All Australasia Articles

7 of the world’s biggest rail megaprojects under construction
International Construction examines seven of the biggest rail megaprojects around the world.
Australian contractor Clough wins US$286 million deal to build Darwin Shiplift Facility
Australian contractor Clough and joint venture partner BMD have won an A$420 million (US$268 million) contract to build the Darwin Shiplift Facility.
New Zealand commits $71bn to help fix infrastructure deficit
New Zealand recently held its Master Builders Association New Zealand Constructive Forum 2023
Three contractors selected as preferred bidders for first major tunnelling works on Suburban Rail Loop East project
The government of Victoria in Australia has selected three contractors to deliver the first major tunnelling package on the Suburban Rail Loop East project in Melbourne.
Volvo CE moving away from ‘linear’ business model
One of world’s top ten equipment manufacturers focuses on remanufacturing, rebuilding and reusing
Atlas Copco to buy Australian pump manufacturer
Sykes Group being sold by Seven Group, owner of Coates
Master Builders Victoria: ‘Alert’ but not ‘alarmed’ by construction company collapses
The number of building companies collapsing in Victoria has risen by 74% in the past year
Construction of US$1.2 billion tower halted
Construction of mixed-use complex halted while firm behind it looks to ‘de-risk’ project 
Hochtief subsidiary UGL wins US$393m in lithium and energy contracts in Australia
UGL, a subsidiary of German construction giant Hochtief, has won lithium and energy contracts in Western Australia worth A$600 million (US$393 million).
Mammoet provides heavy lifting solutions to meet Queensland’s renewable energy objective
Mammoet played a role in the elevation and assembly of turbine components
Video analysis: world’s biggest construction companies
Watch a video highlighting the main points of the latest ICON 200, an exclusive listing of the world’s biggest construction companies
Cimic Group sews up deal to design US$1.2 billion Bundaberg Hospital
Australian construction contractor Cimic Group has won a deal to act as management contractor for stage one of the new US$1.2 billion Bundaberg Hospital.
Using technology to measure – and reduce – carbon emissions
Contractors are under pressure to reduce emissions but to do this they have to be able to accurately record them. A new study from Trimble has scientifically documented the carbon reduction benefits that can be realised using automated solutions
Strong increase in Q2 sales for Caterpillar driven by one region
The construction division of Caterpillar saw sales increase by 19% in Q2, 2023
Changing focus of China’s Belt and Road
Focus is shifting for world’s largest infrastructure investment scheme
Kennards survey highlights contractor confidence in Australia
Smaller contractors happier than large, finds survey
Crumbling UK hospitals highlight problems with reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete
Why reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) is proving to be a headache for the owners of older buildings and why good inspection, remediation and maintenance are crucial.
Total sales for world’s largest contractors revealed
ICON 200 lists the world’s biggest contractors by sales 
Vinci’s half year financial results driven by ‘powerful megatrends’
Vinci reports strong figures based on ‘selective’ approach to projects and powerful megatrends
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