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Portable power: Power on the move
Portable power is a key component to the efficiency and performance of any construction site
AI Confidence Survey: upbeat in 2018
There is an upbeat view of the access industry as participants in AI’s annual Confidence Survey give a thumps up for the next 12 months
GPS & Telematics: The digital future
Technology of machine communication and other machine controls is complex, but is nearly everywhere
North America Regional Report: Reserved optimism
While big promises might prompt skepticism, Thomas Allen suggests there is cause for optimism in the North American construction market – it just needs to be tempered
Pumps: Surging ahead
Manufacturers have to push innovation so their pumps can meet demands put on them
Falsework & Formwork: Bolstering efficiency
Falsework and formwork have an important role to play in making construction sites more efficient  
Tunnelling: Underground successes
Major tunnel projects are getting in to their stride across Europe this year, including high-speed rail  
Utilities: Specialist machines
Whether it is laying pipes or fibre optic cables, the right machine for the job is a priority
Surveying: Surveying change
The world of surveying is subject to much change, with the introduction of new techologies
Interview: AFI Group
AFI acquired Kimberly Access earlier this year, making it the biggest specialist access equipment rental company in the UK. Shareholder and recently inaugurated IPAF president Nick Selley talks to AI about the company’s plans globally and his view of consolidation in the access market  
Falsework & formwork: True to form
Careful planning is the key to unlocking the full potential of falsework and formwork
Demolition and recycling: Getting creative
Demolition and recycling jobs are rarely simple, requiring equipment that can meet a range of challenges
Foundations
A look at the demanded of machines drilling foundations, as projects grow in scale and ambition
Ukrainian tower crane market poised to rise
A strong rise in demand is forecast for the tower crane market in Ukraine
Mixing techology
Advances that improve the speed and strength of concrete and asphalt mixers, while aiding sustainability
Pumps: Going with the flow
With the variety of challenges that can be met on a construction site, Construction Europe discovers that choosing the right pump for the job is crucial
Telematics: Connectivity is key
Telematics is nothing new in the construction industry, but new tech is certainly driving it forward
Surveying: ‘The future is here’
BIM is almost everywhere, cameras are in the air over jobsites – surveying is changing all the time
Gone with the wind: turbine transport
Bigger components for wind farms are creating very different challenges for the companies tasked with transporting them
Excavators: More than just a digger
Thomas Allen discovers that the versatility of the latest generation of excavators is almost boundless
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