International Construction - November 2019
18 November 2019
Included in this issue:
- WORLD NEWS
US bridge collapse report; Qatar poised to end kafala system; drop in sales for Caterpillar and Volvo; AI to combat structural collapses.
- ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Scott Hazelton takes an economic look at the Asia Pacific and discovers a region where growth is slowing down from previous years, but that still has great potential.
- REGIONAL REPORT
India’s construction sector was disrupted this year due to the general election, but with the government promising to keep investment in infrastructure high, the future for construction looks positive. Joe Sargent reports.
- EARTHMOVING EQUIPMENT
Earthmoving equipment is becoming more intelligent than ever before while, at the same time, becoming easier to operate. Andy Brown examines this dichotomy.
- BIGGEST PROJECTS
From the building of a new wharf in the Antarctic, a high-speed rail project in Texas to the construction of a new city in Bolivia, Andy Brown looks at some of the world largest – and most interesting – projects.
- CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
Concrete has been used in construction for thousands of years but how it is used, produced and delivered is constantly evolving, discovers Joe Sargent.
New equipment launches, record-breaking projects and the different regulations around the world in foundations are all looked at by Katherine Weir.
Fred Rio, construction technology expert at Caterpillar, sat down with Andy Brown to talk about the challenges and opportunities of automation and the remote operation of construction equipment.
- OFF-HIGHWAY RESEARCH
A look at sales for different types of construction equipment in the important market of India.