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The Guardian   25 April 2017   Chile   Valparaiso  
<p>A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 has struck off the west coast of Chile, rocking the capital Santiago and generating at least two significant aftershocks.</p> <p>No major damage was immediately apparent, according to an assessment by Chile&rsquo;s ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
temblor.net   21 April 2017   Turkey   Izmir  
<p>Two mid-size earthquakes, 200 km away and 1 hour apart, shook western Turkey causing widespread anxiety. Some 100 km away from the closest shock, In Izmir, the country&rsquo;s third largest city, many people ran outside. Although construction quality has ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
The Telegraph   21 April 2017   United Kingdom   Europe  
<p>British engineering giant WS Atkins has agreed to a &pound;2.1bn takeover by Canadian rival SNC-Lavalin in a deal that will see the FTSE 250 company's chief executive step aside.</p> <p>Atkins' board last night agreed to a cash takeover at &pound;20.80-a-share, ...
Filed under: Construction News
<p>A Spanish-Italian JV has won a US$255m (&pound;201m) contract for a desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.</p> <p>The joint venture of Abengoa and Salini Impregilo&rsquo;s Fisia Italimpianti unit will design and build the plant for ACWA Power on behalf of ...
Filed under: Construction News
The construction index   20 April 2017   Hong Kong   Asia  
<p>A 12km-long tunnel and viaduct link to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge will be completely connected this month, Hong Kong&rsquo;s Highways Department has announced.</p> <p>One of the two design and construction contracts is being undertaken by China State ...
Filed under: Construction News
NetworkRail   20 April 2017   London   United Kingdom  
<p>Passengers at Hackney Wick station will be able to get to their trains more quickly and more easily when the new station is completed next year, following the installation of a pedestrian subway during the Easter weekend.<br /><br />The 2,000 tonne concrete ...
Filed under: Construction News
The Courier Mail   20 April 2017   Australia   Queensland  
<p>A SLOWDOWN in building and construction projects in Queensland is to blame for a series of high-profile building collapses, leaving half-finished projects abandoned, sub contractors short changed and creditors hundreds of millions of dollars out of pocket.</p ...
KATU   18 April 2017   USA   Washington State  
<p>Above average rainfall since October has led to a rash of landslides around northwest Oregon and southwest Washington.<br />Geologists with the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) and the Washington Department of Natural Resources ...
EYEWITNESS NEWS   17 April 2017   Sri Lanka   Colombo  
<p>Rescue workers cleared mud and debris from a landslide at a giant rubbish dump in the Sri Lankan capital for a fourth day on Monday, as the death toll rose to 29 and uncertainty remained over the number of people missing.</p> <p>The 90-metre dump in the ...
ICE   10 April 2017   UK   Scotland  
<p>The debris flow events of August 2004 led to an awareness of landslide events and their consequences that was unprecedented in Scotland. Following these events the Scottish Road Network Landslides Study was commissioned in order to ensure that the hazards ...