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Road construction: paving the way

Approaches to road construction techniques and technology vary greatly between countries and clients

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3D printing: building in a new dimension

Within construction, 3D printing has long been a hot topic – but is yet to make a significant impact on built objects or construction equipment. Is that about to change?

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Mixing technology: achieving more with less

Advances in mixing technology are paving the way for significant productivity gains

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A digital framework for falsework and formwork

How providers of falsework and formwork solutions are collaborating through digital technology

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Utility equipment: A job for the specialists

Utility construction requires a combination of specialist equipment and operator skills

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Pumps: Flooded with choice

From diesel or electric pumps to self-priming or vacuum-primed, one size really does not fit all

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Regional Report: Asia Pacific

The scale of some of the construction projects in the region beggars belief

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Pump it up

Finding the right pump for the specific needs of a construction site is crucial, as Andy Brown reports

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Concrete: Hard facts

However it is pumped, and wherever it is used, concrete is a crucial part of the construction site

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Portable power & lighting: Lights, gensets, action!

The spotlight is put on lighting towers and generator sets as Thomas Allen reports on these two enablers

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Quarrying and mining equipment: serious machines

With quarrying and mining’s unique demands, bigger and more durable machines are being produced

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Downgraded forecasts for UK construction

Brexit uncertainty and infrastructure delays to negatively impact construction growth, CPA predicts

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Construction market to hit US$13 trillion

Global construction output predicted to grow 3.6% a year for next five years

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Russia’s mortgage boom

Residential market said to be driving force behind country’s construction sector in long term

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Association hits 20 members

Global Cement & Concrete Association completes its executive team as more companies sign up

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GB construction continues recovery

After shaky start to year, construction output in Great Britain shows continued growth

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Construction machine vote welcomed

Inclusion of construction machinery in Clean Vehicles Directive rejected by European committee

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Natural winner

Global construction prize awarded for new building materials inspired by nature

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Mass engineered timber project

Green light given for what will be one of the largest wooden buildings in Asia

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World’s first fully recycled road

Vinci renovates one-kilometre section of motorway using 100% recycled materials

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Backing for construction technology

Investment in start-up construction technology companies has seen a strong increase

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Bonfiglioli partners with CVT Corp

Exclusive licensing agreement will see Italian and Canadian companies working together

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Proposal for UK’s largest road tunnel

Public consultation begins on Highways England’s plan for Lower Thames Crossing

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Eiffage for hydropower plant

Côte d’Ivoire hydropower plant contract worth €110 million awarded to French firm

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US$13 billion investment for JFK

Major modernisation project for airport in New York, US, to proceed

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First paved road to link Mozambique and Tanzania

President of Mozambique lays first stone in project to connect the two African countries

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Regional Report: Latin America

Growth may have returned to the region but, as Andy Brown discovers, investment in infrastructure is needed on a large scale

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Hybrid & Electric: Fork in the path?

A choice between alternative approaches to power might be an opportunity to get the best of both worlds