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Can machine learning help mend the contracting system?
How artificial intelligence can help contractors more accurately estimate the length and cost of construction projects
Construction project delays up 100% due to Covid
Data shows that construction delays have doubled during the Covid-19 pandemic
Rental firms now leading equipment buyers in Europe
Research predicts long-term shift to rental, even for traditional contractor markets
Construction spending up in America
Federal construction spending data highlights increase in key areas, although delays in funding harm progress 
Russia and Serbia to build nuclear science facility
‘Historic’ agreement will see new centre develop radioactive isotopes for use in medicine and industry
Disputes costing construction US$73 billion
New report reveals the financial cost and time wasted due to construction disputes for capital projects 
Opportunities in the wind
Mark Matthew on why delays in offshore wind projects must not be allowed to hinder green progress
ERA forecasts 5.6% rental growth in 2022
European equipment rental market recovered by 6.3% this year after a 7.2% fall in 2020
Guide to industry’s biggest contractors released
Latest edition of Global Construction Guide available for free download
European markets ‘back to pre-Covid levels’
EFCA surveys indicates Europewide optimism, but staff shortages still a challenge
Covid pandemic has accelerated digital transformation
Majority of heavy industry leaders say they have delivered up to five years’ worth of change around digital transformation in 18 months 
Why ‘The Great Resignation’ hit Construction
How firms are struggling to recruit the skills they need to capitalise on a post-pandemic boom
Global mobile crane fleets report now available
New study by Off-Highway Research and International Cranes and Specialized Transport sheds light on the world’s largest mobile crane fleets
‘Bad’ data costing construction US$1.8 trillion
New study reveals cost to construction of inaccurate and untimely information
ERA updates rental guide, video series planned
Chapters on sustainability and equipment types included in new guide
TopLift 2021: Sky high competition
Our annual TopLift contest is back and it’s time for you to vote for your favourite lift from our selection of ten terrific jobs
Who tops the 2021 IC Tower Index?
Even after more than a year of a global pandemic the IC Tower Index is not only up, it is with another significant increase
TechCorner: Research from EFRC reveals compressor reliability
Reciprocating compressors are expected to become even more important in the near future
Euroconstruct debates the future of construction
Virtual conference in Austria optimistic about sector’s general economic outlook
Webinar asks, can construction be sustainable?
October 7 event - experts to discuss materials and processes set to reduce carbon emissions
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