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Video: Too much tech power in construction?

Domenico Campogrande of FIEC discusses the challenges of technology for the construction industry

Audio podcast with Mike Hayes of Construction Europe and Riccardo Viaggi of CECE

Video: Europe’s response to Covid-19 crisis

Domenico Campogrande of FIEC discusses the current situation for contractors

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Video: The making of the new Genoa Bridge

Salini Impregilo’s comprehensive video animation of its fast-track bridge construction process

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CAT Command at ConExpo 2020

Jason Ramshaw, RC, Automation & Autonomy Lead at Caterpillar’s Construction Digital & Technology division, gives KHL a walkthrough of the Cat Command station at this year’s ConExpo event in Las Vegas

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World’s most expensive cities to build in

A new report from Arcadis has revealed the most expensive cities in the world to build in 

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Bell haulers driven by X-box controller

South African manufacturer Bell Equipment tests new controls as it develops automation systems for its haulers

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Hinkley Point C MD reviews build (video)

Stuart Crooks discusses construction progress at the UK’s largest nuclear power plant

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Planning for CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

To get the most out of a show as sprawling as ConExpo, more than a little planning is required

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Drilling rigs: Dependable workhorses

Strength of offerings in drilling sector show its importance to construction and quarrying

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Interview: Elisabeth Ausimour, Manitou

The new president of Manitou Group’s Material Handling & Access talks about a new era of electric equipment

The future for the road construction sector in Europe is less than clear

Roadbuilding: At a crossroads

CE considers what Europe’s road construction sector - and it’s equipment - will look like after the coronavirus crisis

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ERA: Rental and the climate conundrum

We need to build but must also decarbonise and reduce waste…could rental be part of the solution?

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FIEC: Construction and the software revolution

Contractors’ association discusses the grip tech firms have on the construction industry

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CECE: Too much red tape

European manufacturers’ association calls on EC to reconsider directive on chemical recycling

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Law and contract: Force majeure in a time of crisis

Force majeure – a potential ally for contractors in light of the coronavirus outbreak

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Compact excavators: Rise of the minis

Some OEMs are moving to electric excavators, while others choose Stage V engines to stay relevant

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Country report: France

Major construction firms suffer as the country confines itself to prevent spread of COVID-19

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Utilities: High demand

New construction equipment and technologies in the busy utilities sector, are used to make the job easier

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Historic Swiss railway bridge renovated

Watch as a Liebherr LB 36 drilling rig works on a barge in foggy conditions, laying bridge foundations

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Predict Summit 2020: Eliminate downtime

Event targeting the ‘mother of all problems’ in construction shows huge promise for all involved

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Entry call for LafargeHolcim Awards 2020

The LafargeHolcim Awards seeks leading projects combining sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence

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Sarens transports huge splitter in Kazakhstan

Time-lapse film shows heavy lift firm manoeuvring enormous chemical plant component

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CM Labs’s new wheeled loader simulator

Trainees can learn safe and efficient techniques in a digital environment

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Komatsu’s wheeled loader launch at Le Mans

Japanese manufacturer Komatsu launches its WA 475-10 loader at Le Mans, France

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CM Labs’s new wheeled loader simulator

Trainees can learn safe and efficient techniques in a digital environment

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Komatsu’s wheeled loader launch at Le Mans

Japanese manufacturer Komatsu launches its WA 475-10 loader at Le Mans, France

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Liebherr crawlers unload coal in Russia

EMCO are using four Liebherr crawlers to unload coal on the scenic Sakalin Island, Russia

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New energy piles from Centrum Pæle

Danish manufacturer explains how technology can be installed in foundations to save energy

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Chernobyl’s New Safe Confinement is complete

Vinci and Bouygues conclude the 12-year project to make the damaged Ukrainian reactor safe

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Kubota launches sustainable mini excavator

Stage V-ready model introduced to market on World Environment Day

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Hitachi CME to stop manufacturing in Europe

The company will import standard machines from Japan and customise them in Amsterdam

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McKinsey notes importance of tech post-virus

Construction industry consultancy examines new digital norm that could follow the pandemic

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Study shows 25% growth in Messe München’s profitability

Event organiser’s primary growth drivers said to be international exhibitors and visitors

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Proposal to extend Europe’s Stage V deadlines

European Commission officially presents legal proposals to extend Stage V engine transition deadlines

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Construction and Covid-19: rolling news update

KHL journalists are reporting on how the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting construction worldwide

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New wheeled loaders from Kramer

The two new compact models, the 5035 and 5040, are Stage V-ready

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Downtime Index: machine use recovers strongly

Machine utilisation index exceeds 90 for the first time since early March, indicating a continued recovery

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Major players to work on French wind farm

Leading developers and contractors will progress €2 billion Fécamp offshore wind project

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Mecalac offers delayed repayments

To help customers deal with challenges of Covid-19, Mecalac offers Buy Now, Pay Later initiative

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Green light for huge UK solar park

Cleve Hill project in northern Kent expected to be generating 350MW by 2023

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Hyundai progresses smart technology solutions

Hyundai Construction Equipment partners with Korea Telecom to advance smart logistics solutions

Enel Green’s combined solar and wind plants in Chile

Chilean hybrid energy project defies Covid

Enel Green Power’s ‘hybrid industrial plant’ continues despite Chile entering state of emergency

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Leica and Pointfuse partner on reality capture tools

Construction technology specialists developing solutions to advance project efficiency

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Downtime Index: modest fall reflects holidays

Europe’s Ascension Day holiday impacts on Index in Europe in week 21, although the Index also fell in North America

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Change at the top for FIEC

Bauer chairman Thomas Bauer takes position at head of the European contractors’ association

The first TBM brought onto the Grand Paris Express project by Vinci

Vinci JVs win more Grand Paris work

The Société du Grand Paris awards over €900 million in contracts to French contractor

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Hochtief’s €500 million bridge project

Contractor to build Germany’s longest free-spanning cable-stayed bridge on the Rhine

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Construction sales down 25% for John Deere

Second quarter results show a steep drop in sales due to Covid-19, and company predicts sales to continue falling

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Komatsu reports 12.6% revenue fall in Q4

Japanese manufacturer’s construction, mining and utility sales hit by pandemic in North America, Asia and China

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Construction equipment sales to fall 19%

Revised forecasts from Off-Highway Research point to a sharp dip due to Covid-19

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Demolition survey reveals impact of Covid-19

European Demolition Association (EDA) survey reveals more than a quarter of contractors facing project cancellations

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Auctioneer’s assistance in challenging times

Ritchie Bros offers sellers flexible payment options during the coronavirus crisis