International Construction November podcast (audio)

17 November 2011

In this month's podcast, iC editor Chris Sleight and deputy editor Helen Wright look at some of the key stories in the November issue of the magazine.

In this month's news we discuss the debarring of two contractors by the World Bank following investigations into fraud and collusion. In a similar vein, we also look at a new law being debated in Quebec to give authorities more power to crack-down on rogue contractors.

This month's News Report is our annual study of international construction activity by European contractors, based on data from European International Contractors (EIC), a trade association that represents European construction companies working outside their national borders. This year's data shows an upswing in new orders, particularly in developing countries, and the continued emergence of Asia as a major market.

Among our features this month is a look at the road building sector, where new engine emission laws in Europe and the US have seen a split develop between machines developed for these mature markets, and other countries where emissions are less heavily regulated.

November's regional report focuses on the CIS, and Russia in particular, where the wealth generated by the high price of oil is currently feeding back into the construction sector.


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Andy Brown Editor, Editorial, UK - Wadhurst Tel: +44 (0) 1892 786224 E-mail: [email protected]
Neil Gerrard Senior Editor, Editorial, UK - Wadhurst Tel: +44 (0) 7355 092 771 E-mail: [email protected]
Catrin Jones Deputy Editor, Editorial, UK – Wadhurst Tel: +44 (0) 791 2298 133 E-mail: [email protected]
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