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Proposal to limit age of cranes in New York City
A proposal has been made for legislation to limit the age of cranes in New York City, USA, to a maximum of 25 years in a bid to increase the safety of crane operations
International Construction’s December podcast
World Bank Project finance reforms; damages levied against Finnish asphalt cartel; review of construction in North Africa; trends in components for OEMs and an ICEF review
Bilfinger settles Nigerian bribery case
Three-year deferred prosecution and US$ 32 million fine paid in the US for bribery in Nigeria from 2003 to 2005.
Crane and transport events for 2014
International Cranes and Specialized Transport and KHL Group’s KHL Events division has announced four events for the crane and transport industry in 2014
Finnish asphalt cartel ordered to pay damages
Settlement reduced more than 70% due to state involvement, according to court documents
SNC-Lavalin reports US$ 70 million loss
Canadian contractor blames legacy hospital and road contracts in its infrastructure and environment division for third quarter loss
Eskom halts all projects after six die
South African power company stops work at all of its construction sites after incident involving 13 employees leaves six dead
Vinci hostages held in Niger released
Three employees of French contractor’s Sogea Satom subsidiary and another Areva employee freed after three years in captivity
OSHA’s crane personnel qualifications webinar
Graham Brent, National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators, will present a webinar on the legal responsibilities for qualifying employees who work with and around cranes
UK Bribery Act “ineffective” for construction
Respondents to Chartered Institute of Building survey claim corruption is commonplace within UK construction
CIC partners with HIIG
Construction division of Houston International Insurance Group has named Crane Institute Certification as one of its Risk Management Partners
Corruption concerns resurface at Leighton
Australian contractor confirms on-going investigations and legal action, denies culture of corruption and cover ups
Extradition approved for former SNC-Lavalin executive
Swiss authorities holding Riadh Ben Aissa rule that he can be returned to Canada, where he faces fraud, bribery and money laundering charges
Price-fixing charges on US$ 20.5 billion Four Rivers project
Seoul prosecutors say 11 contractors including Daewoo, Hyundai and Samsung could have inflated prices by as much as US$ 3.5 billion
Former SNC-Lavalin executive charged over Padma bribery
Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest three more in connection with Bangladesh scandal
Polish contractor crisis hits LNG project
Polish Treasury pushes back completion date of major new LNG terminal after contractor bankruptcy and additional costs delay project
FIEC criticises new EU public procurement rules
European Construction Industry Federation brands revised directives “lengthy and complicated”
Fines for cement producers and associations
The Belgian Competition Council has imposed fines of €14.7 million on three cement producers and two associations for restricting competition
Permiting priorities
Steven Todd, Director of Advocacy, SC&RA will provide a webinar on how to set priorities for establishing long-term, successful relationships with state permit officials
LightSquared backer seeks US$ 1.9 billion damages
Harbinger Capital files lawsuit against defendants including Deere & Co and Trimble in attempt to recoup investment in bankrupt LightSquared
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