Articles by Catrin Jones

Project update: Hinkley Point C prepares to install ‘the heart’ of the new nuclear power station
Published on: 15 July, 2024
The video, presented by Hinkley Point C’s nuclear island director Simon Parsons, takes viewers behind the scenes
Amtrak awards US$637m construction contract for NYC East River Tunnels
Published on: 15 July, 2024
The project is estimated to cost approximately US$1.6 billion and is primarily funded by the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA)
Caterpillar launches three new features for VisionLink
Published on: 10 July, 2024
The platform is designed to provide managers with insights into job site productivity and equipment utilisation
Trackunit announces Pass IoT Access Management device
Published on: 09 July, 2024
Trackunit Pass allows fleet managers to use the Trackunit On mobile app to set up access to machines via card, pin code, or smartphone
Serbia begins construction on Belgrade-Niš railway
Published on: 09 July, 2024
The Belgrade-Niš railway line forms part of Pan-European Corridor X
Amsterdam airport expansion delayed amid budget increase
Published on: 08 July, 2024
The total cost of Pier A has increased to €1.4 billion primarily due to repair work, delays, and a longer project duration
FIEC warns against reclassification of recycled aggregates
Published on: 03 July, 2024
The European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) warns against the reclassification of recycled/recovered aggregates from construction and demolition waste
Highlights from Hillhead: What did you miss?
Published on: 03 July, 2024
Construction Briefing outlines just some of the highlights that were on display at Hillhead on the last week in June
Off-campus university housing project becomes America’s first to use Buildots’ AI
Published on: 02 July, 2024
The Buildots platform uses data from 360-degree cameras at the construction site, which is then analysed using proprietary AI algorithms
Takeuchi introduces new TB370W wheeled excavator
Published on: 02 July, 2024
The TB370W offers higher travel speeds with two-wheel steering and an auto cruise control feature
Komatsu completes acquisition of underground mining and tunnelling equipment manufacturer
Published on: 02 July, 2024
Acquisition of new company is complete
The effort to make diesel engines cleaner in the future
Published on: 26 June, 2024
Though significant strides have been made in reducing emissions, will diesel engines remain viable power sources?
Automation and machine control: A marathon, not a sprint
Published on: 26 June, 2024
As the construction industry moves towards greater technological advancements, Catrin Jones explores whether machine control can help alleviate some of the challenges it faces
Autodesk address immediate need for better, more connected data
Published on: 24 June, 2024
The acquisition of Datum360 is said to enable the company to better support the near-term data management needs of our Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Operations (AECO) users
Case Construction Equipment adds compact wheeled loader to zero-emission line-up
Published on: 24 June, 2024
Compact wheeled loader joins mini excavators in zero-emission line-up
Balfour Beatty secures £192 million contract to construct three new substations in Scotland
Published on: 19 June, 2024
The contract will see Balfour Beatty design and build the three new 275kV substations in Craig Murrail, An Suidhe, and Crarae
Hexagon acquires Voyansi to enhance its BIM solutions portfolio
Published on: 19 June, 2024
Voyansi’s services are used to digitise various asset types
Company sucessfully raises €1.1m to automate off-site construction
Published on: 19 June, 2024
DataForm emphasises that integrating automation in off-site construction is crucial for overcoming the challenge of limited capacity
BCIS launches tool to measure whole life costs and carbon
Published on: 19 June, 2024
The tool measures and reports on both whole life costs and whole life carbon emissions
Where is the most expensive city to build in Europe?
Published on: 19 June, 2024
Europe remains resilient as reindustrialisation, the Olympics and UEFA EURO 2024, mitigate the impact of stubborn construction cost escalation and geopolitical tensions
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