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Economic focus for FIEC 'manifesto'
The European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) has released a ‘manifesto' ahead of the 4-7 June European Parliament Elections, proposing responses to the global economic downturn and measures to ensure the susttainable growth of the European construction sector.
Victorian Crane Association appoints field safety liaison officer
The Victorian Crane Association in Australia has appointed Brent Stacey as field safety liaison officer with the financial assistance of Incolink, the Construction Industry Redundancy Fund
NDA’s new top line up
Ray Passeno, currently vice president of Bierlein Companies Inc, has succeeded Drew Lammers as president of the National Demolition Association
ESTA 2009 award winners
A spectacular evening event and dinner for hundreds of people was the scene of the 2009 ESTA awards presentations for outstanding achievement in lifting and transport projects plus safety and other awards
Great response to second European rental awards
Over 30 entries have been received for the second IRN/ERA European Rental Awards, to be presented during the European Rental Association (ERA) annual convention on 26-27 May in Manchester.
Deutsch Abbruchverband looks to the future
The German demolition association (Deutsch Abbruchverband) used the 15th German Demolition Conference in Berlin to make two announcements of major importance to the future of the European demolition industry
Last chance to enter for ESTA 2009 awards
Europe's mobile crane and specialized transport companies still have a few days to enter this year's ESTA Awards of excellence and to book their seats for the awards dinner in Paris next month
UK calls for tower crane register
UK-based Construction Plant-hire Association's (CPA) new Plant Safety Group has investigated the need for a national register of tower cranes, which was called for by UK members of parliament (MPs)
Addressing the recession
A new free website, officially launched at the end of last week, now offers unemployed demolition workers in the UK the opportunity to advertise their skills and qualifications to potential new employers.
Save green by going green
The SC&RA Strategic Plan for 2009-2012 approved by the Association's Board of Directors last month included the objective: "Go Green with increased awareness and visibility for environmental issues." We intend to take this objective very seriously
Tips on becoming an SC&RA advocate
Plan now to make a difference in 2009. As an SC&RA member, you are an ambassador for your industry's significant causes. There is much you can do to champion SC&RA efforts to ensure you and your fellow members safely, legally and
SC&RA in the Antipodes
As part of SC&RA's mission of generating new members and a co-operative spirit among American members and their international counterparts, the association completed a successful International Business Forum, 3 to 13 November, in Australia and New Zealand
John Ball wins Irish Government support for IPAF Summit
John Ball, the President of IPAF (the International Powered Access Federation), has met with the Irish Prime Minister - known as the Taoiseach - Brian Cowen to introduce him to IPAF and its aims.
Ashtead founder Burnett to speak at ERA convention
George Burnett, the former chief executive and founder of the Ashtead Group, will be the keynote speaker at the ERA Convention taking place on 26-27 May 2009 at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, UK.
European rental market valued at €33.6 billion
The European equipment rental industry was worth €33.6 billion in 2008, a 2.8% decrease on the previous year, according to new research commissioned by the European Rental Association. The figure comprises €24.4 billion for rental of equipment without operators and €9.2 billion with operators.
Your guide to the second European Rental Awards
The second European Rental Awards – being organised again by International Rental News (IRN) and the European Rental Association (ERA) – will take place in Manchester on 26 May during the ERA’s 2009 convention. Murray Pollok reports.
ERA launches online sustainability survey
The European Rental Association (ERA) has launching an online survey to discover what actions rental companies are taking on the issue of sustainability or corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Crane association launched in Australia
The Northern Territory Crane Association (NTCA) has been launched in Darwin, Australia. Among the group of industry professionals at the opening were John Gillespie, Crane Industry Council of Australia president, and Alan Marshall, chief executive officer
ARA says stimulus package 'critical' for rental industry
The American Rental Association has repeated its call for an economic stimulus package for the equipment rental industry.
Record number of PAL Cards from IPAF
IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) issued a record 81378 PAL (Powered Access Licences) cards in 2008. That was 8.1% more than the 75212 cards issued in 2007.
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