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New report highlights construction safety

Construction is a high-hazard industry that comprises a wide range of activities involving construction, alteration, and/or repair. A new CDC report highlights the importance of having the right equipment to protect workers and the public.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

N. Korean elite in rare apology for apartment block collapse

Pyongyang - Senior North Korean officials have publicly apologised for an "unimaginable" accident at an apartment construction site, state media said Sunday, a rare admission of culpability by the secretive hardline state.
In the Media by Jung Ha-Won (AFP)

Israel okayed nearly 14,000 settler homes during talks: NGO

Jerusalem - Israel approved plans for nearly 14,000 new settler homes during the nine months of peace talks with the Palestinians, an Israeli settlement watchdog said Tuesday as the negotiation period formally ended.
In the Media by AFP

3-D printers make 10 houses in 24-hours

Suzhou - A company in China has used giant 3-D printers to make 10 full-sized, detached single-storey houses in a day, it has been alleged by an official Chinese news agency.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Could automated welding increase factory productivity and profit?

Increasingly factories are moving to use automated welding equipment instead of manual human welders so could this actually significantly increase the productivity and so profit of the factory?
In the Media by James Walker - 3 comments

Op-Ed: North Charleston man facing federal charges over $.89 refill

North Charleston - A North Charleston man is now facing federal charges over an $0.89 drink refill. Christopher Lewis says he was not aware that refills at the VA Medical Center in North Charleston were not free.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 1 comment

Israel approves 186 new east Jerusalem homes

Jerusalem - Israel granted final approval Wednesday for plans to build another 186 new homes in annexed Arab east Jerusalem, a city councillor told AFP, drawing an angry reaction from the Palestinians.
In the Media by AFP

German building firm Hochtief ups bid for bigger Leighton stake

Frankfurt - German construction group Hochtief said on Thursday it will increase the price it is offering to raise its stake in Australia's biggest building company Leighton.The increased bid represented a total purchase price of 1.205 billion Australian dollars o...
In the Media by AFP

Boosting Ethiopia's economic growth with building boom

Addis Ababa - Above Addis Ababa's concrete skyline, cranes tower high amid blasts from nearby drills and diggers.
In the Media by Jenny Vaughan (AFP)

Hochtief builds up stake in Leighton of Australia

Frankfurt - German construction group Hochtief said Monday it plans to tighten its grip on Australia's biggest building company by raising its stake to 74 percent.
In the Media by AFP

Crimea eyes bridge for link with Russia

Kerch - A ferry is the only way to cross the small strip of sea that separates Ukraine's Kerch peninsula in the far east of restive Crimea from Russia.
In the Media by Bertrand De Saisset (AFP)

Home building lifts US construction spending in January

Washington - Home building pushed US construction spending higher in January despite bad winter weather, government data released Monday showed.January construction spending rose 0.1 percent, the Commerce Department said.
In the Media by AFP

Deal reached resolving Panama Canal row

Panama City - A row over $1.6 billion in cost overruns on construction to widen the Panama Canal has been resolved, the parties said Friday, ensuring completion of the massive project.The Panama Canal Authority and the consortium "Grupo Unidos por el Canal" (GUPC) a...
In the Media by AFP

Bouygues reports big loss, but mobile-phone unit rallies

Paris - Construction and telecom group Bouygues reported on Wednesday a big loss for 2013 after a writedown for shares in Alstom, but its mobile-phone division switched back into profit.The net loss was 757 million euros ($1.04 billion), but investors focused ...
In the Media by AFP

Taiwan 'aerotropolis' plan buoyed by Chinese tourists

Taipei - Taiwan's ambitions to become a regional air hub finally look set to take off with approval for a mega "aerotropolis" to cash in on improving ties with China and the rise of budget airlines in the region.The ambitious plan to transform the main Taoyuan ...
In the Media by Benjamin Yeh (AFP)

Singapore says 'too early' to relax property cooling measures

Singapore - Singapore said Friday that measures it had implemented to cool down the property market have succeeded but it was "too early" to relax them.The remarks by Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam in parliament came amid concerns by analysts about proper...
In the Media by AFP

Lafarge posts profit recovery, sees cement demand rallying

Paris - French cement giant Lafarge on Wednesday reported a recovery of net profit last year and said that demand for its products for the construction industry was picking up.But the net figure was helped by asset sales, and underlying operating profit fell o...
In the Media by AFP

Dubai property giant Emaar posts 21% surge in profits

Dubai - Dubai-based Emaar Properties said on Monday it posted a 21-percent surge in annual profits in 2013, reaching $699 million on the back of strong performances in the retail and hospitality sectors.
In the Media by AFP

Russia pressed on unpaid Olympic construction wages

Sochi - The International Olympic Committee said Monday that it launched a full investigation after discovering that hundreds of migrants who worked on the Sochi Games had not been paid.
In the Media by AFP

