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A House of Commons Trade and Industry Committee report has criticised Government officials for a 'deplorable and counter productive lack of transparency' in its decision to underwrite construction costs on Turkey's proposed Ilisu dam. It suggested the DTI could be prioritising commercial considerations over humanitarian and environmental factors.
Expectations of a Europe wide boom in high rise construction last week prompted consultant Whitby & Bird to launch a joint venture with US structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti. The two firms have already worked together on proposals for projects in the US.