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What are the benefits of modular construction?
Off-site construction offers alternative methods to contractors
CHIPS Act set to benefit American manufacturers
In August 2022, Congress passed the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) Act – a $280 billion investment in advanced manufacturing, research and technology.
G20 countries short on reducing emissions
A report has found that countries are not moving in line with net zero targets
Scale of Ukraine reconstruction highlighted at Bauma
Cost of reconstruction could be as high as US$540 billion
CECE launches initiative to measure equipment use
European industry body says Uptime Tracker will gather data from 400,000 machines
US$778 million fine for Lafarge for actions in Syria
Lafarge to pay US Department of Justice after pleading guilty to funding terror groups to keep factory open 
Construction blueprint for ‘best practice’
Comprehensive toolkit incorporating worldwide building and construction best practices to be established by global research
Construction costs jump 12%
The US construction industry is said to be suffering from inflation and ‘Buy American’ scheme could make matters worse 
EFCA report looks to future of consulting engineering
Trade body’s Future Trends Report for 2022
EU timber regulations to be replaced
Timber importers will have to familiarise themselves with new regulations
Interview: ERA president Stéphane Hénon on the future of rental
Pierre Bouls’ successor as President of the European Rental Association speaks to IRN
Kobelco suspends some machine sales in Europe
Temporary stop on certain crane and excavator sales due to Hino engine emission certification issue
South Africa to increase renewable energy
The country has signed three project agreements amounting to 420 MW
Can SME contractors be hydrogen powered?
Bramble Energy’s Peter Sayce describes four pillars of infrastructure that could enable greater hydrogen use in European construction
Restrictive regulations in Italy
Frustration is growing in Italy at illogical and inefficient permit regulations
German construction ‘will be short of 100,000 workers by 2030’
Bauindustrie welcomes government support to adress the problem
Hong Kong tower crane collapse kills 3 injures 6
Government labour department investigating luffing jib tower crane collapse
How is construction becoming more sustainable?
Sustainable practices in construction are on the up, and the industry is adopting new technologies to reduce emissions
Decommissioning resumes at Chernobyl nuclear plant
Ukrainian authorities restore works license, after occupying Russian forces exit
What happens if construction companies breach safety regulations?
Joe Harmon, chief product owner at Evotix outlines the importance of keeping construction workers safe, and how failure to comply with regulations can lead to severe consequences.
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