Panama Canal upgrade remains at standstill amid $1.6 bn cash gap

Panama City - Work on expanding the Panama Canal is unlikely to resume Saturday as local officials face negotiations with foreign builders after the project was halted in a dispute over cost overruns.
In the Media by AFP

Skanska posts strong annual profit on rising US market

Stockholm - Swedish construction and civil engineering group Skanska on Friday reported a rising annual profit for 2013, with continued strong performance in its US operations.Net profit grew by 32 percent in 2013 to 3.76 billion kronor (425.2 million euros, $576.
In the Media by AFP

HeidelbergCement hit by strong euro in 2103

Frankfurt - German construction materials group HeidelbergCement said on Thursday that sales and profits stagnated in 2013, weighed down by the strength of the euro.
In the Media by AFP

Israel approves 550 Jerusalem settler homes

Jerusalem - Israel expedited Wednesday plans for more than 550 new settler homes in east Jerusalem, in a move exacerbating tensions between Israel and the Palestinians as they hold US-backed peace talks.
In the Media by AFP

Review: Marville's Paris On View At The Met Special

New York - A new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art showcasing the work of French photographer Charles Marville strips away the romance of Paris, but offers a challenging commentary on the nature of transformation.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 2 comments

UN slams Israel destruction of Jordan Valley homes

Jerusalem - The UN humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian territories criticised Israel's demolition of 36 homes in the Jordan Valley and urged a halt to such actions in the West Bank.
In the Media by AFP

Canadian workers were affected by fungal infection

The U.S. CDC has confirmed that builders renovating an old house in Quebec, Canada contracted fungal spores from the building. The reason was that the workmen were not provided with the correct equipment.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Construction halted at 2014 World Cup venue after worker dies

Citing alleged noncompliance with safety regulations and the recent deaths of construction workers on the 2014 World Cup stadiums, Brazilian prosecutors have requested that work be halted at the Arena de la Amazonia stadium in Manaus.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Spanish shepherd blocks construction of luxury golf complex

Jumilla - A 60-year-old Spanish shepherd, unable to read or write, has successfully won a court case to protect his land and has killed off the construction of a giant luxury golf resort in the Murcia region of Spain.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

The top summer home renovation projects and how to pay for them Promoted

Homeowners are often looking to make over their digs this time of year, so we’ll look at the most popular types of home renovations, how new homes differ from cottage country sites and the projects homeowners should prioritize.
Promoted Content by Sherene Chen-See - 2 comments

7 best ways to summer-proof your home Promoted

Summer is a great time to renovate your home. Many factors are in your favour during this season: renovators are available during the warm months, labour is inexpensive, competition is fierce and homeowners can get creative with their outdoor add-ons.
Promoted Content by Derek Chan
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New houses require little maintenance so are better for fuel and energy efficiency.
Martin Pettitt
New houses require little maintenance so are better for fuel and energy efficiency.
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 Quartier de spectacles  under construction
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"Quartier de spectacles" under construction
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St-Catherine street and Clarke Street (
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entertainment quarter
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entertainment quarter
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Renovating a backyard deck
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Renovating a backyard deck
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St-Catherine Street under repair
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St-Catherine Street under repair
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Downsview Motel the only hotel in town  demolished  Sept 2011 Sackville  NS
Downsview Motel the only hotel in town, demolished, Sept 2011,Sackville, NS
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Cementos Argos is Colombia s biggest cement firm.
Cementos Argos
Cementos Argos is Colombia's biggest cement firm.
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Toronto Union Station
Toronto Union Station
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Dangerous situation at night on Union Station temporary walkway
Dangerous situation at night on Union Station temporary walkway
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Construction of 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville.  Bentonville  AR  2/29/12
Construction of 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville. Bentonville, AR 2/29/12
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Note the intact shingles on these homes. According to Prof. Greg Kopp of the UWO  in severe wind eve...
Note the intact shingles on these homes. According to Prof. Greg Kopp of the UWO, in severe wind events, shingles are among the first things to be ripped from the home.
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Albumen silver print from glass negative; cat. no. 92. This photograph conveys what one author claim...
Charles Marville / Musée Carnavalet, Paris
Albumen silver print from glass negative; cat. no. 92. This photograph conveys what one author claimed in 1870, that Paris was in essence two cities “quite different and hostile: the city of luxury, surrounded, besieged by the city of misery.”
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Construction of 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville.  Bentonville  AR  2/29/12
Construction of 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville. Bentonville, AR 2/29/12
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Dangerous situation at night on Union Station temporary walkway
Dangerous situation at night on Union Station temporary walkway
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Harry Potts
Ed Balls
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Construction site in Saskatoon.
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Construction site in Saskatoon.
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A demolition crew on their way
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A demolition crew on their way
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Construction of air sampling buckets Fort McMurray  Alberta. November 13th  2010.
Construction of air sampling buckets Fort McMurray, Alberta. November 13th, 2010.
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