All Govt & Regulatory Articles

EU electrical hazard policy impossible to deliver, says Access sector
Industry surprised by clause in draft European Machinery Regulations requiring mobile machinery to prevent contact with overhead power lines
How to keep smart construction machines safe from hackers
Experts discuss how contractors can protect their fleets against ransomware and terror attacks
New York’s plan to attract new construction workers
US$18 million programme aimed to entice new workers into construction 
EU Machinery Regulation to impact rental
Regulation covers AI, cybersecurity, high risk machines and more
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
How technology is keeping Rail Baltica on track
International project is utilising technology as it moves to the construction phase
High court JCB/Manitou patent ruling
UK court finds Manitou infringed JCB patents, but rejects three other claims 
Modulaire fined following Buko acquisition
Fine paid for omitting to inform anti-trust authority of purchase
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
North American rental: momentum, with challenges
The industry is on the brink of substantial growth as both rental companies and access manufacturers ramp up to meet demand. Lindsey Anderson reports
Construction associations join to condemn Russia
FIEC, EIC and CICA have released a joint statement on Russia’s ‘war of aggression’ against Ukraine
ANSI A92 Standards – 15 years in the making
In 2007, IPAF’s Tony Groat broke down what the then-new ANSI A92.3 and A92.5 standards entailed. We asked Groat to look back at the last 15 years and discuss what’s changed.
UK budget disappoints equipment owners
Association accuses UK Chancellor of failing after no change to red diesel rebate end date
Construction’s first universal standard for reporting emissions
International coalition establishes new method of accounting for carbon emissions 
United awarded for work with veterans
United Rentals received multiple awards for its hiring, retention and professional development of veterans
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
‘Huge disappointment’ in HS2 project changes
Elimination of Leeds to Birmingham section of HS2 project will “significantly dent confidence in the sector”
10% drop in construction emissions misleading says report
Lockdowns and slowing economies have reduced CO2, not decarbonising measures
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