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When will the China access market reach maturity?
The Chinese MEWP sector is still growing quickly, at around 40% year-on-year, but is several steps from maturity 
GCCA reveals 7 ways to reach concrete ‘Net Zero’
The world’s leading cement and concrete manufacturers have made a global commit to cut CO2 emissions by a further 25% by 2030
How did Saudi Aramco perform this major lift at Fadhili gas plant?
Early 2021 saw a critical lift performed at the Fadhili gas plant in Saudi Arabia when a reboiler tube was removed for inspection. Mustafa Al Abdulmohsin reports
Lifecycle of a crane: the Demag CC 4800
Crawler cranes tend to last a long time, especially the good quality ones that are well looked after. This is the tale of a crane through its already long and still ongoing life. ICST reports
Construction equipment: Adaptable attachments
A growing demand for attachments prompts suppliers to focus on attachment durability and adaptability
The future of equipment rental: What will change?
Appleton column: How businesses are adapting to evolutions in the rental industry, and the risks and rewards entailed
Why the rental sector is expanding its services
Major equipment rental companies around the world are extending the services they can offer
5 OEMs meeting construction’s electrification challenge
As the construction equipment continues to meet the alternative energy challenge head on, here’s a roundup of some recent electric-powered offerings from OEMs
Top 10 MEWP rental companies in North America
The annual ALH Aerials20 list illustrates a return to growth – with potential to hit record levels in the coming years – for the MEWP rental market in North America. ALH dissects the data.
How FDI can lead Vietnam’s MEWP covid resurgence
The country is suffering acutely from Covid-19, yet its MEWP market holds great potential, as rental pioneer TNC explains 
How covid, carbon and construction tech is changing Bauma
Lucy Barnard speaks to exhibition organisers and major OEMs about the future of construction trade shows
Choosing the right stabilization pad
Mike Blaser discusses what to look for in stabilization pads.
Detailing George Young Company’s industry legacy
Hannah Sundermeyer reflects on the rich history of George Young Company.
How the Pandemic and 5G can spur construction innovation
The increasing adoption of 5G will speed up the digitisation of construction and should bring benefits to all of the industry
Why decomissioning is becoming big business
Decommissioning is going from niche operation to big business very quickly. D&Ri rounds up some of the latest developments.
Considerations when purchasing articulating booms
Fleet owners looking to expand or refresh their articulated lines have a myriad of options to choose from. So, how can you make the right choice?
The future of Buckner HeavyLift
Doug Williams and his daughter Meredith Williams talk to D.Ann Shiffler about the company’s future.
Delivering the world’s largest observation wheel
Constructing the the Ain Dubai wheel has been no mean feat, especially when you factor in sandstorms, strong offshore winds and scorching temperatures
‘Big Carl’: How to handle the world’s biggest crane at Hinkley Point
Ashley Daniels, the head of lifting at Hinkley Point C, reveals what it’s like to be the man in charge of the world’s biggest and most powerful crane
BIM: a game-changing technology?
What are the benefits of building information modelling and what is its role going forward?
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