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Contractors face ‘runaway costs’
Contractors are increasing their bid prices, but rising cost of materials set to continue 
EU banking regulations could cost 440,000 construction jobs
Contractor association FIEC voices concerns over implementation of the Basel lll agreement
How are materials passports changing construction?
KHL writer Lucy Barnard analyses the use of materials passports in construction
The future of German infrastructure
Government prioritises infrastructure projects and a climate-neutral construction sector
The evolution of demolition
Big changes in the past 30 years mean demolishers can be trusted with full control of a project
FIFA urged to pay compensation to Qatar construction workers
Thousands of workers working on projects for the World Cup are believed to have been killed or injured
New FIEC president announced
Irish contractor Philip Crampton succeeds Thomas Bauer as head of the European construction industry federation
Court upholds Syrian charges against Lafarge
Case relates to Syrian plant that was kept open during civil war, endangering staff that worked there 
SC&RA’s insurance platform delivers mutual value
SC&RA renewed its agreement with the two endorsed market partners of its Property & Casualty Insurance Platform.
Demolition or refurbishment?
Increasing numbers of politicians and architects are favouring reused buildings over demolition
Modulaire fined following Buko acquisition
Fine paid for omitting to inform anti-trust authority of purchase
3D printer to be used for wind turbine construction
3D printer the size of a three-story building can print tower sections up to 20m high
Worker shortages, war in Ukraine and lockdowns hit US construction
AGC calls for end to construction material tariffs amid serious labour and supply chain issues
Outlook for German construction
German construction is emerging from the Covid pandemic relatively strongly, but is not, as Scott Hazelton of IHS Markit reports, without its challenges
Epiroc launches energy saving drum cutter
VC2000 enables users to save up to 40% energy compared to other models
Biden administration encourage US iron and steel
It has been reported that imported iron and steel were high last year
ERA pushes for rental in EU sustainability criteria
ERA is advocating for the broad inclusion of rental in EU Taxonomy list of sustainable activities
How can jobsite health and safety be improved?
Managing jobsite health and safety risks is vital for the future of the construction industry 
US$8 billion Indonesian high-speed railway nears completion
The railway will be open to passengers in June 2023
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