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US rental industry mobilizes for Sandy recovery efforts
Enormous need for pumps and power on the East Coast, with restoration projects likely to create a second wave of demand for power and dehumidifiers.
Up to US$ 20 billion damage from Hurricane Sandy
Economic damage estimate from ‘super storm’ that struck US East Coast ranges between US$ 10 billion and US$ 20 billion.
Halt to demolition called for in Christchurch
The demolition of heritage listed buildings in Christchurch should be halted, according to the city's Council
JLG supports rebuilding after Italian earthquake
JLG Industries helping support the rebuilding of the town of Finale Emilia, following the earthquake, which struck Northern Italy on 20 May 2012 and which severely damaged several historical structures, such as the Torre dei Modenesi (a clock tower), most of the Rocca (castle) and the Duomo.
Socage back in full production after the earthquakes
Following the earthquakes in the Northern part of Italy where a number of Italian manufacturers of access equipment are based, Socage - one such company - is pleased to announce that it is back to full production.
US$ 45 billion for reconstruction in Japan
Japanese government passes JPY 90.3 trillion (US$ 1.1 trillion) 2012/2013 budget
Sekisui sees steady recovery in Japan
Japanese property developer Sekisui has reported a +25.8% increase in net operating income to JPY 70.9 billion (US$ 866 million) for 2011
Sekisui sees ‘normalised’ manufacturing in Japan
Property developer’s nine-month results rise in the wake of March’s disaster, but global uncertainty heightened
The Haitian earthquake experience - World Demolition Summit
Haiti is still struggling to recovery from the 2010 earthquake - a progress report is now on video
Sekisui House sees Japan reconstruction boost
Full-year forecast revised upwards amid increased demand for earthquake-proof homes
US renters support Hurricane Irene recovery operation
US rental companies acted quickly to help those affected by the massive Hurricane Irene last week. With damage expected to reach US$10 billion in value and an estimated 5 million homes without electricity, there was enormous demand for temporary power as well as pumping capacity.
Japan's Nikken sees 'long road ahead' for reconstruction
Japanese rental company Nikken said that around 13% of its fleet – 330000 items of equipment – is currently working on the clean-up following the March earthquake and tsunami.
Weather vane your tower crane for Hurricane Irene
Tower crane owners on the US Eastern seaboard are urged to ensure that their cranes are properly set to weather vane safely in light of Hurricane Irene forecast for this weekend (27 and 28 August)
Editor's Comment: Nuclear future?
The devastation caused by the March 11 earthquake off Japan's northeast coast will have huge consequences for the construction industry as its impacts begin to be understood and reconstruction work gets underway.
Aggreko to supply 200MW of power for Japan
Aggreko is to establish a temporary 200 MW power plant in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami in the country.
Komatsu gives earthquake/tsunami update at Conexpo
Komatsu said it hoped to resume normal production levels in mid-April following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Kanamoto responds to disaster in Japan
Japanese rental giant Kanamoto established a disaster task force on the day of the earthquake and tsunami and like its competitors is doing its best to help in the recovery efforts. All its staff in the affected areas are “alive and safe”.
Japan's rental industry struggles with recovery efforts
Japan’s rental industry is working hard to provide back-up for the country’s rescue operations following the earthquake and tsunami last Friday but is being severely hampered by shortages of equipment and fuel.
Japanese reconstruction estimates revised upwards
Damage from the 11 March earthquake put at US$ 183 billion by both Barclays Capital and Credit Suisse. Reconstruction could cost US$ 61 billion over three years.
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