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Published by Il Sole 24ore the “Handbook of construction law 2021” edited by Mr. Michele Rizzo

Published by Il Sole 24ore the “Handbook of construction law 2021” edited by Mr. Michele Rizzo

The “Handbook of construction law. The legislation for private buildings after the pandemic, between sustainability, digitalization and simplification” (Italian title: “Prontuario di edilizia. La normativa per l’edilizia privata dopo la pandemia, tra sostenibilità, digitalizzazione e semplificazione“) was published by Il Sole 24 Ore a few days ago and is available online on the e-commerce platform “Shopping24” and in bookstores.

The book is designed for technical professionals and more generally for all operators of the real estate & construction sector. The aim is to give the intended readers a brief and user-oriented reasoned analysis of the main legislative interventions that have reshaped the Italian legislation applicable to private building construction since the outbreak of COVID-19, from the Decree ‘Cura Italia’ of March 2020 (D.L. n. 18/2020, conv. with L. n. 27/2020) the recent conversion into law of the Decree Simplifications 2021 (D.L., n. 77/2021, conv. with L. n. 108/2021), passing through the discipline of Superbonus 110% introduced by art. 119 of the Decree Relaunch (D.L. n. 34/2020, conv. with L. n. 77/2020) and for the equally significant innovations of the Decree Simplifications 2020 (D.L. n. 76/2020, conv. in L. n. 120/2020).

A look, albeit synthetic, is dedicated also to the most relevant requirements of Legislative Decree n. 48 of 10 June 2020, implementing European Directive 2018/844/EU on the energy performance of buildings (c.d. Directive EPBD III).

The book focuses on the recent provisions related to the general institutes of simplification of administrative activities provided by the law n. 241/1990 on administrative proceeding impacting on the building sector – silence-consent mechanism, power of replacement of inactive public authorities in complex proceedings and limitations to the power of reconsideration of public authorities –  as well as the new measures encouraging the restructuring of property buildings in a more energy-environmental efficient and safe way. The latter constitutes, in the view of Italian rulemakers, a key element of the policies aiming at tackling climate change and, more generally, boosting economic recovery in the post-pandemic period.

One of the strong points of the book is the significant and updated regulatory appendix, which contains the main regulatory measures that currently govern private construction industry in Italy.

Michele Rizzo – author also of the chapters dedicated to the latest developments related to the permitting for the deep renovation of existing buildings (also through their demolition and reconstruction) and construction and/or repowering renewable energy source (RES) plants, in particular small-scale ones – intends to thank in these pages the professionals who have enthusiastically joined the initiative and have contributed with their articles to enrich the book.

Click here to see the index of “Handbook of construction law 2021” of Il Sole 24ore

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