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Cracks in Thai rail link   (25/6/06)
Thai Transport Minister Pongsak Raktapongpaisal has called a meeting with the State Railway of Thailand and Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction executives to demand explanations about cracks in the foundations and beams used to build the Suvarnabhumi airport mass railway link.
Lafarge’s sustainability agenda acknowledged   (21/6/06)
Global cement producer Lafarge has received France’s “Renewable Energy Award” for its commitment to using renewable energy sources in its production sites.
Tricky Bologna tunnels completed   (20/6/06)
Spanish contractor ACCIONA Infrastructure has successfully completed the twin tunnels taking the Milan-Naples high-speed railway line under the medieval city of Bologna.
Environmental Agency sues channel designer   (19/6/06)
Three and a half years after floods ripped through homes it was designed to protect, the designer of the Jubilee River flood channel, in Berkshire, southern England is now being sued.
Landslide threat for quake survivors   (19/6/06)
Eight months after the earthquake that caused chaos in Kashmir, relief operations are being impaired by the threat of landslides, and aid workers are claiming that the forces of nature are compounding the “aid squeeze” caused by cutbacks in relief operations, claims CNN.
German companies develop intelligent buildings live lab   (16/6/06)
German companies Fraunhofer and Hochtief have signed a cooperation agreement for a large-scale “innovative buildings” project.
Italian contractors to build 450km Venezuelan railway   (15/6/06)
A consortium of Italian companies comprising Astaldi, Ghella and Impregilo has signed two contracts, together worth US$ 2.2 billion dollars, with the Venezuelan state railway authority IAFE.
Spanish cement producer certifies its sustainability agenda   (15/6/06)
Spain’s Cementos Portland Valderrivas (CPV), a subsidiary of FCC, has released its first Sustainability Report.
Balfour Beatty wins international road and rail   (14/6/06)
UK’s Balfour Beatty has been awarded two international road and rail contracts with a combined value of approximately £160 million.
Avalanche protection big on Washington State freeway upgrade   (13/6/06)
US-based global consultant URS Corporation has been awarded a contract by the Washington State Department of Transportation to provide engineering design and environmental permitting services for widening the 8km section of I-90 just east of Snoqualmie Pass in Washington State.