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Review of 2005
Last year saw impressive gains for European and Japanese share prices, even though the US markets stagnated. But as strong as these gains were, they were out-performed by an extremely bullish construction sector. Chris Sleight reports.
UK constructiond
As we enter 2006, the UK construction industry faces significant challenges in delivering major projects – not least in the run-up to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Neal Morris and Nick Roberts of Pinsent Masons look at the key issues of procurement and the skills shortage, and what this means for the wider European industry.
Occupational stress
Reserach completed in 2004 showed that occupational stress is not a major issue for the construction industry. Howwever, it is still an important issue, which FIEC has taken a stance on.
Noise exemptions
The second stage of the “noise directive” came into force at the start of this year, which broadly required a -3 dB(A) reduction in noise emissions from construction equipment. C E C E is pleased to report that a lastminute amendment has been passed into law, exempting certain types of machinery where it would have been technically impossible to comply with stage II.
Paris in the springtime
With more than 1500 exhibitors over 350000 m2 of space Intermat will once again be the focal point for the world's construction equipment manufacturers and users. In the frist of three articles, C E previews this year's event and some of the products being launched at the show.
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