WORLD NEWS Global construction equipment forecast to fall 19%; trade shows postponed; proposal to extend Stage V; sales down 25% for John Deere.
DOWNTIME INDEX The Downtime Index, calculated by Trackunit, shows that machine usage is recovering after a sharp drop caused by Covid-19.
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY NEWS Including: autonomous hauling milestone; China puts 5G to use in construction; VR and BIM used in hospital construction.
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK Even though China’s economic recovery from Covid-19 may be slower than first forecast, the country is still well placed for future growth, writes Scott Hazelton.
REGIONAL REPORT With some of the countries in the Latin America region being badly affected by Covid-19, Andy Brown reports that the region is braced for steep falls in economic and construction growth.
MARKET OVERVIEW The team from Off-Highway Research forecast what construction equipment sales could look like in 2020 across the world.
EXCAVATORS Jenny Lescohier reports on the new technology being implemented in the world’s most popular construction equipment segment.
INTERVIEW: XCMG XCMG’s vice president, Mr Liu, talks to Andy Brown about the company’s future ambitions and why construction is well placed to recover from Covid-19.
TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE With many of the world’s biggest construction projects being in the transport sector, Andy Brown takes a look at some of the most interesting projects.
GLOBAL DIESEL EMISSIONS Courtesy of Diesel Progress International, a map showing different emissions regulations around the world.
TUNNELLING Jenny Lescohier takes a deep dive into the world of tunnelling and Tunnel Boring Machines to discover the latest innovations in these often gigantic machines.
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