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Iowa State engineers test heated pavement technology at Des Moines International Airport

Iowa State engineers test heated pavement technology at Des Moines International Airport
Iowa State engineers test heated pavement technology at Des Moines International Airport Iowa State University’s Halil Ceylan picked up his smartphone, opened up an app and called up the remote controls for the first full-scale test slabs of electrically conductive concrete installed at an American...
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African Development Bank funds Kenya to Uganda upgrades and construction of new roads to connect the two countries

African Development Bank funds Kenya to Uganda upgrades and construction of new roads to connect the two countries
African Development Bank funds Kenya to Uganda upgrades and construction of new roads to connect the two countries The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved USD 253.0 million of loans to the Governments of Kenya (USD 147.3 million) and Uganda (USD 105.7 million) for the upgrading of  118 km...
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Mechanical Concrete Pothole Terminator promises tyre based pothole repairs

Mechanical Concrete Pothole Terminator promises tyre based pothole repairs
Mechanical Concrete Pothole Terminator promises tyre based pothole repairs Inventor and former West Virginia Secretary of Transportation – Samuel G. Bonasso and his partner – Jim Matuga have developed a long-term repair for potholes – the “Mechanical Concrete Pothole Terminator.” Accordi...
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The Asian Development Bank approves US$114 million loan for Georgia’s Batumi bypass road project

The Asian Development Bank approves US$114 million loan for Georgia’s Batumi bypass road project
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$114 million loan for Georgia’s Batumi bypass road project. ADB is also expected to manage and administer up to US$114 million in additional financing for the project provided by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). This is the first ADB...
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European Investment Bank supports Volvo Group’s research for fuel efficiency and safety in trucks, buses, and construction equipment

European Investment Bank supports Volvo Group’s research for fuel efficiency and safety in trucks, buses, and construction equipment
European Investment Bank supports Volvo Group’s research for fuel efficiency and safety in trucks, buses, and construction equipment On Thursday, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Volvo Treasury AB Sweden, a subsidiary in the Volvo Group, have completed a EUR 600 million loan agreement. The fin...
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World Bank helping Tanzania to transform Dar es Salaam’s road transport to reduce traffic

World Bank helping Tanzania to transform Dar es Salaam’s road transport to reduce traffic
World Bank helping Tanzania to transform Dar es Salaam’s road transport to reduce traffic World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and Tanzanian President John Magufuli unveiled the foundation stone for the Ubongo Interchange, which will ease transportation bottlenecks and help businesses. The interc...
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Heathrow shareholders signal confidence in Britain with plans for £650 million investment in nation’s hub 

Heathrow shareholders signal confidence in Britain with plans for £650 million investment in nation’s hub 
Heathrow shareholders signal confidence in Britain with plans for £650 million investment in nation’s hub Heathrow shareholders are planning an additional £650m annual investment at the UK’s global gateway The support for Heathrow underscores investor confidence in Britain as an investment destinati...
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Atlas Copco unveils complete LED HiLight tower lighting range for a brighter, safer and more productive site

Atlas Copco unveils complete LED HiLight tower lighting range for a brighter, safer and more productive site
Atlas Copco unveils complete LED HiLight tower lighting range for a brighter, safer and more productive site Atlas Copco has expanded its range of HiLight towers to seven models, including four advanced LED solutions. The comprehensive HiLight range gives users a variety of choices when it comes to...
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Fraport announces Greece’s Development Plan for the New Era at Greek Regional Airports

Fraport announces Greece’s Development Plan for the New Era at Greek Regional Airports
Fraport announces Greece’s Development Plan for the New Era at Greek Regional Airports As part of its mandate for taking over management and operations at the 14 airports, Fraport Greece has prepared a comprehensive plan for the modernization and development of the airports. The company’s plan inclu...
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European Investment Bank lends EURO 280 million to upgrade 14 regional Greek airports

European Investment Bank lends EURO 280 million to upgrade 14 regional Greek airports
European Investment Bank lends EUR) 280 million to upgrade 14 regional Greek airports The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed two loan agreements worth EURO 280 million in total with Fraport Greece to help finance upgrades to 14 regional Greek airports. The transaction benefits from the suppor...
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Parsons wins Project Management for Sharjah International Airport expansion in the United Arab Emirates

