom developed by Spinview … Read the full press release

Skanska to build production and storage facility in Gliwice, Poland

Skanska has signed a contract with Johnson Matthey for the construction of a production and storage facility in Gliwice, Poland. The contract is worth PLN 128 M, about SEK 300 M, which will be included in the order bookings for … Read the full press release

ALLPLAN unveils powerful solution for the parametric modeling of bridges

Intuitive and time-saving creation of parametric bridge models Total freedom of geometric design of the bridge Design modifications implemented in minutes instead of days MUNICH, 23-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ALLPLAN, an international provider of open solutions for Building Information Modeling (BIM), … Read the full press release

TÜV Rheinland’s Green Product Mark recognised by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

COLOGNE, 23-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — TÜV Rheinland, a global leader in independent technical services, has extended its sustainability leadership with the recognition of its Green Product Mark by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This new inclusion of low volatile organic compounds (VOC) … Read the full press release

Feliciano González Muñoz appointed new Head of Human Resources at LafargeHolcim

Jona, Switzerland, 20-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — LafargeHolcim has appointed Feliciano González Muñoz (54) as new Head of Human Resources, effective 1 May 2018, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Jan Jenisch. He will succeed Caroline Luscombe who has decided to pursue opportunities … Read the full press release

VINCI subsidiary Eurovia to acquire 100% of the shares of Quebec civil engineering contractor TNT group

C$170 million (€112 million) revenue Eurovia boosts its operations in Quebec Rueil-Malmaison Cedex, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Eurovia, the VINCI subsidiary specialising in transport infrastructure and urban development, has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Quebec civil … Read the full press release

Bouygues Construction to build the future Biology – Pharmacy – Chemistry (BPC) Centre on the Plateau de Saclay

PARIS, 16-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Paris-Sud University and the Platon Saclay project company, led by Bouygues Construction, has signed a public-private partnership contract for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the future Biology – Pharmacy – Chemistry (BPC) Centre … Read the full press release

Destatis: turnover in the main construction industry in January 2018 up 22.2% YoY

WIESBADEN, 10-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), turnover in the main construction industry in January 2018 was up 22.2% compared with the corresponding month of the previous year. At the end of January 2018 the … Read the full press release

STRABAG SE to build 13 km tunnel section for the underground transport system of the Woodsmith Mine near Whitby, England

Design-and-build contract for approx. 13 km tunnel section with portal and ramp Part of underground transport system for Woodsmith Mine in North Yorkshire, England World’s largest deposit of polyhalite one step closer to mining LONDON, 03-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sirius Minerals … Read the full press release

Wienerberger Group Annual Report 2017: the highest ever revenues in the history of the Group

Growth-oriented investments strengthen our position in core markets. Read more about the Success Stories in the 2017 Annual Report. VIENNA, 02-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — What does the network on the cover of the 2017 Annual Report stand for? The full … Read the full press release

Pöyry Deutschland becomes member of the German Chapter of the international organisation buildingSMART

Vantaa, Finland, 27-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Commencing on 1 March, Pöyry Deutschland became a member of the German Chapter of the international organisation buildingSMART. With this membership, it allows Pöyry Deutschland to be even more effective in this community and in taking … Read the full press release

ETH Zurich researchers developed new robotic method for digital timber construction

ZURICH, 26-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from ETH Zurich are using a new method for digital timber construction in a real project for the first time. The load-bearing timber modules, which are prefabricated by robots, will be assembled on the top … Read the full press release

Design and BIM software developer Vectorworks releases Photos to 3D Model and web view VR features in Service Pack 3 of Vectorworks 2018

Photos to 3D Model, web view VR and Bluebeam integration are among updates in Service Pack 3 of Vectorworks 2018 Columbia, MD, USA, 23-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Global design and BIM software developer Vectorworks, Inc. is helping designers harness the power of … Read the full press release

New integration between Vectorworks Cloud Services and Bluebeam Studio supports modern, online review and approval process for digital construction drawings and 3D models

Vectorworks is the first BIM software to integrate with Bluebeam Studio for real-time markups and review. Columbia, MD, USA, 23-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Global design software and BIM developer Vectorworks, Inc. and Bluebeam, Inc., a leading developer of innovative technology solutions for the architectural, … Read the full press release

schlaich bergermann partner awarded the German Bridge Design Prize Deutscher Brückenbaupreis 2018 in the category Street and Railway bridges

Schlaich bergermann partner are the winners in the “Street and Railway bridges” category Their winning project “Bleichinselbrücke” is designed using Allplan Engineering ALLPLAN sponsored the German Bridge Design Prize MUNICH, 23-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On March, 12th, the engineering office schlaich … Read the full press release

STRABAG PFS baut die technischen Facility-Management-Leistungen für den gewerblichen Immobilienkonzern IMMOFINANZ aus

FRANKFURT, 22-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — STRABAG Property and Facility Services GmbH (STRABAG PFS) baut die technischen Facility-Management-Leistungen für den gewerblichen Immobilienkonzern IMMOFINANZ aus. Zusätzlich zu dem Bürogebäude „PANTA RHEI“ am Düsseldorfer Flughafen übernimmt STRABAG PFS die Bewirtschaftung von zwei Neubauten im … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain to acquire Logli Massimo, Italian leader in glass systems and accessories

Courbevoie, France, 20-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain has acquired Italian company Logli Massimo, the specialist in glass systems and accessories for the fixing and assembly of glass panels, in particular for railings, shower doors, partition walls and interior and exterior doors. … Read the full press release

Hexagon AB to acquire US based software company for the heavy civil construction industry

STOCKHOLM, 19-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of information technology solutions, announced today the acquisition of AGTEK, a leading US based software company specialising in planning and productivity solutions for the heavy civil construction industry. With headquarters in Livermore, California, … Read the full press release