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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.
Singapore resort masterplan unveiled
Foster + Partners has won an international competition to design a sustainable mixeduse scheme for Beach Road in Singapore.
World's first private spaceport unveiled
A Foster + Partners and URS team has won an international competition to build the first private spaceport in the world - The New Mexico Spaceport Authority Building.
Hadid reveals master plan for Zorrozaurre
Zaha Hadid has completed its conceptual master plan for Zorrozaurre in Bilbao, Spain.
Abu Dhabi Plaza planned in Kazakhstan
Abu Dhabi Plaza, in Astana, Kazakhstan is the latest mixed-use development from United Arab Emirates'-based Aldar Property.
Carbon-neutral resort planned
Foster + Partners has produced the master plan for a proposed carbon-neutral resort on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast.
Bahrain Bay plans attacked
A local environmental protection group has criticised plans that could permanently destroy a coral reef during construction of the US$ 2.5 billion Bahrain Bay development.
Madrid's Civil Courts of Justice unveiled
Zaha Hadid Architects has won an international competition to design a new Civil Courts of Justice in Madrid, Spain.
Wind work
In the hilly vineyards near Cadiz in Andalucia, southern Spain, the international heavy transport and lifting specialist Transbiaga is using the first of its two new 250 tonne capacity Kobelco CKE2500-2 crawler cranes.
Platform power
Rental company Aguado used a Manitowoc Model 18000 crawler crane for the heavy lift work on a new offshore platform under construction in Cabezuela Bay, Cadiz, Spain. The crane carried out 10 major operations for client Dragados Offshore, the largest of which was a 350 tonne lift of three turbo-generators.
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