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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
Call for halt to EU’s steel import restrictions
European industry association FIEC says steel safeguard measures are endangering ongoing and future construction projects
North American rental: momentum, with challenges
The industry is on the brink of substantial growth as both rental companies and access manufacturers ramp up to meet demand. Lindsey Anderson reports
Developers pledge £5bn to fix unsafe high-rises
Time running out for construction material manufacturers to take responsibility, says Gove
Pakistan construction sector to “expand by 92%”
PCRA reports that the construction sector contributes significantly to global GDP
Construction associations join to condemn Russia
FIEC, EIC and CICA have released a joint statement on Russia’s ‘war of aggression’ against Ukraine
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