Parsons wins Project Management for Sharjah International Airport expansion in the United Arab Emirates
Parsons wins Project Management for Sharjah International Airport expansion in the United Arab Emirates Parsons announced that it was recently awarded the project management services contract for the Sharjah International Airport expansion in the United Arab Emirates. The client is Sharjah Airport A...
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Oldcastle Precast supplies 7,000 precast concrete highway slabs for highway in California

Oldcastle Precast supplies 7,000 precast concrete highway slabs for highway in California
Oldcastle Precast supplies 7,000 precast concrete highway slabs for highway in California Precast concrete highway pavement slabs are increasing in popularity for use in rapid highway construction. This is, in part, the result of many state departments of transportation recognizing the efficiency of...
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Contracts signed for Fehmarnbelt Immersed Tunnel linking Denmark and Germany

Contracts signed for Fehmarnbelt Immersed Tunnel linking Denmark and Germany
Contracts signed for Fehmarnbelt Immersed Tunnel linking Denmark and Germany Femern A/S, client for the 18km long immersed tube tunnel across the Fehmarnbelt, has today signed contracts with Ramboll-Arup -TEC JV for the supply of technical client consultancy services, and with ÅF – Hansen & Henn...
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Hard Hats for Road Workers

Dear Editor, I have worked in the road construction industry since the 80’s and would like to know why road workers are required to wear hard hats when there are no overhead dangers? Unless you are working below a bridge, overhead cables or near a crane how does a hardhat protect you. If anything, I...
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Ethiopia invites prequalification for Phase 1 of the Ethiopia Integrated Transport Program

Ethiopia invites prequalification for Phase 1 of the Ethiopia Integrated Transport Program
Ethiopia invites prequalification for Phase 1 of the Ethiopia Integrated Transport Program The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has applied for financing from the African Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of the Ethiopia Integrated Road Transport Program Phase-I. Contr...
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World Bank Rural and Urban Access Improvement Project will benefit more than half a million Nicaraguans

World Bank Rural and Urban Access Improvement Project will benefit more than half a million Nicaraguans
World Bank Rural and Urban Access Improvement Project will benefit more than half a million Nicaraguans Nicaraguan farmers, ranchers, transport and micro entrepreneurs, 51 percent of them women, will benefit from improved roads financed through a new credit approved today by the World Bank Board of...
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How Hyperloop is changing the calculus of the commute

How Hyperloop is changing the calculus of the commute
How Hyperloop is changing the calculus of the commute It’s Monday morning and you’re stuck in traffic again, shoulders tensed as you realize you’re late for work–yet the minutes drag on. Some days you get to thinking about how you could instead be spending these minutes, and hundreds like them...
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China finances US$1.5 Billion for 156km Lagos to Ibadan Rail link in Nigeria

China finances US$1.5 Billion for 156km Lagos to Ibadan Rail link in Nigeria
China finances US$1.5 Billion for 156km Lagos to Ibadan Rail link in Nigeria Construction work on the Lagos to Ibadan Rail Link was signed on 6th March 2017 for the 156km railway line from the coastal city of Lagos to the inland city of Ibadan – a distance of 156km. The target date for completion .....
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Chinese Contractor finances US$13 Billion for 600km Malaysia East Coast Rail Link

Chinese Contractor finances US$13 Billion for 600km Malaysia East Coast Rail Link
Chinese Contractor finances US$13Billion for 600km Malaysia East Coast Rail Link The Malaysia government have just published the proposed route for the Chinese-financed 600km East Coast Rail Link. The public have three months to comment on the proposals. The East Coast Rail Link starts at Port Klang...
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 African Development Bank funds US$600 Million Bagamoyo to Mombasa Highway

 African Development Bank funds US$600 Million Bagamoyo to Mombasa Highway
 African Development Bank funds US$600 Million Bagamoyo to Mombasa Highway The construction of a the highway between Bagamoyo, Tanzania and Mombasa, Kenya along East African’s Coastline is now ready to go ahead following the finalising of plans. This transnational highway will comprise the rehabilit...
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Manitou Group recognized at the “Grands Prix de l’Export” awards ceremony in France

