Ten Workers Die in Lifting Accident- Phillipines

An electric lifting gondola used on the exterior of a high-rise construction in the Makati business district of the capital Manila collapsed on January 27. It fell 21 stories and landed on protruding metal rods. Ten construction workers died; one survived but is now in the hospital with numerous fractures and injuries. The tragic death… Read more »

Volvo CE Triple Threat Equipment

Creative thinking and teamwork earned middle and high school students from across the U.S. and Canada the opportunity to travel to Las Vegas to compete in the national finals of the AEM Construction Challenge presented by Volvo Construction Equipment. At the event taking place March 21 through 25 at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG trade show, 24 teams… Read more »

Construction industry is broadly upbeat on next year’s prospects

January 6, 2010 According to KPMG’s annual "Global Construction Survey," the global engineering and construction industry is broadly upbeat on next year’s prospects. "The bottom line is the nonresidential construction recession is largely over, but 2011 will be associated with grudgingly slow progress,” said ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu. In terms of segments poised to… Read more »

Port Arthur crane collapse

A crane collapse at Port Arthur refinery on Tuesday knocked out power to one of the plant’s vacuum distillation units. Nobody injured in Tuesday’s crane accident, which is the 2nd at the project trying to make the Motiva refinery the largest in the United States by early 2012. The unit was shut as workers were… Read more »