All Road, Concrete, and Asphalt Equipment Articles

Mobile asphalt
Japanese paving contractor World Kaihatsu Kogyo (WKK) decided to transport a portable batching plant from Cambodia to Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh when it was appointed as a sub contractor to Obayashi Corporation on the city's East-West Highway and Water Environment project.
Surface work
Electronic system displays material ratios and produces production reports
Gomaco's new G22
Once operators have used Gomaco's new G22 controller, they don't want to go back
Acquisition update
Optimistic outlook after first year in the road building business
Cutting edge control: machine control for road building equipment
The use of machine control and guidance systems in the road building sector is escalating. As well as improving productivity and efficiency, these systems ease labour for the operator.Becca Wilkins reports.
Putzmeister builds 70 m world record truck pump
Putzmeister is celebrating its 50th anniversary in style with the launch of the largest concrete truck pump in the world, the 70 m vertical reach M 70-5. The first machine off the production line has been bought by Associated Concrete Pumping of Sacramento, California, US.
High praise for Doka
Austrian formwork manufacturer Doka has been awarded the "SOLID-Bautech Prize 2008" for formwork operations during construction of the Burj Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
US pavers
Vögele, part of the Wirtgen Group, has launched four new pavers to cater specifically for the needs of the US market
Falsework & formwork: Safety first
The safety of construction workers on high-rise construction sites is pushing formwork manufacturers to develop equipment that not only provides a safe working environment but that is also easy-to-use and raises productivity. Richard High reports.
The only way is up
Despite the tragedy of the 9/11 attacks and the collapse of Madrid's Torre Windsor following a fire in February this year, tall buildings are as popular as ever. Richard High reports on the latest equipment available, the techniques used, and some of the projects currently taking place and in the pipeline.
Strategic network: Europe's road network continues to expand
Following expansion of the European Union in may 2004 the road network in Europe looks set to expand further eastward as new member states integrate their networks into the Trans European Network in western Europe the market continues to be dominated by opportunities in repair and rehabilitation. Richard High reports.
Concrete construction: Pour it on
Innovations in concrete construction equipment are helping contractors acheive faster cycle times and perform larger pours on ever tighter construction schedules. Richard High reports on some of the largest projects currently taking place and looks at some of the newest equipment available.
Big pour
Joint Venture Contractors Heitkamp and Bauer Spezialtiefbau will need more than 95000 m3 of concrete to complete construction of a new lock chamber on the Mittellandkanal near Wolfsburg.
Samoter 2008 Stop Press
With the Samoter exhibition just around the corner, Chris Sleight takes a quick look at the last-minute news about new machines being launched at the show.
Concrete evidence
The boom in the European construction industry has seen concrete pumping and placing equipment in high demand. Contractors are demanding machinery that can complete jobs quickly in increasingly confined spaces.Becca Wilkins reports.
Network connections
Road building continues to be a growth area, particularly in central & eastern Europe where the industry is benefiting from major EU grants and development loans. However, recent cartel cases and legal challenges to several key routes have painted the sector in a bad light. Richard High reports.
Running repairs
Cold planers seem to be the machine of choice currently for asphalt applications, and the equipment launches earlier this year appear to reflect this. D&Ri reviews some of the latest machines
Komtrax standard on Komatsu compact line
Komatsu Utility Europe, which specialises in compact equipment, is to fit the Komtrax satellite tracking system as standard to its entire range of machines above 1,5 t.
Heading south: Poland's A1 Autostrada
Poland's A1 Autostrada is part of the priority E75 North-South Trans European Network (TENs) corridor linking Vardø in Norway to Sitia on the Greek island of Crete via Finland, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia and Macedonia. Richard High reports.
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