Manitou Group recognized at the “Grands Prix de l’Export” awards ceremony in France
Manitou Group recognized at the “Grands Prix de l’Export” awards ceremony in France The Manitou Group, global market leader in all-terrain handling equipment, has been awarded the “Pépite à l’Export” prize at the “Grands Prix de l’Export” awards ceremony organized by BFM Business. This third edition...
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New rugged Cat MD6250 Blasthole Drill goes hi-tech, lowering ownership costs and improving drilling efficiency

New rugged Cat MD6250 Blasthole Drill goes hi-tech, lowering ownership costs and improving drilling efficiency
New rugged Cat MD6250 Blasthole Drill goes hi-tech, lowering ownership costs and improving drilling efficiency The new Cat® MD6250 Blasthole Drill delivers optimum drilling efficiency in single- and multi-pass applications for both rotary and down-the-hole (DTH) modes. Featuring automated operation,...
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Foster + Partners wins Upper Orwell Crossings Competition in Ipswich, UK

Foster + Partners wins Upper Orwell Crossings Competition in Ipswich, UK
Foster + Partners wins Upper Orwell Crossings Competition in Ipswich, UK Ipswich is set to see two new river crossings designed by Foster + Partners, together with the comprehensive refurbishment of an existing lock, enhancing connectivity in the heart of town. The project, which will create new rou...
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20km Kerch Strait Bridge to link Russia and Crimea is well underway

20km Kerch Strait Bridge to link Russia and Crimea is well underway
20km Kerch Strait Bridge to link Russia and Crimea is well underway Contractor SGM-Bridge (Stroygazmontazh Group) is constructing the 20km Kerch Strait Link connecting Crimea to the Krasnodar region on the Russian mainland. Work commenced in 2015, and due for completion in 2018, at an estimated cost...
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1.7km Tunnel through Norwegian mountain creates a short cut for Ships

1.7km Tunnel through Norwegian mountain creates a short cut for Ships
1.7km Tunnel through Norwegian mountain creates a short cut for Ships The Norwegian Coastal Administration is planning the world’s first full-scale ship tunnel to allow vessels to travel through a mountain rather than navigate the treacherous waters of the Stadhavet Sea the most exposed, and most da...
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Arup JV for reconstruction and extension of Lhasa Gonggar International Airport in Tibet

Arup JV for reconstruction and extension of Lhasa Gonggar International Airport in Tibet
Arup JV for reconstruction and extension of Lhasa Gonggar International Airport in Tibet The Bureau of Civil Aviation Administration of China in the Tibet Autonomous Region has appointed a joint venture of UK and Chinese consulting engineers – Arup and Beijing Zhonghang Zhucheng to provide pro...
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China Harbour Engineering Company starts work on Zimbabwe’s Beitbridge to Chirundu Highway Project

China Harbour Engineering Company starts work on Zimbabwe's Beitbridge to Chirundu Highway Project
China Harbour Engineering Company starts work on Zimbabwe’s Beitbridge to Chirundu Highway Project Work on the first phase of the US$ 2.7 Billion 900-kilometre dual carriageway Beitbridge-Harare-Chirundu Highway Project is expected to commence this month with the first phase from Beitbridge to...
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Arup and Mabey Bridge launch first plastic modular footbridge in Oxford, England

Arup and Mabey Bridge launch first plastic modular footbridge in Oxford, England
Arup and Mabey Bridge launch first plastic modular footbridge in Oxford, England The world’s first modular glass-fibre reinforced plastic bridge has been installed over a railway line in Oxford. Arup, with Mabey becoming the first licensed distribution partner, has designed the post-tensioned footbr...
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Italdesign and Airbus unveil POP.UP a modular ground and air transport concept vehicle

Italdesign and Airbus unveil POP.UP a modular ground and air transport concept vehicle
Italdesign and Airbus unveil POP.UP a modular ground and air transport concept vehicle Aerospace and automotive industries unite to draw up a shared vision for seamless, multi-modal, fully electric urban mobility. Urban transportation is moving into the third dimension, exploring city skies to contr...
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A Speedy Plant for a Speedy Road

A Speedy Plant for a Speedy Road
A Speedy Plant for a Speedy Road CBT 60 SL Elba Plays Key Role on Russian Tollway One day, the M11 will be a high-speed Russian motorway. Today, the contractor building the road is relying on a mobile concrete-mixing plant that offers speed when it comes to relocation. “We acquired the CBT 60 SL Elb...
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