Longer Reads

Sustainable construction materials
With the eyes of the world increasingly looking at how sustainable construction is, the use of ‘greener’ materials could make a real difference
Material concerns: What the global energy crisis means for construction
How rising costs for energy and materials are impacting the global construction industry 
Site report: Rosenlund meets high-rise demolition challenge
In 2020, Rosenlund Contractors were tasked with taking on the demolition of multiple high-rise buildings in the central business district, Brisbane.
Site report: Sarens moves through pyramid path
Sarens doubled up 12 axles lines of SPMT to lift and move an ancient solar boat through the Egyptian pyramids to its new location in the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo
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.
The future of MEWP batteries
Interview: Noble Zhang, C&D Trojan general manager, discusses battery options for aerial platforms 
PSC Crane & Rigging tackles multi-modal relocation of stacker-reclaimer
Safely rigging and transporting a huge port stacker-reclaimer required precise performance by PSC. 
Why rental dominates in India
Rental penetration in India surpasses that of many mature markets
How can software improve fleet management?
From energy consumption to geolocations and operator availability, different software can help record and keep track of useful data to optimise fleet management. Niamh Marriott reports
Wind industry to see rebound in 2022
Renewable energy is an important topic in today’s environment, and the wind power sector is benefitting.
8 key total cost of ownership considerations
Mark Coleman, chief executive of UK contractor Coleman Group, describes his company’s approach
Investing in India’s construction industry
Despite the challenges that continue to disrupt the construction sector, India is emerging as a growing economy that has learned to adapt and overcome
A conversation with incoming SC&RA president
Ed Bernard will accept the gavel from Kevin Johnston at the SC&RA Annual Conference this month.
Skyjack president discusses new facilities in China
Interview: Ken McDougall on how Skyjack will serve the Asia Pacific region
Powertrain industry aims to shift gears
Manufacturers hope for supply chain improvements by year’s end
Telematics: The data driving construction machines
Monitoring data streams to help drive down costs and carbon emissions
Automating and innovating concrete with technology
Meeting sustainability targets is driving the concrete industry to innovate its processes and create ‘smart’ technology, reports Catrin Jones
How rental software and digital tech drive growth
Suppliers are focusing not just on data, but how to make the most of it
A deep look at Caterpillar’s approach to technology
ACE at work: CTO Karl Weiss talks about the integration of autonomy, connectivity and electrification
Investing in the future of quarrying and mining
Investment is – slowly – transforming the quarrying and mining sector into one with more integrated technology and sustainable equipment, writes Andy Brown
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