All Govt & Regulatory Articles

EU banking regulations could cost 440,000 construction jobs
Contractor association FIEC voices concerns over implementation of the Basel lll agreement
How are materials passports changing construction?
KHL writer Lucy Barnard analyses the use of materials passports in construction
The future of German infrastructure
Government prioritises infrastructure projects and a climate-neutral construction sector
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 
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
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
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 
Call for halt to EU’s steel import restrictions
European industry association FIEC says steel safeguard measures are endangering ongoing and future construction projects
Construction associations join to condemn Russia
FIEC, EIC and CICA have released a joint statement on Russia’s ‘war of aggression’ against Ukraine
Tender launched to extend nuclear capacity in Czech Republic
The Czech Republic’s electricity producer, Cez, shortlists bidders for new unit at Dukovany power station
Spring Statement fails to deliver for construction
Rishi Sunak’s mini-budget is ‘an exercise of smoke and mirrors’, says the CEA
A vision for net-zero buildings
Zsolt Toth of the Building Performance Institute of Europe discusses the need to measure the whole-life carbon emissions of the built environment
Four reasons building physics engineering is on the rise
Rob Gill on the key construction challenges that will see his specialism go mainstream this year
FIEC highlights distortive foreign subsidies
EC proposal for regulation on foreign subsidies ‘will impact construction’
New CECE presidency announced
Niklas Nillroth, CECE president for the last two years, hands over the baton
London mayor calls for construction worker visa
Sadiq Khan says Gov must introduce temporary visa system to avoid impending crisis
Transport regs tighten in Europe
Regulations for abnormal load transports are tightening in Germany, France and Belgium, reports transport and crane association ESTA
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