Getting a chance to organize and host the 2014 Winter Olympics is one of few opportunities when Russia can show the whole world how big and powerful it is. And it is – nothing to sneeze at. Yet, the preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi amounted to record $50 billion. Billions of dollars are being spent to rebuild national prestige and pride
Vinci is a French construction and concessions company. Vinci was formerly called Société Générale d’Enterprises. There are over 179,000 employees working at Vinci and it is the largest construction company in the world by revenue. Vinci Construction offers our customers unparalleled breadth and depth of expertise.
Hochtief Aktiengesellschaft is the eighth-largest provider of construction-related services in the world and market leader in Germany. It has more than 75,000 employees and a sales volume of EUR 23.28 billion in FY 2011. The company is represented in all the world’s major markets. 92 percent of this output was generated abroad.
Magarpatta is a self-contained residential cum Industrial / Corporate settlement spanning over 430 acres of land, situated along the Pune – Solapur Highway in Hadapsar, Pune, Maharashtra, India. Magarpatta City is power packed with international amenities and is an award winning and internationally appreciated model of integrated development and self-sustainability.
Abertis Infraestructuras is an international group which manages mobility and telecommunications infrastructures through three business areas: toll roads, telecommunications infrastructures and airports. It has had a web presence for quite some years now, which is based around its corporate web site and those of its subsidiary companies.
Leighton Welspun Contractors Pvt. Ltd. (Leighton Welspun) is one of India’s largest and most respected international contractors. Operating in India since 1998, Leighton Welspun is part of the Leighton Holdings Group, Australia’s leading construction, mining and project development group. Leighton Holdings is majority owned by HOCHTIEF AG, the world’s largest international contractor.
UDI Infrastructure Group(UDII),and its associates and subsidiary companies, develop and execute infrastructure projects on a turnkey basis; and facilitate theimport and export of goods and services between the United States and India. UDII is solely committed to the infrastructure development of India and many countries around the world, and strongly believes in keeping the Indian traditional values in mind when conducting business in the professional and ethical business environment of India.
Going green has been a popular initiative for some time, but the commercial sector has been slow to pick up the trend. Only now are commercial buildings beginning to go green in a variety of ways, and are doing so for both financial and environmental benefits.
As most corporations are beginning to outsource their jobs from the United States, Caterpillar is in the process of bringing some of those jobs back home. This week, Caterpillar opened a new axle-manufacturing plant in Winston-Salem, N.C., which will eventually have 398 full-time and 112 contract workforce employees. Ninety percent of the Caterpillar equipment made at this plant will be sold internationally. This plant is also crucial to Caterpillar’s expansion into the mining sector, both domestically and internationally.
In the United States, the heavy and civil engineering sector added 3,700 hundred jobs in October. Although that is 50 percent than what the sector created at the same time a year ago, the heavy and civil engineering sector is still doing much better than most other sectors, such as specialty trade contracting, which lost over 22,000 jobs.
The latest construction trade survey from the Construction Products Association in the United Kingdom reported that construction output to fall by1.1% in 2011 and 3.6% in 2012, with no return to growth until 2014. The reason for this is the drop in public sector investment spending, coupled with the inability of the private sector to pick up the slack. These numbers are particularly surprising as the country prepares for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
In what is likely to be the realization of a much desired infrastructure dream project linking Russia and North America, the construction of the world’s longest tunnel, spanning the Bering Strait, was approved by the Russian Government earlier this month. The 65 mile long tunnel, twice the length of the British Channel Tunnel that connects […]
This is the high security data centre where mysterious WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has chosen to store his millions of controversial data files. The Pionen White Mountains data centre, located 100ft below ground, deep within the bedrock, is the high-security Internet Service Provider company Bahnhof’s super server data centre. It is interesting enough that this […]
Zero-energy, flexible light displays that project the city of tomorrow as being an array of buildings with a constantly changing, customizable display arena, UrbanTiles is a concept created by Israeli industrial designer, Meidad Marzan, for his graduation project at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. The concept involves the use of a matrix of […]
Coromandel Engineering Company Ltd., established in 1947, is part of the $4 billion Murugappa Group. One of India’s oldest and most well-respected business houses, the company has pioneered several novel engineering techniques including being the first to introduce pre-engineered metal building systems in India. The Murugappa Group has holdings across a number of successful industries, […]
The venture capitalist with the knack of identifying and investing in “the next big thing”, the founder of PayPal and the guy who helped Facebook expand beyond Harvard, Peter Thiel, has announced his latest investment: a $1.25 million funding to the Seasteading Institute towards developing what would essentially be floating sovereign nations. Imagining these start-up […]
Produced by Rachel Allen Started by Mr. Jagdish Ahuja over 25 years ago, Ahuja Constructions today is one of India’s leading building and construction companies. The Ahuja Group was recently awarded the title of creating the “Best High-rise Architecture in India” at the Asia Pacific Property Awards. For almost the last two decades, the Ahuja […]
All set to overshadow Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building, Kingdom Tower will be built by the Bin Laden family in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as the focal point of Kingdom City. Billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s investment firm Kingdom Holding Co., announced the $1 billion deal they have signed with the Saudi Bin Laden […]
Earlier this year we featured the World’s Most Expensive Home, Antilla, Mumbai, which also figures as the world’s first-even billion-dollar home. With dense urban living becoming more of a reality than ever before, the obvious next question is : which are the world’s most luxurious (read: expensive) penthouses and how much do they cost ? […]