Construction Sector News

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
Time to embrace digitalisation
Kerstin Greiner of Shell Lubricant Solutions on why Europe’s construction companies must tackle the digital skills gap
How new site dumpers are meeting growing demand
New site dumper releases are meeting demand for lower emission, compact options and all-important safety upgrades.
Why the pandemic is encouraging more women to work in construction
Why construction was one of the only sectors where the number of jobs held by women increased
Six construction technology trends
Hexagon’s Fabio Ponzio looks at the technology trends driving the building industry in 2022
GCCA: The path to net zero concrete
Thomas Guillot, chief executive of the Global Cement and Concrete Association on the industry’s path to Net Zero Concrete and the sustainable world of tomorrow
How can employers overcome skills shortages and fill vacancies?
As the pandemic further exacerbates problems finding good new employees, how can employers fill vacancies? 
How is digitisation changing the falsework and framework process?
Digitisation is taking hold in several areas of the falsework and formwork process, enabling the sector to increase efficiency, reduce costs and plan even more ambitious projects
Is construction taking slave labour seriously?
The International Labour Organisation estimates that 4.5 million people are currently working in construction against their will
African nations impacted as China tightens Belt and Road
China tightens Belt and Road financing, with impact of Covid-19 partly to blame, according to a news report from Reuters
Test drive: JCB 525-60E telehandler
KHL ‘Test drive’: equipment expert Dan Gilkes puts JCB’s 525-60E electric telehandler under the microscope
Exclusive interview: Scott Park, Doosan Bobcat CEO, on hydrogen, supply chains and new products
Despite the pandemic, supply chain issues, and other challenges, construction equipment sales are booming
Infrastructure’s technology testbeds
Mark Sugden of Withers & Rogers looks at why so many construction innovations are first tested on mega projects
How concrete is evolving in the race to Net Zero
As one of the most widely used human-made materials, concrete has long played a vital role in construction and is quickly evolving
Why ‘The Great Resignation’ hit Construction
How firms are struggling to recruit the skills they need to capitalise on a post-pandemic boom
9 key points from President Biden’s US$1 trillion infrastructure bill
We look at the key areas where investment opportunities lie following the approval of Joe Biden’s US$1 trillion infrastructure bill
Top 10 ‘best places’ in the world for construction workers
Which countries rank highest across the world as the best place for construction workers?
How technology and onsite equipment is reducing construction’s carbon footprint
Leila Steed looks at how technology is transforming onsite construction equipment and helping contractors reduce their carbon footprint
How the excavator market is rallying in a post-covid world
Crawler excavators are peerless when it comes to heavy earthmoving applications, but the operator experience is also a driving force behind the latest models
15 types of cyber attack
What are the specific types of cyber attack that are posing a threat to the construction industry?
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