Middle East Construction Industry Sizzles Despite Disputes

Infrastructure projects in the Middle East are heating up the June 2012 issue of Construction Headline News. Despite recent reports that construction disputes in the region have doubled in value, billions of dollars are being invested into new hospitals, airports, and schools. Read on to uncover how Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and countries throughout the Middle East are boosting the economy, despite the increased construction dispute risk.

This month’s issue also features a $220 million hockey arena litigation just outside Philedelphia in which the city of Allentown is concerned the arena may not open in time for the 2013 season. Also, major construction defects have been uncovered by the Sacramento Bee on the long-awaited $6.5 billion Bay Bridge project that could threaten Caltran and the 2013 target deadline. Be sure to check out the “Construction Management” section for a story on how the Tennessee Valley Authority inspector general is investigating two former executives at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit 2 for withholding information relating to cost overruns on the project.

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