All Concrete Articles

Mixing techology
Advances that improve the speed and strength of concrete and asphalt mixers, while aiding sustainability
Trump wall a step closer
Contracts awarded for concrete prototypes of border wall between Mexico and US
Liebherr crane assembles Liebherr plant
ESB Kranverleih Transport und Hebetechnik used a Liebherr LTM 1070-4.2 mobile crane to build a Liebherr concrete mixing plant
Teamwork pays off in Siberia
Austria’s Tyrolit advises customer Aktivmontage on reducing height of power station chimney by 100 m
Six Raimondi towers up in Paris
University project in Paris, France, to be built with the help of six Raimondi tower cranes from distributor GP Mat International
Revolutionary precast factory in Kenya
Chinese company due to open construction materials “supermarket” on outskirts of Nairobi
Sicoma joins Unacea trade association
Company specialising in production and distribution of mixers for concrete joins Italian construction equipment trade association
Cemex shares rise as Trump repeats wall pledge
US president’s US$ 15 billion border project set to benefit Mexican cement maker
Gollwitzer picks 120 tonne Sennebogen
The Gollwitzer Company chose a 120 tonne telescopic crawler crane, the Sennebogen 6113, to help with construction of a 90 metre storm water reservoir in Germany
Aqua Cutter finds a way through concrete
Aquajet robot water cutter removes concrete removed from underneath pier in Norwegian harbour in what seemed to be a ‘mission impossible’
Concrete ideas
Concrete cutting is one of demolition’s fine arts – requiring a precise solution often in challenging environments or against short timescales.
Falsework and Formwork: Many and varied
The requirements for falsework and formwork are almost endless, and so the systems’ manufacturers need to be flexible. Sandy Guthrie looks at some recent projects
Transport project: Manoeuvres to the mill
Somerscales Heavy Haulage negotiated the quirks of minor roads and small villages to deliver some large cement plant components to a remote site in the UK. David Weston reports
HLG to build record-breaking reservoirs
Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation awards contract for five 455,000 cubic metre reinforced concrete structures as part of the Rawdat Rashed Mega Reservoir project
Suez Canal expansion announced
Eqyptian authorities to invest US$ 8.4 billion to increase capacity of the shipping link between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea
Agreement reached on Panama Canal dispute
Client and contractor set out co-financing plans following January’s US$ 1.6 billion dispute on additional costs.
Progress on Panama Canal stalemate
Work expected to restart after tentative agreements reached on funding and schedules, but unresolved issues remain
Panama Canal stalemate continues
PCA proposes funding package to consortium that has threatened to halt work on expansion project, but contractors have different plans
Liebherr in milestone panel lift
A Liebherr LR 1300 crawler crane was used to set a new world record for lifting the widest tilt-up panel
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