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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


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


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


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


Natural winner

Global construction prize awarded for new building materials inspired by nature


Mass engineered timber project

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


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


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


Eiffage for hydropower plant

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


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


Hybrid & Electric: Fork in the path?

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