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Construction Insights March 2023

03 March 2023

The construction industry is one of the largest in the world and plays a crucial role in driving economic growth, employment and the development of essential infrastructure. With ESG factors becoming increasingly important to the sector, as well as rising regulation, compliance and costs, what are the issues that will be affecting the sector in 2023? 

DWF's construction team has developed a short guide to explore some of the key issues that will impact the international industry in the coming months. 

Canada | Ottawa | DWF


While residential construction in Canada shows no sign of slowing down, housing unaffordability is at an all-time high and the Canadian government has been under increasing pressure to do something about it.
France | Paris | DWF


Part of the provisions of the Climate and Resilience Law of 22nd August 2021 will come into force on 1st July 2023 including article 101, which is related to greening, vegetation and solarisation of future buildings. 
DWF India


Despite being a highly regulated sector, the multiplicity of regulatory authorities in India governing the procedures and regulations has led to complicated and time-consuming procedures for approvals, licenses and clearances.
Italy | Milan | DWF


The reform of the Italian Public Procurement Code is currently passing through Parliament but is scheduled to come into force on 1st  April 2023. Our experts summarise the key changes.
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In Mexico, laws and regulations governing construction vary depending on the location where the construction project takes place, as well as the type or purpose, size and/or nature of project.
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This article explores what critical legislations and government policies, enacted or implemented, could significantly impact the Nigerian construction industry in 2023.
Poland | Warsaw | DWF


An amendment to the Building Law, aimed at simplifying and digitizing the construction process in Poland, came into force on the 27th January 2023. 
Singapore | DWF


The construction industry in Singapore will be impacted by several key legal issues and updates to existing acts or new legislation in 2023.
Spain | Madrid | DWF


This article explores the future Housing Law, which is currently under development in Spain. 
UK | London | DWF

UK & Ireland

Whilst the Building Safety Act 2022 (the 'Act') became law last year only limited provisions came into effect with the majority set to be implemented in 2023. 

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