All Natural disasters Articles

Are mild winters helping European construction efficiency?
How a global warming trend is helping winter construction activity
Nearly half of China’s cities suffering from subsidence
Nearly half (45%) of China’s urban land is subsiding, threatening its wave of urbanisation.
How Turkey is rebuilding a year on from devastating earthquake
What challenges face Turkey’s construction industry a year after the country was hit by a devastating earthquake?
The struggle to agree UK parliament’s £22bn refurbishment plans
What has happened to plans to refurbish the historic Palace of Westminster?
Baltimore bridge collapse: Can engineers prevent similar disasters?
Deadly catastrophe leads to opportunity for engineers to do more to protect the world’s aging bridges
Will America’s biggest-ever civil engineering project ever get started?
Funding remains elusive and questions on effectiveness linger for the Coastal Texas Project
Granite Construction awarded final leg of work in US National Park
US-based contractor will finish up at Alaska-based National Park
‘Lego’ project wins innovation awards for first US build
Company’s modular build in Florida wins two global awards
Five of the biggest canal construction projects in the world
Climate change – and the problems associated with it – is leading to a new age of canal building around the world.
Lava barriers partially protect Icelandic town
Lava barriers worked to protect the Icelandic town of Grindavík from yesterday’s first volcanic eruption - but not a second
The construction teams working to hold back a volcano
After an 800 year hiatus, volcanos have started erupting on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland. Construction teams are working round the clock to build protective barriers in order to save the country’s main power plant from being overcome by lava.
Indian rescuers drill halfway towards workers trapped in tunnel
41 workers trapped inside a collapsed tunnel in the Indian Himalayas
Rescue effort underway as 40 workers trapped in tunnel collapse
A rescue effort is underway in India after 40 construction workers were trapped by a tunnel collapse in India.
Aecom pays $11.8m to settle Hurricane Disaster Relief allegations
Engineering company Aecom has paid US$11.8 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims to the Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA) for the replacement of educational facilities damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
How a $3.7bn construction project aims to protect communities near New Orleans from hurricanes
How the US Army Corps of Engineers plans to protect parishes near New Orleans from hurricane and storm damage with a $3.7 billion programme of construction works.
Why our buildings must be more resilient in the future
Every year, disasters linked to natural and climate hazards strike, and infrastructure suffers. Jan Przydatek of Lloyd’s Register Foundation, explains why resilience needs to be embedded into the built environment.
Impact of Morocco earthquake worsened by old construction methods
Morocco hit by deadliest earthquake in more than six decades
Philippines government suspends Chinese contractor’s Manila Bay land reclamation work
The government of the Philippines has placed 22 land reclamation projects in Manila Bay under review, leading to their temporary suspension.
How climate change is taking its toll on bridges
Could a spate of high-profile bridge collapses to have hit the headlines this year be linked to climate change?
Hurricane and storm damage reduction scheme outside New Orleans to cost $1.27 billion more
A series of levees, floodwalls and pump stations outside New Orleans, designed to reduce storm and hurricane damage, is to cost $1.27 billion more to complete than originally planned.
Load More