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Step Forward for Silvertown Tunnel

The proposed Silvertown Tunnel in London, which would run for 0.6 miles (1km) beneath the Thames, has taken a step forward as plans have gone out for consultation. Work on the tunnel to provide a road link between Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks is hoped to begin in 2017. …

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Construction industry in Ukraine to plummet 18% in 2014

As indicated by the results of PMR’s latest report, entitled “Construction sector in Ukraine H2 2014. Development forecasts for 2015-2020”, between 2008 and 2013, the Ukrainian construction industry expanded year on year in real terms only once, in 2011, when it boasted a double-figure increase. In 2014 the industry is …

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Protective coatings market in Poland worth PLN 1.1bn

The value of the market of protective coatings for construction elements and structures in 2014 is estimated at about PLN 1.1bn. As the construction market is poised for slow growth in 2015, the protective coatings market is hardly likely to experience a revival. Companies selling proven products, such as STO, …

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Glasgow Station due for Massive Upgrade in 2015

Next year will see Queen Street Station in the city of Glasgow, Scotland get a major upgrade. According to new details that have recently been published by Network Rail, which is responsible for most railway infrastructure throughout the UK, proposed changes to the station will carry a total price tag …

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Australia's First Female Engineer Gives Name to TBM

The construction site for the new North West Rail Link in Sydney has received the second tunnel boring machine for the project. The machine has been named Florence after Florence Mary Taylor, who was the first female engineer and architect in Australia. Florence arrived at in pieces at the construction …

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New Delft Underground Station Enters Test Phase

The new underground station for the Dutch city of Delft has moved into the test phase. Contractors working on the project, including BAM Utiliteitsbouw, Strukton and Combinatie Crommelijn, have presented the station for acceptance by client ProRail. The new underground station is currently under construction at the site of the …

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Kazakh construction industry to expand by 4.2% y-o-y in 2014

As indicated by the results of PMR’s latest report, entitled “Construction sector in Kazakhstan 2014. Development forecasts for 2015-2020”, the construction industry in Kazakhstan is projected to accelerate its annual expansion pace to 4.2% in 2014, up from 3.5% growth seen a year ago. During the first half of 2014, …

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"World's Most Advanced Factory" to be Built by Interserve

The task of building of what has been described as “the world’s most advanced factory” has been awarded to Interserve Construction. The next-generation manufacturing site will serve the aerospace industry, and be based in Sheffield, Northern England. As a construction project, it is worth a total of £43 million. The …

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