All Natural disasters Articles

Nine high-rise buildings demolished in Turkey
15-storey structures taken down in a simultaneous explosive event
Why our buildings must be more resilient in the future
Every year, disasters linked to natural and climate hazards strike, and infrastructure suffers. Jan Przydatek of Lloyd’s Register Foundation, explains why resilience needs to be embedded into the built environment.
Impact of Morocco earthquake worsened by old construction methods
Morocco hit by deadliest earthquake in more than six decades
Philippines government suspends Chinese contractor’s Manila Bay land reclamation work
The government of the Philippines has placed 22 land reclamation projects in Manila Bay under review, leading to their temporary suspension.
How climate change is taking its toll on bridges
Could a spate of high-profile bridge collapses to have hit the headlines this year be linked to climate change?
Hurricane and storm damage reduction scheme outside New Orleans to cost $1.27 billion more
A series of levees, floodwalls and pump stations outside New Orleans, designed to reduce storm and hurricane damage, is to cost $1.27 billion more to complete than originally planned.
Construction workers fight for emergency heat protection as temperatures soar
Record-breaking temperatures in US and Europe intensify demand for rules protecting construction workers from extreme heat.
Benin receives €164 million loan to build stormwater drainage infrastructure
Benin has received €164 million (US$178.3 million) from the African Development Bank and a fund backed by China to build stormwater drainage infrastructure in four of its cities.
Video | Under-construction bridge collapses in India
Video has captured the moment that sections of a bridge under construction in Bhagalpur in the state of Bihar, India
How construction can combat the growing risk of flooding
Vice president of engineer Jacobs explains the scale of the global flood alleviation challenge and some of the innovative techniques the construction industry is using to combat the problem.
US government sets aside $749 million for natural disaster road and bridge repairs
The US Department of Transportation will provide $749 million in Emergency Relief Program funds to repair roads and bridges damaged by natural disasters and catastrophic events.
Granite wins $173m Sacramento River weir widening contract
US contractor Granite has won a $173 million weir widening contract along the Sacramento River by the US Army Corp of Engineers.
US government finds $562m in funding for coastal flooding resilience work
The US government has recommended $562 million in funding for nearly 150 flooding resilience projects across 30 coastal states and territories.
All terrain crane donated by Tadano in aftermath of earthquake
A 50 tonne capacity crane has been donated by Tadano for the Turkey-Syria earthquake relief effort
How did Turkey’s construction equipment industry respond to the February earthquake?
IRN speaks to Oğuz Yusuf Yiğit, secretary general of İMDER and İSDER
How is Turkey planning to rebuild after a devastating earthquake?
It’s now over a month since two earthquakes in rapid succession devastated parts of Turkey and neighbouring Syria.
Turkey earthquake: Government plans to build 488,000 new homes within a year
Turkey will build a total of 488,000 new homes for victims of last month’s devastating earthquake, its government has announced.
Komatsu provides quake relief in Turkey and Syria
Local distributor will lend machines operators, company also makes financial donation
Turkey earthquake: Investigation into contractors expands after building collapses
Turkey has expanded its investigation in to building contractors after tens of thousands of buildings collapsed following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in the region on 6 February
Turkey promises swift rebuild; contractors make pledge
Country’s contractors pledge to donate 1% of public reconstruction costs.
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