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Arbitration in Austria
Austria's arbitration procedures were updated last year to fall into line with the UNCITRAL model. Thomas Frad and Otto Dietrich of KWR review the changes and their implications for construction.
Urban commitment
FIEC has given its support to the Leipzig Charter on 'Sustainable European Cities', which was adopted by the EU in May. The construction sector has a massive part to play in sustainable development, and FIEC welcomes this more coordinated approach to the issues.
Fuel revolution
The requirements of the 2011 Stage IIIB engine emissions laws mean construction equipment will have to start using ultra-low sulphur diesel fuel. The Commission has proposed that this fuel will be available at the end 2009, and CECE would like to see the directive governing this come into force as soon as possible.
Network investment
Technological innovation in road construction equipment is helping to improve machinery performance and ease labour-intensive operations. Becca Wilkins reports on the latest from the European road-building sector and rounds up the most recent equipment developments.
Bigger, better, faster
Bauma saw the launch of numerous 'bigger and better' pieces of equipment for the concrete industry, but there was also a focus on safety, service and efficiency. Meanwhile the consolidation among the major players in quarrying, cement and concrete production is having effects throughout the industry. Richard High reports.
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