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12/18/2014Two-Speed Labor System in Qatar for 2022 World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Men crammed together, dozens to a room, on bunk beds so close they can reach over and shake hands. Qatar, on paper at least, has rules that forbid such uncomfortable conditions for its massive workforce of migrant laborers. Yet this is how the government-owned transport company, which the Gulf nation will use to ferry visitors around the 2022 World Cup, has housed some of ...
12/17/2014Chinese Developer Plans 89-Story Chicago Tower Designed by Jeanne Gang

Dec. 17--Chicago officials are expected to announce this week that a Chinese developer is moving ahead with plans for an 89-story riverfront residential and hotel tower, to be designed by Chicago architect Jeanne Gang, according to sources close to the deal. Beijing-based Wanda Group reportedly plans to invest $900 million in the project, which is likely to house an ultra-luxurious hotel, ...
12/18/2014Developer of Massive Worldcenter Project in Miami Pushes For Approval

Dec. 18--On a tight deadline to begin construction of an enormous residential and retail complex near downtown, the developer behind the Miami Worldcenter is pushing aggressively for approval of the first phase of its 27-acre project. Earlier this month, following close to a year of discussion and debate about conceptual designs, Miami's Planning and Zoning Department received a proposed site ...
12/16/2014OSHA's New Reporting Rules Start January 1st

Dec. 16--When a worker is injured on the job, the first priority is his or her safety. Call 911, apply first aid, do whatever is necessary to preserve life and limb. Then, in the aftermath, there's more to do. Most private employers are covered by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act, and they have reporting and record-keeping obligations. Starting Jan. 1, those requirements will be ...
12/16/201412 Workers Trapped When Tunnel Collapses at Vietnam Hydropower Project Site

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Rescuers drilled a hole through a collapsed tunnel in central Vietnam and were communicating with 12 trapped workers who said they were safe, according to an official Wednesday. The workers became trapped on Tuesday when the tunnel of a hydropower collapsed. Le Duc Long, a local official in Lam Dong province, said rescuers drilled a tube hole through the 36-meter ...
12/17/2014Massive N.M. Wind Project Approaches Next Phase

Dec. 17--The Roosevelt County Wind Ranch project is set to move forward after county commissioners on Tuesday approved a road maintenance and transportation agreement with Roosevelt Wind Project, LLC. The agreement is the final hurdle for the county and with its approval the Industrial Revenue Bonds, totaling $430 million, can be issued and sold to Roosevelt Wind Project affiliate Roosevelt ...
12/17/2014Miami-Dade OKs $9M for SkyRise Miami Project

Dec. 17--Miami-Dade commissioners backed tapping new property taxes to borrow $9 million for SkyRise Miami, a funding plan opposed by the project's hometown mayor. With only three No votes, county support for the planned 1,000-foot observation tower passed by a comfortable margin Tuesday afternoon. The decision marked a comeback for SkyRise developer Jeff Berkowitz, since the spending proposal ...
12/16/2014Watchdog: One-Year Delay Possible at Vogtle Nuke Plant Project

ATLANTA (AP) — Finishing a nuclear power plant in Georgia may take almost a year longer than expected, a government monitor said Tuesday in testimony that raises the possibility of a delay costing hundreds of millions of dollars. An analyst for the Public Service Commission, Steven Roetger, said the timeline for finishing two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle (VOH'-gohl) is trending almost ...
12/17/2014New York State Will Move to Prohibit Hydraulic Fracturing

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration will move to prevent fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique. Environmental Commissioner Joe Martens said Wednesday that he was recommending a ban, and Cuomo said he would defer to Martens and Acting Health Commissioner Howard Zucker in making the ...
12/17/2014Duke Energy Building Unneeded Power Plants, Group Claims

Dec. 17--Duke Energy and other utilities in the Southeast are building power plants that aren't needed, gouging consumers, a Durham advocacy group said Tuesday in a federal complaint. NC WARN asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to order an investigation of the billions of dollars the group says are being wasted. WARN contends that utilities could buy power from each other instead of ...
12/17/2014Three Contractors Get Prison Terms for Fraud on South Carolina AFB Project

Dec. 17--COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Three contractors who worked on construction jobs at Shaw Air Force Base starting in 2006 pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to defrauding the federal government. James Autry Clemens, 60, of Johnston, SC, Larry Baker, 64 of Cameron, SC and Steven Crandell, 59, of Salisburg, NC, were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 48 months to 5 months US Attorney Bill ...
12/15/2014Surface Transportation Board: Fed. Law on High-Speed Rail Trumps Calif. Environmental Lawsuits

Dec. 15--A three-member panel of presidential appointees has apparently derailed seven lawsuits challenging the the California High-Speed Rail Authority's approval of its Fresno-Bakersfield bullet-train route. The U.S. Surface Transportation Board, in a ruling issued late Friday, declared on a 2-1 vote that the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA, "is categorically preempted" in ...
12/16/2014China Imprisons Businesswoman in Rail Project Graft Case

BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing court on Tuesday sentenced a businesswoman linked to China's fallen ex-railway minister to 20 years in prison for bribery and interfering with bids for rail projects. Ding Yuxin, formerly known as Ding Shumiao, illegally helped 23 companies win bidding for 57 projects and personally received 2 billion yuan ($330 million) for her efforts, the Beijing No. 2 Intermediate ...
12/16/2014Wash. Gov. Inslee Seeks Carbon Tax to Fund Transportation

MEDINA, Wash. (AP) — Overlooking the state Route 520 floating bridge project, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday unveiled a proposal he said would address the state's most pressing transportation needs — fixing bridges and roads and boosting the ferry system while cleaning the air and water. Inslee hopes to fund the $12 billion plan with bonds, fees and a carbon charge on the state's ...
12/16/2014Deal Reached Before Trial Over Flawed Harmon Hotel in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A last-minute settlement avoided trial Tuesday in a massive civil breach-of-contract lawsuit involving casino giant MGM Resorts International and six of seven contractors on a never-opened Las Vegas Strip tower called the Harmon. Several jurors gasped when Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez announced the parties reached an agreement that avoided a trial that ...
12/16/2014L.A. Looks to Protect Water Infrastructure From Earthquakes

Dec. 16--Los Angeles gets 88% of its water from three major aqueducts, flowing from the Colorado River, Owens Valley and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. But as they make their way into the region, the aqueducts cross the San Andreas fault a total of 32 times. Officials have long warned that a massive temblor on the San Andreas could destroy key sections of the aqueducts, cutting off ...
12/16/2014Court Halts Amphitheater Construction on West L.A. Veterans Campus

Dec. 16--A federal appeals court on Monday ordered the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to halt construction of an amphitheater on its West Los Angeles campus. A two-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the veterans agency should maintain the "status quo" while it appeals a lower court ruling striking down numerous leases, including those authorizing UCLA's baseball ...
12/13/2014Three Construction Workers Dead in Dallas Skyscraper Fire

DALLAS (AP) — Investigators have determined that smoke inhalation killed three construction workers in a fire in the basement of a Dallas skyscraper. The Dallas County Medical Examiner's office found smoke was responsible for the death of 36-year-old Oscar Esparza-Romo, 43-year-old Leroy Carrillo-Solorzano and Carrillo's uncle, 60-year-old Nicacio Carrillo-Martinez. The U.S. Occupational ...
12/13/2014Rivers Vanish, Reservoirs Dry Up as China's Engineers Pump Water 1,500 Miles North

China has quietly inaugurated one of the biggest engineering projects of all time: the South-North Water Diversion, a pounds 48bn, 1,500-mile network of canals and tunnels, designed to divert 44.8bn cubic metres of water annually from the country's humid south to its parched, industrialised north. At 2.32pm yesterday, the project's "middle line" officially began carrying water from the ...
12/12/2014Concrete Pour Planned for Comcast Tower in Philadelphia

Dec. 12--They're ready to do the concrete rumble on Arch Street. Contractors for Comcast Corp.'s new skyscraper on the 1800 block will pour 400 truckloads of concrete over 10 to 12 hours beginning early Saturday for a 10-foot-thick, 15-million-pound foundation mat. This foundation mat for the city's tallest skyscraper will attach the building's structural support -- its core -- to city ...
12/13/2014Metra, Freight Railroads Push $1B Project to Untangle Chicago Corridor

Dec. 13--Metra and freight railroad industry representatives on Friday called for a $1 billion project intended to untangle a snarl of railroad tracks that causes major problems for Chicago commuters and commerce. The project, known as the 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project, would target three rail-to-rail crossings on the South Side that officials call significant choke points for Metra ...
12/11/2014Major Renovation Project Considered for Chicago's Tribune Tower

Dec. 11--The landmark Tribune Tower may become part of a major Michigan Avenue redevelopment project. Tribune Media, which owns the iconic neo-Gothic tower, unveiled broad plans at a New York investor presentation Thursday that could potentially triple the building's space with residential, retail and hotel components. "Tribune Tower, our iconic office tower, it sits in one of the best ...
12/12/2014Proposed Arquitectonica Tower Would Be Among Tallest in Miami

Dec. 12--A developer has submitted plans to the city of Miami for a modern 77-story tower called World Trade Center Of The Americas at 340 Biscayne Blvd., according to a report in The Next Miami. At it's highest point, the tower would reach a height of 953-feet, making it one of the tallest in Miami. The project's architects, Arquitectonica, told the Miami Herald that the developer is in ...
12/12/2014Bertha Tunnel Repairs Rattle Seattle Residents

SEATTLE (AP) — Each time Mike Petrone wrestles the newly stuck door open and heads to the basement underneath J&M Cafe in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square, he finds a new crack, a new leak, deeper sinking of a concrete walkway. "That doubled in size in the past three or four months," Petrone said, pointing to a diagonal crack running up one of the basement's outside walls. "The floor used to ...
12/14/201413 Construction Workers Killed at Power Plant Site in Ecuador

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A sudden collapse at the site of Ecuador's largest-ever infrastructure project has killed 13 people. The Chinese embassy in Quito confirmed that 10 Ecuadorean and three Chinese workers were killed late Saturday at the construction site of the Coca Codo Sinclair hydroelectric power plant when a wall collapsed. In a statement, the embassy said a dozen other workers were ...

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