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Spider lifts - an advancing sector
AI rounds up the manufacturers’ latest launches and product plans
Drilling down to the details
Many construction sectors have benefitted as manufacturers look to make their products more versatile and comprehensive
Rental Confidence Survey 2021: analysis paralysis
A summary of the findings of the 2021 crane rental confidence survey. CHRISTIAN SHELTON reports
Interview: GOMACO
GOMACO’s Kent Godbersen and Kevin Klein talk about the impact of Covid, new technology and the development of concrete paving equipment
Sling protection rises in popularity
Sam Socolow discusses the importance of sling protection.
North American crane companies tackle multi-phase modernization
With government infrastructure spending a hot topic, ACT reports on two complicated infrastructure projects.
Crane industry sees stimulus surge
As the nation emerges from the pandemic, the finance sector is bullish about crane sales.
Interview: Ritchie Bros.
Ritchie Bros. says 2021 used equipment sales show no signs of slowing down. Lindsey Anderson reports.
The road to carbon neutral concrete
Dr Andrew Minson, Concrete and Sustainable Construction Director, Global Cement and Concrete Association, on reducing carbon emissions
Repair and refurbishment: superb refurb
Unavoidable aging means continual evolution in the world of repair and refurbishment. Christian Shelton reports
ERA/IRN RentalTracker shows complicated recovery
The Q1 ERA/IRN RentalTracker indicates a positive outlook offset by caution
Project overview: Galataport
Salvatore Miranda, a senior engineer with the Italian contractor Trevi, gives an insight into the fascinating port project in the heart of Istanbul
Interview: Jahangir Doongaji, Hilti
Jahangir Doongaji, member of the executive board at Hilti Group, speaks about the digital transformation of the construction industry and how technology can make the sector more productive while easing the burden on its workers
Interview: Thomas Bitter, Volvo CE
Thomas Bitter, head of technology for Volvo CE on the role of new technology on the earthmoving equipment of the future
LONGER READ: Data fusion
Angus Kennard, former Kennards Hire CEO, explains why he has created a new business, Inauro, to help rental companies manage data.
Construction hoists for modern builds
Hoist design is influenced by the wider construction industry and new techniques in the industry 
High altitude rentals
IRN’s Murray Pollok talks to Aggreko’s Pablo Varela about the particular demands of a goldmine project high in the Chilean Andes mountains.
Wind sector expects 2021 rebound
While many sectors were stymied during the global Covid-19 pandemic, the North American wind power segment saw record new installations.
Marten leads Manitowoc as power player
From marketing guru to selling the Potain brand, Manitowoc’s Amy Marten is shattering the proverbial glass ceiling.
INTERVIEW: GAM’s Covid-19 resilience
Pedro Luis Fernández, CEO of Spanish rental company GAM, speaks to KHL’s Belinda Smart
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