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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.
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 
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
New SCRA resource to help tower crane rental agreements
Understanding Tower Crane Bare Rental Agreements was introduced last week at the Crane and Rigging Workshop in Chicago, USA
Heavy industry big part of climate crisis solution, says Mammoet
Mammoet’s head of sustainability, Erica Gray, discusses engineered heavy lifting’s role as an enabler of the climate change transition
OSHA to develop emergency standard for vaccination mandate
OSHA will issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to outline the requirments for how vaccination mandates will be enforced.
US Senate passes $1 trillion infrastructure package
After many months of negotiations, the Senate gave bipartisan approval for the infrastructure bill
US edges closer to trillion-dollar infrastructure deal
US ‘has a deal’ in principle but numerous hurdles remain before bill becomes law
Advancing advocacy through education
SC&RA’s new Environmental Policy Committee seeks to establish awareness, action and opportunity
Major steps at Tadano Group in Germany
Restructuring at Tadano and Demag in Germany is going to plan and on course for completion as scheduled in Q1 2022
Permit industry adapts and overcomes
Hannah Sundermeyer reports on permitting updates and market insight as the industry looks towards a new year.
Industry optimism in new administration
What can the industry expect from the new-look White House? Joel Dandrea discusses.
Pilot car industry ensures critical roadway safety
Louis Juneau offers a candid look at the pilot car industry and why it’s so important to rigging a heavy haul.
Pete Buttigieg tapped as US transportation secretary
Industry officials support the nomination with an eye toward infrastructure investment
Department of Commerce terminates investigation into mobile crane imports
Following Manitowoc’s withdrawal of its application and request to stop the Article 232 investigation, the U.S. Department of Commerce terminated the investigation.
Bloomberg economist: Expect more gridlock in US
Despite a new incoming administration, a meaningful stimulus package seems remote
US construction officials call for action on infrastructure
Industry groups express hope for post-election cooperation toward economic revitalisation
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