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Foundations: Ground breaking

Foundation works explored, from large-scale projects to digitally-driven precision operations



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Portable power & on-site equipment: Supporting acts

Perhaps it is less glamorous, but on-site equipment is what helps keep the jobsite running

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Mini excavators: a mini romance

It seems that European equipment buyers have something of a love affair with the mini excavator

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Telehandlers: Raising the bar

Manufacturers are trying to push boundaries of how high machines can reach and how much they can lift

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Components: Keeping them rolling

Digitisation and new technology are integral to machines, but there are traditional elements like tyres


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Wheeled loaders: Loads of options

Manufacturers have been working to provide a choice of designs to cope with a range of environments

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Engines: Gearing up

Engine manufacturers have been getting ready for legislative changes in Europe in 2019, with the EU Stage V emissions regulations set to take effect. Thomas Allen reports on the latest developments  in the sector

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Attachments: Tilting at other markets

Tiltrotators are finally making a mark outside the Nordic countries. Sandy Guthrie finds out more

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Breakers: New ground

Recent developments in the manufacture and application of breakers are examined

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Downgraded forecasts for UK construction

Brexit uncertainty and infrastructure delays to negatively impact construction growth, CPA predicts

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GB construction continues recovery

After shaky start to year, construction output in Great Britain shows continued growth


Natural winner

Global construction prize awarded for new building materials inspired by nature


World’s first fully recycled road

Vinci renovates one-kilometre section of motorway using 100% recycled materials


Bonfiglioli partners with CVT Corp

Exclusive licensing agreement will see Italian and Canadian companies working together

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Proposal for UK’s largest road tunnel

Public consultation begins on Highways England’s plan for Lower Thames Crossing

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Cladding ban falls short

IOSH says ban on combustible cladding should cover broader range of high-rise buildings


Astaldi files for protection from creditors

Italian contractor’s strategy plan undermined by delay in sale of bridge in Turkey

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JCB reaches new heights

UK-based equipment manufacturer achieves record turnover and machine sales in 2017


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Roadbuilding: Highway to sustainability

Roadbuilding can weigh heavily on the environment, but firms are making effort to lighten the load

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GPS & Telematics: The digital future

Technology of machine communication and other machine controls is complex, but is nearly everywhere