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Clearing concerns on EN12999 amendment
It has come to ALLMI's attention that clarification is required with regard to the A2 amendment of EN12999
Snamprogetti offices in Milan searched
The Snamprogetti offices in Milan, Italy, were searched by authorities last Friday over on-going investigations into the bribery of Nigerian officials by the TSKJ consortium between 1994 and 2004.
Mabey and Johnson paid bribes overseas
The UK's Mabey and Johnson has pleaded guilty to ten charges of corruption relating to contracts in Jamaica, Ghana and Iraq.
Construction workers banned from UAE shopping mall
The owners of the Al Bawadi Mall in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE) plan to ban construction labourers from the shopping centre following complaints of anti-social behaviour.
Beijing official sentenced to life on corruption charges
A former senior Beijing city government official has been jailed for life after accepting five apartments from development companies in return for helping with planning and construction permits.
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
Augustow bypass alternative unveiled
Environmental groups have applauded the Polish government's decision to save the country's Rospuda Valley in North-Eastern Poland, from destruction by the E67 road development.
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.
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.
Fines and jail time in rail link waste dumping case
Impregilo's CEO could face five years in jail as consortium is fined € 150 million.
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).
Sibir investigates Tchigirinski property
Sibir has appointed solicitors and accountants to investigate the actual and proposed real estate dealings of Chalva Tchigirinski, a former company director and shareholder in Sibir who took an ‘advance’ from the company of US$ 325 million (€ 256 million) for the purchase of properties in his real estate portfolio.
Three held in Dubai corruption probe
Three senior staff at Dubai developer Nakheel's Waterfront project have been detained for questioning as part of a year-long fraud investigation.
Consultant arrested in tax evasion probe
Tokyo prosecutors have arrested 12 people in a case of alleged tax evasion on kickbacks received from contractors.
Construction companies most likely to pay bribes
Transparency International's latest Bribe Payers Index (BPI) shows construction companies are among the most likely to pay bribes when dealing with the public sector.
World Bank bans seven companies for price fixing
The World Bank has banned seven companies and one individual from future work following price fixing on a Bank-funded road project in the Philippines.
Ethiopia to sign up to CoST
Ethiopia is finalizing preparations to sign up to the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST) ahead of a two-year pilot phase.
UK HSE to prosecute scaffolding lapses
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the UK will prosecute three companies and one individual for alleged violations of health and safety law.
Employee injuries will hurt bosses too
A new UK law could see construction managers jailed from January if one of their employees is hurt at work warns UK health and safety training company, Pivotal Performance.
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