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Construction Europe market review 2018

The current state of construction in Europe is analysed in a video produced by Construction Europe

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Changes at Bauma 2019

New halls and a reshuffle of exhibitors are planned for the next Bauma exhibition in April 2019

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Volvo video features Dolph Lundgren

The manufacturer has launched a new short promotional film featuring Hollywood tough guy, Dolph Lundgren

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Prized materials

Global construction prize awarded for new building materials inspired by nature

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Lower Thames Crossing proposal

Video showing the current design proposed for the Lower Thames Crossing

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London City Airport project

Scale of €540 million engineering project currently underway in King George V Dock is illustrated

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ConExpo expanded

An expanded footprint for the 2020 ConExpo show in Las Vegas, US, is planned

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Bentley’s Barcelona solution

4D construction modelling solution to be used for FC Barcelona’s renovation to Espai Barça arena

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Metso's renewed Lokotrack LT200HP

Finnish crushing and earthmoving contractor is trying out Metso’s renewed Lokotrack LT200HP

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Features

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Engines: Powering the future

There’s talk of alternative power sources being developed, but little sign of the demise of diesel

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Attachments: Working from all angles

Development in the attachments sector is booming with advances in precision, versatility and speed

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Wheeled loaders: A healthy load

OEMs and their engineers are working hard to differentiate their machines from the competition

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Breakers: Advanced technology for increasing demands

Breaker manufacturers are increasingly responding to changing customer requirements

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Roadbuilding: Keeping track

To improve efficiency, roadbuilding firms are turning to digital technologies to streamline processes

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GPS & Telematics: Joining the dots

Sensors and software shed light on the once opaque worlds of machine health and jobsite performance

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Utilities: Without a trace

Work must often be carried out without affecting the public, so CE looks at how to make this possible

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Tunnelling: Digging deep

With Europe home to many tunnelling projects, Adrian Greeman unearths details on the most interesting

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Falsework & Formwork: Taking new forms

Falsework and formwork solutions are rising to the challenge of unusual designs and awkward projects, Thomas Allen reports

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Surveying: Onwards and upwards

With the growing trend to digitalisation, smartphones and drones are changing the face of surveying

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CECE Congress, Rome, Italy, 2018

Some reasons to attend the 2018 CECE (Committee for European Construction Equipment) Congress in Rome

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Liebherr in Paris 2

Liebherr discusses work on the Tours Duo project in Paris, France, situated in the 13th arrondissement

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Volvo and Lego develop concept machine

Construction equipment manufacturer works with toy maker to create wheeled loader of the future

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Liebherr in Paris

The Grand Paris project in France, where Liebherr machines are at work.

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Case celebrates 60 years of wheeled loader

José Cuadrado speaks about the latest developments at Case, with a focus on the company’s wheeled loaders

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New Stereoloaders from Liebherr

Intermat marks first showing of new generation Liebherr L 507 and L509 wheeled loaders

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Northern Spire bridge

Video showing progress on construction of major bridge project in Sunderland, UK

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CECE and European harmonisation

Enrico Prandini, CECE president, discusses need for harmonisation in European construction

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World’s first floating wind farm takes shape

A €220 million floating windfarm is being towed out into the North Sea, off the coast of Scotland

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Norwegian ship tunnel

Norwegian Coastal Administration to build a ship tunnel through the Stadlandet peninsula

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New Bauma video: Less Bond, more business

Messe München drops its James Bond-style ‘parkour man’ in favour of a more down-to-earth teaser for the 2019 Bauma show. Following last year’s thrilling Bauma teaser – in which we followed a man leaping from one huge piece of machinery to another – the team at Messe Munchen has delivered ...

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News

Cummins Generator Index

Cummins becomes IBC certified

American engine and generator manufacturer becomes the first to receive IBC seismic certification

Ramin Younessi asume la presidencia de Caterpillar Energy & Transportation.

New responsibilities at Cat

Younessi to take over as head of the group’s Construction Industries segment, replacing Pellette

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Heijmans has successful year

Dutch contractor sees revenue up 13% making its turnover worth over €1.5 billion in 2018

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HeidelbergCement chair to stand down

Scheifele accepts new role on supervisory board in 2022 after 15 years chairing managing board

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Positive outlook for Bam

Dutch construction group Bam reports five times greater net profit margin from a successful 2018

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Cemex sells Nordic and Baltic assets

Quarries, ready-mix plants and terminals included in sale to Germany’s Schwenk for €340 million

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Toro to buy Charles Machine Works

Toro Company to acquire parent company of Ditch Witch for $700 million

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German OEMs fear EU collapse

The German construction machine industry demands stable framework going forward in Europe

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JCB’s new Formula 1 deal

UK-based machinery manufacturer announces new partnership with Formula 1 racing team

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Terex Trucks targets Germany

Investment in German market by articulated hauler firm as it identifies country as right for growth

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Final cost for failed Garden Bridge

Transport for London publishes figures showing the cost to the public for the undelivered project in UK

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Salini Impregilo moves for Astaldi

Italian contractor bids for troubled rival after “non-binding preliminary demonstration of interest”

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Galliford Try's exceptional construction costs

UK firm in ‘constructive dialogue’ with client concerning significant and recognised claims

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Construction output falls in GB and UK

Brexit blamed for weakening construction output in the UK and Great Britain

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HS2 names London station contractors

High Speed 2 names contractors for developments

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European construction goes digital

Construction companies using software, but industrialisation faces challenges

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EU call to action by CECE

Manifesto launched ahead of EU elections with call for appointment of vice president for industry

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YIT signs Trigoni contract

Finnish contactor to begin development on project in Helsinki’s Pasila district

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Vinci forecasts growth

Europe’s biggest contractor’s financial performance in 2018 strong as further growth is predicted

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Salini Impregilo wins Czech highway contract

Italian-based contractor will build section of highway near Austrian border

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Bauma innovation finalists unveiled

The final 15 candidates for the Bauma Innovation Award 2019 have been selected

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe new MD

Jongho Chun moves from South Korea to Belgium to ‘prepare company for new future’

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YIT fourth quarter recovery

Finnish contractor’s 2018 revenue falls 3% over previous year, despite rally in fourth quarter