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US commercial construction shows signs of rebound

US Chamber of Commerce Construction Index indicates improvement, albeit slight

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US sees steep decline in nonresidential construction

Industry officials appeal to government for more coronavirus relief to prevent further losses

Construction

Global construction equipment sales to fall 16%

The impact of Covid-19 will see most equipment markets fall by 15-35% and the global picture would much worse were it not for China

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UAE construction giants consider merger

Two of Abu Dhabi’s largest contractors are reported to be considering a merger

Commerce

US home construction surges 22.6% in July

Home builders bounce back from lull induced by worldwide pandemic

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Construction

World’s top ten construction contractors

The sales figures for the world’s largest contractors shows growth and the continued dominance of Chinese firms

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US hotel construction remains robust

Lodging Econometrics finds worldwide pandemic has had minimal impact so far

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Register free for Off-Highway Global Briefing webinar

November’s online event will provide updated forecasts and discussion of the impacts of Covid-19

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Metso Outotec releases first combined financial results

Sales for half year reasonably strong, despite difficult second quarter

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Features

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Interview: Giving construction machinery a brain

Scott Crozier of Trimble Civil Engineering and Construction says we’re only beginning to see what construction technology can do 

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Asia Pacific: Fighting to recover from Covid-19

Can investment in infrastructure, tourism and oil and gas save the economies in this region?

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Industry interview: Bidding for success

Karl Werner, president, international, at leading used equipment auctioneer Ritchie Bros. explains why prices are holding firm 

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Falsework & Formwork: Digitalisation spearheads innovations

Today’s systems take advantage of digital technologies to overcome time and cost constraints

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BIM software shows the future

There is little doubt the post-Covid ‘new normal’ will see the rapid growth of digital technology in construction – with BIM at its very heart

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Power generation: The powers that be

Traditional and alternative power sources both have their place in today’s construction equipment

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Machine learning: It’s all about the data

Machine learning unlocks the opportunity for those in construction to make more accurate decisions quicker than ever before and to free up workers by using automation

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Regional report: Mounting problems for construction in Latin America

Latin America is becoming a hot spot for Covid-19, creating serious health, social and economic issues for the region

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Census

US construction spending drops for fourth month in June

Commerce Department reports estimates are still up from 2019 figures

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Metso Outotec adds wear monitoring tech company

Davies Wear Plate Systems provides unique fasteners and technology to forecast wear