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Regional report: Latin America

Growth may have returned to the region but, as Andy Brown discovers, investment in infrastructure is required on a large scale

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Concrete technology

Once an inert material, concrete is beginning to come to life in different ways, reports Thomas Allen

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Earthmoving: Standing out from the crowd

Katherine Weir looks at the latest designs and technological advancements in earthmoving equipment

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Airport projects: The sky’s the limit

US$1 trillion was spent on airport construction globally last year and airports being made are larger in scale than ever before

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Regional Report: CIS nations

Investing in long-term construction projects in the CIS nations can be a risky business

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Cranes for all terrains

We turn our attention to highlights in the all terrain and rough terrain sectors

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Interview: Karl Weiss

Speaking with Karl Weiss, we get an idea of how Caterpillar works to provide its customers in different economic conditions with equipment that best suits their needs

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Portable power: Power on the move

Portable power is a key component to the efficiency and performance of any construction site

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Equipment market review: North America

North America is arguably the most attractive construction equipment market in the world

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Veidekke write-down

Contractor to write-down Norwegian civil engineering project portfolio by €58 million

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CRH closes Ash Grove deal

US Federal Trade Commission permits US$3.5 billion acquisition of Ash Grove by CRH

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Eastern Europe expansion

Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine buoyant, but Russia and Turkey less so

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HeidelbergCement’s Vision 2020

German materials producer sets out its financial and strategic goals for the next three years

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XCMG and Weichai Power team up

China-based XCMG and component supplier Weichai Power strengthen relationship

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New president for Perkins

Steve Ferguson replaces Ramin Younessi, who is now president of Cat Energy & Transportation

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BIM contributes to World Cup

BIM software, Tekla Structures, helped to complete a 2018 FIFA World Cup stadium on a tight timescale

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Ground broken on Vancouver airport expansion

Work begins on a US$6.8 billion 20-year project to increase the capacity of the Canadian airport

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Volvo CE tests new safety projects

The company has developed a range of prototypes with the aim of increasing safety on construction sites

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Extreme builds

Equipment manufacturers and contractors are constantly working to ensure large projects stay on schedule

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North America Regional Report: Reserved optimism

While big promises might prompt skepticism, Thomas Allen suggests there is cause for optimism in the North American construction market – it just needs to be tempered