Construction And Engineering

US homebuilder sentiment hits highest mark since 1999

Dec 18, 2017

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic than they have since the summer of 1999

Grenfell report: UK high-rise fire regulations inadequate

Dec 18, 2017

A British official heading an investigation into London's deadly Grenfell Tower blaze says she has been shocked by poor construction practices and inadequate building fire safety regulations that allow some builders to cut corners

Mass occupation underscores Brazil's poverty, creates angst

Dec 18, 2017

On the outskirts of Sao Paulo, thousands of squatters have taken over a piece of land owned by a construction company _ hoping the confrontational strategy will win each of them a piece of land to build a tiny house

Peru president: Odebrecht payments did bring 'some money'

Dec 18, 2017

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is admitting he did "earn some money" as a result of services his private consulting firm provided to the Brazilian construction company entangled in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal

More than $600,000 spent on police gear for pipeline protest

Dec 16, 2017

Authorities in North Dakota spent more than $600,000 to equip officers policing protests of the Dakota Access pipeline

Rules protecting coal miners' dust exposure up for review

Dec 16, 2017

Three years after the Obama administration lowered the allowable limits for miners' exposure to coal dust, the Trump administration has brought the standards up for review

Opposition blocks highways after Honduras presidential vote

Dec 16, 2017

Thousands of opposition supporters have constructed burning barricades to block highways in Honduras in protest of the country's Nov. 26 presidential elections

Peru's president fights back against calls to resign

Dec 15, 2017

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kucyznski is scrambling for his political survival as opponents demand he resign over revelations of decade-old payments from a Brazilian construction company at the center of Latin America's biggest graft scandal

California wildfires prompt tougher rules for utilities

Dec 15, 2017

Regulators toughen safety rules for power lines, phone lines and utility poles in parts of California that are prone to fires.

New York, New Jersey reach funding pact for new rail tunnel

Dec 14, 2017

New York and New Jersey have reached an agreement on how they will pay their share of an estimated $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River and other improvements

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