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Concern grows over transport bureaucracy in Germany
European transport and crane association backs campaign for reform of Germany’s transport permit system
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.
Scale of Ukraine reconstruction highlighted at Bauma
Cost of reconstruction could be as high as US$540 billion
Kobelco suspends some machine sales in Europe
Temporary stop on certain crane and excavator sales due to Hino engine emission certification issue
Restrictive regulations in Italy
Frustration is growing in Italy at illogical and inefficient permit regulations
Hong Kong tower crane collapse kills 3 injures 6
Government labour department investigating luffing jib tower crane collapse
How to keep smart construction machines safe from hackers
Experts discuss how contractors can protect their fleets against ransomware and terror attacks
Controversy over Skanska loader crane ban
Industry association warns of far-reaching consequences for contractor’s hydraulic truck loader crane ban
€23.5bn UK nuclear project gets go-ahead
UK government and EDF now in discussions over funding of Sizewell C project
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.
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 US to end tariffs on materials
Construction employment and spending up again in US, but tariffs could halt progress
US$2.9 billion for US transport infrastructure
Grant money part of President Biden’s US$1.2 trillion infrastructure bill
Biggest US construction wage rise in 40 years
Contractors association says more needs to be done to ensure workers can pursue jobs in construction as worker shortages look set to worsen 
Transport regs tighten in Europe
Regulations for abnormal load transports are tightening in Germany, France and Belgium, reports transport and crane association ESTA
Supreme Court blocks vaccine mandate
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate for businesses of more than 100 employees. 
Video interview: America’s US$1.2 trillion infrastructure bill
Peter Comstock, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) senior director of legislative affairs on Biden’s US$1.2 trillion infrastructure bill
Why ‘The Great Resignation’ hit Construction
How firms are struggling to recruit the skills they need to capitalise on a post-pandemic boom
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