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Construction costs up 1.8 percent

The construction costs of residential buildings increased by 1.8 percent from December 2008 to December 2009, while the material costs rose by 1.5 percent in the same period. From December 2008 to December 2009, construction costs of detached houses of wood increased the most, by 2.3 percent, while multi-dwelling houses rose by 1.0 percent. The construction costs ...

Skanska wins Norwegian tunnelling contract

E6 roadway in Norway

Skanska has won a contract worth SEK 905 million (€ 87 million) to construct the Strindheim road tunnel on the E6 motorway in Norway. The project, which will be included in fourth quarter order bookings, will be carried out on behalf of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Central Region. Skanska will construct two 2.1 km tunnels on ...

From manual power to high technology

Industrialisation in Norway first took off in the mid 1800s, particularly in the areas surrounding the Oslo fjord. During recent decades, the greatest industrial slump has been in these same areas. On the other hand some counties in Western Norway have seen an increase in industrial employment in this period. The industrial development that has taken ...

Potain cranes tower over The Fjord City development in Oslo

The Oslo Opera House is part of the newest developments in Bjørvika, an up-and-coming area in Oslo.

Manitowoc's Potain tower cranes are working on the construction of a new corporate and residential district in Oslo, Norway, part of a greater regeneration of the city's historic waterfront area that will eventually cover 450,000 square meters. Known locally as The Fjord City, the multi-billion dollar project is located in the Bjørvika area of Oslo. ...