All Road, Concrete, and Asphalt Equipment Articles

More space in Hamm's HD+ compactors
Hamm has launched two new versions in its popular HD range of tandem rollers. The HD range has been around for ten years and the updated ‘+' versions of the 12 and 14 tonne class machines should go down well with operators for their spacious cabs and intuitive controls.
Dynapac cuts vibration
Dynapac has introduced a new low-vibration handle for its LF range of soil and asphalt plates.
Cat AP300 gets to work
Following the launch of Caterpillar’s AP300 wheeled asphalt paver earlier this year; operators in the field are clearly voicing their approval of the new machine.
Bomag to double drum capacity
Germany's Bomag has announced plans to build a new 11500 m2 roller drum facility at its main factory in Boppard. The company said the €24 million investment, the largest in its 51-year history, will double drum capacity there.
Hünnebeck formwork for offshore LNG plant
Formwork manufacturer Hünnebeck's Italian subsidiary has supplied a range of formwork, including its Manto large-frame panels, for construction of the world's first reinforced concrete offshore terminal for the storage and re-gasification of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Road building: machine control and guidance systems
Machine control and guidance systems have advanced dramatically and now play a crucial part in the rapidly evolving European road building equipment market. Becca Wilkins reports.
Tunnel formwork from Peri installed for avalanche protection
Peri's Variokit formwork is being used for concreting nine sections of a 115 m extension of the 300 m avalanche protection system above the B145 road in Austria.
LNG infrastructure
When the Shanghai Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) project is completed, it will comprise a storage capacity of 6 million tonnes, a high-capacity distribution grid and a berthing terminal for superheavy tanker vessels.
Mobile asphalt
Japanese paving contractor World Kaihatsu Kogyo (WKK) decided to transport a portable batching plant from Cambodia to Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh when it was appointed as a sub contractor to Obayashi Corporation on the city's East-West Highway and Water Environment project.
Surface work
Electronic system displays material ratios and produces production reports
Gomaco's new G22
Once operators have used Gomaco's new G22 controller, they don't want to go back
Acquisition update
Optimistic outlook after first year in the road building business
Cutting edge control: machine control for road building equipment
The use of machine control and guidance systems in the road building sector is escalating. As well as improving productivity and efficiency, these systems ease labour for the operator.Becca Wilkins reports.
Putzmeister builds 70 m world record truck pump
Putzmeister is celebrating its 50th anniversary in style with the launch of the largest concrete truck pump in the world, the 70 m vertical reach M 70-5. The first machine off the production line has been bought by Associated Concrete Pumping of Sacramento, California, US.
High praise for Doka
Austrian formwork manufacturer Doka has been awarded the "SOLID-Bautech Prize 2008" for formwork operations during construction of the Burj Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
US pavers
Vögele, part of the Wirtgen Group, has launched four new pavers to cater specifically for the needs of the US market
Falsework & formwork: Safety first
The safety of construction workers on high-rise construction sites is pushing formwork manufacturers to develop equipment that not only provides a safe working environment but that is also easy-to-use and raises productivity. Richard High reports.
The only way is up
Despite the tragedy of the 9/11 attacks and the collapse of Madrid's Torre Windsor following a fire in February this year, tall buildings are as popular as ever. Richard High reports on the latest equipment available, the techniques used, and some of the projects currently taking place and in the pipeline.
Strategic network: Europe's road network continues to expand
Following expansion of the European Union in may 2004 the road network in Europe looks set to expand further eastward as new member states integrate their networks into the Trans European Network in western Europe the market continues to be dominated by opportunities in repair and rehabilitation. Richard High reports.
Concrete construction: Pour it on
Innovations in concrete construction equipment are helping contractors acheive faster cycle times and perform larger pours on ever tighter construction schedules. Richard High reports on some of the largest projects currently taking place and looks at some of the newest equipment available.
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