International Construction March podcast (audio)

By Chris Sleight09 March 2012

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

In the news pages we discuss problems at SNC Lavalin following the departure of two executives and the disclosure of unexplained costs - both linked to its work in Libya.

Our lead business story this month focuses on the acquisition of German concrete equipment manufacturer Putzmeister by China's Sany.

As part of this year's 50th birthday celebrations, we look back in the archives to the 1960s, to look at projects and machines that were making the news, as well as some more unusual news items.

This month's regional report comes from North America, a construction market which is returning to growth after a long and damaging recession. As well as looking at key parts of the industry, we discuss the difficulties in passing a bill to fund highway construction.

Elsewhere in the issue, we take a look at the hydraulic breaker sector with an in-depth feature, while there is plenty of equipment news on new machine launches.

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