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CECE calls for standard tower crane licence
The Committee of European Construction Equipment (CECE) is calling for Europe-wide minimum training requirements for people operating and maintaining tower cranes
Former Chinese rail minister pleads guilty to corruption
Liu Zhijun asks for leniency as he admits accepting US$ 10.5 million in cash bribes and US$ 130 million in assets
Ahern's Chapter 11 plan gets green light
After a year and a half of court battles, Ahern Rentals has received approval of its Chapter 11 reorganization plan.
Sochi corruption alleged to be US$ 30 billion
Opposition politician Boris Nemtsov says up to 60% of the construction budget for the 2014 Winter Olympics has been “stolen”
Ahern and bondholders reach agreement
Ahern Rentals is one step closer to exiting Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
SNC-Lavalin offers amnesties for information
No fines or firings for staff who file internal reports of corrupt or anti-competitive behaviour during a 90-day period with embattled Canadian contractor
Competition concerns in UK cement market
Anti-trust authority finds that both structure and conduct in the sector limit competition by aiding co-ordination between producers
Two sentenced to 10 years following Dubai Waterfront fraud
A former Nakheel employee and the manager of an investment fund have been sentenced to jail terms and must pay US$ 24 million following a real estate fraud trial
Ahern Rentals secures $415 million exit finance
Ahern Rentals has asked a Nevada bankruptcy judge to sign off on a $415 million financing package from Jeffries Finance LLC to fund its Chapter 11 exit, according to court papers filed May 19.
Construction disputes taking longer to resolve
EC Harris report finds legal disputes now taking over a year to resolve, while average dispute value drops slightly
Riwal welcomes end to Israeli wall legal case
Riwal platforms were used on the construction of the Israeli separation wall but Dutch authorities have decided against taking any further action.
Appeal court overturns Metso patent infringement ruling
2011 ruling that Powerscreen, Terex and two US dealers had breached Metso's patent protection of mobile screening equipment thrown out
Investigation launched after Mayan pyramids demolished
Contractor destroys one of Belize's largest and most famous Mayan pyramids – a monument at least 2,300 years old – to extract crushed rock for road-building project
Fluor reaches Greater Gabbard settlement
Contractor says all outstanding claims related to the construction of UK offshore wind farm project have been resolved
Former Canadian mayor charged with corruption
Former mayor of Laval, Gilles Vaillancourt, is one of 37 arrested over charges of construction-linked fraud and ties to organised crime
First quarter profit halves at Saipem
Investigation into alleged corruption offences in Algeria casts long shadow over results
SNC Lavalin hit with 10-year World Bank ban
Longest ever debarment by World Bank in response to misconduct on Bangladeshi bridge project and Cambodian electrification project
Heidelberg accepts €161.4 million cartel penalty
German court confirms 2009 verdict in cartel proceedings, HeidelbergCement says fine will be paid in next 12 to 18 months
74 die in Indian building collapse
Nine arrests after illegal structure in Thane, Maharashtra, collapsed with many also injured
Ex Leighton manager jailed for 15 years
Former finance manager at Leighton Contractors sentenced after admitting stealing AU$ 20 million
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