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Manitou Americas donates to Hurricane Harvey relief
The company donated $10,000 to relief funds and urges suppliers to match through its Manitou Challenge
Miami construction sites prepare for Irma
As Hurricane Irma threatens Miami and surrounding areas in the USA, construction companies are scrambling to secure equipment 
Thompson Pump prepares for Hurricane Irma
US pump manufacturer declares itself ready to aid recovery, if and when Hurricane Irma hits the US
Rental industry aids hurricane recovery
Donations are pouring in from associations and rental companies while others focus their efforts on getting equipment and rental items to areas in need
Hydrogeological risk awards at Samoter
Projects dealing with hydrogeological problems and action after natural calamities such as earthquakes, landslides and floods to be recognised at show
Cost of Fukushima nuclear disaster rises to $ 188 bn
Japan’s government seeks improved performance as costs soar on reparation work at the site of Japan's worst ever nuclear plant disaster
ARA donates to Red Cross
The American and Tennessee rental organizations donated $6,000 for the Tennessee fire relief efforts
Huge sinkhole in Japanese road repaired in a week
City centre road reopens just seven days after suffering a dramatic cave-in that spanned all five lanes
Construction workers buried by deadly landslide in southeast China
35 dead after mud and rock engulfs living quarters of workers at hydropower site
18 dead following crane collapse in southern China
Second devastating construction industry accident in months befalls the country’s Guangdong Province
High-rise toppled by deadly earthquake in Taiwan had tin cans in its concrete
Authorities investigate construction of the only building to fall in Tainan City during major quake
Suicide and arrests follow construction waste landslide in China
Eleven arrests and one apparent suicide follow lethal landslide of construction waste in Shenzhen city
Qatar bans construction bosses leaving country in rain damage investigation
Inquiry called as heavy rain in the Gulf exposes worrying level of ‘construction flaws’
JCB machines worth “millions” on stricken cargo ship
UK-based manufacturer confirms there are 105 of its machines on board the Hoegh Osaka, which has been grounded in the Solent
Fire crane for Reutlingen
The Reutlingen fire brigade in Germany has taken delivery of a four axle, 70 tonne capacity Liebherr LTM 1070 4.2 wheeled mobile telescopic crane
Strabag’s solid expectations for 2014
Contractor reports slight decline in output volume for 2013, forecasts business to hold steady this year
JCB lends machines to support UK flood relief
Manufacturer deploys fleet of machines worth nearly €1 million, plus operators, to help clear up and move people amid flooding
Cost of UK flood damage up to €768 million
Accountant PwC estimates economic damage caused by flooding so far, forecasts costs to rise as poor weather continues
US$ 8 billion cost of Philippines reconstruction
Asian Development Bank increases support to over US$ 1 billion to rebuild after Typhoon Haiyan, on top of World Bank funds of US$ 500 million
Construction Europe podcast December 2013/January 2014 (audio)
The latest Construction Europe podcast, introduced by Sandy Guthrie, editor, and Helen Wright, deputy editor, is available for download
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