Articles by Lucy Barnard

How Bechtel plans to build Bill Gates’ next generation nuclear plant in Wyoming
Published on: 08 July, 2024
Bechtel’s principal vice president and general manager for nuclear Ahmet Tokpinar explains how the US engineering giant plans to build a commercially viable next generation small nuclear reactor
Why construction is training record numbers of mental health first aiders
Published on: 03 July, 2024
Can mental health first aiders effectively help colleagues in crisis?
Architects unveil designs for California High-Speed Rail stations
Published on: 01 July, 2024
The first four station designs for California High-Speed Rail will serve as models for others planned along the LA to San Francisco line
Can the Paris 2024 Olympics really avoid a construction budget overspend?
Published on: 01 July, 2024
Reuse and Retrofit: The low carbon, low budget plan for the Paris 2024 Olympics 
Too much of a good thing: Can rental companies ever sign too big a contract?
Published on: 27 June, 2024
Can you ever have too much business with one customer?
ITER announces new construction timetable
Published on: 25 June, 2024
ITER says “technically robust operations” including deuterium-deuterium fusion production will take place 2035
Skanska signs US$49m contract to take down Atlanta station canopy
Published on: 25 June, 2024
Skanska has agreed a US$49m contract with MARTA to deconstruct the Britalist Five Points Station canopy
Work to complete emergency detour following Wyoming mudslide nears completion
Published on: 24 June, 2024
Evans Construction and Wyoming DOT hope to complete an emergency detour to the collapsed Teton Pass this week.
Ghella and CPB reach major tunnelling milestone in Sydney Metro project
Published on: 24 June, 2024
Sydney Metro project moves step forward as Ghella and CPB Contractors reach major tunnelling milestone
Ten of the world’s biggest flood protection projects under construction
Published on: 24 June, 2024
Some of the world’s most ambitious flood prevention measures under construction
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 low and zero carbon aircraft
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
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