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Canada extends 2011 steel anti-dumping measures

21 Apr 2016: The Canada Border Services Agency is to continue imposing anti-dumping measures and duties on steel gratings imported from China following a review by a trade tribunal. more »

European construction output drops but UK sees rise

21 Apr 2016: Output in construction was down by 1.1% in the Euro area and by 0.4% across the whole of the EU in February compared to January according to latest figures from the EU’s statistical office. more »

Philippines kicks-off construction of 23km MRT line

21 Apr 2016: Construction of Metro Rail Transit Line 7 is now under way in the Philippines following a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday. more »

New South Wales launches drive to upgrade cycleways and footpaths

15 Apr 2016: Funding of AU$39m (£21m) has been allocated for new cycleways and upgrades for walkers across the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW). more »

Bouygues lands €200m contract for Paris skyscraper

15 Apr 2016: Bouygues Construction has won a contract to build the Alto Tower, a new skyscraper in the Paris business district of La Defense. more »

Aecom wins $100m contract for two Canadian LRT projects

15 Apr 2016: Aecom has been appointed to provide technical advice on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Hamilton LRT projects in Canada. more »

Beacon Roofing Supply Buys Building Products Business

4 Apr 2016: Roofing Supply has acquired Lyf-Tym Building Products, a distributor of siding, windows, gutters, vinyl railings and related products based in Charlotte, North Carolina. more »

Canada launches inquiry into Chinese steel dumping

31 Mar 2016: A Canadian tribunal has begun a preliminary inquiry into a complaint that businesses have suffered injury as a result of the dumping and subsidising of large line pipes from China and Japan. more »

Systra expands Australian operation through acquisition

30 Mar 2016: Systra has bought Scott Lister, an Australia-based company specialising in systems engineering and risk management, largely for the railway sector. more »

Canada to invest $170m in preserving historic canals

30 Mar 2016: The government of Canada has announced that it will invest CA$170m (£90m) to protect and preserve five historic canals in Quebec. more »

Upgrade contract awarded for high-risk NZ intersection

29 Mar 2016: Fulton Hogan has won a NZ$7.3m ($5m) contract to upgrade one of New Zealand’s most high-risk intersections. more »

WSP team wins Toronto tolling study

29 Mar 2016: A team headed by WSP is to look at the potential for implementing high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes on five key highways in Toronto, Canada. more »

Dubai to create world’s largest airport

27 Mar 2016: A contract has been signed with Al Jaber LEGT Engineering & Contracting, paving the way for expansion of the passenger terminal building at Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai. more »

Opening date set for Panama Canal expansion

27 Mar 2016: The Panama Canal Expansion will be officially inaugurated on 26 June. more »

Drake & Scull wins Doha metro contract

27 Mar 2016: Fujita Corporation has awarded Drake & Scull International (DSI) a QR340m ($91.8m) contract related to the delivery of the first phase of metro depots in Doha, Qatar. more »

Spain delivers 6,500t of rail tracks for new Sydney metro

26 Mar 2016: More than 100km of railway tracks have arrived in Australia from Spain for the AU$8.3bn ($62bn) Sydney Metro Northwest project. more »

Alstom to upgrade track systems on Hong Kong metro

18 Mar 2016: Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation has awarded Alstom a contract worth €28m to replace the track circuits on six lines on the metro network. more »

Vinci completes expansion of Cambodian airports

18 Mar 2016: The inauguration took place yesterday (16 March) for Vinci’s expansions of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports in Cambodia. more »

André Bénard, Channel Tunnel titan

18 Mar 2016: André Bénard, one of the key men who made construction of the Channel Tunnel possible, has died. more »

EU approves €1.7bn in funding for Polish roads

18 Mar 2016: Funding of €1.7bn from the EU will enable 330km of new express roads to be built in Poland. more »

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