International Construction - June 2020

International Construction June 2020 1

June 2020

Included in this issue:

  • 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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