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Construction and COVID-19: rolling news update

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

International Construction News




Chile gets ready for construction slowdown

Chamber of Commerce highlights risks of company bancruptcies and growing unemployment


Coronavirus affects industry in Brazil and Colombia

Major equipment manufacturers have ceased production while thousands of jobsites are shut down


COVID-19 to wipe 4% off construction equipment production

Off-Highway Research estimates that factory closures and national lock-downs will lead to a drop in global equipment production of 43,000 machines 


Survey: Over 25% of US construction firms laying off workers

Despite challenges, some are gaining work in the face of the coronavirus pandemic



Construction in Egypt affected by COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 outbreak work on new US$58 billion administrative capital city delayed 

Cummins chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger

Cummins cuts pay

US-based engine supplier reduces salaries in response to drop in demand


New MK-42 dump truck from GHH

Global sales to start soon for new 45 tonne payload dump truck


CNH Industrial updates European production plans

The majority of its European assembly operations will remain suspended until April 17

Latest Magazines


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Eathmoving Equipment: Game-changing advancements

Large excavators and wheeled loaders, dozers and dump trucks are being loaded with new technology to make them more productive than ever before


Components: A machine’s DNA

As construction equipment is constantly refined, components are being fine-tuned to boost machine performance and help increase uptime


ConExpo show guide

Take a look at what equipment and technology will be displayed in Las Vegas, US, at Conexpo by the industry’s brightest and best companies

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Concrete equipment: A more exact science

Technology is reducing the potential for human error and the resulting inconsistencies


Road building: Repair, rebuild, construct

As the world’s infrastructure cries for improvements OEMs are ensuring roadbuilding equipment is up to the task

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Electric equipment: A bolt from above

Electric-powered equipment is fast emerging from the shadows to the forefront of the industry


Mini excavators: Small machines, big impact

Small and powerful, the mini excavator certainly pulls its weight on the construction site and its popularity is only increasing

Construction Lab

Construction technology: connectivity is key

Andy Brown sat down with Oracle’s innovation director, Burcin Kaplanoglu, to talk about the past, present and future of construction technology

Yellow Book 2017

KHL Group's The Yellow Book 2018-19 contains details of more than 6000 pieces of construction equipment available throughout the world listed in critical factor order.


dri buyers guide 2018

Following on from last year’s strong results, the Yellow Table reports an increase in sales for the world’s leading equipment manufacturers, although at a lower level than last year


New From KHL

Access Industry interview Report

Access Industry Interview Report 2018-2019

This collection of 25 exclusive interviews from the pages of Access International and Access Lift & Handlers over the last year, brings together the views and ambitions of some of the most influential figures in the access industry.

New From KHL

American Cranes & Transport Sourcebook 2019

American Cranes & Transport Sourcebook 2020 - Free Download

The 2020 edition of the American Cranes & Transport Sourcebook is a valuable resource for the crane, rigging and specialized transportation sector.

New From KHL

CTSS 2019

2019 Compression Technology Sourcing Supplement

Published annually in March and distributed with the March issue of COMPRESSORTECH2 magazine, the COMPRESSORTECH2 Sourcing Supplement offers a single source guide to compressors, prime movers and related components and systems.

New From KHL

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Demolition & Recycling Buyers' Guide 2019-2020

The D&RI Buyers' guide is the sole worldwide listing of tools and equipment for the demolition and C & D Waste recycling industry.

New From KHL

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Power Sourcing Guide 2019

Formerly the Diesel & Gas Turbine Sourcing Guide, the new Power Sourcing Guide from Diesel Progress, Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide and COMPRESSORTECH2 is the industry’s most powerful buyer’s guide, directory, reference and search engine resource for professionals throughout the engine systems industries involved in the engineering and purchasing functions.



US coronavirus relief package now covers self-employed contractors

The recently enacted CARES Act provides unemployment benefits to independent contractors

The paint shop at Hitachi's Amsterdam factory.

Hitachi details status of production plants

Production facilities in Japan continue as normal but there are temporary closures in Russia and India

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International Construction

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