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SPOA tackles bridge strikes in plant transportation
Summit highlights extent of bridge collisions
Interview: Why a US construction body has started a legal battle with Biden
Associated General Contractors outgoing chief executive Stephen Sandherr on 27 years representing the construction industry
UK rental industry responds to Autumn statement
Full expensing made permanent, but some elements of the industry excluded
Canadian Rental Association unveils scholarships
Scholarships to “empower next generation of leaders”
Why engineers must embrace uncertainty
Sue Arundale of EFCA explores how construction needs to remain adaptable and responsive to unforeseen challenges
Why Germany plans to use automatic approvals to speed up infrastructure projects
Germany to move ahead with plans to approve infrastructure projects more quickly after meeting of Chancellor and heads of government of the federal states.
China attempts to curb public-private partnership projects amid rising debts
China has ordered its local governments to halt public-private partnership projects identified as “problematic” and replaced a 10% budget spending allowance for these ventures with a vetting mechanism by Beijing as it tries to curb municipal debt risks.
Ireland urged to raise demo project tax to 23%
Chartered Institute of Building says current 13% VAT “creates perverse environment”
Video: What is the current state of the European construction sector?
Sebastian Popp, Economic Affairs Manager at CECE, recently spoke with Construction Europe magazine at the Off-Highway Conference 2023
Construction association sues to block major changes to US construction labour regulations
The Association of General Contractors (AGC) has launched a legal action to block the US government from making a major update to construction labour regulations.
China achieves 90% of road reconstruction projects target
During the first three quarters, 5,409 dangerous bridges on rural roads were renovated
Two former SF engineers charged with accepting bribes for construction permits after FBI probe
Two former San Francisco Department of Building Inspeciton (DBI) construction plan engineers have been charged with accepting bribes in return for expediting and approving building and construction plan permits, following an FBI investigation.
Aecom pays $11.8m to settle Hurricane Disaster Relief allegations
Engineering company Aecom has paid US$11.8 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims to the Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA) for the replacement of educational facilities damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Emerging markets ‘need US$1.5 trillion’ to make buildings greener
World Bank says construction tech could be used to help cut emissions 
Will the Green Deal aggravate the housing crisis?
FIEC calls on EU institutions to analyse the implications of the Green Deal for new housebuilding
Silicosis: ‘the biggest risk to construction workers after asbestos’
What is silicosis and why is it a threat to construction workers?
How to make new EU crane regulations work
Manufacturers and ESTA are discussing how to make new European machinery regulations work in practice re power line contact
Cost of controversial US pipeline project rises to US$7.2 billion
Total cost of natural gas pipeline system increases, and completion date pushed back
Trackunit launches emissions reporting software
Solution enables accurate tracking of emissions
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