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Surveying & BIM: Working as one

Building information modelling (BIM) is seeing increased uptake, and companies are fine-tuning their software

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Utility equipment: Utilising machines

Utility construction encompasses many tasks, but next generation equipment is certainly up to the challenge

Melker Jernberg celebrates the unveiling of Volvo CE’s electric compact excavator and wheeled loader at its Bauma launch

Electric and hybrid: Sparking a new era

Engines: redlines or flatlines? What does the future hold for the beating heart of machine power?

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Pumps: Dewatering tech for the 21st century

Dewatering pumps for construction are both more sophisticated and more robust than their predecessors

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Falsework and formwork: building digitally

Digital solutions are increasingly being integrated into falsework and formwork offerings

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Interview: Melker Jernberg, Volvo CE

Volvo CE’s president, Melker Jernberg, on the global construction market and the company’s decision to focus on electric compact excavators and wheeled loaders

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Crushing and Screening: Turning costs to profit

Electric drive units, transportability and simple OS are all part of a new generation of crushing and screening equipment.

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Engines: Cutting emissions, not power

Alternative power is being discussed ever frequently, but diesel has been a driving force in engines for over a century

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Drones: How UAVs are changing the construction industry

Unmanned aerial vehicles are widely used in construction, but could this technology become disruptive?

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Concrete equipment: Material gains

Historically, concrete has been a firm friend to construction industry professionals. Mike Hayes examines why that is

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Global construction equipment overview

Two years of steep growth took global construction equipment sales to a record high in 2018. Off-Highway Research’s Chris Sleight discusses what drove this growth and what the future holds

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Saudi group wins €1.1 billion Bulgarian gas contract

Arkad will construct a 474km pipeline to aid the supply of Russian natural gas to Central Europe

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Stimulus needed for South Africa’s construction industry

Report from Off-Highway Research shows equipment sales in South African increased in 2018 but demand is still at a low level 

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Kier reports pre-tax loss of €276 million

UK-based contractor blames poor results on costs associated with the restructuring of its operations

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World’s largest cricket stadium nearing completion

Stadium in India on course to be constructed in just two years

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Metso buys final 25% of Shaorui

Industrial company acquires total ownership of Shaorui Heavy Industries to expand into China’s aggregate equipment market

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LafargeHolcim increases spend on carbon footprint

Swiss material producer sets aside €145 million to reduce its carbon footprint in Europe

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Joint venture awarded €1 billion HS2 contract

Despite a review and fears of HS2 cancellation, Balfour Beatty and Vinci Systra win infrastructure job

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Mecalac celebrates 60 year backhoe landmark

The company’s backhoe was originally licensed under Massey Ferguson in 1959

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Eurovia JV win Prague rail project

A contract worth €120 million has been awarded to upgrade stretch of railway in Czech Republic

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Delays for Kazakhstan space launch pad

Delays on horizon for Bayterek launch pad, causing fear that construction won’t start until 2020

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CE Barometer and finance August 2019

The markets have been up and down of late, but with the holiday period drawing to a close, businesses will hope work picks up

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Plans for Malta’s Tigné Point submitted

Two new buildings are said to complete the development project and provide access link to historic site

The SGC-250, also known as ‘Big Carl’, is scheduled to remain at Hinkley Point C for the next four years

Big Carl ready for action

One week remains until Sarens’ largest crane, the SGC-250, carries out the first lift of its four-year stint at Hinkley Point C

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Contract signed for US$20 billion Texas high-speed rail

Texas Central signs design‐build agreement with Salini Impregilo and Lane Construction Corporation for Texas High‐Speed Train

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Yanmar completes purchase of ASV

Japanese manufacturer has completed acquisition of compact equipment manufacturer for US$71 million

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VR and AR: Visualising the future of construction

Virtual and augmented reality, once considered a technology of the distant future, is now very much present

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Regional Report, Latin America: Construction seeking international investment

Political change and a push for international investment in construction could see the region flourish