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Accreditation gives AFI big contract win
British access rental company, AFI-Uplift, has won an important contract on the back of BuildingConfidence accreditation.
Dominican Republic aid package
The World Bank has approved a US$ 80 million loan for the Dominican Republic to support the country's recovery efforts after Tropical Storms Noel and Olga, which hit the country at the end of 2007.
Peri in two hundred year project
Peri scaffold helps build the new “Temple of Divine Providence”.
A good start from Alto Towers
Alto Towers, UK manufacturers of aluminium access towers and platforms, won the contract to provide a new starter's rostrum and winners podium at Aintree Racecourse, home of the Grand National steeplechase.
Hadid shows designs for new CMA CGM headquarters
Zaha Hadid Architects has designed a new headquarters for French shipping company CMA CGM, in the French city of Marseilles.
Milan regeneration starts
One of the largest urban regeneration projects in Europe is currently underway in Milan, Italy.
Big pour
Joint Venture Contractors Heitkamp and Bauer Spezialtiefbau will need more than 95000 m3 of concrete to complete construction of a new lock chamber on the Mittellandkanal near Wolfsburg.
Hadid unveils new civic building in l'Herault
Architect Zaha Hadid has unveiled designs for a new civic building in l'Herault, Montpellier, France.
Raising a glass with Peri
These fantastic pictures show a Peri scaffolding system being used on the spectacular new Hotel Marques de Riscal in the Rioja region of Spain, designed by architect Frank Gehry and commemorating the wine culture of the region.
Gehry hotel gets Peri treatment
The Hotel Marques de Riscal is being constructed in the centre of one of the best known wineries in the Rioja wine growing area of Spain. Designed by Canadian architect Frank Gehry, the hotel consists of several cube structures, pushed into one another.
New Black Sea resort unveilled
Foster + Partners has produced the master plan for a proposed carbon-neutral resort on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast.
New Guggenheim-Hermitage Museum for Vilnius
UK-based Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled its winning design for a new Guggenheim-Hermitage Museum and cultural centre in Vilnius, Lithuania. The new centre for international art will house pieces from collections of both the New York based Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the St. Petersburg based State Hermitage Museum.
600 arrested after Sharjah workcamp riot
More than 600 Asian labourers were arrested in Sharjah yesterday after a violent protest in the Al Nahda district, reports the WAM newsagency.
Construction to start on 2014 Winter Olympics sites
The Russian government will start construction at 27 sites for the 2014 Winter Olympics in the southern resort city of Sochi before the end of the year, Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov has announced.
Spanning the water
Chandos Construction Ltd of Edmonton, Canada used rolling scaffolding to refurbish the ceiling of the Kinsmen Aquatic Center in Edmonton, Canada.
Saskatchewan plan CA$ 1 billion hydro-electric dam
Canada's Saskatchewan First Nation is to construct a CA$ 1 billion (US$ 976 million) hydroelectric dam, according to local media reports.
La Ciudad del Motor
Foster + Partners has won the international competition to create La Ciudad del Motor – Motor City – a new leisure facility centre in Alcañiz, Aragon, Spain.
Zaha Hadid unveils designs for Opus project
UK-based Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled its designs for the Dubai-based Opus project, a US$ 466 million mixed-use commercial and retail development, for United Arab Emirates (UAE) property developer Omniyat Properties.
Carbon free city planned
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) is planning to build what it claims will be the world's first zero carbon, zero waste city. The 6 km2 city, an integrated energy, science and technology community, is due to open at the end of 2009 in the centre of the UAE capital.
Safi in the spotlight
One access manufacturer that is going to get a lot of public exposure over the summer holiday season is Italy's Safi, with one of its mast climbers on the façade of the Parthenon at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.
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