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Grandiose Mosul Dam always beset with problems

A man stands on the banks of the Mosul Dam on the Tigris River in Mosul. — ReutersYara BayoumyDUBAI — The Mosul Dam was always meant to be a symbol of Iraq’s grandiose ambition to escape poverty and underdevelopment.But from the start, the $1.5 billion ... [Published Saudi Gazette - 1 hour ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Nominations to levee board could decide lawsuit’s fate

When members of a nominating committee meet next week to consider applicants for seats on a New Orleans-area levee authority, they will hold the future of a controversial coastal-erosion lawsuit against scores of oil and gas companies in their hands.The ... [Published Bayou Buzz - 1 hour ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 6 reports

XINHUA - Urgent: Eurozone construction output down by 0.7 pct in June

Urgent: Eurozone construction output down by 0.7 pct in JuneContributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.BRUSSELS, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- The eurozone seasonally-adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 0.7 percent in June from the previous month, the European ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 9 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 4 reports

Residential construction accounts for a third of July contract value

Figures released today reveal that residential construction accounted for more than a third of the total value of contracts awarded in July.Barbour ABI has published its latest Economic & Construction Market Review, which shows that residential had the ... [Published Building Products UK - 8 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 5 reports

Impact of US airstrikes evident at retaken Iraqi dam

MOSUL DAM, Iraq — The two bodies lay festering in the midday sun on Tuesday, some of the only remnants of the Sunni militant force that until Monday night controlled the strategically important Mosul Dam.Around them was the evidence of not just a fierce ... [Published Boston Globe - 19 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 3 reports

Production in construction fell in both the euro area and EU28 in June 2014

Data released by Eurostat indicates that seasonally adjusted production in the EU28 declined by 0.3% m/m in June 2014, according to first estimates. In the euro area (EA18), construction in production was 0.7% lower than it was in May. The contraction ... [Published worldcement.com - 13 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 3 reports

Iran needs to construct more steam units for combined cycle power plants [Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan :: ]

Aug. 21--TEHRAN, Iran. -- Steam units are incomplete at several combined cycle power plants that have the capacity to produce 16,000 megawatt of electricity.The mentioned power plants' efficiency currently stands at 32 percent, Iran's Fars News Agency ... [Published BusinessWeek - 14 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 4 reports

California solar power plants ignite birds mid-flight

A Bay Area company is being urged to make changes to its state-of-the-art solar plant since thousands of birds have been burned to death by its panels. Ben Tracy reports. ... [Published CBS News - 15 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 3 reports

Construction council demands that defaulters be prosecuted

JOHANNESBURG -  The house under construction which collapsed in Meyersdal on Monday, was being built illegally.That's the word from Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council, who says it had not approved any building plans because none had been submitted.... ... [Published ENCA - 17 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 4 reports

• US home construction jumps 15.7 percent

WASHINGTON - U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope housing has regained momentum after t ... ... [Published Burlington Hawk Eye - 18 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 7 reports

U.S. Home Construction Rebounds

Home construction rebounded in July and the cost of living rose at a slower pace, showing a strengthening U.S. economy has yet to generate a sustained pickup in inflation. A 15.7 percent jump took housing starts to a 1.09 million annualized rate, the ... [Published OANDA Forex Blog - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 9 reports

Airstrikes 'vital' in taking dam from militants

BAGHDAD â?? More than 30 U.S. air attacks had a devastating impact on Islamic State militant positions around the Mosul Dam, allowing Iraqi ground forces to overcome relatively light resistance and seize the facility, Iraqi officials said Tuesday."What ... [Published Livingston Daily.com - Aug 19 2014]

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