Articles from August 2012



Nuclear Construction Steams Ahead Worldwide

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 [...]

Interface Consulting Damage Calculations Add Up to a Win

The American Arbitration Association (AAA) award in favor of Petrofac, Inc., in its construction claim against DynMcDermott Petroleum Operations Company (DM), was affirmed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in its July 17, 2012, filing. Petrofac received over 90% of damages sought, including attorney’s fees and interest, as the AAA relied heavily on the [...]

Excitement over the 2012 London Olympic creates construction challenges and innovations

Construction projects in London are causing excitement in the July 2012 issue of Construction Headline News. Budgetary questions continue to loom in London as construction costs for the games exceeded the £9.3 billion budget set in 2007, with total cost at around £11 billion. The economic impact of the construction of new sporting centers remains [...]