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Big engineering builds continue

SNC-Lavalin has agreed to the biggest deal in its history, acquiring British multinational engineering services firm WS Atkins for C$3.6 billion (US$2.66 billion) in a continuation of the sector consolidation of recent years.

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Aecom completed a US$6 billion takeover of rival firm URS in October 2014, at the same time as WSP sealed a 820 million buyout of US-based Parsons Brinckerhoff from Balfour Beatty.