International Construction April podcast (audio)

04 April 2012

In this month's podcast, iC editor Chris Sleight and deputy editor Helen Wright look at some of the key stories in the April issue of the magazine.

In the news pages we look at new forecasts for the global construction equipment industry from Off-Highway Research.

This month's business pages look at how a fresh profit warning from Australia's Leighton is causing problems for parent company Hochtief.

The Yellow Table, our annual survey of the world's 50 largest construction equipment manufacturers is published this month, and in the podcast we discuss not only the moves up and down the rankings for individual companies, but also changes in the industry as a whole.

Among this month's features is a look at the utilities sector, where a trend towards specialist trenchers and trenchless technology is being seen outside of traditional markets.

Also up for discussion is this month's feature on earthmoving equipment, where different applications and legislative drivers are producing a pronounced split between machines for developed and emerging markets.

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