Scotland

"A building that will help change the appearance of architecture in the UK" — with this ambitious claim, international construction and engineering company Laing O'Rourke is building the St. James Shopping Centre in the heart of Edinburgh, which, once completed in 2020, will accommodate 85 shops, 150 apartments and a 12-story luxury hotel.

Scottish Highlands & Islands crane specialists Stoddart Crane Hire has commissioned a new Terex AC 40/2L all terrain crane. The new crane is designed to be a versatile, high lifting machine that is quick to rig. The crane will help Stoddart Crane Hire continue to meet the needs of all of its customers across the North of Scotland.

Just a little over 13 km off the Caithness Coast of Scotland, offshore construction of one of the deepest windfarms in the world has reached fever pace. The Beatrice Offshore Windfarm (Beatrice) project will be capable of generating enough electricity to power approximately 450,000 homes and reduce annual CO2 output by 938,787.8 tons.

From soil conditioner to building material, toothpaste filler to decorative garden rocks, limestone has many uses. Found throughout the world, vast quantities of limestone are located in America's "Show Me" State – better known as Missouri. Two examples of such abundant deposits are owned by long-standing family business Conco Companies.

Terex|Finlay, hosted an international open day in Edinburgh, Scotland, on June 15 and 16. The event had a very international feel with dealers and end-user customers in attendance from North and South America, Europe, Russia, Japan and South Africa. In total more than 350 dealers and customers visited the site over the two days.

With many projects set to wrap up in the coming months around the world, 2018 is quickly turning into the year of memorable architecture. CNN recently compiled a list of buildings set for completion this year:China Resources Headquarters, Shenzhen, China: Designed by KPF Associates, this 72-story skyscraper made primarily of steel and reinforced concrete will be home to offices, a museum, retail space, performance hall and auditorium.