Laing O’Rourke is an international construction company founded in 1978 by Ray O’Rourke. Laing O’Rourke is the largest privately owned construction in the UK, delivering a single-source solution for some of the world’s most prestigious organisations. O’Rourke bought Laing’s construction business for 1£ in 2001 and the name of the company changed to Laing O’Rourke. Laing O’Rourke acquired Carillion company Crown House Engineering in 2004 and Barclay Mowlem (from Carillion too) in 2006. Since then, Laing O’Rourke has operations in the UK, Canada, Dubai & Abu Dhabi and Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and South East Asia. Laing O’Rourke deliver engineering solutions to a built environment which meet the economic, social and environmental challenges of a rapidly changing world, targeting high growth markets and sectors, including: Water & Utilities: Laing O’Rourke understands that the water industry is predominantly engineering-driven, with a high level of integrated civil, mechanical and electrical expertise required to deliver fit-for-purpose end products that meet the health and environmental needs of the communities they serve. In the UK we have major framework agreements with clients including Yorkshire Water and Thames Water. Laing O’Rourke’s leading in-house manufacturing, civil, mechanical and electrical expertise is crucial given these types of projects are very concrete and process engineering intensive. Our direct employment model is also a major benefit as it gives us greater control and dependability in delivering complex water projects on time and within budget. Buildings: They design, procure, manage, construct, refurbish and maintain commercial offices, data centres, industrial facilities and science and research centres. Transport: Laing O'Rourke’s have played a leading role in the construction and maintenance of some of the most challenging schemes globally across the aviation, highways, marine and rail sectors. Power: Laings have industry-leading expertise in all facets of engineering in nuclear, thermal and renewable power generation. Mining & Natural Resources: Laing O'Rourke is a leader in the construction and maintenance of mining and resources infrastructure, and has been undertaking coal, iron ore, zinc, bauxite, alumina, diamond and copper resources projects in Australia for four decades.