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Construction growth for 2020 forecast at just 0.5%

Growth for 2020 drops from 3.1% to 0.5%, according to GlobalData

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SNC-Lavalin’s business resilience measures

Canadian contractor provides industry update on its business strategy relating to COVID-19

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Sales rise 12.8% for Doosan Bobcat EMEA

Strong growth for skid steer loaders, mini excavators, telehandlers and backhoe loaders

Saudi Arabia

Spending cuts for Saudi Arabia

Cut of 20% in government spending could lead to cancellations or scaling back of major infrastructure projects

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High-technology cement equipment to boost sales

New report reveals high-technology functional equipment will be the main driver for cement market

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Sales down for John Deere

Deere’s construction and forestry division saw sales decline 10% in first quarter of 2020

Mexico

Recovery predicted for Mexico’s construction industry

Mexico’s construction industry, which declined in 2019, is predicted to return to growth in 2020

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New digital construction company

New company aims to ‘positively disrupt’ the industry

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KHL Group acquires 40% of Blu Coal Recruitment

Recruitment business to be renamed Lawsons Recruitment and will target contract, permanent and executive search positions in construction

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Features

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Components: A machine’s DNA

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

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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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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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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

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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

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3D Printing: Breakthrough imminent

3D printing has the potential to transform the construction industry and, according to those working in it, is on the cusp of important breakthroughs

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Telematics: building a construction ecosystem

Telematics providers look toward a future that’s more connected than ever before

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Conexpo preview

The biggest construction show of 2020, Conexpo will once again be held in Las Vegas, US, and see the world of construction gather together to witness new product launches and technology

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Cimic replaces CEO after AUD$1 billion loss

Australian company sees big annual loss following difficulties in Middle East

Auckland

New Zealand’s US$7.7 billion infrastructure package

Spending called by New Zealand PM a ‘Once in a lifetime opportunity to invest in New Zealand’