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US to cut federal construction spending by US$ 724 million
AGC says government construction spending will fall -0.6% in 2010 budget.
EN 13000 cranes amendment expected in 2010
An amendment to the EN 13000 Cranes - Mobile Cranes European standard for safe crane operation is expected by 2010
Singapore launches tall buildings Green initiative
Singapore's Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and National Parks Board (NParks) have introduced a series of initiatives to promote "skyrise greenery" for a "lusher, greener Singapore."
JLG awarded two US Army contracts
The US Army has placed an order with JLG for 54 G6-23A telehandlers and 214 ATLAS II telehandlers.
SC&RA supports proposed cranes and derricks safety rule
Joel Dandrea, executive vice president of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), has advocated the proposed safety rule on cranes and derricks in construction during testimony before the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
20 arrested in Hong Kong bribery scandal
Construction exeuctives allegedly bought confidential information from Highways Department officials
Wm. O'Brien Plant Hire safety award
In Ireland Wm. O' Brien Plant Hire has achieved an upgrade to its already awarded Occupational Health & Safety Management System standard
Holcim goes to court over Venezuelan nationalisation
Holcim has launched international arbitration proceedings against Venezuela, following the forced nationalisation of the country's cement industry in August.
New York crane safety deal
An agreement has been signed to ensure that all cranes on New York Port Authority land conform to safety standards set by official city construction codes and the government Department of Buildings (DOB)
Three Volvo executives charged with bribery
Three un-named executives at Volvo Construction Equipment (VCE) have been charged with paying bribes to Saddam Hussein's government in a bid to overcome restrictions on trade under the United Nations' Oil-for-Food Programme.
DJP leader implicated in Nishimatsu investigation
Tokyo prosecutors investigating alleged slush funds set up by contractor Nishimatsu say the money may have been used for illegal political donations.
US to establish infrastructure bank
The US budget for next year includes US$ 25 billion to establish a National Infrastructure Bank to fund and co-ordinate projects.
Catch up with your training needs
Comprehensive training for all those working with cranes is an ideal most of us would sign up to. Despite this, the industry is still in catch up mode according to some training centres in the US and UK. Euan Youdale speaks to three of them
Police investigate Czech corruption
Czech Republic police are investigating alleged corruption in the awarding of 30 contracts by the country's Defence Ministry, according to the Czech News Agency (CTK).
Surviving as a rental business in today's economy
Financial advisor gives tips on how to stay on top at annual Construction-U event
John Ball wins Irish Government support for IPAF Summit
John Ball, the President of IPAF (the International Powered Access Federation), has met with the Irish Prime Minister - known as the Taoiseach - Brian Cowen to introduce him to IPAF and its aims.
German airport expansion approved
The European Commission has given approval for German authorities to give financial support for the development of two airports.
Consultant arrested in tax evasion probe
Tokyo prosecutors have arrested 12 people in a case of alleged tax evasion on kickbacks received from contractors.
Caterpillar’s Owens appointed to recovery think-tank
Caterpillar chairman & CEO Jim Owens has been appointed to US president Barack Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board.
New green and international focuses for TEN-T
The European Commission has proposed a greater emphasis on combating climate change and better links with the EU's neighbours in a new TEN-T policy document.
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