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Why construction is training record numbers of mental health first aiders
Can mental health first aiders effectively help colleagues in crisis?
Why are mini excavators still increasing in popularity and who’s buying them?
Catrin Jones takes a look at some of the newest developments and what is next for the well-loved compact machine
Brendan Bechtel: Construction’s suicide rate is ‘a shameful statistic’
The high rate of suicide in the construction industry is a ‘shameful statistic’ but the stigma around it is finally being broken down
Interview: New IPAF president on what’s next in ensuring safety when working at height
Karel Huijser, the new president of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), looks at inclusivity, sustainability, globalization and more
South Africa building collapse death toll rises to 32
A total of 32 people, thought to be construction workers, have now been confirmed dead following a building collapse in South Africa
No Falls Week addresses key safety issue
Initiative from No falls Foundation supported by industry, including IPAF 
10 new ‘megaprojects’ certified by US Department of Labor
A look at new megaprojects approved and funded by the US government
Wired differently: Harnessing neurodiverse talent in construction
What skills can people with autism, dyslexia and ADHD bring to the construction sector?
Exam window opens for NDA’s Certified Demolition Supervisor qualification
Industry professionals have until 31 May, 2024, to apply for July certification exam
Improving mental health in the construction industry
SC&RA endorses a new, ongoing effort to promote mental health in the trades.
Five killed and dozens trapped as under-construction building collapses in South Africa
Five people have died and dozens more are trapped after a multi-storey building under construction in the city of George, South Africa, collapsed on Tuesday (7 May).
Manitowoc donates crane simulator to Texas IUOE
The equipment allows students to practice basic crane operations and become more familiar with the controls.
Worker in fatal incident at Fehmarnbelt Tunnel site in Germany
A labourer was killed following a heavy work accident
Video: Virtual equipment training in action
Greg Lindsay, Business Developer at Tenstar Simulation runs us through how the company’s virtual simulator practically works 
Looking up: Global high-rise construction trends
Worries over financing, liquidity in some regions, and meeting sustainability seem to be lessening as the planet’s urban centres keep building into the sky
Are mild winters helping European construction efficiency?
How a global warming trend is helping winter construction activity
The risk of noise in construction and new ways of protecting workers from it
What can construction companies do to protect workers’ hearing as International Noise Awareness Day approaches?
How Turkey is rebuilding a year on from devastating earthquake
What challenges face Turkey’s construction industry a year after the country was hit by a devastating earthquake?
GSR targets young jobseekers with educational event
Student event part of Made In Italy day in partnership with educators and association 
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