Since the devastating 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan crippled nuclear progress, countries around the world have been re-evaluating the state of their nuclear programs. The August 2012 issue of Construction Headline News delves into established and emerging economies, from the United States to South Korea, that are now in the midst of expanding new nuclear plant construction – some despite massive delays and cost setbacks. To learn more about the countries that are pushing ahead construction despite these setbacks, and which countries are breaking ground on new endeavors, read on in this month’s issue.
Also featured this month is a hefty “Construction Litigation” section, which includes an article about the $100 million DeKalb County school lawsuits against their contractor, Heery. In addition, the Appomattox Bio Energy ethanol plant has reached an award in arbitration, but is still embattled in a claim worth over $25 million for termination without cause. Shell is experiencing critical delays on their multi-million dollar Arctic drilling vessel, while a judge could approve destructive inspection testing for defects on the now infamous CityCenter hotel in Las Vegas, although it is scheduled for implosion at the conclusion of litigation.