Laser science has recently made an important advancement. One of the most sophisticated centres in the world, the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) Beamlines, has been built at Dolní Břežany, near Prague. Our local subsidiary VCES was part of a consortium that carried out the construction of the future European research hotspot. Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) […]
Thursday August 13th, 2009
The biggest hydroelectric construction site in France!
I’m lucky enough to be working on a superb hydroelectric project at Pragnères in the French Pyrenees, in an absolutely spectacular mountain setting. We are rebuilding a penstock at an altitude of between 900 and 1,400 metres. It’s the first time a penstock of this size has been replaced. We are changing 800 metres of […]
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It’s now four years since I joined GTB Construction. It wasn’t my first job. Before that, I had spent twelve years working as a baker. I used to like the work, but it was a profession for a single man, because you always have to work weekends and public holidays! When I wanted to start […]
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By comparison with transport and jobs, housing is the chief concern expressed on the Internet by residents of the Paris region. This is one of the results of the Bouygues Construction/Linkfluence barometer survey on “Le Grand Paris on the Web”, which will be published every six months. The barometer focuses on three major priorities expressed […]
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Two and counting! After winning the prize for the first time in 2014, the Purchasing Awards organised by CDAF (Company of Managers and Purchasers in France) once again chose Bouygues Construction in the Innovation category (with France Barter) for their development of a one-piece hoistway. This recognition goes beyond the product and pays tribute to […]