“There are arguments that Dubai is a bubble about to burst. But it's a place with great ambitions. It's run like a business – I believe Dubai is just at the beginning of something great. It may plateau for a while, but I can't see it stopping.” Pardraig Nagle, Action International Services
With almost 1000 exhibitors and over 90000 visitors, Samoter is one of the ‘heavyweights' of the construction exhibition scene. This year's event, in Verona, Italy on 5-9 March, promises to be well worth a visit.
One of the biggest challenges for the European Rental Association (ERA) is to represent the industry in Brussels, having a positive influence on new European Union regulations and legislation that will have an impact on the rental sector. What has the association been doing?
Atlas Copco Portable Air is developing lighter, smaller compressors and generators, and offering additional services targeted at rental buyers. Murray Pollok reports from the division's headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium.
New waste management and recycling regulations in Europe will force contractors to take a new approach to managing waste materials on sites, and provide rental companies with a new opportunity, as Marcus Clay, managing director of Digbits, explains.