Pulse 07/01/2013 Planning Australia VicRoads, the state highway department of Victoria, is planning to build the Mitcham and Rooks roads rail-separation project in Mitcham, a suburb of Melbourne. The project involves building a new station and lowering the Belgrave-Lilydale rail line to remove traffic conflicts and ease congestion. KBR Corp. is serving as project engineer. The project has been valued at $145 million. VicRoads, 60 Denmark St., Kew, Australia. DR#13-00518075. AUstralia Rio Tinto, a mining company, is planning to build the Anketell Port Project in Anketell, a suburb of Perth. The project entails the construction of a 15-kilometer shipping channel,
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.