Construction Sector News

The need for net zero in construction
The climate emergency means the construction industry must evaluate its carbon footprint and develop processes that meet wider sustainability targets and European initiatives - and quickly. Cat Jones reports
Are construction jobs for the boys?
Construction was one of the only industries where the number of jobs held by women increased during the pandemic. Lucy Barnard finds out why and what employers can do to recruit more women during the “she-cession”
Industry interview: Megan Tanel, AEM
The new President of the AEM, Megan Tanel, talks to Andy Brown about tech, skills shortages and the infrastructure bill
What are major contractors doing to promote equal pay?
As Women In Construction Week focuses attention on gender inequality in the construction sector, Lucy Barnard looks at what some of the world’s largest construction companies are doing to employ more women and to promote equal pay
Why diesel engines are here to stay
Electric power and alternative fuels have generated lots of headlines but, with diesel engines cleaner and more powerful than ever before, there’s a lot of life left in them, reports Julian Buckley
Site report: Seattle wastewater tunnel project on track
Enormous TBM at work beneath the streets of Seattle
Next generation surveying: A bird’s eye view
The construction surveying sector is embracing the use of digital tools such as drones and aiming to stay current with constantly evolving technology
Construction surveying, new software and drones
The construction surveying sector is embracing the use of digital tools such as drones
AI – a more intelligent way to build
A view of how artificial intelligence is set to revolutionise the construction industry
How to solve construction’s skills shortage
New infrastructure plans increase demand for labour, but skills shortage makes recruitment difficult
Major cities make push on electric construction equipment
What role are major cities playing in the switch to electric or low-emission construction equipment?
Size matters: why roadbuilders are shrinking with growing urbanisation
As urbanisation grows, so roadbuilding equipment shrinks, with the popularity of compact machines capable of operating in built-up areas booming
Post-Covid and sustainability: how to build a multi-billion-euro airport
Constructing a multi-million (or billion) euro behemoth is complex enough before adding Covid and the need for sustainability to the mix
FIEC highlights distortive foreign subsidies
EC proposal for regulation on foreign subsidies ‘will impact construction’
Can machine learning help mend the contracting system?
How artificial intelligence can help contractors more accurately estimate the length and cost of construction projects
Investing in workforce wearables on construction sites
Exoskeletons can increase worker productivity and comfort, but there are issues to be avoided 
Does engineering design matter for Asia’s future infrastructure investments?
Asia’s future infrastructure is facing increasing scrutiny of its sustainability, constructability, bankability, and resilience
What is the future for mast climbers and hoists?
Modularity and flexibility are just two key elements when it comes to car dimensions and capacity
How global demand and tech are boosting roadbuilding growth
The roadbuilding sector remains poised to see strong growth as there is global demand for new projects
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