Skanska to Expand Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden

Skanska has signed a contract with Locum to rebuild and expand Saint Görans Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. The contract is worth about SEK 1.3 billion (USD $153 million). The project includes rebuilding the existing hospital buildings and two completely new buildings that will contain facilities for care and treatment, delivery and reception. The preliminary size is about 29,000 square meters (approximately 312,100 square feet) of new construction and about 5,000 square meters (approximately 53,800 square feet) of conversion. The refurbished and new buildings will increase the capacity with about 6,000 visits, which corresponds to an extension of 62 ward units, … Read more

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World’s Longest Cross-Sea Bridge Nears Completion

BEIJING, China – Construction on the main portion of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge’s The Cross Harbor Tunnel has been completed. It is the world’s longest, deepest-buried tunnel in the seabed, and the most comprehensive, technically difficult immersed tube tunnel. The bridge will have a traffic permit at the end of 2017. After an official ceremony, reporters, along with the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge builder, traveled the tunnel in a battery car. Along the open-air tunnel, the battery car traveled up to 15 km per hour, from west of the artificial island entrance to the east of the island exit, about 20 minutes. … Read more

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Construction of Talan Towers in Kazakhstan Reaches Milestone

In a significant step for the Europe and Central Asia region, Turner has delivered its first project in Kazakhstan – the iconic Talan Towers. It is the first high-end, mixed-use development in Astana, offering a luxury office, residential, hotel and retail experience for the capital city. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Talan Towers is composed of a 30-story office tower and a 25-story residential and hotel tower linked by a three-story podium with a variety of luxury retail outlets. The hotel— Kazakhstan’s first Ritz-Carlton with branded apartments—features 157 guest rooms, including 32 suites and 27 residences, all with panoramic … Read more

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PCL Construction Awarded Contract for Calgary Cancer Centre

CALGARY, Alberta – PCL Construction Management Inc. has been awarded the $1.1-billion Design-Build contract for the new Calgary Cancer Centre project, as part of the government’s $1.4 billion overall project budget. The Calgary Cancer Centre is PCL’s largest Design-Build lump sum project to date. The new facility will measure over 2 million square feet, including a 1,650-stall underground parking garage and a 984- linear-foot elevated walkway that connects with existing facilities. There will be 160 inpatient beds, 15 new radiation vaults, outpatient cancer clinics, a clinical trials unit and research laboratories. The vision for the centre is to deliver leading … Read more

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