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China and access equipment: sustainable growth?

Global access manufacturers share their thoughts on the fast-growing Chinese market and speculate what the access market might look like post-pandemic

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FIEC: Construction and the software revolution

Contractors’ association discusses the grip tech firms have on the construction industry

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CECE: Too much red tape

European manufacturers’ association calls on EC to reconsider directive on chemical recycling

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Law and contract: Force majeure in a time of crisis

Force majeure – a potential ally for contractors in light of the coronavirus outbreak

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Q&A: Will we see a post-pandemic construction tsunami?

Industry veteran talks about what it will take to succeed in the post-coronavirus world

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Compact excavators: Rise of the minis

Some OEMs are moving to electric excavators, while others choose Stage V engines to stay relevant

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ConExpo review: Aerial platforms & telehandlers

It was a show to remember, partly a result of Covid-19 and partly thanks to the vast array of cutting-edge access products 

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High Rise Construction: Higher, faster, safer, better

Unprecedented heights, intricate skylines and efficient use of space are all possible thanks to the latest building innovations

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Demolition and Recycling: New technology, new product lines

Manufacturers are increasing product ranges to ensure different needs are catered for

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Country report: France

Major construction firms suffer as the country confines itself to prevent spread of COVID-19

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Eathmoving Equipment: Game-changing advancements

Large excavators and wheeled loaders, dozers and dump trucks are being loaded with new technology to make them more productive than ever before

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Asian banks offer rescue to the Philippines economy

US$750 million in loans available to offset 6% drop in nation’s GDP

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Construction and Covid-19: rolling news update

KHL journalists are reporting on how the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting construction worldwide

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Hyundai progresses smart technology solutions

Hyundai Construction Equipment partners with Korea Telecom to advance smart logistics solutions

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US businesses call for liability relief during pandemic recovery

Coalition letter to US Congress appeals for protection against ’unfair lawsuits’

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One of US’s largest ecosystem restoration projects

Work is underway to help restore the Everglades in Florida, US

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HED expands telematics connectivity

OEMs will now be able to offer connectivity between fleets across N America, Europe and Australia

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Chilean hybrid energy project defies Covid

Enel Green Power’s ‘hybrid industrial plant’ continues despite Chile entering state of emergency

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Leica and Pointfuse partner on reality capture tools

Construction technology specialists developing solutions to advance project efficiency

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GOMACO curb and gutter machines designed for tight turns

The multi-application Xtreme line features enhanced steering for greater versatility

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Downtime Index: modest fall reflects holidays

Europe’s Ascension Day holiday impacts on Index in Europe in week 21, although the Index also fell in North America

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AI technology boosts safety

New Artificial Intelligence technology focuses on both operator and pedestrian safety

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Change at the top for FIEC

Bauer chairman Thomas Bauer takes position at head of the European contractors’ association

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Vinci JVs win more Grand Paris work

The Société du Grand Paris awards over €900 million in contracts to French contractor

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Hochtief’s €500 million bridge project

Contractor to build Germany’s longest free-spanning cable-stayed bridge on the Rhine

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3D BIM processes used in design of Qatar Office Tower

Bentley Systems’ STAAD.Pro helped in the efficient design of US$260 million high rise

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Components: A machine’s DNA

As construction equipment is constantly refined, components are being fine-tuned to boost machine performance and help increase uptime

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Utilities: High demand

New construction equipment and technologies in the busy utilities sector, are used to make the job easier